Thursday, July 11, 2013
I finally broke down and bought a food scale. I found a nice, but cheap one at Amazon.
By buying the food scale I found that I was pretty much spot on in my eyeballing of serving sizes. I do a lot of cooking so I know what a tablespoon and a teaspoon look like.
What surprised me. Before I had the food scale, I would go buy the label. So if the label said three ounces approximately twelve pieces is a serving. I would dole out twelve pieces. So yesterday I had my Eggplant Fries, Yummy BTW, and I doled out twelve pieces onto my food scale. That actually ended up being 4.5 ounces. And if you have 1.5 ounces here and 1.5 ounces there. That adds up.
**Edited-I found out that what I thought was a serving of Hummus was actually two servings.
I am not going to become overly critical. I am not going to go crazy if it is .17 ounces and I am only suppose to have .16.
I am now a fan of measuring my food. As long as I don't become to restrictive about it I think I will be fine.