NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale Review + Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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After reviewing the Mira Digital Food Scale earlier this week, I thought today I’d check out a more high tech version of a food scale – the NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale. This food scale does everything other digital food scales do but on a more high tech level. There is no button to change the measurement units, instead guess what?? That’s right…there’s an app for that!

With the NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale you can download two free iOS apps (they also have android versions) that do everything from changing the measurement units on the scale to telling you how many calories are in a particular product of so much weight. I kind of wish it did have a measurement units button on the scale though. Not everyone wants to bring out their phone or tablet when they are cooking.

To get started just search for NutriPlus in your app store and then it’s as simple as turning on your NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale and clicking connect. The app will Bluetooth to the scale and then you just weigh things the normal way. I love that you can charge the scale via your computer. I love saving on batteries! And it’s power on button is much more sensitive than some other digital food scales out there.

In the app you can choose to “record” an item that you are weighing. This will automatically give you the items calories for that particular weight as well as other nutritional facts (fiber, sugars, cholesterol, vitamins, protein, ect.).
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I learned that my 176g apple is 91.52 calories and has 10.39g sugar. Cool.  This is perfect for those that are dieting or measuring carbohydrate or protein intakes. You can even email these facts straight from the app if you wish.

I thought I’d play around with the NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale while making some cookies. Big Bug has been grounded for two weeks and today is the day of his ungrounding. He helped me make one his favorite cookies (besides peanut butter cookies and chocolate chocolate chip cookies) as a welcome to the world of being outside your room. Thanks for the inspiration Betty Crocker!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipeoatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar (300g) My measuring skills gave me 296g. Hey, at least I was close.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats (170g) Close again. Had a tiny bit left over in the measuring cup.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour The only thing I didn’t like about the NutriCrystal Food Scale was that when I was switching ingredients in my cookie recipe at some point the measurement units changed on me. I thought they would stay with unit I started with but for some reason it went from grams to ml. I’m glad I caught that. My flour would have been way off. I think this happened either because the Bluetooth disconnected or the scale turned off. Not sure.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 chocolate chips
  • Optional: caramel bits

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Slowly stir in the egg and vanilla till it’s a fluffy texture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until a soft dough is formed.

Place rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto a non-greased baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

If you want caramel stuffed oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a slightly different route is taken.

Caramel Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies
Follow the directions above until you have completed making the cookie dough. Once the cookie dough is made take a tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten it a bit. Place 4-5 caramel bits in the center and then completely surround them with the dough. Make sure there are no gaps or anything otherwise the caramel will leak out. Once you have made your desired number of caramel stuffed oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, refrigerate them for at least an hour. This helps keep the caramel from oozing everywhere. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Serve warm (otherwise the caramel gets hard to chew). Enjoy!

Purchase the NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale from ReFlex Wireless. It’s a great gadget to add to your kitchen and to keep your weight under wraps this holiday season (at least the scale will let you know how many calories you are enjoying while eating these cookies), all for under $70.

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Krystle Cook - the creator of Home Jobs by MOM - put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Susan Cooper says:

    You had me at caramel stuffed…. I will have to try these cookies. 🙂

  2. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) says:

    The scale is very very cool! I remember years back how difficult and cumbersome it was to weigh food, if one were of a mind to utilize portion control! As for the cookies….forget the scale! They look ultra yummy!

  3. Yum! I love a good gadget, almost as much as I love a good cookie. That’s a great idea to include a recipe, along with your review.

  4. What a very cool combination of the scale and an app. I’m so glad I am still full from yesterday’s Thanksgiving meal or else those delicious looking cookies might be calling me to “try me try me.”

    Over from LinkedIn group BHB

  5. Wow this technology sounds amazing! I also like the recipe you shared for the cookies. I’ve never heard of oatmeal chocolate chip but they look tasty! Thanks for sharing this all with us at Countdown in Style. Don’t forget to stop by to see if you are featured on Friday! xo

  6. Does the scale tell you how many calories are in the cookie? Cause I want to know how much I need to work out to eat one {or a few}! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style!

    ~~April~~
    100lbCountdown.com

    • No, I have no idea how many calories are in those cookies. Although if you go through and calculate all of the ingredients the scale could figure it out I believe. I will have to test that next time I make them.

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