This article about comfort foods to get over a breakup was last updated in 2022.
Relationship breakups suck. Yet, we all find ourselves there at one time or another.
The best thing you can do is to be kind to yourself. Enjoy the things in life that make you feel good … including FOOD. In fact, it is a great excuse to indulge without guilt!
To have you feeling better in no-time, we have discovered and listed the top ten comfort foods to get you over a breakup.
YUMMY SAVOURY FOODS TO GET YOU THROUGH A BREAKUP
1. MACARONI CHEESE (OR ANYTHING PASTA)
Mac and cheese (or any pasta) is the go to post-breakup meal not just for Millenials. We get it. Mac and cheese is super tasty and takes no time to make even if you live alone and only have a hot plate. All you need is two ingredients. Netflix optional.
Our favourite recipe is: Best Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese from Mom on Timeout
2. CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Chicken noodle soup takes us back to that time when mum fussed over us because we were feeling poorly. It’s the ultimate comfort food that is delicious, hearty and great to eat when you have the sniffles, whether caused by a virus or breakup-related.
Our favourite recipe is: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from Inspired Taste
Ah, pizza. Good for eating whenever, but especially after getting your heart broken. Drown your sorrows in carbs, cheese and all the unhealthy toppings you want. Or better yet, make your own pizza at home with healthier ingredients. It’s a great distraction from the guy you’re obsessing over.
Our favourite recipe is: Homemade Pizza from Delish
4. GARLIC BREAD
Down in the dumps? Let garlic bread be your saviour. Garlic bread is not just for eating with spaghetti, it’s perfect to munch on alone. Make your own garlic bread at home with whole wheat bread or a French loaf, fresh herbs and heaps of garlic. Add Parmesan cheese on top for extra decadence.
Our favourite recipe is: The Best Garlic Bread from Ambitious Kitchen
SWEET COMFORT FOODS FOR A BROKEN HEART
5. ANYTHING CHOCOLATE
Now we’re getting into chocolate territory, and that means endless deliciousness. Add wine and you have a perfect post-breakup recipe. We love these rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes with a dash of Cabernet and and marionberry frosting (feel free to substitute whatever fruit you have).
Our favourite recipe is: Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes from A Classic Twist
6. ICE CREAM
Next on our list of comfort foods to get over a breakup: Any stressful situation calls for tubs of ice cream. Distract yourself from your woes by making it yourself. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. The ice cream maker does most of the work and all you need is to add the ingredients. Go crazy and load up on toppings…chocolate, nuts, syrup, peanut butter cups…the sky’s the limit.
Our favourite recipe is: Deep Dark Chocolate Ice Cream from Love from the Oven
Toss your healthy smoothies out the window. You need something super decadent to soothe your heart and soul. We highly recommend the recipe below that is chocolaty, creamy and naturally sweet. Eat for dessert or in the middle of the night. We won’t judge.
Our favourite recipe is: Banana Split Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
You deserve a slice (or four) of heaven after what you’ve been through. That’s why you need to make this cheesecake. It prob has 8 million calories, but who cares? It doesn’t require baking, it lets you practice your cake decorating skills, and it tastes as amazing as it looks, like a chocolate covered marshmallow.
Our favourite recipe is: No Bake S’mores Cheesecake from Food Network
AND A COUPLE MORE COMFORT FOODS TO GET YOU OVER YOUR BREAKUP
9. ANYTHING YOUR EX DIDN’T LIKE
Remember when you had to go easy on or give up certain foods because your ex hated them? Now that you’re single again, it’s time to indulge. Have a full course of all the foods your ex didn’t like. If he hated carbs, load up on pasta, sweets and fries.
Our favourite recipe is: Garlic Cheese Fries from Damn Delicious
10. THE FOODS YOU ATE GROWING UP
Your favourite foods growing up can take you back to a time when everything was simple and your heart unbroken. It’s comforting to know that no matter how much the world and your life changes, some things will always stay the same, like the taste of a scrumptious chicken pot pie.
Our favourite recipe is: Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction