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# Thread: What does a tablespoon of peanut butter look like?

1. ## What does a tablespoon of peanut butter look like?

Like is it supposed to be a tablespoon flattened/leveled down completely, should i really use a teaspoon heaping for a more accurate and enjoyable snack - straight off the spoon that is? pics??

2. Does it really matter? Just get a spoon, load with peanut butter and eat it.

3. a teaspoon is a teaspoon. Measure a teaspoon and it will be a teaspoon. I don't know that the confusion is about?

4. I just estimate. I know about how much a tablespoon is (look at the tablespoon thing) then dip an actual spoon in there and eat it. It's too damn hard to try and measure peanut butter.

5. weigh ur preferred teaspoon,

then use it and take how much pb u want

weigh again...

go check the kcals

just try to remember/visualise how it looks like on ur teaspoon

i do this with my rice so i just count how many spoons i took and i know the kcals

6. haha. yes. you have to level it off, or the tablespoon would have a cover and you would just fill the food inside the hole... lol.

7. Finger

Jar

Eat

Repeat

8. I've got a digital kitchen scale and did a test.

What I've noticed is that a heaping tablespoon actually is double the serving size of 1 tsbp indicated on my NPB (Adam's Crunchy).

So what I do for 1 tbsp now is... I'll take a tbsp and only dip half of it in the jar and take a heaping out. That comes to about 1 tbsp most of the time.

9. Originally Posted by musclechow
I've got a digital kitchen scale and did a test.

What I've noticed is that a heaping tablespoon actually is double the serving size of 1 tsbp indicated on my NPB (Adam's Crunchy).

So what I do for 1 tbsp now is... I'll take a tbsp and only dip half of it in the jar and take a heaping out. That comes to about 1 tbsp most of the time.
Are you using an actual spoon, or a proper measuring tablespoon? If the latter, then why would you heap it?

If the former, then I think you just confuse yourself and everyone else by calling some arbitary spoon a tablespoon. It's just a spoon and has a certain size that is likely different from the spoons everyone else eats with.

Of course weighing it is probably the most accurate method of all - that doesn't even rely on the accuract of the 'real' measuring tablespoon. I would also do what you do - weight it a few times, then just guesstimate.

10. Well, since you've got a teaspoon just measure out three level teaspoons to get one tablespoon; if you want to be that precise. Then you should have a good idea what a tablespoon looks like.

And yes, if a measurement doesn't specify either rounded or heaping, it is to be leveled off typically.

11. This is a joke right? At your height and weight, you should pretty much be eating a few jars of it a day, not worrying about what a tablespoon looks like.

So I don't sound like a complete ass from the above statement, if you are REALLY that worried about it, get a "real" tablespoon, one used for cooking, or, as someone else suggested, just weigh it. Most people probably eat far more than a tablespoon when they scoop it onto one. My average "scoop" with a dinner tablespoon, is probably more like 3 or 4 actual tablespoons. If you used a measuring type tablespoon, you basically keep whatever is in it level with the top. Most would be surprised how little that actually is.

12. look like half of 32grams...
But its a bit more than you might think, get the natty stuff and get a food scale you can use it to measure everything.
I have 2tbsp with most meals i eat, and its a mouth full.

13. 2 tablespoons is roughly the size of a golfball.

so make a peanut butter half golfball and bam.

14. My personal opinion is that most of us should not be bothered about how big a spoon is. It is just a spoonful! Are we going to calculate calories in decimal points because we are running for competitive Mr. Universe? Cheers!

15. It's about a 31st of a medium sized jar. So just eat that. Then finish off the jar. Then get another.

16. Originally Posted by zhixiong
My personal opinion is that most of us should not be bothered about how big a spoon is. It is just a spoonful! Are we going to calculate calories in decimal points because we are running for competitive Mr. Universe? Cheers!
Because with something like PB it is very easy to overdo it. Once is no big deal, but if you really have no idea you could easily add over 100kcal at a time. On a 200kcal/day diet that can add up.

That's why I suggest weighing/measuring initially, then you can more easily guestimate if you prefer. Personally I guestimate a lot of my food, but measure out stuff like PB, otherwise my portions just steadily increase over time.

17. One serving of PB is usually 2 Tablespoons. Especially with PB being so nutrient dense, it's easy going over one serving by 200 calories or more by not getting the proper measurement. In terms of kitchen measurements, these are flat measurements with nothing above the rim of the spoon. So if you were to get a butter knife just slice off the top and you'll see how little a tablespoon actually is. If you're looking for accuracy, you should go by weight since volume measurements may vary. My Skippy natural peanut butter label reads 2 tbsp or 32 grams if that helps. 1 oz = 28.35 grams.

18. Originally Posted by OldHabitsDieEZ
Like is it supposed to be a tablespoon flattened/leveled down completely, should i really use a teaspoon heaping for a more accurate and enjoyable snack - straight off the spoon that is? pics??
u can buy tablespoon measuring spoons and just use them to eat it with thats what i was doing for a little bit, i would always eat an extra 1 or 2 tho

19. it looks like a tablespoon.. filled with peanut butter

20. I cant keep away from the peanut butter.. its worse than crack for me. I always grab a spoonful in the morning while making my dinner(I work the graveyard shift) but it doesnt stop at one it hits about 3-4.

21. Its flattened down by the way. So take a knife put it on the tip and cut off anything above the actual hump of the teaspoon. But seriously at your weight F**k measuring

22. I just take a teaspoon and scoop it, prob around 2 teaspoons

yummmmmmmm (cutting sucks, or Id have 3 Tablespoons)

23. It looks like deliciousness on a spoon

24. If you're so concerned get a scale and weigh your food.

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