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Is it possible to create a three meals a day menu that you could eat every single day?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21549 points ) May 9th, 2012

I’m just curious if it would be possible to create a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner that you could eat every single day for the rest of your life.

It would have to contain the perfect amount of calories, as well as the correct dose of vitamin, iron, omega 3, protein, and everything else the body needs.

Would it be possible to create such a menu? even if you needed to go to extremes with a recipe calling for things such as 3 peas, 1 slice of carrot, 10% of an egg, etc.

Could such a thing be done?

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zenvelo's avatar

Yes, it could be done. And there are a lot of people who eat the same breakfast everyday, and the same lunch everyday. They could do that with dinner also. And it’s not that hard to come up with a balanced and calorie appropriate diet.

My question to you is why would anyone want to live such a boring life?

poisonedantidote's avatar

@zenvelo Its not that I want to do it, I was just wondering if it would be possible to achieve without suffering from bad nutrition or some kind of lack of vitamins or protein.

This question is actually inspired by the movie the matrix when they are eating their slop and saying “everything that the body needs”.

Blackberry's avatar

It doesn’t matter if it’s lobster risotto, I’ll get tired of it if I eat it everyday.

mcbealer's avatar

In order to manage my hypoglycemia easily, and because I tend to view food as fuel rather than anything else, I have repeated menus for breakfasts and lunches for many years.

Dinner has usually been a free-for-all, as are weekends. During the work week however, it actually isn’t so bad. It’s helped me keep trim, save money, and I can shop for/pack my lunch super fast.

wundayatta's avatar

I get tired of things quickly. On the other hand, that might be good. If I had to eat the same thing every day, I might start eating less and less, and finally lose the weight I need to lose. But in terms of quality of life, it would probably lead me to kill myself in less than a year. Besides sex, food is the major pleasure in life. I just don’t think I could stand it for very long if I had to eat the same thing over and over and over.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Oh, I could make a menu for myself to eat every day, but it would defiitely not contain the right amount of calories and healthy fats…

Breakfast: bacon, sausage, 1 egg, and orange juice
Lunch: Chinese food and Dr. Pepper
Dinner: tacos with guacamole, burritos with sour cream, and ice water, then 1 piece of dark chocolate for dessert

I would also needs many snacks, to control my hypoglycemia. Probably healthier ones like avocados, nuts, and berries. Aside from water, I’d also like to include rum in my daily menu.

I would likely gain about 30 pounds a year eating like that every day though, LOL.

Paradox25's avatar

Several pieces of cheese pizza for breakfast, several pieces of pepperoni pizza for lunch and several pieces of pizza with everything on it for dinner/supper.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@Paradox25 is my best friend

YARNLADY's avatar

Breakfast: Oatmeal with sliced almonds and fruit, a glass of milk

Lunch: Tuna fish spread made with Tuna, spinach, diced carrots, diced tomatoes, and melted cheese in half of a whole wheat pita bread, a glass of homemade Lemonade.

Dinner: Colored bell pepper slices, onions, cooked beans, cooked rice, mix together with Salsa *and low fat sour cream, wrap in a whole wheat tortilla, a glass of Fusion drink.
*You can cheat and change the salsa recipe and Fusion drink every day

For snacks, celery, broccoli or lettuce, and lots and lots of water.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

I don’t know about perfectly, 100% nutritionally balanced, but I do eat pretty much the same thing daily for breakfast and lunch. Dinner, though, I vary. As some of you said, it’d get boring pretty fast if you had exactly the same thing for the rest of your life. However, not so long ago, I’m sure that was true for a good percentage of the population (when you’re poor in the 17th or 18th centuries, cheese, bread, and a few other choice items was all you had to choose from sometimes). We are blessed to live in a time where there is a massive diversity of raw materials to cook with, and easily transported from around the globe.

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