I’m A Chips & Salsa Addict

There. I admit it.

Let me say it again.

I’m a chips & salsa addict.

Nope. Not quite  good enough.


Lightly fried corn chips sprinkled with salt, dipped in roasted tomatillo salsa with just the right amount of spicy jalapeño pepper kick. Oooohhh! I could eat them morning, noon and night. I literally stand in the kitchen shoveling (and yes it is actually a true “shoveling” action) them into my mouth. I grab a handful of chips so they’re at the ready, dip one in the salsa and before I’m done chewing…my free hand has already dipped another and has it at the ready. Before I can even finish chewing, I’m  ready to shove yet another into my mouth.

And the worst part about it is I feel like chips and salsa are everywhere! I can’t get away from them. A mere three blocks away is La Cabana. This little hole in the wall, wonderful Southern California Mexican joint that delivers warm, thin chips to your table with this wonderful roasted tomato salsa with the perfect spicy tang. Before we’ve even ordered the waiters are asking if they can bring us more. And then to make it even worse, Whole Foods is right there too! Right across the street – THEY have never ending chips & salsa! They have a whole aisle of chips & salsa! And they have my favorites – Have-a Chips. If you haven’t tried them, they are a must! These delectable fried little corn yumminess are made with soy sauce. Who would have guessed – soy sauce and corn chips!?!?!? But it makes for that perfectly addictive salty savory flavor – my mouth is watering just thinking about them. I can literally eat a whole bag of those bad boys at one standing.

The worst part about it is I know they’re probably one of, if not THE, most unhealthy thing I eat. Corn. Salt. Fried. I think maybe the President of my nutrition school would die! But the past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to stop, it’s like there’s a little Mexican devil that lives inside of me that is literally starving for that salty, tangy, spicy-ness.

How do I know it’s an addiction? Yesterday at 10:30a, I was walking by our kitchen cupboard, opened it (I wasn’t even hungry) reached in grabbed the bag and as I was doing this I caught Pancho (the dog) starring at me out of the corner of my eye. I could just feel him saying, “Woman, what the HECK are you doing?”  At that moment I knew.

So today I declare a ban on chips & salsa.

Not a single one.

Yep…no chips and salsa. (It’s definitely making me nervous just thinking about it)

Can I do it?

Of course I can do it. I’ve conquered much worse things than this.

Or have I?

Stay tuned. Follow me on Twitter and let’s see what happens.

Peace, Love & Health – Mel


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2 Comments on “I’m A Chips & Salsa Addict”

  1. November 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    I truly think that you don’t need to ban them. A moderate dose of chips and salsa might just be the nourishment (soul and body) that you need!

    • November 30, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Alexia – Thanks so much for reading, and posting – love the positive feedback! And you are so right, and you can bet the thought totally crossed my mind. But in this case, I definitely think a ban is necessary, we’re at def-con 4 for sure – it really has started to take over my eating desires. Time for a reset. Time to take a break. Time to find something else, much more healthy to enjoy on a regular basis:)

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