With how squeaky clean our diet is with the detox at the moment, I can’t help but fantasize about foods that are on the “not allowed” list. Thank goodness this thing is only 3 weeks long – that’s about as much as I can handle without a drink. For whatever reason, I started thinking about my favorite crap meals and more specifically, the ones I indulged in during college because they were hella cheap and satisfying (when I wasn’t eating pizza or Subway sandwiches that I procured from work).
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
A giant bowl. Probably a 4-serving size? Microwaved instant mashed potatoes. With Hidden Valley Ranch. Had to be. Light means it’s healthy, right? (And a lot of it, too! Think soupy mashed potatoes.)
Ok, yes, I know this is the good old college stand by but I had a particular method of eating it. 2 packets of chicken flavored, boiled, water drained, 1 seasoning packet, a couple shakes of hot sauce, mix, devour with a fork while sitting cross-legged on the couch while watching The Gilmore Girls. (Apparently the fact that I completely drain the water out is a travesty! I remember getting into a huge debate about the proper way to eat ramen but it seems like everyone did something different!)
Rice and Vinegar
Another good cheap-o meal carberrific meal that requires very little actual cooking! Cook rice per package instructions then douse with rice vinegar. A lot. Like, to the point where if you were to inhale over the bowl, you would go into a coughing fit.
White spaghetti noodles + butter + garlic powder + parmesan. The powdery fake Kraft stuff, not the real stuff. Bonus points for making garlic toast to go with it.
Right now, all of these sound really freaking good but I think I’m just going through withdrawals. Garlicky noodles might be my first post-detox meal though, not gonna lie.