Comfort Food Ideas For The Grieving

By: David Tindall
Saturday, January 1, 2022

When someone is grieving, the last thing on their mind is food. In times of acute grief, it is very typical to skip meals or consume lesser quantities, affecting the mourning person's physical and emotional health. Therefore, we urge them to consume comfort foods.

Comfort Foods For A Family In Mourning 

At Tindall Funeral Home, we think that nutritious meals can support the healing process and provide family members with the energy necessary to cope with stress.

Here are among the most reassuring foods:

1. Fresh Vegetables And Fruits

While you may be tempted to provide fried chicken or fatty burgers to your mourning friends/neighbors, they are not usually the ideal comfort foods. When most people are in sorrow, they cannot digest rich foods. Salads with fresh fruit or vegetables are
suitable since they are nutritious and boost energy levels. Additionally, they are high in fiber and nutrients, which can help maintain a healthy digestive system.

2. Soups, Stews, Etc.

Stews and soups are time-honored comfort meals that remain popular due to their effectiveness. These meals are hearty, reassuring, and light enough to enjoy during times of stress. They're also convenient to freeze and reheat, which is beneficial for those who don't desire to cook. You can make a large batch of the person's favorite soup to have food for several days.

3. Baked Goods 

Bread and other baked items like muffins, brownies, or cupcakes are appropriate for bereaved families with children. When they are hungry, it's easy to make a quick sandwich or have a muffin and milk at breakfast time. These foods are ideal for adults
too. Assemble a few marmalades, jams, butter, or jellies and cheeses and give them a basket of these comfort foods.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our pre-planning services and need advice.

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