Comfort food: Angèle Ferreux-Maeght takes a closer look at the guilty pleasures of 3 addicts

Jeanne, 35 years old, project manager

“Whether I’m sad, stressed or on my period, my ultimate comfort food is pasta with grated cheese. I put so much on that it creates huge blocks and sprawling threads, which comfort me to no end. »

To twist this dish in a healthy way, Angèle Ferreux-Maeght suggests melting a block of feta in the oven at 180°C, with diced pumpkin, to then mix with wholemeal pasta. These should be cooked al dente. “This will help make the dish more digestible,” she explains. This is also why she recommends feta, which is easier to digest. Pumpkin, for its part, is rich in vitamin C, which will give Jeanne a boost of energy after her meal.

Marine, 40 years old, doula

“I lose my appetite when I’m sad or anxious, so I want to please myself with the little food I eat. It could be a chocolate bar, chips… I also tend to fall for the cold coffees that are sold in bottles at the supermarket, however, I know that they are full of sugar and that you need them avoid. »

Since processed foods are not very nutritionally interesting, it is better to modify your menu in order to get maximum benefits. To replace chocolate bars and chips, Marine could turn to a slice of wholemeal bread with homemade spread, rich in magnesium, and vegetable chips. “In terms of drinks, she can prepare chicory, matcha or chai latte in advance, to pour into small ice cube trays that will go in the freezer. If she has a little bit of the blues, all she needs to do is mix them with a little water to make a healthy and delicious frozen drink,” recommends Angèle Ferreux-Maeght.

Corinne, 63 years old, producer

“When everything is bad, I eat toast. I choose a bread made from rye or spelled flour, which I accompany with an orgy of hard or creamy cheeses, from Roquefort to gorgonzola cream. To finish in style, I attack a pack of Dragibus. I eat the black ones first and then the green ones. »

To find the creamy texture of cheese, Angèle Ferreux-Maeght recommends hummus or beetroot or seed spreads. “By mixing cashews with garlic, cider vinegar and fresh herbs, you get a super fresh dip spread,” she notes. For dessert, it’s difficult to create an ersatz candy, but you can rely on an equally regressive dish: French toast. We dip slices of bread in a mixture of vegetable milk with an egg (rich in tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin) and cinnamon, then we toast them in a pan. Comfort guaranteed.

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