The indie farming game Stardew Valley gives players the opportunity to explore vast and mysterious places. From the mines to hidden caverns, farmers encounter different enemies and must battle their way through to uncover hidden treasures. Combat directly affects a player’s health, which is why it is essential to have a lot of healing items on hand.
Health is measured by a bar, which appears next to the Energy bar in the bottom-right of the screen. It is only visible when players are fighting off a swarm of Serpents within The Skull Cavern or when they’re in combat with an army of Slimes in The Mines. A player’s health will drain during attacks, which is why it is crucial that they carry potent healing foods with them, or they might end up at Harvey’s Clinic. Let’s take a look at some of the best healing foods that can be used to boost health in Stardew Valley.The Best Healing Foods in Stardew Valley
This list features the finest healing foods in Stardew Valley, including details on their ingredients, advantages, and how to acquire them.Sashimi
Sashimi is a cheap but tasty food and heals quickly. It is surprisingly easy to make – even for players who are in the early stages of their game. To get the recipe for Sashimi, players need to have a three-heart relationship with Linus.Ingredients: Raw Fish (any) Benefits: 33 Health, 75 Energy Lucky Lunch
This is a special meal that boosts luck, along with providing energy and healing. Additional luck helps players in the Mines and the Skull Cavern. The recipe for Lucky Lunch is shared on an episode of “The Queen of Sauce” cooking show, aired on Spring 28, Year 2.Ingredients: Blue Jazz Flower, Tortilla, Sea Cucumber Benefits: 45 Health, 100 Energy, +3 Luck Spicy Eel
The Skull Cavern is where players need serious healing as they’re fighting vicious Serpents. The Spicy Eel is a delicious meal that gives players additional buffs while restoring health. To learn how to make Spicy Eels, players need to have a seven-heart relationship with George. This food is also dropped from Serpents in the Cavern.Ingredients: Eel, Hot Pepper Benefits: 51 Health, 115 Energy, +1 Luck, +1 Defense Eggplant Parmesan
A cheesy and tangy food with strong nourishing properties, Eggplant Parmesan is a great food for players to take with them to the Mines and Skull Cavern. The recipe for this meal is shared by Mayor Lewis after players have a seven-heart relationship with him.Ingredients: Tomato, Eggplant Benefits: 78 Health, 175 Energy, +1 Mining, +3 Defense Pumpkin Soup
One of the best foods for restoring health is Pumpkin Soup. The recipe is quite simple and is shared by Robin when players reach a seven-heart relationship with her.
Rhubarb Pie can be purchased from Krobus’ Shop on Saturdays, dropped inside the Stardrop Saloon rotating stock, or cooked by players themselves. The recipe will be shared by Marnie after players reach a seven-heart friendship with her.Ingredients: Rhubarb, Wheat Flour, Sugar Benefits: 96 Health, 215 Energy Red Plate
The recipe for this plate full of antioxidants is sourced from Emily. All players need to do is develop a seven-heart relationship with her. It can also be found in Krobus’ Shop and inside Stardrop Saloon’s rotating stock. Red Plate replenishes the health bar in one go while providing an energy boost.Ingredients: Red Cabbage, Radish Benefits: 108 Health, 240 Energy, +50 Max Energy Pink Cake
This special Pink Cake packs an abundance of healing powers. It is received as a gift at the Feast of the Winter Star. Players may be able to find it in Krobus’ shop on Saturdays or in the Stardrop Saloon’s rotating stock. The recipe was shared in The Queen of Sauce’s episode aired on Summer 21, Year 2.Ingredients: Melon, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Eggs Benefits: 112 Health, 250 Energy Fruit Salad
The Queen of Sauce shared the recipe for this delicious combination of summer fruits in an episode aired on Fall 2, Year 2. It’s a quick fix to restore a player’s health when they’re deep within the Mines during battle.Ingredients: Blueberry, Melon, Apricot Benefits: 118 Health, 263 Energy Cheese
Cheese is an Artisan item that provides massive healing – especially if it’s aged in a Cask to Gold or Iridium quality. Using normal Milk produces basic quality Cheese, whereas using Large Milk would instantly result in Gold-star Cheese.Ingredients: Milk or Large Milk Benefits For Gold-star Cheese: 101 Health, 225 Energy For Iridium-star Cheese: 146 Health, 335 Energy Pineapple
Pineapple is a fruit crop that is grown using Pineapple seeds. It takes 14 days to be fully grown and ready for harvest. Players can grow Pineapples during Summer on the Farm or at any time on Ginger Island’s Farm.Benefits For Gold-star Pineapple: 111 Health, 248 Energy For Iridium-star Pineapple: 161 Health, 358 Energy
Stardew Valley is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.