5 Tips For Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle | Diane Sanfilippo

5 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in a Time of Change

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I’m a big fan of change. As much as I am a total creature of habit, nothing thrills me like making big changes in my life. Even sometimes all at once. I call it “shaking the snow globe.” I make the decision to change a lot of things at once, essentially tossing all those snowflakes up and then seeing how …

Digestive Troubles? This May Be Your Answer! | Diane Sanfilippo

Digestive Troubles? This May Be Your Answer.

Diane Sanfilippo Digestion, FAQs, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle & Mindset, Real Food 101 Leave a Comment

Let’s talk about digestive troubles. Whether you’re not digesting fats well, feel like your meals *just sit there*, have symptoms of SIBO or IBS, or any discomfort whether upper or lower GI (even some problems breaking down foods like dairy, for example), I *highly* recommend testing some digestive enzyme options. Especially those with ox bile included if you struggle with …

5 Steps To Getting Your Kids To Eat A Healthy Lunch | Balanced Bites

3 Steps to Getting Your Kids To Eat a Healthy Lunch

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, FAQs, Health & Wellness, Real Food 101 1 Comment

With kids headed back-to-school this month I‘m sharing my top 3 steps to getting your kids to eat a healthy lunch, plus a few recipes that would be perfect to include in their school lunchbox (even if they’re eating it at the kitchen table)! Your best bet in getting your kids to eat a healthy lunch is to get them …

Nana Joes Granola Collab | Balanced Bites

Nana Joes and Balanced Bites Granola Collaboration – Diane’s Magic Blend

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Food & Recipes, Gluten and Gluten Free, Marketing 2 Comments

I am so excited to announce a collaboration I’ve been working on behind-the-scenes, with one of my favorite brands, Nana Joes Granola. Nana Joes & I teamed up to develop Diane’s Magic Blend, a new granola handmade in San Francisco and free of refined sugars, sweeteners, nuts, and preservatives. Inspired by my popular homemade peanut butter granola recipe, this new …

Schmaltz | Balanced Bites

SCHMALTZ (aka chicken fat!)

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils Leave a Comment

To make schmaltz (aka chicken fat!), I saved the pan drippings from roasting off six big chicken thighs this week into a container. The delicious browned bits sunk to the bottom and the fat rises to the top. It’s absolutely perfect for scooping off and using for cooking (especially roasted potatoes – recipe coming next week!) AND is a budget-friendly …

Our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan | Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods

Our diversity and inclusion action plan

Diane Sanfilippo Business 1 Comment

I’d like to take this opportunity to address you all – our community of readers, supporters, and customers – about our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive small business. While it’s always been been top-of-mind to consider how we can give back to our community, admittedly, the more global conversation around diversity and inclusion as an everyday part …

My Take on Intermittent Fasting | Diane Sanfilippo

My Take on Intermittent Fasting

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What’s my take on intermittent fasting? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get! There has been a lot of hype around intermittent fasting (IF) over the last several years, which understandably has left many of you wondering if it’s right fit for your nutrition needs. With an informed approach that is personalized to your own health …

The Best Gluten-Free Breads | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

The Best Gluten-Free Breads

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Bites I Love, FAQs, Food & Recipes, Gluten and Gluten Free, Real Food 101 10 Comments

I often post the best gluten-free breads on my Instagram account, and I promised I’d share about my favorite gluten-free bread brands so here we go! While there aren’t many brands I’ve deemed as favorites, there is one brand I lean on most often that’s nationally available, and then two that are a bit more local or are available by …

How To Cut An Avocado Like a Pro | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How To Cut An Avocado Like a Pro

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Bites I Love, FAQs, Food & Recipes, Gluten and Gluten Free, Real Food 101 1 Comment

Not sure how people can get clean and pretty avocado slices? Don’t care because you’re not a food stylist? Haha! I feel you. Well, if you care or are just curious about how to cut an avocado like a pro, here’s how! Using a ripe but not overripe avocado, halve it, then quarter it. I’m sure some folks will peel …