Monday I ended up basically snacking all day, with no real meals built in, even once dinner rolled around. I started with my usual protein shake - banana, peanut butter, and chocolate.
And later mid-morning I finished off the leftover pancakes from Sunday brunch. They were just as good on day two!
Shortly after lunch time should have been I got a bit hungry and snacked on a diced pear with dark chocolate dreams peanut butter.
I don't know when I'll learn that a plain pear followed by a scoop of peanut butter alone on a spoon is better than the two combined ... Oh well. It was still a filling snack and almost held me over until dinner.
I had to have a later than normal dinner Monday night because my boyfriend was coming home quite late (or eat alone before he came home, which I didn't want to do). So I ate a piece of toast with lemon curd around 7:30 pm to hold me over. I know lemon curd's not vegan, but I had it in my fridge from my accidental purchase long ago, and I decided I have to eat it eventually, so this was as good a time as any.
Since dinner had to be pretty late, I decided to make something that took a little more time than I normally like to take to prepare. I decided to make roasted rosemary potatoes and marinated, roasted brussel sprouts and mushrooms.
I marinated the brussel sprouts and mushrooms in apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper and let them sit for about a half hour while. Then I put the brussel sprouts and muchrooms in the oven when I tossed the potatoes half-way through cooking.
I realize there was really no main course involved in this dinner, but really just two side items, but it was tasty nonetheless. And my boyfriend said he didn't miss having a main course because everything was so flavorful and filling.
So basically I made it through Monday without doing any real cooking or meal preparation at all ... just preparing snacks and side dishes. Then again, I could probably live on snacks and side dishes happily for the rest of my life, so I don't mind a bit!