It’s embarrassing to admit this, but when I first started this “healthier living” endeavor, I didn’t really have a clear idea of what made up a normal serving of most foods. I couldn’t have told you what a 4-oz. serving of chicken looked like or whether or not I was eating 3 ounces of potato or 10 ounces. (Back then, I can assure you I was probably eating closer to 10. )
With that in mind, one of the first and most valuable tools I bought for myself was a food scale. I don’t use it all the time, but I do weigh new foods/recipes or do a “portion check” now and then. On the rare occasions I do any baking, the food scale is invaluable for measuring, especially dry ingredients.
Recently I was offered an opportunity to evaluate the new-scale-on-the-block from Simple Health Global (not an affiliate link). Even though I already had a food scale, I confess I was attracted by the
strawberries prettiness of this one.
After putting this scale through its paces for a few weeks, I’m happy to report that it’s a winner.
- lightweight but stable
- easy to use
- clear platform, wider (6″) than my previous scale
- measures in pounds, grams, or ounces
- tare function! (scale newbies: this allows you to put an empty dish on the scale and zero out its weight before putting your food in)
- accurate (as compared to my previous scale, but I suppose they could both be equally incorrect)
- the indicator for ounces, pounds or grams is so teensy, tiny I had to get a magnifying glass to see them
- the marketing photo is somewhat misleading as the scale does NOT come with fresh strawberries
Live Action Shot
Oh, how my portion estimating skillz have improved! I grabbed what I thought was a half-serving of cashews and came pretty darned close. I had to eat one cashew to get it down to the intended 15 grams.
If you are in the market for a food scale, the Simple Global Health Food Scale is definitely one to consider. If you’re in the market for one NOW, click the image with the strawberries (or HERE) and enter TIPPYTOE for a 20% discount. (This is not an affiliate link.)
Question: If you could design the perfect food scale, what features would it it include?
Disclosure: I received a scale at no charge for evaluation, but I did not receive any compensation for my opinions. For the record, I also did not receive any strawberries.