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What Is Your Comfort Food?

An interesting food study was released this week at the American Dietetic Association's annual meeting in Chicago. In the study, participants were asked to list foods according to a variety of emotional responses. Top on the list for happy foods were ice cream, grapes, chocolate, and pizza. I was surprised to see that grapes ranked so high on the "happy list," and I was equally surprised by some foods ranked lowest on the happiness scale: tofu, salmon, avocado, and bologna. Salmon and avocado? Those are two of my favorite foods and they make me really happy.

One thing I found interesting in this study were the foods that ranked highest in the comfort food category. Chocolate, ice cream, grapes, spaghetti, macaroni, apples, and oranges topped the comfort food list. Count them — there are three fruits in that list. As a health food freak, that makes me pretty excited.

Naturally, I am curious if any of these foods are also your comfort food. So tell me . . .


jemimajane78 jemimajane78 8 years
Nachos - damn them!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
fried chicken!! andfries.. haha anything friedd
fashionsake87 fashionsake87 8 years
1) homemade soup! i can't resist it under any circumstances! :D 2) mushroom 3) pasta with alfredo sauce lol @ heartbreakerx62x : i totally agree!
kristints kristints 8 years
Mac and cheese is my guilty food, I adore baking, but don't really care for most sweets, which is awesome, because I can make it and not eat it! Lately I've been making lasagna with brown rice noodles, fat free ricotta and low fat mozzarella, which I love because I think it tastes just as good and I can enjoy it without guilt.
stix225 stix225 8 years
Pasta and cheese. To drink, a really good tea blend.
picture_perfect picture_perfect 8 years
Anything chocolate... Cake, brownies, ice cream, cookies =) Others that come to mind are bad stuff like pizza and pasta... And I would never turn down a peanut butter sandwich or toast with peanut butter!
runfaster runfaster 8 years
I know there is an orange on the kitchen table just waiting for me and it is making me happy just thinking about eating it. :)
swati05 swati05 8 years
I m a chocoholic
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 8 years
pickles, pizza and french fries
andee_darling andee_darling 8 years
potatoes. baked, roasted, mashed, fried. potatoes. :)
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Anything fattening, warm, cheesy, and delicious gets my vote!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Peanut butter with jam on toast or homemade spaghetti bolognese.
Urban-Living Urban-Living 8 years
I don't do emotional eating.
rwashum88 rwashum88 8 years
Sushi(dragon rolls, specifcally)...avocado with milk and honey, grilled talapia, salmon, arugula and cranberry salad w/ sun dried tomatoes....ooh, I should stop now. I'm getting hungry.
tidesong tidesong 8 years
I have various comfort food for various occasions. If its tummy related uncomfortableness I go for porridge. If my throat is funny I go for apples. If my blood sugar is low I go for ribena drink. If I feel "heaty" I go for chinese pears. If I'm down right desperately hungry its either potatoes or rice I want. If I need some salt, I go for edamame.
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
I scream you scream we all scream for ICE CREAM! that & chili with garlic bread. Or a chunky chicken vegetable soup.
smarler smarler 8 years
Mashed potatoes.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
Ultimate comfort foods that I still eat regularly: healthier toasted cheese sandwiches (two slices of homemade wholemeal bread with 30g Edam cheese, toasted with no butter or oil in a toasted sandwich maker until the cheese is melted and the crusts are crunchy), homemade tomato, vegetable, lentil, split pea and barley soup, and baked white-fleshed kumara. Also my mum's pumpkin soup and roasted capsicum hummus on wholemeal toast. Comfort foods that I no longer eat (but still crave!): Milky Bars, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadburys Roses chocolates, my mum's Christmas chocolate truffles, my mum's crystallised ginger cake, Christmas gingerbread biscuits, my mum's homemade potato, cream cheese, cranberry and rosemary pizza, spaghetti toasties, vegemite on warm buttered toast, egg and bread, freshly made bread with butter, cinnamon pinwheel scones, cheddar cheese scones, scones with raspberry jam and whipped cream, freshly made chocolate chip biscuits, homemade Russian fudge, cheese pancakes, fried rice, vanilla ice cream with a chocolate flake and hundred and thousands, homemade chocolate chip ice cream, a white chocolate Magnum, gummy bears, licorice all sorts, turkish delight, chocolate dipped strawberries, blueberry pie, apple cake, chocolate cake, lemon tart, black jelly beans, spicy beans and white rice, white chocolate M and Ms, and cinnamon fruit bread. Excuse me while I stop drooling on the keyboard and remind myself that if I ate all or even any of those things, I would be unable to stop myself and would regain every one of the 25kg I lost last year! :)
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
potatoes and pasta!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
my comfort food is swiss cheese. until i go vegan, that's going to be it for me. i don't know why - but it always makes me feel better
coscharm86 coscharm86 8 years
chai lattes with soy milk: Love em hot and cold..mmmm
berrypeachie berrypeachie 8 years
Edamame and carrots get me the most. I guess, everyone's comfort food is their own liking. I was never a junk food fiend when I was younger so I never really enjoyed candy and sweets.
cnes89 cnes89 8 years
my mother's homemade spaghetti. all-time favorite. that and double stuff oreos.
meechie meechie 8 years
I eat oatmeal when I'm sick or hungover.
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