If you haven’t heard of OXO let me introduce you to a company that makes every kitchen tool you will ever need. They make life in the kitchen not only simple but pleasant. Their tools run from things you would use every day like can openers and slotted spoons, to things that you’re happy you have on hand when you need them like a salad spinner or a mandolin.
Recently OXO created the Blogger Outreach Program where they would have bloggers use one of their kitchen items, review it and then have a giveaway. I was so happy to be chosen to participate in this program since it allows me to do my very first ever giveaway!
The product I was sent was the OXO 5 pound food scale. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. A food scale makes it easier for portion control and this food scale has a lot of pluses.
1 Battery operated. This scale runs on battery so you can put it anywhere and not have to worry about being near an outlet. And the battery is included!!
2. Fits in a drawer. Even though this scale can hold up to 5 pounds of food it’s small enough that you can store it in a drawer, freeing up valuable counter space.
3. Simple to use. The scale doesn’t come with a bowl like some other scales which is fine, one less thing to store. But I can put any container I like on it, hit the button, wait for the countdown and that’s it.
4. Pull out display. The display pulls out and away from the scale (it’s attached) so that you can read the numbers easier if there is a glare on them. Haven’t had to use this feature but it’s nice to have.
To demonstrate how to use the scale I decided to make a recipe I think all dieters will appreciate: The Dieters Dagwood. You remember Dagwood from the Sunday comics and the HUGE sandwiches he made. Don’t think just because you’re on a diet you can’t have a substantial sandwich too.
Start with 2 slices of thin bread about 45 calories each.
Top the bread with 2 ounces each (here’s where the scale comes in) of shaved roast beef and ham. Asking your deli person to shave the meat very thin makes it look like you’re getting a lot more meat.
Then top that with 1 ounce (using the scale again) of your favorite cheese, low fat or not. Now it’s time to get crazy with the toppings.
Most of them have no calories or very few. Let’s start with thick sliced tomato, lettuce, onions, dill pickles… the list goes on and on.
You can use mustard or a little low fat mayo (I like a little of the real stuff) maybe a squirt of lemon and salt and pepper. It’s up to you.
Top it off with the second slice of bread and you’ve made (with the help of your OXO 5 pound food scale) a Dieter’s Dagwood. Grab a bottle of your favorite low cal drink and you’re set!
If you'd like to win your very own OXO 5 pound food scale ($29.99 value) here's how:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I want to thank OXO for graciously supplying me with a food scale to review and one for the giveaway. The opinions in this blog post are my own.
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