Four Square Meals

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Four Square Foods is our version of “My Plate”.

Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. promises: “If you eat from all four squares each time you eat, using visual proportions: You will keep blood-sugar/insulin normal, hormones balanced, prevent disease, and maintain optimal body composition.”

*Note: A child’s portion is different from the adult plate. Children need more carbohydrates because of their active nature. By switching Carbohydrates with the unstarchy veggies this gives them what their bodies need.

Everyone need to eat many different foods, allowing for the body to get as many nutrients as possible.

* Visual Proportions for a Four-Square Meal

For a list of carbohydrates and unstarchy veggies, Click Here for PDF version

For more information and recipes on each categories:

Carbohydrates – Starchy Vegetables, Legumes, Grains, Dairy

Carbohydrates – Fruit

Protein

Unstarchy Veggies

Fats