She used to have a garden, but after some health issues realized the garden was a LOT of work and that she was quite happy with store bought veggies and a small patch of homegrown tomatoes. So, she goes to the store once or twice a week and stocks up on fresh veggies (or frozen- but never canned yuck). All our meals have veggies in them. and maybe a salad. or a slice of melon.
The meat should be fairly healthy. Though Dad got away with buying a summer sausage to snack on this week- only because I was here to share it with him. They eat seafood, poultry, and less fatty cuts of beef. You'd be hard pressed around here if you wanted to find a great big hunk of fatty pork sausage or a whole package of bacon (she freezes bacon separated into four slices).
Extra salt is a no-no. High blood pressure and other yuckies come from sodium, and all foods have enough already- so they have trained their tastebuds to do without extra salt. They use real spices instead.
Fats should be in a good form, like olive oil or delicious cheese.
Red wine is healthy. White wine is OK too. Especially if enjoyed on the porch whilst relaxing.
Dessert is fine in moderation. You really only need three or less oreo cookies. My mom prefers a nice cup of chai tea for dessert. Dad wants icecream with his cookies. I just like more wine :)
The wine was nummy- Gurwhatsits something or another.