Comfort Foods for the Grieving

By: Northwood Funeral Home
Monday, March 7, 2022

When someone is grieving, food is the last thing on their mind. In acute grief, it is not uncommon for people to skip meals or eat smaller portions. Grieving people's mental and physical health can suffer. As a result, we advise them to eat comfort foods. Here are tips and some food ideas to help.

Groceries and Catered Food

Even if you are not a terrific cook, you can still provide comfort food for a mourning family. Rather than preparing food from scratch, pick up a bag of groceries filled with ready-to-eat items. Loaves of bread, cheeses, and meats, as well as fruit and vegetable trays, all fall into this category.

Soup and Stew

The popularity of soups and stews can be attributed to the fact that they are tried-and-true comfort foods. When you are under a lot of pressure, a warm, comfortable supper like this is just what you need. People who don't feel like cooking will appreciate how simple it is to keep and reheat these meals. You can make a large batch of a favourite soup for a loved one for a few days to ensure they have something to eat.

Consider Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Consider the family's food allergies and dietary limitations. Do not be afraid to seek clarification if necessary. Including a list of ingredients and a recipe with the meal might help alleviate any worries about possible allergies or other concerns. As a result, the entire family may inspect the food before eating it and make sure there are no problems.

Leave a Thoughtful Note

Including a note with the comfort food is a lovely personal touch. Sending condolences and providing the family with other relevant information can be done in this note. Ingredients or instructions for reheating, if necessary, could be included here.

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