European here asking. What even is the "standard American diet"?

For a Southerner:

Breakfast: Omelet with spinach, cheese, and other veggies served with toast, cheesy scrambled eggs served with toast or grits with tomato, oatmeal with honey, cinnamon, and banana or apple. Me and my 2 year old rarely eat a cold breakfast but occasionally when I’m lazy we’ll eat special k breakfast cereal with whole milk. If we go out to eat I’d probably order bacon, hash browns, biscuits, eggs, and all the unhealthy stuff.

Lunch: I rarely eat a big lunch but a most of the time leftovers from dinner will do. Sometimes I’ll make a tuna sandwich or wrap disguised with lots of spinach for my toddler or tuna salad and crackers. Right now we get a lot of garden tomatoes and other veggies so we probably eat a couple large tomatoes a day.

Dinner: I cook most days or at least meal prep for my work days. I cook a lot of quick pasta dishes made with cream, broccoli, spinach, and whatever is in the fridge. It’s my go-to when I don’t feel like working too hard for a fairly nutritious dinner. I make turkey meatballs with roasted Brussels sprouts with rice, spaghetti, chili, veggie soups, steaks with mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes, fried salmon patties, spaghetti with meat sauce, meat loaf with veggie sides, taco salad, loaded potato soup pretty regularly to name a few. I do enjoy cooking though, and I use real ingredients not hardly any processed food. We do order pizza take out and eat out maybe once a week. We probably eat healthier than most southerners.

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