Digital Kitchen Scale & Nutritionist Consultation Giveaway

Here’s your chance to win a digital kitchen scale

In many other countries ingredients used in cooking and baking are weighed because 50 grams of all-purpose flour is always 50 grams of flour.

However, depending on how you measure it in a measuring cup, what you think is 1/2 cup flour one is actually 1/2 cup minus a tablespoon on the day you’re in a hurry and 1/2 cup plus one tablespoon on the day you didn’t level off your measuring cup with a knife blade. These subtleties can adversely effect baking results.

You wouldn’t want to incorrectly measure the flour on a batch of cookies and mess those up. The horrors.


There’s also the issue of portion sizes and weighing food and many people find scales helpful for that.

Also included in this giveaway is a free email consultation with a nutritionist on the SlimKicker team.

If you’d like to enter to win the digital kitchen scale and a free email consultation with a nutritionist comment below to enter.

1. Tell me what SlimKicker challenge looks like something fun that you’d like to try.


Do you use a food scale? For what purpose or what would you use it for if you won?

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow LV&Y and and then tweet the following:

“I entered to win a Free Digital Kitchen Scale & Nutritionist Consultation in the @LoveVeggiesYoga @SlimKicker Giveaway”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

Twitter Follow SlimKicker

Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

Instagram Follow Me

Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble This

or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Thursday, March 8, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly.

Open to Continental U.S. Residents only.


  1. I think food scales are an absolute necessity! Especially since I’m GF and always weighing flours

  2. I have used a food scale for over a year now to help with portion control. I have successfully lost and kept off 30 lbs! :) I was just thinking today that I need to buy a new one since mine has been so loved. I would love to win this one!

  3. I like you on fb!

  4. I follow you on Pinterest and re-pinned your Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata!

  5. The “move during commercials” challenge sounds fun! i always think about doing it and this is so much more motivating! And my mom and I have been talking about getting a food scale so we know the right portion sizes for our food. Winning one would be awesome!

  6. have followed

    only use the scale can guarantee the best results!
    especially for dessets because it is all about acurate!

  7. I would use a kitchen scale…if I had one!

  8. The Exercise before Facebook challenge seems useful! Especially for me since I’m always on it.. that means lots of exercise :D

  9. I don’t have a kitchen scale , I would love one. By the way I checked out the site and it looks like so much fun to help me lose weight so when I join I wanted to particpe with the Sleep at 11 PM for A week challenge.

  10. I twitter follow SlimKicker

  11. I repinned Sweet Potato Graham Cracker “French Toast” Sticks

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  13. I would LOVE to have a scale to use in the kitchen. My sis has one and we share kitchen stories so I would love to be able to say “Yeah I have one too!” She uses it for everything. SLIMKICKER also AMAZING!!!!!!! People are just brilliant sometimes. This sounds perfect for me ;)

  14. I used to have a little cheap-o ghetto kitchen scale with a cup on a balance-type thing but the cup wouldn’t stay on the scale and the scale wouldn’t stay true-to-weight, so I chunked it. I would use it for baking since I am rekindling a love of bread-baking!

  15. This sounds like a great motivator! I’ve been interested in speaking with a nutritionist and learning more about nutrition in general. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  16. I would so love to do slimkicker ! What a great fitness + food tool. I have always wanted a food scale…. getting one would be fabulous !

  17. I have always wanted a digital scale to get a better idea of what amounts I am eating.

  18. I bake GFree so I LOVE using a scale for more precise flour measurements! The one I currently use is super jankety, so I would love the chance to win a new one. Thanks Avery!

  19. OOOh, thanks for the chance! I actually started using slimkicker as a beta tester, but I had started weight watchers at the same time and it was just too much to do. I already do entirely too many social media things ( as you can tell by my pinterest use and blog comments! ) so I kind of quit using it.

    The challenge I really liked was to not eat snacks after dinner. I reallllllllly need to do that. :)

    Thanks again!

  20. SlimKicker looks so motivating! I’d love to try the Challenge to Plan 1 Meal for Tomorrow. marthalynn16 [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. I don’t use a food scale, but I always think I should, especially when my baking projects turn into baking disasters!

  22. I follow you on Pinterest and repinned your Birthday Cake Oreo Brownies. marthalynn16 [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. I follow you on Instagram. saynotomomjeans

  24. I stumbled this and follow you. marthalynn2

  25. tweeted it!

  26. Facebook like you!

  27. I would LOVE a food scale. I think it would give my baking the edge it needs (sometimes I’m lazy and scoop my flour, etc.) and it would also provide a great reality check in terms of portions, etc.

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  28. The ten wall squats a day challenge looks like something I should start doing!

  29. Tweeted!!! @lifeafterswim

  30. Pinned your eggs in a nest…perfect for Easter :)

  31. I would love a food scale to be more accurate with my measurements while baking!

  32. Hi Averie,
    I have been a vegan vegetarian for most of my life, and recently I have found pleasure in cooking and finding recipes that have been ‘healthier’ for my body. And finding your website has helped me so much, and I must say that of all the websites that I found, yours has been the most helpful and interesting!
    Thank you so very much for all your wonderful cooking tips and for sharing your day in the kitchen!
    Those challenges on look fantastic, and of all the challenges I think I’d take up the ’10 Wall Squats a day’ challenge because I’m not the fittest person in the world and could do with the exercise (and health benefits of the exercise).
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the digital kitchen scale and free email consultation.
    And thank you once again, Averie, for all the wonderful tips and recipes on your website!! :)
    Happy Cooking!
    -Amy :)

  33. I would like to do the no snacks after dinner challenge! Snacking after dinner is a habit I need to stop!

  34. My kitchen scale is on it’s last leg! It helps me with portion control, but especially with baking. So much more accurate!

  35. Hey Averie,
    I would really love to win the scale. Over the last year I was diagnosed as hypothyroid and put on 20lbs. I’m a 28 yr old woman and I feel like my young adulthood has gone out the window. My thyroid numbers are improving and I’m starting weightlifting and am determined to get my body back. I struggle financially due to a lack of health insurance but have chosen to invest in whole foods and my family helped me afford a gym membership. I’m so lucky to have their support. Anyways, I’ve just started tracking my food intake and need a scale for accuracy. Cups and spoons don’t cut it exactly. Thank you for your wonderful blog. It always puts a smile on my face.
    All the best to you and yours,

  36. I do use a food scale for most of my baking, but mine isn’t very accurate anymore so I could definitely use a new one!

  37. I have a cookbook that is all by weight so I would use this often! Plus to bake because I know it is the absolute most accurate way to do so!

  38. I like you on Facebook!

  39. I like you on FB!

  40. Ooh, I think the “Exercise before facebook” challenge is a great idea! I’m not really all that attached to it, but I automatically gravitate there whenever I open my laptop!

  41. I repinned your raw vegan cheesecake!

  42. I’m following you on Instagram!

  43. I think the scale would definitely help me to be more accurate with healthy portions..and make better cookies for my grandchildren!

  44. That Ozeri would be a huge improvement from the dial scale I’m using now, love the wide range and .05oz increments! I paid $5.19 for my current scale at Target and although it’s perfect for traveling since it’s so small and the weighing tray is actually a box that can hold the scale, the 1lb capacity and 5g increments aren’t great for certain recipes.

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  46. I don’t currently but I would like to win one to keep portion control in check.

  47. If I had a food scale, life would be much easier. I’m on weight watchers and it’s hard to determine how many ounces a food item is just by looking at it!

  48. The ‘No Snacks After Dinner’ challenge sounds … challenging. It would be great to have to be accountable to someone besides myself!

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