When you are really trying to monitor your calorie intake, I HIGHLY recommend that you measure everything. You may be taking in more calories than you think, especially when measuring fat/oils. When cooking with oil you should think in terms of teaspoons and not tablespoons. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter alone has about 90 calories…remember how thick you would put on peanut butter when making a PB &J sandwich lol.
I have really fallen in love with these all in one measuring spoons. They save room in my kitchen drawer, I can easily put one in my cooler bag or purse when traveling, and they help make food prep a breeze. I use the one by pampered chef but I put examples of some others below. They are all under $10.
- It measures in increments of a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon by sliding the cover back and forth.
- Constructed of brushed stainless steel, it has santoprene inserts for a nonslip grip. bebathandbeyond.com
Their streamlined modern design is perfectly sized for spice containers. Adjustable sliders create a seal for dry and liquid ingredients, and are removable for easy cleaning. Grooved thumbprints help you move the sliders back and forth for accurate measuring. Set of two: 1/8 tsp.-1 tsp., 1 tsp.-1 tbsp.