Starch-based entrées such as macaroni and cheese and burritos are often the worst offenders, since by their nature they contain no vegetables at all.
I still carry around a hankering for bread and dripping, steamed pudding, and sweet macaroni , but I know they will do me no good, so I avoid them.
They are eating either macaroni and cheese or hamburgers and French fries, but they eat a lot of junk food and do not get adequate amounts of phosphorus.
Mom had really gone all out: chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, salad, and bread.
A French table is likely to have on it a cauldron of vegetable soup, complete with carrots and chard and tiny pasta shapes such as macaroni .
The current issue has recipes for monkey bread, macaroni and cheese and pulled pork, and several that use Jell-O.
If there's any food left over from supper, then I might fry that up - bits of macaroni or potato.
You can also use soy-based mayonnaise and light vinaigrette dressings in potato and macaroni salads and coleslaw.
The pastas include lasagne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, macaroni , tortellini and capellini, so you're not going to get much more Italian than that!
I think this is manifested in some ways in the idea of the macaroni and, later, the dandy.