One of the things I learned while working in a meal assembly kitchen is that when it comes to eating healthy, portion control is critical. Sure, one can say it’s healthy to eat chicken as opposed to beef. But if we start talking about eating entire chickens in one day…that is not so healthy. Eating healthy is about eating the right amounts of the right foods. One of the struggles I find is when I’m looking at certain packages, the bag will specify an appropriate serving size, but it’s a food that isn’t easily measured. I mean – a ½ cup of ice cream can be a scoop in a half cup, or a fully packed ½ cup, you know what I mean? If you want to be able to measure and control the amount of food you’re eating, you need a scale like the EatSmart Precision Digital Scale.
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I love kitchen gadgets. And a kitchen gadget that is actually useful gets an A-OK in my book. First off, the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale simply looks cool. The scale itself is made of plastic and is light-weight, but the shininess and the chrome give the scale a very elegant look.
Weighing your food is very easy. You can either put the food directly on the scale, or you can use a container with the food in it. Here is a photo guide of how I measured out my salad for lunch:
- Turn on the EatSmart Precision Pro Digial Scale by hitting the “On/Off” button.
- Place the empty container onto the scale.
- Hit the “Tare” button. The scale will go back to zero with the container still on the scale.
- Add the food to the container until you reach the desired weight.
I really liked that I could measure out an actual serving of lettuce for my salad. According to the package, one serving is 2.5 cups, but with leafy foods, it’s very difficult to know how exactly they measured that amount. The packaging also provides a weight for a serving size, which I was able to measure out using the scale. Since the scale gives an exact weight, this is also an excellent tool for calorie counters. The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Scale included a Calroie Factor Booklet, which gives you a quick reference for calculating calories based on weight. This bowl of Romaine Lettuce has a Calorie Factor of 0.17, which means my 84 grams = 14.28 calories.
The scale can weigh up to 11 pounds and you can choose the measurement unit that works for you – grams, ounces, kgs or lbs. You easily cycle through the unit options by hitting the “Unit” button.
After you’re done, simply wipe the scale with a soft damp cloth to clean it. You can hit the “Off” button, or it will automatically turn off after 3 minutes.
The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is a sleek and useful solution to make sure your portions are just right or to help you calculate your caloric intake. The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is available in five colors – white, red, black chrome, white chrome, and silver. You can purchase the scales online through Amazon where they are currently on sale for $25.00 plus free shipping!
EatSmart Products Online
- Visit the EatSmart Website
- “Like” EatSmart on Facebook
- Follow EatSmart on Twitter
- Buy the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Scale on Amazon
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