Sunday, March 8, 2009

Foods for the "Funk"

Ever feel like you are in a "funk?" You can't quite put your finger on why you feel the way you do, but you know it's just not "right." When my mood is "off" I search out comfort foods that bring a sense of home to my heart or foods that shine a ray of sun on my gloomy day. My top 10 foods that heal my heart when I am in a gloomy mood are:
1. Chocolate (hate to a be a cliché, but it's the truth!)
2. Mexican hot chocolate
3. Chicken pot pie
4. Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes
5. Pickles (and no, I am not even pregnant!)
6. Breakfast tacos--no, not burritos (small, fat tortillas please)
7. Crusty croissants (it cannot be the soft variety)
8. Kathie & Paul's lattes (my friend Kathie is from Italy and they make the best lattes!)
9. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with pecans
10. Cinnamon toast like Mom used to make
Thankfully I am rarely in a funk, but when I am I choose not to feel guilty about the food I eat. Instead, I relish every bite and appreciate my ability to afford the food in front of me. What a gift! What a blessing! Food can be healing. When you choose not to take for granted the blessings of the food in front of you perhaps the temptation to over indulge will subside. All foods fit, and sometimes we need to treat ourselves to our favorite indulgences. How is your relationship with the food you eat? Nurture it and be thankful for it!

What are your favorite foods when you are in a "funk?" Please share!


robinplotkin said...

Until about 5 years ago, I would have said Jewish soul food was a comfort. Now, I have to say that a noodle dish from my favorite Thai restaurant does the trick. That or a bowl of Tom Yum Gai. While our memories don't change (or do they?) taste buds do!

Anthony Sepe said...

Chocolate Graham Crackers filled with fat-free coolwhip. Very good and feel like I'm eating an ice-cream sandwich.
All the best,

deb said...

if Steve is here he makes me the best Chocolate crepes with fresh strawberries to cheer me up. When he is away banana with Nutella ...delicious. chocolate and fruit are always good together.

Charlie said...

Warm thick soup and bread always makes me happy when I am in a funk... I think it's the carbs. :-)

CGS said...

I love good chile con queso and chips. I could (and have) eat that even for breakfast. I agree about breakfast tacos. Especially with good tortillas, which are hard to find in VA. I either have to make them or get my mom to ship them to me.