Breakfast: A lot if people don't eat but the ones who do eat cereal or eggs.
lunch: sandwich or single serving microwaveable foods.
Dinner: It depends on how your family is. If your family eats together you could have chicken, spaghetti, steak, ect. But if you fend for yourself your probably going to have macaroni and cheese or some other single serving microwaveable food.
Americans do go to mcdonalds more than we should but were not totally as fat as you would think. Mexico is where all of the fat people are
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Salads, fruit salad, pastas, doughnuts, ice cream, chips, pizza, food from other countries, local recipes, meat, cereal, all that good stuff. My county has tons of healthy made-up recipes which are combinations of meat, cheese, and veggies. Also, there's McDonalds and other fast food restaurants. But don't listen to those who say that's what we usually eat!
Americans eat a lot of different types of food as our country is one of immigrants. We have sushi, Chinese, Mexican (tacos, burritos), Italian (pastas, pizza), Indian (curry), Cajun (spicy, seafood dishes including gumbo which is a thick brown soup) Brazilian steak houses, and many other types of food available. A main American or what we would classify as American cuisine is lots of meats and breads (sandwiches on loafs of bread, hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, hot dogs, hot wings (chicken wings covered in hot sauces various flavored), Steak and potatoes.
Americans eat everything because we are such a diverse culture. Fast food is popular. American fare is usually comprised of beef, pork chicken potatoes corn, etc. But gosh, are blessed really to be able to experience almost any type of food on the planet.
The thing about the USA is that it is a land of many cultures so what is 'typical' for an American to eat depends on that Americans cultural identity as well as the part of the country and the persons socio-economic reality. Lets go with white Ametirans of european descent like myself (near half German/Austrian and near half Scots-Irish with a pinch of French and English and Native American Cherokee tossed in for interest and flavor) for your answer. I live in the upper South of the US near the area considered the Midwest or Heartland. Very traditional white area. A big breakfast (morning meal) might consist of an egg dish like scrambled eggs or omlets or quiche, meats like breakfast sausages and/or bacon and/or ham, bread like biscuits (not european sweet bisquits but our more savory, plump flour bisquits) with white sausage or pepper gravy, or toast with jam, plus perhaps fruit. OR it might be pancakes or french toast with maybe eggs and meat. A lighter breakfast might be hot cereal like grits, oatmeal or rice with fruit or possibly with meat and/or eggs or a piece of toast as a side. Or it might be a bowl of cold cereal in milk like Fruit Loops or Wheaties ir Chex Bix or whatever. Or just a sweet pastry and cup of coffee Traditional breakfast drinks are milk, orange juice and coffee. One of my favorites is creamed eggs over toast (basically boiled chopped eggs in white cream gravy, preferably sausage gravy. Lunch tends to be a smaller meal where im at, and dinner bigger. Traditional food for either might be one of the following: sandwiches, hamburgers, fried chicken, chicken fried steak, meatloaf, steak, fried or broiled or grilled catfish, pot roast (either beef or pork), barbeque (again either beef or pork or hot link with ribs and pulled meat being most popular), pinto beans, pizza, any potato dish from baked to fried to mashed to scalloped, greens, okra, green beans, corn either on the cob or off, rice somtimes, cole slaw, beans in various forms, bread in various forms from bisquits to sliced to dinner rolls or croisants to corn bread. Typical drinks include iced tea and juices, and beer or wine for alcohol lovers. Americanised ethnic foods like Chinese, Mexican/Tex-Mex, Italian, Vietnamese and Mediteranian/Middle Eastern are also popular and available at numerous restaurants and ethnic groceries. Americans tend to eat at restaurants A LOT.
American diets vary quite a lot from person to person. There are many popular special diets here! Personally, i usually eat Sandwich meat, cheese, Kefir (fermented drinkable yogurt), fruit, nuts, toast, things like that :)
Americans don't all eat the same things, because we have so many cultures mixed together here. So for my family we usually eat like this Breakfast: cold cereal, warm cereal/oatmeal, toast, eggs, waffles, pancakes Lunch: salads, soups, sandwiches, if we go out burgers, hot dogs Dinner: chicken, ham, turkey, steak, some eat fish but my mom is allergic so we don't really eat it in our family, pasta (its a food most eat because it is cheap, but I just love pasta haha), rice, salad, soups, stews, meatloaf, lasagna, pies such as chicken pot pie or shepherds pie, potatoes, in my family we don't really eat out, maybe once a year because my mom is a chef so she makes that kind of food, we rarely eat anything fried, maybe once or twice a year, and we don't order pizza my mom makes it, and my mom is going into nutrition so she is always trying to find the healthy version, so it sort of goes against how everyone sees us with our McDonald's and other fast food places If this is for a paper or something good luck! I hope you are able to try some of these foods! I hope this helps :)