Some foods that have a high calorie count include cold and hot cereal, baked goods and breads, and fats such as cheese, butter and margarine. Adding certain fats to other foods also makes for a high-calorie meal.
Hot cereal often has a high calorie count when it contains butter, sugar or milk. This includes cream of what or traditional oatmeal. Granola and sugary cold cereals also have a lot of calories, especially when they contain dried fruit. Baked goods such as cookies, cakes, bread, muffins and biscuits all have a lot of calories due to their ingredients.
Vegetables are generally low in calories, except when they are cooked in a dish that includes cheese, cream cheese, butter or margarine. Avocados are high in calories, even though experts characterize them as a source of good fat. Canned fruit in heavy syrup is high in calories, in addition to milkshakes, eggnog, peanut butter, tofu and most whole dairy products. Casseroles that include meat and cheese are often high in calories. Cream-based or meat-based soup and chili have a lot of calories as well.
There are also some ingredients that easily increase the calorie count of any type of food, other than the ones listed. These ingredients include brown sugar, maple syrup, sour cream, evaporated milk and oil of any kind.