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# Thread: What does 1 tablespoon of peanut butter look like?

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

I have a huge problem with measuring stuff.

Anyone got a pic of what one tablespoon of peanut butter and what ONE CUP of cooked rice would look like?

2. get a set at the dollar store or walmart for cheap. Then you'll know exactly how much stuff you are eating.

3. You should invest in some measuring cups but if you have a tablespoon, put some PB on it and level it out. That's about 1 tbsp. A heaped tablespoon is much more than just 1 portion.

4. Good idea. I gotta stop being stupid.

Going to get right on that.

5. Originally Posted by Dracoy
Good idea. I gotta stop being stupid.

Going to get right on that.
Two tbsps of pb are the size of a golf ball so one tbsp would be half the size of a golf ball.

6. I think the easiest way to measure what I am going to eat is just to use a digital scale. The less dirty dishes the better.

7. Originally Posted by Lucide
I think the easiest way to measure what I am going to eat is just to use a digital scale. The less dirty dishes the better.

But I agree though, digital scales are much more precise

8. Yeah, can anyone link to a good digital scale they have used? Reps.

9. Originally Posted by mike0093
Yeah, can anyone link to a good digital scale they have used? Reps.
I would like to know also. reps

10. Originally Posted by Lucide
I think the easiest way to measure what I am going to eat is just to use a digital scale. The less dirty dishes the better.
I agree. 1 tbsp of peanut butter is SO small. Actually 1 generous tsp is about a tbsp.

I've had a couple digital scales, just get one that has both grams and ounces min. Some have a separate zeroing button from the off button too (mine does). Should be no more than 20-30 USD.

11. Much much less than you think

12. technically speaking I believe 3 tsps is a tablespoon. so if you took 3 level spoonfuls of a regular spoon, that should be about right. getting measuring cups is your best bet though, they're pretty cheap and will come in handy very often

13. half a golf ball

14. Look in head shops for digital scales.

My local ones have em for weighin the ganja.

15. Most digital scales are within 2 grams. I bought one in Aus recently for \$40 AUS, so about 35US.

Just go to walmart.

IMO, it is an essential device whilst cutting if one wants to consume almonds, PB, flaxmeal, etc, otherwise your guesses could be very wrong.

I even use it for chicken/kangaroo/sweet potato/oats now, although I don't worry for non-starchy veggies (does anyone here weigh brocolli - would be impressive dedication!!).

And yes, a 25 gram serve of PB is not very much. Kinda disappointing really.

16. one tablespoon of peanutbutter is an IMPOSSIBLY small amount of PB to eat ... I've been down that route before. there's just no ****ing way to eat less than 2 tbsps of peanutbutter man, sorry

17. Originally Posted by thepointman

But I agree though, digital scales are much more precise
lol, I usually don't have to. If I'm weighting out something like 48 grams of peanut butter I'll measure the weight of a metal spoon and then use that spoon to dig out peanut butter until I get the correct weight. That way only 1 thing needs washing.

I got my digital scale at Walmart for about \$30 USD. It was definitely worth it.

18. Originally Posted by mike0093
Yeah, can anyone link to a good digital scale they have used? Reps.
I got mine at target. It weighs grams and ounces and has a tare button (zeros it out). It's not on the page of this link but here are a few.

http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-...bx_1_1&x=0&y=0

also go to amazon and search for food scale. Happy shopping- if you spend more than \$25 you should get free shipping.

19. I just picked this one up and it has worked well so far. It has a lot of good reviews on Amazon too:

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-D...9374701&sr=8-1

20. btw, speaking of scales, has anyone bought this ? thoughts?

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...e&cm%5Fsrc=SCH

21. Originally Posted by consciouschef
half a golf ball
I'd go with half ping-pong ball

Originally Posted by bobobobobobobo
I just picked this one up and it has worked well so far. It has a lot of good reviews on Amazon too:

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-D...9374701&sr=8-1

I bought my Escali Primo last week from eBay (\$25 shipped). Very useful and worth the investment imo.

22. Originally Posted by thepointman
You should invest in some measuring cups but if you have a tablespoon, put some PB on it and level it out. That's about 1 tbsp. A heaped tablespoon is much more than just 1 portion.
I cheat with this. I always have the tbsp overflowing and only count it as 1 tsbp! Maybe that's why cutting is going slow!

23. Originally Posted by stewaat
I cheat with this. I always have the tbsp overflowing and only count it as 1 tsbp! Maybe that's why cutting is going slow!
I bought 1/2 and 2/3 tbsp spoons and use them instead when I'm not counting calories because I tend to do the same thing.

When I'm counting, I'm much more controlled.

24. lol

You guys actually weigh your pb? Why not just use a regular measuring spoon that is accurate?

I just never thought anyone did this.

25. Originally Posted by Mike83
lol

You guys actually weigh your pb? Why not just use a regular measuring spoon that is accurate?

I just never thought anyone did this.
its faster than a measuring spoon as you don't have to level it. Well, I guess if you keep it in the fridge and it is firm, I mean.

26. Originally Posted by stewaat
I cheat with this. I always have the tbsp overflowing and only count it as 1 tsbp! Maybe that's why cutting is going slow!
That's likely 2 tbsp.

If you take 1 tsp like the kind you use to stir coffee, and heap it a bit, it will be about a tbsp.

27. Originally Posted by terracotta
its faster than a measuring spoon as you don't have to level it. Well, I guess if you keep it in the fridge and it is firm, I mean.
So strict!

I just put spoon inside and grab pb and push against the glass wall of jar to level it. Works good or use finger and lick it.

28. This is what two tablespoons of peanut butter looks like:

http://www.epicurean.com/articles/im...butter-jar.gif

29. Originally Posted by bobobobobobobo
I just picked this one up and it has worked well so far. It has a lot of good reviews on Amazon too:

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-D...9374701&sr=8-1

Think these scales might be broke! Strawberries definitely weigh more than 0 grams lol

30. ## I HAVE to do this!!!

Originally Posted by Sim882
Most digital scales are within 2 grams. I bought one in Aus recently for \$40 AUS, so about 35US.

Just go to walmart.

IMO, it is an essential device whilst cutting if one wants to consume almonds, PB, flaxmeal, etc, otherwise your guesses could be very wrong.

I even use it for chicken/kangaroo/sweet potato/oats now, although I don't worry for non-starchy veggies (does anyone here weigh brocolli - would be impressive dedication!!).

And yes, a 25 gram serve of PB is not very much. Kinda disappointing really.
How do you keep the 'roo from bouncing around & distorting the read?

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