Just a quick word today about my observations about the food choices available on the road in the US.
It seems to me that the USA really is the land of opportunity – and food is no exception. The ability to choose incredibly unhealthy options (deep fried sugary/salty/fatty foods in dizzying variety – chicken fried steak anyone?). This may contribute to a perception that Americans are an unhealthy bunch – especially when you look at the obesity figured presented in the media. This land of opportunity also allows the people to choose amazing, healthy, tasty dishes that by Australian standards are really cheap.
Anyone for a monster salad of meat/seafood/poultry with avocado, pine nuts, rocket, baby spinach, tomato, cucumber, dates, boiled eggs and other assorted yumminess for $6?!
I recognize the socio-economic divide that contributes to the unhealthy nutrition of the poorer Americans. All I’m saying is that the healthy options are there. Now we just need to let the good stuff get to more Americans.