Snack Attack!

Good morning all. It’s Tuesday and I’m hoping today’s work day goes by as fast as yesterday’s. I was pretty busy. And I can’t believe it’s already mid-March. I’ve officially become a weather stalker – checking weather.com multiple times throughout my day. I can’t believe how nice the next few days are supposed to be. I’m hoping the rain will hold off until at least Sunday so I can get my nice long run in on Saturday.

If that isn’t beauty, I don’t know what is!

So I’ll just do a quick recap of yesterday’s eats. Breakfast was Kashi Heart to Heart Cinnamon cereal.

I went with a light lunch after all the eating and drinking this past weekend. I was still feeling a little bit tired and decided some veggies would help. I had a salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, cheddar cheese, walnuts, artichoke hearts and chickpeas with balsamic vinaigrette.

My afternoon snack was Chobani yogurt with some Galaxy Granola and Kashi Go Lean cereal.

After work I headed to the gym since raindrops were falling on my head and I didn’t feel like running my 4 miles in the rain. I did a nice, easy 4 miles on the treadmill in 34:22.

Then I headed home with the fullest intention of starting dinner as soon as I got in. However, I started uploading photos from the bridal shower and bachelorette this weekend, while snacking on some Life cereal and before I knew it, I was kind of full. Not good. I totally had a snack attack without even realizing it.

I made dinner anyway, with the hope that maybe I would be hungry later. I tried out this recipe from Cooking Light.com.

Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1  teaspoon  bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1  (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 3/4  pound  skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2  cup  dry white wine
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  cup  uncooked instant rice
  • 1  cup  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Add wine, salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

Stir in rice and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese and parsley.

I had to cook everything a little bit longer than indicated, but it came out pretty well.

It will be my lunch for today though, since I really only ate a few spoonfuls last night because I was so full. Seriouly – Life cereal is addicting. I may not be buying it again. I just happened to spot it at the grocery store and felt a sudden urge to buy it.

How do you keep from snacking before dinner? Or is there a go-to snack you eat that isn’t too filling?

It looks like a beautiful day outside! I’ve got an 8 mile training run on my marathon training plan today, so I’m hoping I can get a quick Central Park run in before it gets dark out tonight.

Have a great Tuesday all – enjoy the lovely weather if you’ve got it!

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10 responses to “Snack Attack!

  1. It’s lovely weather here in IA as well! Can’t wait to take my 6 mo. old out on a walk today!

    That chicken parm rice dish looks right up my alley!

  2. I try to eat my snack as close to 5pm as possible. That way I’ve eaten something just before heading home and I’m less inclined to snack before dinner. It doesn’t always work, but it helps!

  3. My afternoons are usually super busy with tutoring or running errands so I am distracted from snacking. When my snack attack hits (after my workout around mid morning) I have my snack and then fill up with coffee and distract myself with blogs 😀

  4. I had a weekend of heavy eating as well, and that salad looks A-mazing!!

    I need a salad detox… lol.

  5. If I’m really hungry and need a snack while dinner’s being prepared, I usually just nosh on something light like whole grain crackers and hummus or veggie sticks. If that won’t do, than I just chew on a stick of gum to keep my vacuum like mouth occupied.

    Hope you enjoy your run! It is GORGEOUS today, finally!

  6. I have been weather stalking too… I am hoping for nice weather on the 27th! 🙂 I am super stoked about the upcoming nice weather but sad because I can’t run until at least this weekend with my sickness. Boo! I usually eat a larabar or kashi tlc bar right before I leave work- that staves off any hunger for me until dinner time. Enjoy your run in this awesome weather!

  7. I can totally relate…I am definitely a weather stalker too!!

  8. LIFE CEREAL! 😀
    Hopefully the weather is perfect for you to get some good running in. I’m a total weather stalker too. haha!

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