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9 Things Not to Do When Starting a New Diet

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Embarking on a new weight-loss plan can be daunting. There are so many different ideas, theories and diet plans, that it can feel impossible to figure out what works best for you. As if that weren’t enough, some TV shows feature extreme weight losses that are nearly impossible for anyone to achieve in real life. By comparison, you may feel disappointed in slower progress with your own weight loss.

Despite all the challenges a new weight-loss plan presents, you can set yourself up for success by having realistic goals and avoiding these very common diet mistakes.

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Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see big weight loss results each week. According to the CDC, evidence show that it’s safest to lose between 1 to 2 pounds per week. Healthy weight loss is part of an ongoing lifestyle, and it can take time to see results from new diet and exercise habits.

Do not cut out major food groups
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We know there are a lot of gluten-free and dairy-free products out there, but if you don’t suffer from food allergies or sensitivities, you may be missing out on essential nutrients. Cutting out entire food groups can also lead to strong food cravings and binge eating, which would defeat the purpose of eliminating these foods.

Do not skimp on meals snacks

Skipping meals or eating tiny portions may seem like a great way to lose weight, but it can end up leaving you hungry. Feeling hungry can lead to poor food choices or eating too much at your next meal. Instead, opt for 3 balanced meals and 2 or 3 small healthy snacks per day. A good way to understand portion sizes is to measure foods with a kitchen scale, such as our Precision Digital Kitchen Scale. The recessed platform makes it ideal for containing foods when weighing them.

Do not make too many changes at onceegg

It’s tempting to change your diet completely and start a new exercise regimen at the same time. However, making many big changes will feel overwhelming and those new healthy habits will go by the wayside.  Instead, make small changes once a week, such as bringing a healthy lunch to work each day. Once you’ve mastered one new habit, add a new challenge, such as increasing the intensity, or duration, of exercise.

Do not rely on willpower alone
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Willpower is important, but it’s not always reliable when tempting foods are available. It’s especially difficult if you’re hungry or tired. Instead, set yourself up for success by removing the temptation. If you know you can’t resist cookies or chips don’t keep them in the house. If you really want a treat, you’ll have to leave the house to indulge yourself.

Do not cut back on sleep
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Establishing new healthy habits can take extra time out of your day. Don’t cut out sleep so you can exercise or cook healthy meals. A good night’s sleep lets your muscles repair from exercise and helps balance the hormones that regulate hunger. Sleep deprivation can cause you to crave sugary and fatty foods and leave you less inclined to work out.

Do not think that it’s “all or nothing”
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Don’t think that you must do everything perfectly every day or else your diet is ruined. Truthfully, no one is perfect and slip ups do occur. One mistake is not going to wreck your efforts. Learn from what you did, think about how to prevent it in the future, and move on. Your next snack or meal is another chance for success.

Do not perform exercises that you hate
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Don’t choose activities based on how many calories they burn – focus on exercises that you enjoy. When you don’t enjoy your workout, you’ll make excuses to avoid doing it. You’ll stay more consistent if you look forward to your exercise. Not a fan of spin class? Don’t force it. Instead, take a dance class or hit the elliptical machine. With so many varieties of workouts available, find something you enjoy.

Do not forget to yourself accountable
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When you hold yourself accountable, you are more likely to achieve your goals. To help stay on track, you can join a weight loss group, find a diet buddy, or use a diet and fitness app. Regular weigh-ins are another way to hold yourself accountable. Our Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale has a roomy platform that allows you to stand comfortably while weighing yourself. The large display has a cool blue backlight that is easy to read.
body fatIf you prefer a scale that provides more data, we recommend our Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale. The Body Fat Scale measures weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using electrode technology and it beeps when your weight is locked in so you can step off the scale to read it more easily.

For EatSmart approved recipe inspiration, visit the following:

Quick and Easy One-Pot Recipes
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe Round-Up
15 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes
Awesome, Healthy Apple Recipes
Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Easy, No Cooking Required Summer Recipes

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Introducing the EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale

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We are excited to introduce the brand new EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale. The thin profile and black, lightweight design fits perfectly in any kitchen. It has a small footprint, measuring 9.1″x 6.4″ and the scale itself weighs in at only 11.2 ounces.

