Comfort Foods For Those Who Are Grieving

By: Louis Bruno
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Food is the last thing on someone's mind when they're grieving. It is fairly common to skip meals or eat smaller portions in times of extreme sadness. That can take a toll on the grieving individual's mental and physical health, which is why we encourage people to eat comfort foods. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we believe that good, hearty meals can help with the healing process and give family members the energy they need to handle stress. Here’s a look at some of the most comforting foods:

1. Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

You might be tempted to give your grieving friend some fried chicken or greasy burgers, but they aren’t always the best comfort food. Most individuals aren’t able to stomach rich meals when they are in mourning. Fresh fruit or vegetable salads are the perfect meals for grieving individuals because they are healthy and provide a boost of energy. They are also full of fiber and nutrients, which can help maintain a healthy digestive system.

2. Soup And Stews

Soups and stews are age-old comfort foods and they are so popular because they work. These meals are warm, comforting, and mild enough to consume during a stressful time. They are also easy to store and warm-up, which is helpful for people who aren’t in the mood to cook meals. You can prepare a large patch of a loved one’s favorite soup to ensure they have something to eat for a few days.

3. Bread And Baked Goods

Bread and other baked goods like muffins, cookies, or brownies are a good choice for grieving families with children. It is easy to prepare a quick sandwich when hungry or consume a muffin with coffee for breakfast. Make sure your friend has a few condiments like jams, preserves, butter, or cheese to go along with baked goods.

If you want to know more about cremation or funeral services, don't hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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