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Chow Daddy

Eating healthy is sometimes very difficult for me, particularly when I'm having fantasies (also known as "fan-taste-ies) about things like cheesecake, ice cream, and Cadbury mini eggs.  I don't have snacky urges too often, but the last two days have been a real struggle.

Case in point:  We went to the grocery store last night and I had to physically force myself to peruse the produce aisles instead of sneaking off to the aisle where all the Easter candy is.  We bought green beans, tomatoes, some fruit, fresh spinach, and carrots.  

Bo-oooring.  What a pair of boring health freaks.  I wanted nothing more than to throw the green beans into the air as a distraction and, while everyone is watching the beans cascade back to the ground, devour a whole box of Keebler cookies. 

"I need something snaaaaaacky," I mumbled. 

"Let's find something snaaaaaacky, then."  Chris responded.

What I found: 

Eat Smart Soy Chips.  YUM!

These Eat Smart Soy Crisps.  They are pretty tasty, crunchy enough to convince me that they may, in fact, be potato chips, and they only have 11g of carbs per 20 pieces.  They could tame the Snack Beast.


Eating healthy can be a bit of a pain, but the payoff is worth it.  It's much easier to eat healthier now than back in the 80's when PSA's like Chow Daddy were on the air.

(Please, please tell me you remember Chow Daddy. He was on a PSA that ran in the Boston area, and he was an advocate for healthy school lunches. Mind you, he told everyone to eat pizza, spaghetti, and burgers, but the hand motions he used were distracting enough to make you consider it. I remember seeing him when I was a little kid.

I asked people in my office if they had heard of him and they had no idea what I was talking about.  I was also told that cartoons are based on my life, but that's neither here nor there.)

Chow Daddy does exist, damn it.  Here's the only video clip I could find:


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Having known you when you were a little kid, I'm going to have to say you're insane. Although I do remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal and the Burger Chef that used to be on Granite St...

.. that and work has apparently blocked the video, so there's no proof for me :P

I literally laughed out loud at "fan-taste-ies".

I've had soy crisps before although a different brand. BJ's sells them in little snack sized bags in 3 different flavors: Apple cinnamon, Ranch, and something else.

They de-soy-v a big applause!

Oh my gosh, I am a snack maniac right now and my pants show it. Sigh. Sometimes, even diabetes management can't motivate me to put down the chip bag. But Baked Lay's help - at least they're salty and chip-like!

I LOVE those soy crisps....LOVEEEEE THEMMMMM.

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I'm frightened. I knew who Chow Daddy was before I even watched the clip.

they look nice. i had some pitta chips last week, quite low carb and tasty. tough not as nice as the full fat unhealthy kind.

i knew who Chow Daddy was, but I grew up in Western MA. So is it perhaps a Massachusetts thing? Or perhaps a yankee thing?

Eating healthy is also a hard thing to do because those bags of healthy chips are so costly.

No chow daddy's in the south...sorry :-) But that was extremely funny!!

I have never seen nor heard of Chow Daddy but now I am scared he may end up in my next nightmare! LMAO

I haven't tried the soy crisps cuz I don't like flavored crisps, but I love Trader Joe's Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips. What's cooler... my 5 yr old and 1 yr old like them too! Plain salty and onion/garlicky flavor. Too yummy!

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