With the touch of a button, you’ll get accurate measurements (grams, ounces or pounds) within seconds. The recessed platform allows you to effortlessly weigh items on the scale itself and the plastic design is easy to clean. You can also utilize its tare (zero) function, which eliminates the weight of a plate or bowl. The LCD screen provides easy viewing angles on any countertop. The scale weighs up to 11 pounds in increments of 0.1 ounce / 1 gram, perfect for calorie or carbohydrate counting.

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What’s in the box:

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Inside the box, you will find the kitchen scale, an instruction manual and customer satisfaction guarantee.


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The platform sits approximately 0.8″ off of the ground. For context of the scale’s size, here it is next to a nickel.


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The scale’s LCD display is 2.5”x .875″. For context of the display, here’s the LCD screen next to a nickel. The Precision Digital gives instant readings and will automatically turn off.


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The Precision Digital runs on 1 Lithium Metal battery, which is included with your purchase. You will need to use a Philips head screwdriver to open the battery compartment and remove the safety strip.


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You can easily switch between grams, ounces and pounds by pushing the button on the left side of the screen.


Tare Feature:

The tare feature resets the scale to zero and will automatically subtract the weight of a bowl from your measurement. This allows the user to view the exact weight of their portion without worrying about the math. Click here to learn more about the tare feature.

 


Recessed platform:

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In this example, you can use the scale to measure one serving size of almonds. In the nutrition facts on the container, simply locate how much is in one serving size (28 grams) and add 28 grams of nuts. It’s that simple!


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As with all EatSmart scales, the Precision Digital includes our 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.

Click here to purchase the scale for only $9.99.

Do you have any questions about our new Precision Digital Kitchen Scale? Please tweet them to us @eatsmartscales. We’re here to help!

Sneaky Ways to Cut Calorie Consumption and Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

how_to_cut_calories_pinterestWhether you are looking to lose weight or want to commit to a healthier diet, increasing your fruits and vegetable consumption provides numerous benefits. According to the CDC, “Eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to diets, reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, and helps manage body weight when consumed in place of more energy-dense foods.” Unfortunately, only 25% of Americans consume the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and many people eat way more calories than recommended.

If eating less and cutting calories from your diet seems impossible, we have some tips to help you eat healthier without feeling deprived or hungry. You won’t even realize you’ve reduced calorie intake, and your new diet can help you lose one pound a week! Fruits and vegetables have fewer calories and more nutrients than typical snacks of chips, cookies and crackers, making them a great “go-to” snack option. Always remember, if there is no color on your plate, rethink your snack or meal choice and swap something out for a colorful burst of fruits and/or veggies.

A new and improved diet will have you eating healthier and feeling more satiated. What have you got to lose – except some excess weight?

Start the day with fruit or vegetables at breakfast

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Adding berries, prunes, or an apple to your morning oatmeal gives you extra fiber as well as anti-oxidants. Eating eggs? Add some veggies to your omelet. The fiber helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the morning and prevents hunger pangs mid-morning.

Add veggies to your smoothie

smoothieSmoothies are a great way to enjoy fruit on the run, but you can also add veggies for a nutritional boost. The sweetness of the fruit will mask veggie flavors, so feel free to toss in a large handful of spinach. Add in half of an avocado to make it creamier and add a little healthy fat.

Include healthy fats in your meal

avocadoHealthy fats fill you up and keep you satiated for longer than low-fat foods. Low-fat foods are not as satisfying and usually have more sugar than their traditional counterparts. Add some avocado in your salad and eat the whole egg, rather than just the white. A few nuts on top of your granola works too.

