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Paleo Chia Pudding (Banana Vanilla Bean N’Oatmeal)

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Breakfast, Snacks, Treats & Sweets 44 Comments

Breakfast can be one of the toughest transitions for folks when they embark on switching to a Paleo diet, or while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox. While there are probably countless 21DSD-friendly breakfast options out there, one I am asked about often is an egg-free breakfast or oatmeal / breakfast cereal replacement. Enter N’Oatmeal! This breakfast cereal replacement can be eaten cold or warm …


Easy Recipe – Basic 4 Guacamole from The 21-Day Sugar Detox

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This recipe is from my  book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox.  Guacamole is always a fan-favorite whether it’s to enjoy while watching The Big Game, topping lettuce-wraps, or just for snacking or topping off a meal pretty much anytime. When the craving for guacamole hits, it’s easy to think that grabbing a premade variety at the grocery store is your best, bet, …


Easy Recipe: Sweet & Sour Gummy Gelatin Snacks

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If you listen to The Balanced Bites Podcast, you may have heard before that I used to be pretty obsessed with sour gummy candies – ones like this, this, and especially this. Wait, who are we kidding here, I was pretty much The Candy Girl. I rarely met a candy I didn’t like. This obsession was to the point where …


Easy Recipe: Tart & Creamy Applesauce

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I first made this recipe as part of the content development for my original The 21-Day Sugar Detox program manual back in early 2010. Wow, time flies! I have updated the guides many times since then, but this recipe and (ahem) the photos, were a bit behind-the-times. So, just in time for the biggest group of 21DSDers ever launching January …


Our Top Five Chocolate Obsessions

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The Balanced Bites Team loves – no, scratch that – is obsessed with quality dark chocolate. It’s our favorite don’t-call-it-a-cheat, delicious, antioxidant-rich treat. Dark chocolate has some fascinating traits – and I’m not talking about the little rush you experience when it melts on your tongue. I’m talking about its power to improve your health!  Mark’s Daily Apple did a …


Easy Recipe: Super-Fast 4 Ingredient Guacamole

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Guacamole is one of my FAVORITE things to eat and I pretty much wing it every time I make it. I’ve made it much “fancier” in the past, adding in diced tomatoes (which is nice when you’re trying to stretch the avocado a bit farther) and tinkering with using both chopped onions and garlic. I find that using shallots sort …

Easy Recipe: Fresh Mango Salsa

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I’ve been traveling a lot this month and while I’m visiting friends and family here in New Jersey, I almost always make mango salsa to bring to a get-together. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser and I was psyched to make and enjoy it one day before I started The 21-Day Sugar Detox! Salsa is a fantastic addition to …

Bites I Love: LÄRABAR

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I’m now a LÄRABAR Ambassador. What does that mean? Well, essentially the LÄRABAR company has decided that my values, beliefs, knowledge, mission and goals are aligned with those of their company and product. It ALSO means that I have an amazing supply of samples and LÄRABAR goodies to provide to clients and to those of you who attend my group …