Balanced Bites Spices are now here in new, regular-sized jars.
Ready to spice up your kitchen and make meals so much easier? Balanced Bites Spices are here for you.
If you've been cooking with spice blends from Practical Paleo or The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide and you're feeling totally O-V-E-R-I-T with blending them yourself, going to multiple stores for all of the ingredients and having random leftover jars, this is for you!
Frequently Asked Questions about Balanced Bites Spices:
Where can I order?
Are they sold in packs or bundles?
Yes, they are available in packs of 4 (listed below) or a set of all 12!
GRILLIN' & CHILLIN' PACK: COFFEE BBQ, DINER, TACO & FAJITA, and SMOKY
AROUND THE WORLD PACK: GREEK, ITALIAN, SAVORY, TEX MEX
EVERYDAY FAVORITES PACK: RANCH, SUPER GARLIC, BAGEL, and TRIFECTA
SPICE RACK PACK: COFFEE BBQ, DINER, SMOKY, TACO & FAJITA, TEX MEX, ITALIAN, SAVORY,GREEK, RANCH, SUPER GARLIC, BAGEL, and TRIFECTA.
Can I create a custom bundle/pack?
At this time, only the pre-designated packs are available at the bundle price.
Can you recommend a spice rack that will fit these awesomely large-sized bottles?
Yes! This is the spice rack I have and love! (Pictured behind me below.) It holds all 12 of the spices, plus has room for a few other goodies like a couple of jars of ghee or some extra sea salt or stored bacon fat. I leave it on the countertop next to the stove for easy-access while cooking.
Can I buy single spice blend bottles?
Yes. Of course, the price per bottle is lower when you buy in a bundle.
Are any blends 21-Day Sugar Detox friendly?
11 of the blends are #21DSD!:
TACO & FAJITA
COFFEE BBQ is great for after your detox!
Are any blends nightshade-free?
8 of the blends are nightshade-free:
TEX MEX (NEW! a nightshade-free taco blend)
4 of the blends contain nightshades (notice that the color of the labels of all that include nightshades are warm colors versus cool to indicate the ‘warmth' that nightshades lend to the blends:
TACO & FAJITA
Are any blends FODMAP-free or low FODMAP?
No, all of the blends contain either garlic or onion and most often both onion and garlic. If you'd like to try the blends without FODMAPs, you can check out Practical Paleo 2nd edition and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide for some recipes of my spice blends you can make on your own at home!
Are there salt free blends?
No, all of the blends contain sea salt.
Are they certified organic?
Are they certified gluten-free?
No. The facility where the blends are mixed and packed does not work with any gluten-containing ingredients, however it is not yet a certified gluten-free facility. We are working to get this certification as soon as possible.
Are they dairy-free?
Are they nut-free?
Yes, but the facility where the blends are mixed and packed does also handle nuts, so if you have an extreme allergy please take caution. I have an oral allergy to most tree nuts, and have never had any issues with the blends triggering my allergy.
Where do they ship?
The blends ship in the United States via Kasandrinos.com
Is there information about which blends taste good with which foods?
Yes! Right on the side of each label there are different icons for various animals and plants you might want to season with the blends: eggs, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, veggies, and potatoes! If the icon is a paler shade of white, then it's not ideal with that blend, but most of the blends taste great with almost anything, so you'll see the icons in a white outline right on the label.
Stay tuned as well, because we'll be sharing lots more recipes everywhere for you to use with the blends.
What is the shelf life of the blends?
Balanced Bites Spices are packed in small batches and are air-sealed for freshness under the cap. Unopened, they will remain fresh for up to a year. Opened, they will remain fresh for many months, however the potency of the spices may deteriorate at the same rate any other spices would! The blends will not go bad or rancid, they'll simply not taste as fresh or potent.
The two blends that I would recommend using more quickly due to some trace amounts of oils in the ingredients are the COFFEE BBQ (since it includes ground coffee which has naturally occurring oils) and BAGEL blend (since it includes sesame seeds). If you are concerned about not using them quickly enough or if you live in a very hot climate, you are welcome to store these two blends in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
My recommended shelf-life is 6 months. If you find you have a lot of one blend that you want to use up, simply season up some dip, or a whole chicken, a pot of chili, or try to be a bit more generous when seasoning your food on a daily basis! I use the “wide open”/ spoon side to shake spices onto our food. You'll pack more nutrients into your food this way, and you'll boost the flavor.
Don't be overly sparing with your spices – use and enjoy them!