Dad of Divas' Reviews: Yum Yum Dishes Allow For Portion Control For All #diet

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yum Yum Dishes Allow For Portion Control For All #diet

About the Product
Tracy Adler is a restaurant owner and mother of two. She created Yum Yum Dishes as a way to help manage her family’s snacking habits.

Each dish measures four ounces and is painted to remind snackers that “yum yum time is over” when the bowl is empty.

In addition to advocating smaller portions for snacks, Tracy has carried over her message to her restaurant’s menu.

Café on the Square, located in Asheville, North Carolina, has offered desserts and appetizers in Yum Yum Dishes since March of 2004. Patrons get to take their dish home. The restaurant now offers special lunch and dinner entrees that allow patrons to enjoy smaller portions and at lower prices.

A portion of Yum Yum Dish sales is donated to Louie’s Kids to help in the fight against childhood obesity.

The dishes are available at, as well as in Tracy’s restaurant and select retail locations.

About Tracy Adler
Tracy Adler's journey from her home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan to her home in Asheville, North Carolina is sprinkled with a fondness for change. She spent three years in the Army, left Michigan for good when she was recruited as Program Manager for a plastics engineering firm in South Carolina, spent two years in Sedona, Arizona on a working vacation, and settled in Asheville, North Carolina following the purchase of Café on the Square. Tracy now resides in Atlanta GA with her two young children.

While working at the newly-acquired Café, Tracy was approached by Burt's Bees founder Roxanne Quimby and asked if she'd be interested in becoming a model for Burt's Bees skincare line. Quite a whirlwind from plastics engineer to restaurateur and model!

It was during Tracy's maternity leave after having her second child Rachel that she realized she was snacking almost all day long – and she wasn't alone! First-born Elliot was bellying up to the old snack bar just as often. Recognizing her family's unhealthy eating habits, Tracy came up with the Yum Yum Dish™.\

Yum Yum Dishes™ measure just four ounces and are the perfect size for portioning out treats and snacks to little ones. They are ideal for adults who are trying to keep a handle on portion size as well. A serving of chips becomes an actual serving; not half the bag!

The Yum Yum Dish™ was introduced to patrons of her restaurant when Tracy added them to the menu. Specialty appetizers and desserts are served in the ceramic dishes and then cleaned & packaged up for guests to take home after the meal. The popularity of Tracy's Yum Yum Dishes™ led to her inspiration to expand portion control in the Café. She decided to add two innovative items to her menu that would underscore her commitment to encouraging people to eat "everything in moderation."

The "9Plate," which is a nine-inch plate portion of select salads and entrees (at a reduced price) became equally popular. The typical restaurant dinner plate size is 11 to 13 inches! The idea of the 9Plate is to enjoy the amazing foods the Café had to offer, but within the limits of a healthier portion size.

Tracy is an expert contributor to Hollander Home Fashion's Comfort Council. When she isn't coming up with brilliant new ways to help people eat better, she's spending time with Rachel and Elliot.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chris Thanks so much for a great review. We would love to hear what your followers have to say about our bowls, now with snap on lids, and the all new 9Plate.