Always choose healthy snacks

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A healthy snack in the afternoon can satisfy your hunger until it’s time for dinner. There are lots of delicious fruit/veggie snacks, and here are some of our favorites:

  • An apple, some walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Celery and carrot sticks with hummus
  • Turkey slices with slivers of avocado
  • Yogurt and berries
  • A hardboiled egg and half an avocado
  • Cucumber and tomato salad drizzled with red wine vinegar and olive oil

Have a salad with your lunch or dinner

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Adding a side salad to your lunch and dinner increases your vegetable and fiber content. You’ll feel full without adding a lot of extra calories. Keep toppings such as croutons, nuts, and cheese to a minimum to keep calorie content under control. Top with a vinaigrette or low-calorie dressing and enjoy.

Pre-portion your snacks

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Snack foods are easy to overeat. Keep yours to the suggested serving size by measuring them by weight on your Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. Save time and money by portioning your favorite eats in grab-and-go containers or plastic baggies. For example, if one serving size of cashews is 150 grams, use your kitchen scale to weigh the nuts and only consume this measured portion. Whenever possible, avoid eating straight from the bag or jar.

Avoid mindless eating

tvMindless eating and snacking tends to happen when food is in front of you and you are “focused” on something else such as your phone, TV, or computer screen. Avoid eating in front of such distractions and take time to enjoy your food. When you are aware of what you’re eating, you tend to eat less of it.

Include a source of protein in every meal

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Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates and fat, and it causes your metabolism to rise.  When you eat protein, you get full faster and stay full longer. Pair an egg or nuts with morning oatmeal, add lean chicken breast to your lunch salad, and have a piece of string cheese with your afternoon apple.

Swap out traditional carbs for veggie substitutes

zucchiniSwitching some of your carbs for vegetables can help you cut calories while keeping you full. Swap out all or some of your pasta for zucchini noodles. “Zoodles” will give you the feeling of eating pasta with less calories and carbs. Cauliflower can be cut into small pieces or riced to give you the texture of rice. When cauliflower is steamed and mashed, it can also be a substitute for mashed potatoes.

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Try one new vegetable a month or experiment with a new way of cooking vegetables. Roasting is an excellent way to bring out the natural sweetness in vegetables. You may like broccoli or Brussels sprouts after all.


Pro Tip: Exercise in the morning.
Exercising in the morning encourages more movement throughout the day. Exercise helps suppress appetite for a short period. Even little bursts of extra activity during the day can help cut your overall appetite.


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Incorporating these tips to your everyday routine can help you drop weight without dramatic effort on your part. Regular weigh-ins can help you keep track of your success. Our newest scale, the Precision Choice Digital Bathroom Scale, is a simple scale without bells or whistles, that lets your measure your weight accurately and quickly. If you want more data, such as body fat percentages, muscles mass, body water, BMI, and other matrixes, we suggest our Precision Body Fat Bathroom Scale.body fat

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe uses only honey as a natural sweetner. With a cake-like consistency, these cookies are the perfect combination of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate. Remember, accurate measuring of ingredients by volume, leads to superior tasting cookies! Our Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale will help with all of your baking needs.

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Ingredients:

  • 144 grams (1.5 cups) Rolled Oats
  • 93 grams (3/4 cup) Whole Wheat Flour (or flour of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/3 tablespoon of Salt
  • 128 grams (1/2 cup) Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Honey (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 heaping tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
  • 174 grams (1 cup) Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together, followed by wet ingredients. Lastly, add the chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes.
Makes about 24 cookies.

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Do-It-Yourself Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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This Valentine’s Day, skip giving loved ones another tired box of heart shaped chocolates and surprise them with a homemade treat! Your Valentine will be impressed with these delicious, thoughtful gifts and touched that you took the time to make something just for them. Need some inspiration on what to make? Here’s a list of our favorite edible Valentine’s Day gifts.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Marshmallows

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Get the recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots.


Mango Passion Jam

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Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice

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Pomegranate and Coconut Chocolate Bark

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Get the recipe from Dessert for Two.


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 Get the recipe from The Big Man’s World.


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Get the recipe from 5 Minutes from Mom.


Fruit Bouquets

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Get the recipe from Salmon at Seven.


