Food + Grief Recipes
Here are some food and recipe ideas to nourish and sustain those in grief.
Good Grief Food
In my experience, good "grief food" can fall into several camps.
1. In one category, we have food that can be easily brought to someone experiencing loss: a good casserole that can be easily reheated, soup that can be easily frozen, or maybe a simple but delicious roast chicken dinner.
2. In another category, we have food that is easily digested and good for those with small appetites. Grief, especially early on, can take a huge physical toll. Appetites may be small; stomachs may feel upset; immune systems compromised. Simplicity and nourishment should be emphasized here.
3. Finally, for those experiencing grief and need to cook something simple for themselves when the casseroles run out, I have included easy but nourishing recipes below. (That said, don't be afraid to just have cereal for dinner once in a while. I remember times where cereal was all I had energy to make.)
These recipes cover both categories. Pick and choose what seems right. And remember: Any dish made with love is the right one.
This list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to search Unpeeled's complete recipe collection.
...And if you have any thoughts, or need further suggestions or advice, please feel very free to reach out to me at inquiries [at] unpeeledjournal.com. I'll be there.