So, I am a Food Channel junkie.
I absolutely love to watch shows on there, mainly because I dream of being able to cook like they do but really have no energy to learn. 😉 By far though, one of my favorite shows is Good Eats with Alton Brown. I absolutely love that he doesn’t believe in one use kitchen gadgets. If it can’t be used for at 2 different things he doesn’t believe it should be in the kitchen because it’s just a waste of space!
Where am I going with this? Well, for a while now I have wanted a kitchen scale. See, I’m trying to lose weight (have joined a gym and everything,) but I realized that really my food intake needed to be reevaluated. When I started working out I cut down on the side dishes I ate with dinner, however, because I still always felt hungry I would double up on the protein portion of the meal. This typically meant eating a whole chicken breast or steak. And when I mean a whole breast/steak I mean just that. The entire thing.
Now, while protein isn’t bad, I wasn’t going to lose weight eating so much of it. I really wanted a kitchen scale but all the ones that seemed affordable only weighed food so I refused to get one. I have such a small kitchen that anything else on the counter just clutters it up.
Thankfully I was sent an Eat Smart Pro Precision Food Scale. What’s great about it is that it’s small and compact so it doesn’t take up that much room and in addition to weighing food it will also weigh ingredients! This totally made me psyched because I had seen Alton use his scale to weigh dry ingredients for baking and it justified the scale!
I’m weighing everything! I started out just using it for my serving portions of chicken and such, but I’ve now moved on to weighing all my food. I’m kind of a geek and find it really interesting how much in ounces I’m eating at each meal. I’ve also noticed then when my protein is limited to an actual portion size I eat more of the veggies that I try to incorporate.
So the scale retails for around $25. It has a maximum weight of 11lbs (yet I haven’t found anything that I have needed to weigh even close to that.) It displays in ounces/lbs/grams/kgs and also will shut off automatically after 3 minutes saving battery life. But probably the best feature in my eyes is the “Tare” button. This allows you to put the use a plate or container on top of the scale then reset the weight to “0” before putting whatever it is you need weighed. Inside the box you will also find a EatSmart Calorie Factors guide which makes portion control and calorie counting easy.
Since this is the only kitchen scale I have tried it’s hard for me to compare to anything else but when you consider how expensive scales are these was is a good deal in my eyes, plus like I mentioned is small and compact so it won’t take up much room. If you’re in the market for a kitchen definitely check out the Eat Smart Precision Pro.
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