The Adventures of Captain Carlos is a mini-feature on Playhouse Disney about a boy (Carlos) who strives to make good nutritional and health choices. When faced with a decision on what to eat, he’s often tempted away from the logical, heathy options by the stereotypically bad suggestions (a twinkie, soda, candy) of his sister Maria. The show gives a pretty good message, actually. And is mercifully short and to the point.
For the record, Will is the main Captain Carlos aficionado in the house -- I'm merely an interested bystander.
Carlos' dilemma today was what to have for breakfast. A bowl of raisin bran or Maria's advocated doughnut.
That Maria. She's my kinda girl.
Argument against the doughnut: Full of fat. (Booo!) All sugar (Boooo!) Covered with icing and sprinkles (BOOOOOOOO!)
OK -- that last one was mine. Doughnuts should be consumed in their purest form -- glazed, fresh, hot and right out of the Krispy Kreme oven whenever possible. Accompanied by a big glass of cold milk.
Food Porn alert. Pardon me for a moment... mmmmmm. Doughnuts.
OK. I’m back.
Argument for the raisin bran: Full of fiber! (YAY!) Apparently, eating bran is like spring cleaning for your body. And this sentiment was accompanied with a shot of cartoon raisins and bran flakes scrubbing and polishing a colon. Seriously.
Spring cleaning for your body.
Well, that’s one way to look at it.