Whether you’re riding high on a work or academic achievement or down in the dumps and reaching for a bag of chocolate chips (chocolate=coping mechanism, right?), we’ve got the scoop on which dishes pair best with your mood. Because even though it’s summer, we’re still allowed to be grouchy. And, whoever said “eat your feelings” was totally right.

Life-is-rough mood

Nutella Banana Bread

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Certain foods can be dubbed better cure-alls than others, and the combination of Nutella, rum and bananas in this scrumptious bread could sweeten any sour mood.

Fresh-from-a-breakup mood

Wine and Cheese Pairings 101

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What better time to work on your palette than after a break-up? Grab some pals and get acquainted with these wine and cheese pairings, as you drown mixed feelings of sorrow and anger the classy way.

On-a-clean-eating-kick mood

DIY Kind Bars

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After leaving a dressing room, especially after swimsuit or back-to-school jeans shopping, we often can’t help but pledge to eat better, vowing to return to the store next time as an even healthier self. That fleeting, burning motivation can kickstart a desire for all-things-healthy—temporary or not. Even if this motivation isn’t permanent, these homemade Kind bars are a healthy snack that can satisfy sweet and salty cravings, clean diet or not.

Feeling-terrific mood

11 Ways To Get Boozy On The Beach

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Photo by Alison Sprong

Often celebrations or an awesome turn in your mood involves a toast, a clink to commemorate a job well done, any personal success or just a great day overall. Keep it casual and carefree at the beach and try these (deserved) boozy beverages.

Seasonal mood

5 Foodie Things You Must Do This Summer

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Photo by Lily Allen

Even though there may not be a holiday upon us, why not celebrate the splendor of summer just because? Check off these bucket list items if you’re in the sunny spirit.

Embarrassed mood

Frozen Berries Dipped In Vegan Chocolate (With A Kick)


Ashamed about a petty fight with a loved one? Have a mess-up at work? Extend an olive branch in the form of chocolate strawberries with a touch of chili powder. 

Worn-out mood

6 Foods To Help You Get Some Shut-Eye

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Counting cows and chugging warm milk just doesn’t cut it for exhausted college students looking for Z’s, even in the summer. These six foods to help sleep satisfy a sluggish mood and promote better sleep when you finally make it to the sack.