Comfort food, as the name suggests, is a dish of any kind or form that brings the consumer joy upon eating it.
That’s my own personal definition of the term, anyways.
It is rather unfortunate that because comfort is intended to bring comfort, it is normally not the most nutritious item of food we put into our bodies. You don’t hear folks saying their comfort food is carrot sticks, and for obvious reasons. I suppose we are all different when it comes to foods that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside, but for me, personally, I prefer to feel warm and fuzzy in addition to feeling as though my insides are turning into cement as opposed to munching on a cruciferous vegetable.
Because we all have differing opinions on what constitutes as comfort food on a personal level, I thought I would share some of my own favourites to generate some conversation on the topic. Please comment what your go-to comfort food dishes are and let me know if any of mine are some of your holy grail choices as well.
- Macaroni and cheese
- A cheeseburger with fries
- Onion rings (I have to be in a mood)
- Deep fried pickles
- Mini Eggs
- Nestle Crunch bars
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate in any form, really
- Cookie Dough ice cream
- A cookie dough Blizzard from Dairy Queen
- Pasta (I’m not picky)
- Egg bread
- Bread in general
- Jumbo pretzels from mall food courts
- McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets with their spicy mustard dipping sauce
- McDonald’s fries
- Frito Lays corn chips
- Miss Vickies Honey Dijon chips
- Langos (deep-friend Hungarian dough)
I’m definitely missing a few, but I think this list is a decent start when it comes to my go-to comfort food choices. Each and every item on this list is food I crave when I feel like neglecting nutrition as a whole, but when incorporated into a relatively balanced diet, they’re really not all that bad.