We’ve all said this: “I used to eat whatever I wanted, and I just burned it all off.”
Then the metabolism plunge of your thirties kicked in, kept going…and all the treadmill time in the world can’t keep carbs in your daily diet. But you like kale, right? And carob powder really is a reasonable substitute for chocolate…meh!
Ok, we’d all eat like our 13-year-old selves if we could get away with it, but long-term we probably can’t.
However, every now and then you have to let yourself go. You need a cheat day from all the dieting, calorie counting, nutrition label reading, etc.
Enter Eat What You Want Day.
Eat What You Want Day is the national let loose day. In fact, we would argue it’s a cheat day hopped up on sugar. And we want every steak-loving, treadmill trouncing and bitter-kale-face drinking person out there to embrace it.
So, here’s our list of 5 gustatory delights you should consider for making the most of tomorrow’s festivities.
The Ultimate Steak Sandwich: What better way to celebrate Eat What You Want Day than with an amazing steak sandwich. You can make this bad boy with strip, ribeye or filet – it all depends on your preference. The horseradish and garlic mayo also add a lot of flavor.
The Bacon Explosion: This recipe became a bit of a sensation a few years back – just about everyone tried it at least once. The 2lbs of bacon and 2lbs of sausage slathered in barbecue sauce make it one of those rare occasion items. Eat What You Want Day is such an occasion.
Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese: Grilled cheese has come a long, long way in the past decade. If you try to avoid dairy – but actually love cheese – this is a great option for this week’s celebration. Spread cream cheese and jalapenos between two slices of French bread, and grill till warm. This will change your grilled cheese world.
Breakfast Burger with Maple Aioli: If breakfast is more your wheelhouse, and you love a good burger, this is the recipe for you. It’s in the same category as a maple bacon doughnut, but for meat lovers. If that sounds enticing, you’ll love this.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos: CHOCOLATE – CHIP – PEANUT – BUTTER – CUP – STUFFED – OREOS. You’re welcome.
Whatever you eat tomorrow, have a happy Eat What You Want Day.