You’ve been so good all year – getting all your steps in, drinking plenty of water and pretending every salad is an entire cheesecake. But now it’s time to splurge. These five over-the-top eats are a truly delectable way to treat yourself before hitting the gym in January.
1. Flaming Hot Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Add some flair to your go-to homemade macaroni and cheese recipe by topping it with a thick layer of crushed flaming-hot cheese curls and sliced green onions. It’ll put a fire in your belly, guaranteed.
2. Chocolate-Covered Bacon
Nothing says “cheat day” like dipping crispy bacon in melty chocolate – and then topping it with sea salt, caramel and more bacon, of course.
3. Chicken ‘n’ Waffles Sliders
This month, go all-in on a brunch you’ll be thinking about ‘til dinner. Sandwich fried boneless chicken breasts between two Belgian waffles, and then get sweet and spicy with a drizzle of honey and hot sauce.
4. Fried Ravioli Dippers
It’s true – stuffed pasta tastes even better toasted. Start by pan-frying fresh or frozen ravioli with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of breadcrumbs. Pair with marinara sauce so you can dip, dunk and delight.
5. Edible Cookie Dough
Your favourite guilty pleasure is now safe to eat! Whip up a batch of basic cookie dough (just replace the egg with two tablespoons of milk), add your choice of mix-ins and dig in with a spoon. Trust us, you’ll feel like a kid again.
Which of these treats are you most tempted to try? Tell us in the comments!