Happy Herbivore Blog

November 27, 2012

What to Eat When You're Sick (Comfort Foods)

Once the weather gets cool (and colds start flying around school, church, the office, etc.), I get emails asking what foods would be good to eat if you're sick.

I find this is a very personal question since everyone has their own “comfort foods” and what you can (or should!) eat can depend on the kind of sickness you have. For example, grilled cheese was always a comfort food for Scott, but even the Grilled Cheeze in EHH wouldn't be a great choice if he had a sore throat!  

Since most of us adopted a plant-based diet later in our lives, the comfort foods of our past don't fit the bill... so what do you do?

Make a vegan version, of course! 

Below are some of my favorite "comfort food" recipes:

Grilled Cheeze

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Mac & Cheese


Vegetable Pot Pie

French Toast 


Cinnamon Bun Smoothie 


 Plus, the Dark Chocolate Pancakes  and Shiitake Miso Soup from EHH.

What is your favorite "comfort food"?

blog comments powered by Disqus