What are the foods that you crave when you need some soothing? Here are my top ten comfort foods!
When I’m feeling sick, tired, or otherwise low, there are certain comfort foods that just sound better to me than anything else. I don’t consider myself an emotional eater – that is, I don’t eat to try to treat my emotional state. However, when I’m feeling less than 100%, I don’t necessarily want a salad. Here are the comfort foods that I crave.
Pretty specifically, Ruffles and Mayfield French onion dip. I could probably eat an entire bag or chips. This has been my go-to for as long as I can remember.
Yep, salt and fat. Bacon, crunchy lettuce, a couple of slices of ripe tomato, and mayonnaise on toasted white bread. Or maybe untoasted white bread, just depending on my mood. I could eat a BLT anytime, any day.
Here we go again. Again, white bread, American cheese, butter…grilled to a crisp. Hot, crunchy, and gooey, there really is nothing like a grilled cheese.
4. Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup with Saltine Crackers
Now, honestly…I can’t remember the last time that I actually ate Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup, but my memories of it are so fond. Everyone thinks of chicken noodle soup as the classic comfort food, but I always ate cream of chicken, never chicken noodle. Always with saltines.
This may sound weird, but when I feel a little sick, I would 100% rather eat good old classic ground beef tacos than just about anything else.
6. Chicken Tenders and Fries
With copious amounts of honey mustard (and it must be creamy, mayonnaise-based honey mustard). I rarely order this in restaurants anymore (it used to be a standard order) but when my spirits are kind of low, I am much more likely to order this.
Just my favorite snack ever. EVER. When I don’t feel like packing a lunch, I’ll pop some popcorn and throw it in my lunch bag with some fruit, cheese, pickles, etc. and call it a day.
Always the kind that have actual pieces of fruit in them. This is my standard stomach virus food, the thing that I eat when there is about a 10% chance that anything that goes into my stomach will stay there. Strawberry is my favorite.
I can make a meal out of French fries. I don’t need anything else to go with them. Sometimes, when I go to a restaurant, I will order just based on what comes with fries. Other times, I’ll want to try a different side, but I. Just. Can’t. Not order. Fries. They must have a dipping sauce, too.
10. Tortilla Chips and Queso
Like, the white cheese dip that might have some jalapeños in it and is most definitely made from American cheese. It’s 100% unauthentic but I must order it every time I go to a Mexican restaurant because it’s delicious. I crave it at home, too, but rarely make it myself.
Why is it that comfort foods are rarely “healthy” foods? Why can’t I crave salads or carrot sticks and hummus? Oh well. Comfort foods are things that I crave from time to time, but not all the time, so I’m cool with eating them when that’s what I really want.
What are your favorite comfort foods? Comment below and let me know!