14 Over-the-Top, Totally Decadent Meals to Make on Cheat Day

In a perfect world, we’d eat healthy 24/7. But there’s something to be said for not driving yourself crazy by constantly eating kale when you want to be eating Kit Kats. In that spirit, consider the following 14 recipes for your next (well-deserved) cheat day.

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Breakfast: Savory Breakfast Pie

This is what a.m. dreams are made of.

Breakfast: Overnight Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Prepping it the night before really lets the anticipation build.

Breakfast: Waffle Bread Pudding

OK, this is technically dessert, but we won’t tell.

Breakfast: Double Chocolate Pancakes

No judgment if you just stare at this photo for a few minutes. (We did.)

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Lunch: Gouda Grilled Cheese

With prosciutto, berry jam, apple and arugula—it’s almost too much to handle.

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Lunch: Creamy Tomato Soup With Cheese Toast Croutons

Just like when you were a kid.

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Lunch: Beer, Cheddar And Bratwurst Pizza

Beer for lunch? Don’t mind if we do.

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Lunch: Slow-cooker Corn Chowder With Bacon

Who cares if cellulite is one of the main ingredients? You can eat a salad tomorrow.

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Lunch: Fried Chicken And Waffle Sandwiches

Oh yes, these will do just fine.

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Dinner: Slow-cooker Beef Ragu Pappardelle

Why yes, that is a sizable dollop of ricotta on top.

Dinner: Beef Short Ribs With Mushroom Risotto

Could this be two separate meals? Yes. Should it be? Not today.

Dinner: Chicken Stew With Fluffy Dumplings

And with that, "fluffy dumplings" is our new catch phrase.

Dinner: Taco Potpie

Way easier to eat (and clean up) than normal tacos.

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...