Whether you have had a bad day at work or had a row with a partner, sometimes all we want to do is to curl up and consume some comfort food. They can help cheer us up for a short amount of time as they are so delicious. So whatever has caused your bad mood, here are 12 ultimate comfort foods you need for a bad day.
One of the top treats you can enjoy after a bad day is a brownie. They are so delicious, and once you have had one, you will definitely want another one. You can either buy them ready-made at the supermarket in a pack or you can buy just one giant brownie on its own. They come in a lot of flavors too such as chocolate, toffee or cherry which you will enjoy eating. You can also make your own brownies; they only take about half hour to make, and you don’t need many ingredients. You can then add less sugar to make them more healthy, and you can try and make many different flavors. A lot of people are making sweet potato brownies now as a tasty but healthy treat that they can enjoy without feeling guilty later. You can find a recipe for sweet potato brownies here.
Another tasty treat that you should make at the end of a bad day is some pancakes. They are not just for pancake day, as they are a delicious treat for any day. All you need is flour, eggs, and milk to make the scrumptious treat. You can then add fruits such as strawberry or banana to the mix to make them more delicious. You could also add chocolate or peanut butter if you fancy something a bit different. If you don’t have time to make the mix, you could use a ready-made mix to cook the pancakes. As discussed by Josh Tetrick with Hampton Creek, they now have a pancake mix which is sold in shops like Target. You will be able to pour this in a pan and cook a pancake within minutes. You can also buy pancakes which have already been baked and then all you need to do is find some yummy toppings for the top. You can be healthy by adding fruits to the pancakes. Or you could add some sugar and lemon if you want a tasty treat.
If you want some comfort food after a bad day, a delicious cheesecake will go down a treat. It’s light and scrumptious and is one of the world’s most popular desserts. The good thing about cheesecake is that they are so versatile. You can get so many different flavored ones to enjoy. So if you fancy some chocolate, you could buy a chocolate and orange one. Or you can purchase a fruit flavored one with strawberries and raspberries on top. Or you could enjoy a New York Cheesecake for some baked goodness that will definitely cheer you up. You could buy one ready made or you could make your own. They don’t take much longer than an hour to make, and then you can keep it in the fridge so you can enjoy it for a day or two. Here are some great recipes for cheesecake you need to see.
Another delicious treat that you should enjoy after a hard day is a fab bowl of ice cream. Ice cream is one of the top comfort foods as it not only will leave you feeling less stressed, but it can also keep you cool if you are hot and bothered. In fact, the food has its own day (July 21st) dedicated to it because it’s so popular. There are so many different flavors available that you can get your hands on. You could buy a pot of ice cream from brands such as Ben & Jerry’s which you can enjoy. Or you could make your own ice cream. It’s not too hard to make and is fantastic when it’s served with fruit or cake. You could also make a yummy ice cream milkshake if you fancy something a bit different. Or try and make a delicious sorbet for something a bit lighter.
Mac n Cheese
If you have had a bad day and fancy something savoury, mac n cheese will be a great comfort food for you. Mac n Cheese has long been a popular choice for people around the world. A lot of people have it as a snack during the day or even have it for dinner at night. Mac n cheese is full of cheese and tastes so delicious if enjoyed with some nice garlic bruschetta. You don’t have to stick to a traditional mac n cheese if you fancy something a bit different. Try adding some bacon and tomatoes to make it tastier. Our recipe of pasta with mozzarella, Italian sausage and salad would also go down well after a hard day.
Another comfort food that won’t let you down is some delicious toast. It’s so quick and easy to make, and you can take it out with you after a bad day. There is such a wide range of toppings you could use to put on the toast. You may fancy a delicious spread such as Nutella or Reese Peanut Butter to make it tastier. You may even want to add some fruit to make it even more tasty. For something a bit different, you could make some Apple French toast which is thick slices of bread filled with sauteed apples.
Peanut butter is one of the top comfort foods after having a bad day. It’s so delicious and can be enjoyed on its own with a spoon if you’re daring. Or it’s fantastic with a number of different foods such as toast, cereal or cake. You can even get peanut butter flavored ice cream or yogurt if you fancy a tasty treat. You can make your own peanut butter if you want to make it a bit more healthy! It’s very simple to make and won’t take long as discussed here.
Another comfort food you need in your life is fries. They are so scrumptious, and once you have one, you will have to have another one. You can buy a packet of fries and cook them in the oven to enjoy at home. Or you can make your own fries if you fancy something a bit healthier. There are so many different types around such as wedges, skinny fries and even sweet potato fries. Remember to make some dips to enjoy with the fries such as ketchup, mayo and mustard.
A burger is another ultimate treat that you need in your life. They are very filling and will definitely help to lift your mood. You should choose a burger of your choice; you may prefer to have chicken, venison, or bison if you want to make it healthier than beef. You can then fill it with delicious cheese, lettuce and tomato so it’s more scrumptious. You can experiment with different toppings till you find one that is perfect for you.
Another comfort food that is great all year round is soup. It’s fantastic if you haven’t felt too well as it can line your stomach. It’s so filling and delicious when you consume it on its own or with bread. You may want to buy a can which you can easily heat up on the hob or in the microwave. Or you can make your own soup which will mean you can add various delicious ingredients such as chicken, leeks or carrots. If you make too much, you could put the rest in pots and freeze it to use another day.
If you have had a bad day, you may want to consume some popcorn which can be a delicious and tasty treat. It’s ideal to curl up with in front of the TV or a movie. But it’s not just for eating at the cinema; there are so many different types you can get to enjoy at home. You can get sweet or salted popcorn, or for something different, you can get cheese or even chilli flavor. There are some delicious chocolate ones out there if you have a sweet tooth!
Another delicious comfort food you can eat on a bad day is some fried chicken. You would be surprised to know that fried chicken is one of the top comfort food people enjoy when they feel down. You can buy the treat to cook in the oven and enjoy with some great dips. Or you may want to make your own southern fried chicken which you can enjoy, and it’s not as unhealthy as some of the packet ones.
Remember all these treats are perfect for a bad day to help lift your mood. But if you start having them on a regular basis, you will put on weight.