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Get the recipe from Chocolate & Carrots.


Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce

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Get the recipe from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.


Strawberry Applesauce

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Get the recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling.


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Get the recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil.


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Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.


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Get the recipe from Merriment Design.


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Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life.


Do you have a favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea you would like to share? Share it with us on Instagram by tagging us, @EatSmartProducts. Use the hashtag #getleanin2016 to enter our weekly Instagram giveaway!

9 “Must-Haves” for a Healthier New Year

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Did you make a resolution to start the New Year on a healthier note? It’s an annual tradition for many, yet surveys show that only 55% of people stick with their resolutions through January!

Change is never easy, so we’ve compiled a list of “must-haves” to help make your resolution stick.

EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale

The EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale will keep you motivated throughout the New Year. It displays the users’ current weight, weight change from the previous weigh in and total change from starting weight. The unique touch screen interface and automatic user recognition make it very user friendly. $44.95

Chef’n SaladShears Salad Chopper

Prepare a nutritious, delicious chopped salad in minutes with Chef’n SaladShears Salad Chopper. The chopper’s scissor-like design cuts and shears lettuce into perfect bite-sized pieces, while the nylon blades prevent wilting. $29.99

Meal Kit Home Delivery

Companies like Blue Apron, Plated and HelloFresh will send you all the ingredients you need for a fresh, home-cooked meal. Their services are ideal for anyone who would like to cook more at home, but is short on time or wants to learn new recipes. Ingredients are pre-measured there’s less food waste. Prices vary.

EatSmart Precision Body Check Bathroom Scale

The EatSmart Precision Body Check Bathroom Scale does so much more than a standard bathroom scale. In addition to calculating weight, it estimates six other important health metrics: BMI (Body Mass Index), body fat, muscle mass, total body water, bone mass, and daily caloric intake. You’ll get a more complete picture of your health and fitness progress with the Body Check. $39.95

Rabbit Citrus Juicer

Start your day with fresh squeezed juice from the Rabbit Citrus Juicer. This manual juicer is easy to operate and won’t impart bitter oils from the fruit peels the way an electric juicer can. $50

EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale – Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

If eating healthier is your priority, our EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale can help. It analyzes the nutritional content of any food, by portion size. The database stores nutritional values for approximately 1,000 foods and can calculate the nutritional content for any food with a USDA nutrition label. $69.95

Chef’n SpinCycle Salad Spinner

Eating healthy is so much easier when foods are clean and ready to eat. The Chef’n SpinCycle Salad Spinner quickly cleans a head of lettuce and then conveniently stores it. The spinner is perfect for a grab-and-go lunch or side dish. $29.99

Healthy Snack Box Subscription

With a monthly subscription, companies such as Bestowed, NatureBox and Love With Food will send a box of healthy snacks directly to your home. Having healthy snacks on hand prevents you from diving into that bag of chips. Prices start at $10/month.

Houdini Wine Preserver

A glass of red wine can be part of a healthy diet. Enjoy a sensible glass with dinner, and then preserve the rest of the bottle with the Houdini Wine Preserver. It removes air from the bottle to keep your wine tasting fresh and delicious. $12

Which product will help you reach your goals in the New Year? Share with us @EatSmartScales.

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your Shopping List

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Are you wondering what to buy for everyone on your holiday gift list? If you’re looking for some unique gift ideas, look no further! We’ve put together some of our favorite products that are sure to please everyone you shop for. Help your family to eat smarter, get fit, travel easier and be more creative in the kitchen.

