After Karen from EatSmart reached out to me on twitter, I received a product I have always wanted in my kitchen: a digital scale!
From their website:
The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is an economically priced multifunction home scale, perfect for everyday tasks from weighing food or ingredients to calculating postage. Along with our Precision Pro, you will also receive a FREE Calorie Factors Book making it easy to achieve goals such as portion control and calorie counting.
-Compact Design and Easy Two-Button Operation
-Tare Feature; Subtract the weight of any plate or container
-4 Measurement Modes: Grams / Ounces / Kilograms / Pounds
-Max Weight: 11 pounds / 5 kilograms
-Graduation: .05 oz / 1 gram
-3 minute Auto-Turnoff
-Includes 2 AAA batteries
One of the reasons I always wanted a kitchen scale was for portion control, especially with cereal or snacks.
I weighed a bowl of Love Grown granola. In this case, I forgot to zero out the scale, so I just weighed the bowl (38 g) and subtracted that number from the one shown below.
I ate 35 grams of granola, or just a little over the serving size.
This scale is definitely great for keeping my granola habit in check! I also love that I don’t have to use a measuring cup to see what size portion I am eating.
My scale came with this great book, which has basic instructions and the calorie factor numbers. The $69.95 scale actually has 1,000 nutritional values programmed in if you want something more sophisticated.
I cut up some strawberries for my lunch and decided to experiment with them to see how many calories they would equal out to. So, I looked up the calorie factor for raw strawberries, which is .32 and multiplied it by how much they weighed on the scale.
I zeroed out the scale this time and then weighed my strawberries.
I ate 39.04 calories with that serving size of strawberries for lunch today. This is great for when I count calories and really want to closely keep track of what I am taking in each day.
While I haven’t used other digital kitchen scales to compare this one to, I would definitely recommend this product! It retails for $25 on Amazon. Obviously I am not the only person to have really enjoyed this product because the precision pro scale is rated 4.8 of 5 stars on Amazon! That is pretty spectacular!
Thank you to EatSmart for reaching out to me and letting me try this product!
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Do you own a kitchen scale?