If you’re like me, you’ve read the magazine articles about portion control and portion sizing when it comes to losing weight and/or keeping healthy, but you can’t keep all the measurements and sizes straight in your head. If you’ve got a few bucks to spare, you don’t have to anymore!
The Measure Up Bowl is a handy dish that measures foods for you, without having to use and dirty separate measuring cups. Simply pour or serve whatever you’re eating and then eat directly from the bowl, whether it’s a snack of mixed nuts or a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.
They come in two sizes as well, a “classic” size with measurements up to two cups down to 1/2 a cup, perfect for larger meals like soup, salads, fruits and pasta, and a “small” bowl with measurements up to 3/4 cup for light snacks, cereal or ice cream.
There’s a child bowl too that I’m a little leery of, mostly because I don’t think kids need to be worrying about how much they eat, as far as portion control goes (I think a parent can show them how much to put in a regular bowl and maybe supervise). Anyway, I think the two regular bowls are a fantastic idea just the same.
The bowls can be purchased at the Measure Up Store, but in my opinion, they’re not too affordable. One classic bowl will run you $20, and the small bowl is $14, or you can get them both together for $30. I can’t find any pricing information for the children’s bowls, though. The porcelain bowls are all dishwasher and microwave safe.
What do you think? Is this a food “gadget” you’d invest in?
[image used with permission from measure up bowl]