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ipsedixit | | Jul 21, 2010 07:28 AM

Will we ever see the day when plants and grains reverse roles with animal proteins on American menus?

We've all seen those silly food pyramids and heard the mantras spewed by dietitians and health experts that Americans should eat less meat and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

But the menu at most American style restaurants run counter to that.

Putting aside for a minute whether the menu selections are healthy. If one focuses just on the types of food being offered, animal proteins generally take center stage. Salads and soups are apps and things like roast chicken and pork chops are the mains.

No shock there.

But will there ever be a role reversal?

Will there ever be a day when one goes to a a steakhouse, lets take Luger's as an example, and see a porterhouse as an appetizer (at say a 4 ounce offering) and select from Caesar salads, Cobb Salads, Pasta Primavera, etc. as main course selections?

Maybe one day you'll go to McDonald's and get a "slider-sized" Big Mac and full-serving of sweet potato fries? One can dare to dream I suppose ...