Eating is an issue for many people experiencing depression. Exhaustion and/or lack of motivation, among several other factors, can make planning and preparing meals feel like the last things you’d want to do. Some folks may turn to highly processed comfort foods, while others may not even eat for days at a time.
If you’re able to swing it financially, get food delivered to you!
Having difficulty affording food on top of being depressed is very stressful. Fortunately, there are many resources out there to help:
Making a plan before heading to the store can help you make fewer shopping trips, buy only the items you need, and save money.
Making meals is easier said than done when you’re feeling depressed. Try out:
If you qualify for financial assistance for food, such as SNAP/WIC, make sure you’re receiving those benefits.
The recipes below were selected from various sources because they 1. don’t require much effort to make and 2. mostly use ingredients you may already have/can find easily. Are they the most exciting culinary creations in the world? Nope. Will they get the job done? Absolutely.
Let’s face it – depression can make reading really difficult. That’s why we’ve tried to make this website as accessible as possible – no long paragraphs, and text-to-speech capabilities. Simply highlight the text you want to read and press the play button.*
*if you are using text-to-speech on a mobile phone, make sure the sound is on