The best comfort foods


Sometimes in life, there’s nothing that will put you right quite like food. Maybe you’ve had a bad day, life feels like a nightmare, or it’s just cold outside, and you need something to warm up your soul. It’s something to look forward to at the end of the day and can be enjoyed alone or with friends. Here are some of the best to inspire you next time you need that hug from the inside that only food can provide

Macaroni Cheese

There’s something about that cheesy goodness that just feels so right, even better when it’s a speedily made box mac and cheese. We all know that cheese is addictive because it gives your brain all the happy feelings it needs. If you want to make it even more special add some bacon or sprinkle on some grated cheese and breadcrumbs and give it a bit of time under the grill. But however you enjoy it, it’s going to be good.

Pancakes

There is no wrong time for pancakes. Not only that but they are super simple to make and really versatile. Add chocolate chips, blueberries, syrup, bacon! Make them chunky and fluffy or a thin crepe that you can wrap up – it’s all good! Pancakes are also super easy to make vegan, so everyone can enjoy this comforting meal. Plus flipping them is always a fun activity!

Pie

Pie is another wonderful versatile comfort food. You can put anything in it, and it’s excellent in almost any situation. Whatever sugary fruit concoction you could dream of will make the perfect pie. They are available pretty much everywhere premade, but if you want to gain a sense of accomplishment, buy some readymade pastry and fill it however you please. It doesn’t take long and tastes really good warm.

McDonalds

Sometimes you can’t fight it, the Golden Arches have magnetic powers, and they get stronger when you just need something to make you feel good. Be it a massive Big Mac and large fries, a huge milkshake or a double helping of hash browns. Sorry, but sometimes you have to break the diet and get to the drive-through. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

Ice Cream

There is nothing quite like getting a spoon and eating ice cream straight from the tub. It can feel a little Bridget Jones at times –‘I’m enjoying a relationship with two men simultaneously. The first is called Ben, the other, Jerry’. It’s worth it though, for all that creamy goodness.

Pizza

The god, the king, the best saved until last comfort food. The suspense of waiting for the delivery man, the steam when you open the box, that first bite, the combination of the cheese, tomato and the crispy base. I could go on like this all day. The point is there’s no such thing as bad pizza.

So next time you need a little pick me up, here’s some inspiration for what to try to get yourself feeling right again. Don’t end your day feeling sad and empty anymore, feel full and contented wherever possible – that’s my motto anyway.