I was thinking about our meals when I was a child. The center of the meal was always the meat. There was almost always potatoes and bread. There was a vegetable. I don't remember desserts too much. My dad would have eaten gravy every meal of his life if Mom would have fixed it.
I suggested to one person trying to cut the carbs to replace the potatoes with another vegetable. I don't even miss the bread. There is a low carb bread in the freezer section at my store that I keep on hand if I want a peanut butter sandwich. Desserts are now fruit pretty much.
The other day for supper I had a handful of almonds, a hard boiled egg, and an orange. Is that a meal? Last night I had green beans for supper and then mixed some vanilla, cinnamon, and stevia in with some cottage cheese and that was my protein and my dessert.
What were meals then and how are they different now for you?