“You can’t be sad while holding a cupcake”

Whenever I’m sick, I’ll automatically turn to my all-time favourite Strawberry-Mango and Yogurt Smoothie for temporary relive. It is not so much for its nutritional value, but rather the momentary comfort that comes along with it. Comfort food is definitely the one thing that never disappoints, so for all you people who are feeling down, stressed, sick or far away from home, here are a few lip-smacking, feel-good food you can always trust for instant contentment!

Ice Cream

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Feeling a little blue over school or work or simply life? Ice cream may just be the ultimate childhood redux, bringing us back to the nostalgic carefree days we once had. From our tubs of Ben n Jerry’s to the $1 Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Bread, you can be sure your problems and worries are tucked away nicely beneath those bellies. Consider adding a waffle to your scoops too, you’ll be amazed by it’s mood-changing effects.

Cupcakes

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If you’re looking for the trendiest, most delicious and prettiest dessert to eat for the moment, cupcakes are your answer! Just by their pretty cute form is enough to delight you and chase away any blues you may have. They’re the perfect size for any one-person dessert, and their assorted varieties in the marketplace are certainly to blow you and your tastebuds away!

Fried Food

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There’s something about biting through those crispy layers into the succulent filling that makes us grin with satisfaction. Indeed, the prevalence, cheapness and deliciousness of fried food justify our regular cravings for them anywhere and anytime of the day. As sinful as they may be in calories, the warm fuzzy feeling that overwhelms your tastebuds is so worth it.

Chips with Nacho Cheese Dip


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Nothing is more satisfying than indulging in chips and dips on your couch after a long day’s work. This has got to be one of the easiest food to prepare if you’re looking for a light-hearted snack after a meal. Guaranteed to be a crowd pleasing appetizer, this dreamy chips and nacho cheese dip combination is most perfect when you have friends over for a causal spread.

Smoothies

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Finally, eating healthy and tasting great can go hand in hand. Homemade smoothies are one of the
most refreshing, nutritious and easy to make alternative goodies for your bodies. I particularly love the fun element that comes along with creating new combinations of drinks that are pleasing to your palate. Smoothies are also the most efficient way to ensure your body’s daily nutritional needs are met by blending a couple of servings of fruits and vegetables.

Instant Noodles

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Studying can be hard work, and you’ll need some serious brain fuel as you burn the midnight oil revising that last chapter for your exam. Instant noodles provide that absolute convenience and comfort if you’re seeking an all-in-one (cheap, easy to make and taste good) tummy-pleaser. With more noodle brands injecting local flavours like laksa and chilli crab, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice even for a $1.80 craving.

 

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