I confess . . . I am an omnivore. This is a typical plate of holiday food for me, with many elements the same as every day.
Items are (starting at the noon o’clock time: spaghetti squash, ham with Grey Poupon, fresh cranberry-orange relish, yams with nutmeg, fresh spinach, and some slices of raw fennel (sweet anise).
Now . . . this looks like an extremely well-balanced meal to me, yet my vegan friends recoil in horror at the ham; the paleos look on the yams as pure poison, and the low-carbers wouldn’t touch the yams, either.
I am mystified by these dietary variations. If you are one of the above type eaters, could you tell me in the Comments Section what it is about this meal that would be unsatisfactory to you, and why?
Likewise, if anyone agrees with a “balanced diet” approach to nutrition, I would like to hear about that, too.