Watch 100 Years of American Dinners in Three Minutes


The tradition of sitting down for a family meal at the end of the day is as American as meat and potatoes—or sloppy joes and macaroni and cheese.

Over the past 100 years, our idea of what constitutes a “traditional” American dinner has gone through quite the evolution. In this video, breaks up the century’s most iconic family dishes decade-by-decade. From the TV dinners of the '50s to the hard-shell taco meals of the '90s, it's apparent that healthy eating rarely took priority over convenience. Things started to take a turn in the 21st century, with meals of sushi and grilled salmon with quinoa and kale representing the two respective decades so far. That’s definitely an improvement over the fried spam we were eating in the '40s. Check out the full video above.

[h/t: Food Republic]