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

Diane Sanfilippo Direct from Diane, FAQs, Health & Wellness, Nutrition Myths, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

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 9 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 …

How To Perfectly Char A Tortilla | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How To Perfectly Char a Tortilla

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

A tip for how to perfectly char a tortilla! I don’t know why I was so intimidated by it before, but I only recently started to char my Siete tortillas (my favorite are the coconut cassava) over the open flame on my range. For years I’ve roasted bell peppers this way, but I was stuck in the skillet-tortilla-heating method for …

How to Make the Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How To Make Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, FAQs, Fats and Oils, Real Food 101 5 Comments

Allow me to give you my tips on how to make the perfect homemade salad dressing. Eating real food often means that you’re going to pile on the veggies at every meal, so why not get creative with them by adding the perfect homemade salad dressing? Packing tons of nutrition into a salad is always a great idea, but I’m …

How To Organize Your Food Storage Containers| Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How To Organize Your Food Storage Containers

Diane Sanfilippo Lifestyle & Mindset 1 Comment

I want to show you an easy way to organize your food storage containers that is truly life changing. It makes me SO HAPPY. Not all of our food storage containers are glass. So before you @me with the comments, just don’t. The glass containers are nearly all glasslock brand I think. The silicone replacement lids for round containers are …