Snack Attack

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Snack attack! I’ve been snacking all day long. Somedays, my body wants three square meals, but, other days, it’s all about the snacks! Today was one of those days!

Mid-morning, I had some Greek yogurt with chopped pear and a big scoop of Apple, Almond, and Cranberry conserves that Cynthia gave me a few weeks ago.


The Apple, Almond, and Cranberry conserves sort of looks like salsa, doesn’t it? I swear, it’s not! 😉 It’s actually a lot like apple chutney with almonds and cranberries mixed in. Are converses and chutney the same thing?


A little while later, I poured myself a second iced coffee.


Then, I ate half of a pita with peanut butter and raisins inside.


And two small bowls of granola with soy milk.


I’m think I’m finally satisfied! 😀

Now, I’m off to organize and unpack.


Check out our new rug!!!


I love it! It’s so much better than it used to look, right?


Happy Thursday! :mrgreen:

P.S. Today is the last day to order Avon for my sister’s special promotion to benefit Team In Training!



  1. Yay carpet!! It does look much better! I also have those snacky-snack attack days! It’s kind of ridiculous sometimes because I feel like I’m always searching more for food after I finish one thing. 🙂 But, that’s fine. Those conserves look delicious! I love chutney, so I would seriously want to try that! Mmmmm. 🙂

  2. I snack all day every day! I just eat smaller portions during meal times… usually 😉 And the “conserves” definitely do look like salsa. What is the difference between preserves and conserves? no preservatives?

  3. Time to hit Lowe’s again for a big interior door mat or area rug that will spare that pretty new carpet. Even with an exterior door mat, the first few feet of the carpet will get really roughed up. An interior mat will help preserve it.

    Also, if that’s a berber style, make sure Murphy’s nails are nice n smooth—they love to snag those loops.

  4. I’m in a snack mood all the time lately. Too bad its sweet snacks I want. Thank goodness for things like apples to help with the cravings but keep them reasonable. Although cookies are always welcome too. Cookie Friday tomorrow after all! 😀

  5. My dog and my parents dog’s all eat ‘corn on the cob’. After we finish eating we hold it for them and they nibble on the corn bits that remain … it’s so cute!! My dog has taken a couple of chunks of the cob before but he always chews before he swallows it! You should try it next time you have corn on the cob! Our dogs love it!

    By the way – I love your posts on Murphy! He is so cute and you take wonderful pictures!!

  6. I understand the difference in jellies, jams and preserves, but didn’t know where conserves and chutney fit into the mix. So I Googled on the difference between conserves and chutney and found this on Cooking Light’s website:

    Jelly is a clear, bright product. It is generally made by cooking fruit juice and sugar with pectin as a jelling agent and lemon juice as an acid to maintain a consistent texture. Jelly is firm and will hold its shape (it “shakes”). Generally, jelly contains no pieces of fruit, although specialty jellies, like pepper jelly, may include pieces of jalapeno or other pepper.

    Jam is made from crushed or chopped fruit cooked with sugar, and often pectin and lemon juice. Jam can be a puree of fruit or have a soft pulp, but it does not contain chunks of fruit.

    Preserves are fruit cooked with sugar to the point where large chunks of fruit or whole fruit, such as berries, are suspended in a syrup base. The texture of preserves is not smooth like jelly or jam.

    Marmalade is a soft jelly, often citrus-based, that includes both the flesh and peel of the fruit suspended throughout the jelly base. The bitterness of the peel offsets the sweetness of the jelly.

    Conserve is a mixture of more than one fruit, often with added nuts and raisins, that is cooked until it becomes thick. It is used as a spread for breads, pastries and meats, and in the latter use is closest to chutney.

    Chutney is a spiced condiment of Indian origin (chatni is the Hindi word for strongly spiced) made of fruit or vegetables. It is typically served as an accompaniment to food, not as a spread. The spice level can range from mild to hot, and the consistency from a fine relish to a preserve or conserve. Fruit chutney consists of chopped fruit, vinegar, spices and sugar cooked into a chunky sweet-tart-spicy mix: according to one explanation, it “blurs the Western distinction between preserves and pickles.”

    Very interesting!!

  7. I’m the same way! Although, I take “snacky” days as my body telling me it’s just not satisfied or getting enough food or whatever. But sometimes that not the case and it’s simply because we’re humans and snacks are yummy 😉

  8. Ha, that’s the way I always find myself eating – mini meals vs the typical, three squares throughout the day – I find it more satisfying too!

  9. Love the carpet!
    My dogs have eaten corn cobs. Thank GOD they evidently chewed them up enough that they did not get stuck in them. All of those things listed are things that can potentially get stuck inside the dogs intestines causing a very expensive surgery or death if not found quick enough! My daughter’s a Vet Tech @a pet emergency center and she has seen every one of these things come in, among a million other things!

    My one dog used to eat socks…. and yes, when they come out.. they come out quite “in tact” so to speak. Not a pretty site! Luckily they were always kids’ socks so I think that’s why they never tangled inside him!

  10. i know this is random. But i noticed i get snack attacks certain times of the month. It’s only about a week right after my period.

    Does that happen for you? Or something similar?

  11. I also work from home and some days spend more time snacking than working! So glad to see I’m not the only one pondering what’s in the fridge while I’m “on the clock!”

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