Recipes, a mobile cookbook app & more on the 4Leaf Survey

Getting your “ducks in a row” with the 4Leaf Program…

That's my granddaughter, Violet, demonstrating her mastery of the concept yesterday in Georgia.

As the 4Leaf Program attracts more people, we’re getting frequent requests for help with recipes, meal planning and more. Almost everyone seems to love the simple 4Leaf concept and are looking for ways to “get their ducks in a row” in terms of leveraging the awesome power of this simple formula.

See photo of Violet getting “her ducks in a row.” There’s another photo of her at the end of this blog today.

Recipes. Good news to report with regards to recipes. All of our previously published recipes are now available online in a printer-friendly pdf format. For your convenience, I have provided links to Lisa’s first twelve recipes; just click below and you’re ready to print.

Printer-Friendly PDF One-Pagers

There are two patties in the picture -- because no one can have just one.

  1. Hearty 4Leaf Black Bean Soup; probably the healthiest soup you’ll ever eat.
  2. Sarah’s Perfect 4Leaf Portabellas! a big hit at our first 4Leaf Dinner Party.
  3. “Cream” of Broccoli 4Leaf Soup; hold the cream
  4. Lisa’s Smashing 4Leaf Rice and Lentil Burgers
  5. Lisa’s 4Leaf Chickpea “You Just Can’t Have One” Patties The name says it all.
  6. Sailors Super 4Leaf Lunch (or dinner) two versions one with bread/hummus, one without
  7. Sailors Daily 4Leaf Oatmeal, originally created by Jim, it remains one of his favorites.
  8. Almost 4Leaf Vegetable Lasagna; a very healthy 3Leaf crowd-pleasing entree
  9. Lentil 4Leaf Shepherd’s Pie; a hearty dish that will warm your soul
  10. Shawn’s 4Leaf Brussels Sprouts, a super healthy dish that everyone loves
  11. Andrew’s 4Leaf Kale Soup; a favorite of 9-year-old Andrew Hicks
  12. Lisa’s 4Leaf Chili…from three beans to four leaves

More good news about recipes

No, we don’t have a 4Leaf app yet with recipes, but we have the next best thing. I just purchased Dr. McDougall’s Mobile Cookbook yesterday. With almost one thousand recipes at your fingertips—and several handy search functions, you should never again be without a tasty and nutritious recipe for your next healthy gathering.

Click on the icon above to learn more.

A friend told me that she uses it as the grocery store to pull up recipes that include ingredients that are about to spoil in her refrigerator. For example, Susan has some broccoli that’s about to go bad, so she pulls out her McDougall app and searches for recipes that contain “broccoli.” She scrolls the list until something catches her eye. Then she can quickly see what other ingredients she might need to purchase if she wishes to make that recipe for dinner tonight.

The price of the app is $4.99 and it is getting some great reviews. And to my knowledge, it’s the only such recipe app that is completely loaded with lots of healthy 3Leaf and 4Leaf options. Click here to take a look at the iTunes store. Right now, I think it’s only available for the iPhone.

The 4Leaf Survey Update

Take the 4Leaf Survey now

This survey will enable you to determine approximately where you stand on our 4Leaf scale of eating. After a week of testing, we’ve now added a self-scoring feature on this useful tool. As this tool develops further, we plan to include it on a 4Leaf app for smartphones.

But until we have that app, you can access a one-page pdf version of the survey form (with 12 questions and an ultra-simple self-scoring system). Also included below are links to the pdf one-pagers of our 4Leaf refrigerator chart AND our 4Leaf Top Ten Lists for Success.

Take the 4Leaf Survey Now

The 4Leaf Chart for your refrigerator

Top Ten Lists for Success on the 4Leaf Program

Please share this page with your friends and family. It’s all part of helping them “get their ducks in a row” and start taking charge of their health—with effortless weight-loss as a bonus.


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Also, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4Leaf page or some great recipes at Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen. Got a question? Let me hear from you at

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to Recipes, a mobile cookbook app & more on the 4Leaf Survey

  1. Leo S. says:

    Thanks for the recipes. It might help to list the number of servings for each recipe. Recipes 1, 2, 4 and 5 print well but the others have some text that is shaded and harder to read.

    Thanks again for all your efforts.

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