Monday, April 18, 2011

Scales, Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons

I've always seen weighing and measuring foods as an absolute pain. I really didn't think that it made all that much difference whether or not the portion was weighed or measured. or if I just eyeballed the size.

Clearly from my lack of success my version of a cup and the real version of a cup (especially when talking about ice cream) were seriously different.

I've said before that I was going to measure my food, but within a couple of days that stopped. So what is different this time?

First of all I now have the tools. Before when measuring I ended up still guessing half the time because I couldn't find the right measuring spoon or cup. Now I have my own set of spoons and cups very similar to the ones pictured above.

I also have a very simple small food scale. It cost me $7.00 and I don't know how I would survive without it.

For example tonight I was making pasta sauce. The nutritional information on the ground turkey I was using said per 100grams. How I am supposed to know what a 100g looks like. I grabbed my little food scale and it was no longer an issue. I looked at the nutritional info again and saw that it also said (about 1/2 a cup) I realized that because I steamed my meat and lost all the fat that I actually got more for my 100g than if I had just settled for 1/2 cup.

I am also finding it fun to track my calories burned and see how many calories eaten that I can erase.


  1. :) Great job keeping track of your food intake. Have a wonderful week. I love how colorful those measuring spoons are.

  2. It's crazy how different an estimation of portions can be compared to the actual measurement. My roommates bought me a food scale a year and a half ago and I use it almost every day. It's SO nice for baking too, because you don't have to wash any cups or spoons.