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a foodie’s chronicle of cheat days

Last fall, I started a “eat healthy” streak. No more daily Chick-Fil-As, lots of salad, well-portioned meals… you get the idea. And I found out what a saving grace cheat meals are.

This semester, I’ve been meal prepping. I’d cook a large batch of a healthy, balanced meal on Saturday or Sunday, and then take it with me to campus everyday.

Weekends, however, are devoted to eating a variety of other foods. That usually means one cheat meal where I go out with my roommate to some food place on our “food bucket list.” It’s always worth it, and I have more time to workout in the gym on weekends anyway (at least that’s how I rationalize things).

All that to say… I had a cheat meal last week, and cheat meals are what keeps me sane during the week. Heck, if one cheat meal isn’t enough, I have 2! Or 3!

Okay, maybe not 3, unless I’m feeling extra adventurous about working off those unneeded calories… which never happens.

sonic

Cheat meal #1: I was running errands on Friday at lunchtime. Somehow, Sonic made its way into my errand list. The Jr. Breakfast Burrito was tiny, so that made me feel better.

indian food

Cheat meal #2: Indian food from a restaurant in a sketchy gas station by the highway. 2 cheat meals in 1 day…. what!!!

chicken briyani

I ordered chicken briyani with a side of paratha. The food was authentic, delicious, and the price was good. When you gotta have a cheat meal, you have to either go big or go home!

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