After a bad day, we all go for that one dish that can comfort you on even the worst days. Whether it’s pizza or something totally different, having that go to comfort dish can really turn your day around. One Reddit user asked: “What is the most comforting food to eat after a bad day?” Below are the top responses.
One foodie shared: “A few slices of your favorite pizza always do the trick.” Frankly, we have to agree! Nothing tastes as good as your favorite slice of pizza after a really rough day.
One foodie shared their recipe for their favorite comforting bowl of fried rice: “Jasmine rice base, Basil, pineapple, curry powder, and coconut are sometimes ingredient differences. Generally, no pork. Thai fried rice can come in many varieties but Is very good.”
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
One foodie shared: “Omg, yes. This is my go-to food for when I'm sick or feeling under the weather.”
Another agreed sharing: “Tj’s roasted red pepper and tomato soup with grilled cheese is where it’s at. For real, if you haven’t tried it I highly recommend.”
Many people agreed that fried chicken was at the top of their comfort food list! From takeout to homemade, you can’t go wrong with fried chicken after a bad day.
Carbs and Cheese
One foodie shared a fun bit of information about why these foods can be so comforting when you’re not having a good day. They shared: “Did you know that both bread and cheese contain opioid peptides which interact with the opiate receptor sites in your brain? In dairy, the opioid peptide is named casomorphin and in bread it's named gliadorphin.
So you're basically getting yourself mildly high; that's why these foods are very comforting and also very difficult to give up.”
One foodie shared that their favorite way to enjoy skillet cookies after a bad day was: “With a scoop of ice cream on top of them. It is BOMB.”
Mac and Cheese with Sliced Hot Dogs
One foodie shared: “Classic. This combo always comes in the clutch for me.” Many users felt that this comforting classic from their childhood still brought them a ton of comfort on even the worst day.
One foodie shared: “This is an underrated answer. Crispy and salty fries would do the trick.” Another user agreed sharing: “There are many types of fries and goes with everything.”
Pho and Ramen
Many people agreed that comforting noodle dishes were the top of their list of favorite things for bad days. One foodie shared: “Oh God yes. Especially if I'm sick or have allergies.”
One foodie shared: “You are speaking to my soul right now haha.” Many agreed that any kind of pasta in any form was the perfect way to help turn around even the worst day.
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