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For the Tech Loving Athlete

Our Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale is perfect for the athlete who likes the latest gadgets and measuring performance. This Smart Scale measures weight along with body fat, body water and muscle mass. It also has a goal weight setting and tracking feature. Bluetooth connectivity enables the user to view all of these stats right on their smartphone or tablet. Plus, it pairs with popular fitness apps including MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness and RunKeeper. $49.95 | Amazon.com

For the Baker

Our Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is a dream for anyone who likes to bake and try new recipes. It can weigh in ounces, pounds, kilograms or grams, making it easy to decipher international recipes. Food items can be weighed directly on the scale platform by utilizing the scale’s tare (zero) function, which eliminates the weight of a plate or bowl. The scale has a large platform to hold the largest of mixing bowls and can hold weight up to 15lbs! $36.95 | Amazon.com

For the Traveler

The TravelWise Packing Cube System 5 Piece Set is a travel essential that allows clothes to stay neatly folded in their own individual compartments or “small drawers”.  The cubes are fantastic for staying organized and help you avoid over packing. The mesh exterior allows travelers and TSA agents to easily view what is in the cube and it maximizes space luggage! $29.95 | Amazon.com

For the Health Conscious Friend

Need a gift for someone who is committed to a healthy lifestyle? Our Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale calculates BMI (Body Mass Index) and estimates the appropriate number calories a person can consume in a given day to maintain their current weight. Additional features include auto-recognition software, storing data for up to 4 users and EatSmart “Step-On” Technology. The CalPal provides motivation and accountability. $35 | Amazon.com

For the Tech Loving Foodie

The Taylor SmarTemp Thermometer is a kitchen techie’s dream come true. Whether you’re making candy or roasting meat in the oven, this thermometer enables the best in precision cooking. The SmarTemp app connects the Smart Thermometer to a mobile device via Bluetooth, making monitoring food cooking times easy and watching temperature progress convenient. The SmarTemp app programs, records and stores cooking events, creating handy records to refer back to. $49.95 | Taylorscales.com

For the Craft Beer Connoisseur

Say goodbye to watered down drinks! The Rabbit Freezable Beer Glasses keep the ice outside of beverages, not in them. The Beer Glass cools down the connoisseur’s drink to just above freezing and will keep it cool for up to two hours. The exterior silicone sleeve protects hands from the chill. $35 | Rabbitwine.com

For the Entertainer

Our Elite Thermocouple Digital Food Thermometer is a perfect stocking stuffer for someone who loves to entertain and cook for a crowd. This thermometer lets the entertainer know when the meat is perfectly done, whether in the oven or out on the grill. Eliminate the guesswork of wondering if the roast is thoroughly cooked! Simply fold the probe down and insert into the thickest part of the meat and in 3 seconds have an accurate internal temperature reading! $39.95 | Amazon.com

For the Business Traveler

Our Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale makes a fun and useful stocking stuffer for the business traveler. This compact luggage scale easily attaches to the handle of any suitcase. Simply lift the bag and the scale beeps when it registers the weight of the bag. The easy to read LCD screen displays the weight so the traveler never has to pay overweight luggage fees again. $29.95 | Amazon.com

For the Foodie

Chef’n PepperBall gives the foodie innovative flavor control. The revolutionary design has a dual handle that  grinds pepper with just one hand. The PepperBall comes ready to use; filled with fresh peppercorns. It’s a tasty and functional stocking stuffer! $15.10 | Amazon.com

For the DIY Cook

For the cook who loves to make homemade salad dressings, the Chef’n Emulstir is a must-have! Easily create healthy alternatives to store bought dressings right in your kitchen. This emulsifier and salad dressing mixer creates dressing in no time. To use, simply fill with your favorite ingredients, squeeze the handle to activate the mixing lever and emulsify. $19.93 | Amazon.com

Which of these products are on your wish list?

What is the Tare Feature on my Digital Kitchen Scale?

ESP_tare_feature_pinterestPicture this – you’re getting ready to weigh your dinner on your EatSmart Kitchen Scale when you realize the plate will add additional weight to your measurement. Don’t worry, there’s no need to weigh your empty plate, then your full plate and do the math. Simply press the tare button with your empty plate on the scale. The tare feature resets the scale to zero and will automatically subtract the weight of a bowl or plate from your measurement. This allows the user to view the exact weight of their portion without worrying about the math.

