It’s that time of year when we just want to cuddle beneath a warm blanket, turn on our favorite show, and cozy up to our favorite comfort food.

Ah, comfort food. These favs tend to be those we have sentimental value toward or are nostalgic about. Perhaps they bring us back to a different time in our lives or were made by a loved one. The holiday season is filled with these delicious foods. And, in case you’re not able to spend the holidays with those you cherish most, you can still bring a bit of delicious holiday magic to your kitchen table, couch, or even bed! 

Since the holiday season is being spent indoors, there’s no better time to fulfill your comfort food cravings or try a new, delicious meal, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner—even late-night snacks. And your favourite comfort foods don’t have to be necessarily unhealthy. 

5 comforting meals that will help you earn cash back

Spending this season around your kitchen table, why not order in? A recipe for the perfect night in begins with something comforting. Check out the offers below and feed your cravings while earning cash back. It’s like comfort food for you—and your wallet!

1. Enjoy sports-bar worthy appetizers 

Missing the sports-bar? There’s nothing like gathering around a high-top table, leaning over and digging into a feast of salty, sweet, and savory apps. We have the next best option. Boston Pizza has a wide range of delicious apps perfect for game night, movie night—or even late-night. Our favourites are the Boneless All-Meat Chicken Bites, seasoned chicken breast pieces, lightly breaded and fried, perfect for picking up during an intense tv show you can’t look away from. Or how about the fully-loaded Classic Nachos piled high with two types of cheese, olives, jalapeno peppers, your choice of protein, and more. 

Getting a little food on your face is expected. So, don’t forget to ask for extra napkins!

2. Dig into a satisfying, plant-based pizza

Is there anything more comforting than a hot and fresh pizza made just how you like? Pull out all the stops, like the best toppings to make your winter-time pizza dreams come true. Panago Pizza’s classic flavours now feature a plant-based spin. We love the Plant-based Mediterranean. Organic tomato sauce, dairy-free Daiya cheese topped with meat-free pepperoni, kalamata olives, red peppers, baby spinach leaves, and sun-dried tomatoes—drooling yet? You might not be able to hope on a plane to the Mediterranean, but you can enjoy the flavours right in the comfort of your home.

Comfort food that’s better for you and still leaves you feeling good? Sign us up!

3. Cozy up to a warm bowl of Thai flavors

Thai food is notorious for its sweet, sour tanginess and pop of heat that we just can’t get enough of. In the cooler weather, is there anything more comforting than a bowl of warming chicken noodle soup? Basil Box has a variety of delicious soups that use only the freshest ingredients. The Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup is a Thai twist on the classic you grew up enjoying during the frosty winter months. Noodles and chicken are submerged in a delicious broth made of coconut milk, curry and lemongrass, and other spices, topped with pickled veggies, fresh coriander, and sriracha spiced pumpkin seeds. 

This soup is gluten-free and dairy-free, but 100% flavor-packed.

4. Enjoy a deep-fried, mouthwatering classic

Two words: Fried chicken.

Hand-marinated and breaded, deep-fried to golden perfection, fried-chicken is a go-to comfort meal that everyone absolutely can’t get enough of. Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters have your cravings covered! Recreate that homemade fried chicken dinner thanks to them, without the work. And, their 18 Piece Signature Feast is fit for a family game night in! It features two large taters, two large coleslaw or macaroni, and cheese salads, and a large gravy. While there’s never just one season to enjoy a juicy fried-chicken meal, there’s an added bonus of wearing your stretchy pj’s while you eat this meal. 

We think it’s safe to say there won’t be any leftovers.

5.  Take-out or deliver your comfort cravings

Sometimes deciding on what you want to eat can be harder than solving a Sherlock Holmes mystery. So, for those times when you or your family don’t know what you’re in the mood for, hop onto DoorDash. From local favorites to national chains and everything in between, get your “I’m hungry but not sure what I want” cravings covered. Enter in your postal code, and you’ll see what’s nearby, for every taste, flavour, and cuisine you’re looking for. Chinese? Italian? Even fresh-made desserts. Explore a wide range of eats for every budget

Earn cash back on winter eats!

Make the winter and holiday seasons extra special with meals that are cozy, delicious, and earn you cash back. Order up your favorite winter comfort foods, and your bank account will also enjoy some extra cash. Download Ampli today and shop from top partner brands like The Keg, Boston Pizza, Panago Pizza, Basil Box, Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters, and DoorDash.

Looking for more meal tips to help you get through winter? Read more about 7 foods to help boost your mental health.

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