A Great Tool for Healthy Eating

2014-09-13 08.07.28I’m not a big counter of calories, not all calories are created equal. (400 calories of chicken, vegetables and brown rice is not the same as 400 calories of chips or cookies). I am a believer of portion control, however, particularly with packaged foods. It’s hard to maintain a healthy weight when you don’t know what an actual serving size looks like.

One of the best tools is a kitchen scale. A digital scale will give you an accurate look at what a portion size should look like. It’s also handy for baking measurements and when following an unfamiliar recipe.

I was lucky enough to be given the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to review in exchange for my opinion. I really do like it , it is so much more accurate and easier to read than my previous manual scale.

2014-09-13 08.06.14You calibrate it simply by putting on a flat surface and turning it on and then choose your measurement unit by pressing the unit button and selecting ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. I appreciate that the display is large and easy to read. (no more squinting and trying to figure out where the little line is actually pointing)!

 

2014-09-13 08.11.01My favorite feature is the Tare button. You place your plate or bowl on the scale and press the ON/OFF/TARE button and the scale goes back to zero.

 

 

 

2014-09-13 08.12.48Then you can add the next ingredient and get an accurate measurement without doing the math yourself. The Precision Pro is accurate to + – 1 gram. The Precision Pro Scale conveniently comes with batteries and measures up 11 lbs / 5 kg. There are a variety of colors to choose from, it cleans up with a soft, damp cloth and is small enough to sit on your kitchen counter. There is also a booklet that helps you figure out the calorie content of your meal if you choose to do that.

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You can purchase EatSmart’s Precision Pro Kitchen Scale for yourself on Amazon.com.

Do you need more help in figuring out how to maintain a healthy eating plan? Contact me, janinemchale@empoweredplate.com, for a complimentary consultation.