As humans, we eat to satiate our appetite, nourish ourselves, and, additionally, to have a sensory experience. That’s where comfort food comes into the picture.
What are comfort foods?
The concept of comfort food has evolved over time, to the point where today it is essentially whatever makes you feel good, makes you feel nostalgic, or, basically, whatever you love to eat. Comfort foods are so comforting because they provide psychological comfort.
Whether it’s a fresh-out-of-the-oven slice of apple pie, a bowl full of creamy mac and cheese, or grandma’s signature chilli, some foods just make you feel all warm and cosy inside.
Comfort food is:
Comfort food is the original superfood and can be (and IS) ultimately nourishing when made with love and the best quality ingredients you can find or afford! It’s time we normalise pot roast and sourdough biscuits as a NOURISHING option for dinner rather than a “guilty pleasure.”
What Qualifies as Comfort Food?
A wide range of dishes can qualify as comfort food, but usually, they fall into three categories:
- Physical comfort foods, i.e. all those foods that are healthy for both your body and mind, that taste good and make you feel happy.
- Nostalgic comfort foods bring back memories of your childhood, your loved ones, your hometown or any happy ones. Mom’s or grandma’s signature recipes definitely fall into this category.
- The so-called “guilty pleasures“, are indulgent foods on the heavy side that you love for their delicious taste but make you feel a bit guilty when you eat them.
At the end of the day, we want ourselves and our families to feel loved, satisfied, and nourished.