As much as I love sweets, I'm not really a dessert girl on weekdays. I find that my workday eating schedule doesn't really lend itself to dessert time.
I eat breakfast, maybe snack on a few nuts at my desk before lunch, eat lunch, have a healthy pre-workout snack in the afternoon, hit the gym after work, and have dinner when I'm all done. I'm not home from the gym until at least 6:30 or 7:30 p.m., and it takes a few minutes to cook dinner. Before I know it, it's 9 p.m., my cut-off time for eating anything.
What's a dessert-loving vegan to do? Have dessert for breakfast!! That's what I did this morning with this melty Chocolate, Banana, and Almond Butter Panini from Color Me Vegan:
The sandwich is listed in the dessert section in the book's Color Me Rainbow chapter (the sandwich has foods from the tan, black, and yellow groups). Whole wheat bread is spread with Justin's Maple Almond Butter (omg, this stuff is amazing!), dark chocolate chunks, and banana slices. Then it's pressed in my new panini maker for a couple minutes. The inside gets all melty and gooey and the outside is crispy-crisp.
Since the only real sugar came from the tablespoon of dark chocolate in the recipe, I didn't even feel guilty for having dessert for breakfast. And I wasn't sad later in the day when I didn't have time for dessert yet again. Perfect solution.
How often do you eat dessert? Everyday? A few days a week? In place of meals?