Buy Small Dinner Plates: 7, 8, and 9 inch Plates

Buy Smaller Dinner Plates to Help Eat Less!

Most modern dinner plates are 10.5 or 11 inches in diameter! People use visual cues to determine how much to eat, and if you have a bigger plate, you will likely want to fill it up. If you are dieting, or just trying to eat healthier, you’ve probably heard about portion control and would like an easier way to control how much you eat.

Also, the diabetes diet that is based on plate size uses a 9 inch plate. If you use a bigger or smaller size, you won’t be able to follow the diet correctly.

I’ve gathered a nice selection of beautiful small dinner plates. Although many of these are called salad, desert, or luncheon plates, they are ideal for using as small dinner plates. These are generally 7, 8, or 9 inches. Just trimming the plate down by an inch or two will make a huge difference in perception!

The “Create Your Plate” Diabetic Meal Plan

Recommends that you use a 9″ plate

If you have diabetes, or know someone who does, you might be familiar with the idea of using the plate to correctly choose the correct amount of carbohydrates, protein, fats, and vegetables. This “Create Your Plate” diet is an easy one to follow. However, having the right size dinner plates is important.

I love this modern color and design! This is a great plate to buy if you are watching your calories. They call it a luncheon plate, but I would use it for dinner. I think my guests would love its look! Orange is my favorite color, but there are so many colors to choose from – to match your tablecloth or decorations. According to a customer review, these are nice weight too.

Safe for the dishwasher, microwave, and oven, this is a beautiful and versatile plate.

Pretty grapes and butterfly design.

8 inch Dinner Plates

Just one inch smaller in diameter can make a big difference in the amount of food you eat!

I like corelle dishes. They don’t break easily. They are safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. White matches pretty much any tablecloth, so you can use these for all occasions. When I was a kid, I went to the factory that makes corelle dishes and my parents bought a set.

A beautiful flower pattern on this lightweight yet break resistant glass plate.

I love this butterfly design. These plates will impress your guests. They’d also make a great gift. Fancy, but affordable. One reviewer says, “My wife loves them, but I believe almost every woman should fall in love with them. They are so nice! ”

7 Inch Dinner Plates


For small meals, you can use desert or salad plates!

Blue Willow classic design. These are small plates. Only 7.5″ inches.

So many color choices! These have lots of positive reviews too. You could go plain with white or go for the more unusual plum or tangerine colors. Matching bowls are also available!