With this new fitness regimen I'm on, I only allow myself to have 1 cheat day a week - Sunday.
I was never really a supporter of trying to pack a whole lotta' bad food into a 24 hour window, but after 6 days of eating clean, I realized that a cheat day was a really good opportunity for me to calm any cravings that I had throughout the week.
Also, I have made an effort to eat clean for most of the day, and just go 'overboard' for 1 meal (2 at best).
My first Sunday, I admit I went a little nuts. I had dim sum with friends in the afternoon, and then had a grilled cheese party with them at night -- but not just any grilled cheese, I pulled out the big guns and went FANCY.
Here are the 3 kinds of sandwiches I made:
1) French bread, sliced pear and brie cheese - sprinkled w/ ground pepper
2) Multigrain bread, bacon and havarti cheese
3) Rye bread, apple butter, sliced apple, Bothwell cheddar cheese
Go big or go home
I slathered the bread with good old fashioned butter (no healthy stuff here) and pan fried them. The pear/brie sandwiches were baked in the oven until the cheese got gooey and delicious.
Thankfully, my bread and cheese cravings were satisfied after this little get-together!