Definition of high-calorie in US English:



  • Denoting or relating to food or a diet that is high or relatively high in calories.

    ‘high-calorie snacks’
    ‘cakes and cookies are high-calorie and laden with saturated fat’
    • ‘Unfortunately, supermarkets are brimming with such high-calorie, low-nutrient choices.’
    • ‘The fact of the matter is that meal-replacement bars are a great alternative to high-calorie meals.’
    • ‘Too little sunlight can trigger cravings for high-calorie, fatty carbs like cakes, cookies, ice cream and chips, says Kleiner.’
    • ‘Over time, the price you'll pay for trying to reduce your stress with low-fiber, high-carb (and high-calorie!) foods is more abdominal fat.’
    • ‘Americans eat about 150 pounds of sugar a year, and many suffer from high-calorie malnutrition.’
    • ‘When enjoying high-calorie drinks like fruit juice, smoothies or alcoholic beverages, use tall, narrow glasses.’
    • ‘Opt for roast turkey, beef and ham over heavily processed, high-fat, high-calorie meats like salami and bologna.’
    • ‘Fear not, there are smart choices among the high-calorie food-court temptations.’
    • ‘For all their benefits, nuts and seeds are high-calorie foods because of the oils they contain.’
    • ‘The meat was spicy with black pepper, the biscuits greasy from the pork drippings - high-calorie, high-cholesterol goodness.’