We all know that February 29th hardly even counts as a day. I mean it just decides to happen every fourth year? Clearly it thinks it’s better than all of the other 365 days, and honestly I have to agree with this. Let’s think about this logically. If this day only comes along every four years, then we have to eat four times as much on that day.
Say the average person eats 2,000 calories a day, which isn’t accurate. Multiply 2,000 by four, and that makes for a whopping 8,000 calories that you have to consume in order to make up for the three years that you won’t be eating on February 29th. Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly how it works.
However, if you trust my logic and math skills and feel inclined to take on those 8,000 calories (or maybe just want a reason to eat cool foods), then here’s a list of 29 awesome foods you just gotta try.
This isn’t a mind trick. Make your own here.
Four ingredients of pure deliciousness.
Satisfy yourself and your hangry friends this leap year with some more bagel action.
Got a rice cooker? Great, now you can eat a pancake big enough for a large family.
Add some sweetened condensed milk to your oatmeal with this killer recipe.
7. Dragon Bowl
In case you were drinking on a Sunday and now need major hangover food on a Monday (I won’t judge). This crazy breakfast pizza will definitely put a hefty dent in your 8000 cals.
9. Macadamia Milk Latte
For all you beverage-loving folks out there, I present the macadamia nut latte. This right here is the almond milk latte’s creamier, less-basic, leap year worthy cousin, and it’s totally delicious. Ask the barista if they have macadamia milk behind the bar, or froth your own at home (in the microwave).
Sushi with a spoon? Fine, if I have to.
In case you still haven’t reached your 8,000 calorie goal, these 11-layer bars are sure to top it off. Consume slowly while contently rubbing your leap year food baby.
12. Chocolate Oatmeal
Simply add dark chocolate, raisins, banana, and your favorite nut butter for a healthy, chocolatey, photogenic breakfast.
Regular mashed potatoes are so February 28th. Make these instead.
One bite into this traditional southern Indian pancake and you will be in love. The fermented lentil and rice batter gives it an insane cheesy flavor. Having attempted to make these on my own once, I would suggest you head to your local Indian restaurant and let them show you how it’s done.
This easy homemade pasta dish is both comforting and edgy, kinda like February 29th. Dig in.
This day only comes once every four years, make yourself something nice.
Quite possibly the easiest pasta topping ever, this pesto is healthy and delicious.
19. Pancake Sundae
Remember, 8,000 calories is hard to achieve. Get one step closer by drowning yourself in this breakfast sundae.
Okay, seriously why do normal grilled cheeses exist? Who cares if it’s a leap year or not, you should probably eat this sandwich for every meal, every day.
Who needs to dip their bread in soup when the soup is already in the bread, amirite? Recipe here.
*Heavy breathing.* It doesn’t get any better than this.
23. Korean Tacos
Tacos and it ain’t even Tuesday.
24. Nutella Wontons
Just heat up some oil and get going with this insane recipe.
More Nutella, more Nutella.
Fun to make, but even more fun to eat.
27. Frozen Custard
Just stick your sushi in a bowl if you need some more room.
26. Nutella Brownies
Okay, I’m done. But seriously, this recipe only has three ingredients.