The same tare feature comes in handy when measuring ingredients while baking or cooking. It’s important for measurements to be precise, especially when baking, or your recipe may not turn out as intended. Simply zero out the weight after measuring each ingredient and you will have an accurate weight for subsequent ingredients. If you weigh everything in a mixing bowl on the scale, you won’t need a measuring cup, which means less dirty dishes! This is especially helpful with sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey. Plus, you won’t need a variety of measuring cups and spoons when you’re actually weighing out your ingredients.

A shortcut for the tare feature is to place your bowl or plate on the scale before turning it on. The display will read 0 without having to actually press the tare button. Keep in mind that the overall weight capacity of your scale remains the same, so it’s possible to hit the maximum weight before it appears on the display. For larger recipes, we recommend the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, which can measure up to 15 lbs. Our EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale and our EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale both weigh up to 11 lbs.

The tare feature is a handy function for the health conscious, bakers and cooks. Taring will help you accurately measure portion sizes and ingredients, without all the math!

Do you have a question about the tare feature? Tweet to us @eatsmartscales.

7 Reasons You Need a Digital Kitchen Scale

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Do you own a kitchen scale? Digital scales are amazingly accurate, easy to use and can be used in a variety of ways. Baked goods definitely turn out better with accurate measurements. It’s also a dieter’s secret weapon; does anyone really know what 2 ounces of uncooked pasta looks like? Not sure if your envelope requires extra postage? Pop it on the scale!

Here are 7 reasons why a kitchen scale is an important tool:

  1. Small design – The compact size of the newer kitchen scale models make them convenient to leave right on your kitchen counter. The ease of access will have you reaching for it again and again.
  2. Consistently accurate – What exactly do 3 large bananas measure to when baking? The volume of a cup of flour can vary by up to 2 ounces brand by brand. Since baking is a precise science, having measurements vary can throw off your recipe. Measuring by volume ensures that your recipes come out perfect each time.
  3. Easy to use – Most kitchen scales are digital and could not be easier to use. Choose your measurement preference (ounces/grams/lbs/kilograms) and put the bowl on the scale. Hit the “tare” button to remove the weight of the bowl and you’re ready to start measuring. A large digital readout makes seeing the weight a snap.
  4. Dirty less dishes – When weighing everything in the bowl on the scale, you don’t need a measuring cup. The tare button lets you zero back with every new ingredient so you can measure everything in one bowl. This is especially helpful with sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey. Plus, you do not need a variety of measuring cups and spoons when you’re actually weighing out your ingredients!
  5. Do conversions – Converting grams to pounds? You can save time figuring conversions out since most digital scales can be easily switch measurement modes from metric to imperial.
  6. Aid in weight management – It’s very hard to eyeball an accurate portion size. A kitchen scale will let you know precisely how much that piece of steak weights or how much pasta you’re putting on your plate. This eliminates any unwanted excess calories from your plate and keeps you on track with your eating plan.
  7. Ease of cleaning – The new models are generally seamless. They do not have nooks or crannies to catch food particles or spills, allowing for easy cleaning with a quick wipe down.

reasons-to-use-a-kitchen-scaleEatSmart Products happens to have two excellent digital kitchen scales many positive Amazon reviews. Both the EatSmart Precision Pro and the EatSmart Precision Elite have a large backlit digital read out and are accurate within .05 oz / 1g – making them efficient and easy to use!

Back to School Giveaway

Back to school and work after enjoying wonderful summer vacations. Back to watching what and how much we eat after indulging at delicious summer barbecues.

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To help us ease back into our fall routines, EatSmart is hosting a Back to School Giveaway of Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scales–5 winners in all. The Precision Pro has long been a top selling kitchen scale–Perfect for everyday tasks such as weighing food or ingredients, to achieving goals such as portion control and calorie counting.

For those not lucky enough to win, the Precision Pro will be available at a reduced price of $19.95, through the end of August 2014.

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The giveaway is sponsored by EatSmart –Complete the form below to enter.

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Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 28th, 12 noon EST. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email. They will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. (Sorry, but it’s limited to US residents only!)

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