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8 Amazing Comfort Foods For When You Are Feeling Blue

Posted on | August 29, 2013 | Comments


Sometimes, life throws us a curveball when we least expect it. Feeling down about something is completely normal and to find comfort in food is just as valid. Here are 8 amazing comfort foods to indulge in when you are feeling a little blue.

Bucket of fried chicken

Many people shy away from fried chicken because they feel it is detrimental to their health. However, when cooked correctly, fried chicken is not only delicious but also has no impact on your health. Besides, we cannot avoid the fact that it makes for great comfort food. Nothing beats a large bucket of fried chicken and a 30 Rock marathon to help life your spirits.

Pie

There is something very comforting about a warm slice of pie. No matter what the flavour, pie always seems to be able to calm down nerves and lets people think more clearly. Whether you are having a slice of blueberry pie as is, or a slice of pecan pie a la mode, few things can match up with pie as one of the best comfort foods in the winter months.

Grilled cheese sandwich

The best thing about comfort food is that it doesn’t have to be too complicated. And it doesn’t get any simpler that a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich. However, it does afford you the chance to experiment with various kinds of bread and cheese that will suitably match your mood. On the other hand, if you are really low, there is no harm in grilling up some white bread with slices of cheddar sandwiched in between.

McDonald’s

Though most people won’t admit it, they are addicted to McDonald’s. When it comes to mid-night cravings, McDonald’s usually tops everyone’s list. It only makes sense then that it also makes for great comfort food. Go past the drive through, pick up a bunch of your favourite burgers, the largest box of fries on the menu and a jumbo drink to wash it all down. You will be stuffed at the end of it all, but you will also feel very pleased with yourself.

Pancakes / Waffles

Whether you want to stay at home or head somewhere out to eat, pancakes and waffles prove to be fantastic comfort foods. Usually known for being excellent breakfast eats, pancakes and waffles also seem to have a very soothing effect on your mind and soul, very akin to that of pancakes. If you decide to make them t home, don’t short-change yourself by going for some terrible syrup; if it is going to be comfort food, the pancakes and waffles must be doused in genuine Canadian maple syrup.

Pizza

If a grilled cheese sandwich does not provide all the melted cheese that you crave, then a pizza is what your soul seeks. From a plain cheese pizza to one that has all your favourite toppings, just take your pick and park yourself on the couch. Actor comedian Kevin James once claimed that there is no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.

Cupcakes

It has been scientifically proven that baking is good for your soul. In fact, psychologists have conducted studies with people who use baking as a coping mechanism and found that baking greatly helps in dealing with grief and stress. If you are feeling blue and want to bake your sorrows away, give cupcakes a serious consideration. It is the same process as baking a regular cake, but the two-bite size treats are much easier to chow down, not to mention a lot more pretty to look at with all that frosting.

Chicken / Tomato soup

At one point or the other in your life, you have shed a few tears when reading the heart-wrenching tales from one of the books in the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series. Even though they make you cry, the stories are uplifting and put you in a good mood. Turns out there is a reason why the book series is called what it is. Chicken soup is indeed one of the most comforting foods you can have, especially if you are felling a little under the weather. Vegetarian? No problem. Just swap the chicken for some rich and creamy tomato soup.

When you feel out of sorts, indulge in any one of these comfort foods and you will be doing yourself a massive favour.

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Today’s guest post is written by Mark Jones, who is currently working at Bella’s Cup Cakes. Whenever he isn’t busy, he enjoys going out with his friends and he also likes catching up on the latest movies.

About the Author

Jennifer Petersen is a tea enthusiast, Certified Tea Professional, teaches various aspects about tea as a business, and a marketing consultant to the beverage industry. Always fascinated by other people who love tea, she is a life-long student and admirer of those who choose tea as a lifestyle.

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