Can I eat keto without dairy?

Diane Sanfilippo Dairy and Dairy Free, FAQs, Food & Recipes, Keto 9 Comments

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about keto is: “Can I eat keto without dairy?” Or, put differently, is a dairy-free keto diet possible? I can see why this question comes up a lot. A ton of keto recipes (and posts on social media) appear very dairy-heavy. Many keto breads, baked items, and other savory dishes seem …

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Balanced Bites Spices Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Balanced Bites Spices, Bites I Love, FAQs, Food & Recipes 29 Comments

Balanced Bites Spices are officially back in stock! I definitely didn’t intend on having a lapse in inventory for these, but you all loved them so much when I had a “beta” round, that they went faster than I expected. Then, my new batch took a bit longer than I had hoped for the return, but I’m super excited to …

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Paleo Snacks

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When folks switch over to a Paleo/Primal lifestyle, one area that takes a little reframing is SNACKING. It makes sense, right? Snacks according to Paleo principles look and taste much different than those on a Standard American Diet (SAD). In this post, I hope to inspire some different snack options for you and your family, as well as provide some super easy …

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Coffee 101: What’s In It, Toxicity Levels, & Caffeine

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Today we have a special guest post for you, that comes to us from Rachel Fiske, a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, graduate of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Rachel works with individual clients, focusing on issues of weight management, GI problems, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and more via a whole foods diet and lifestyle …

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Book Review: Go with Your Gut by Robyn Youkilis

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Need some serious recipe and get healthy inspiration? I am so, so excited to share my dear friend Robyn Youkilis’s new book: GO WITH YOUR GUT: The Insider’s Guide to Banishing the Bloat with 75 Digestion-Friendly Recipes is available for pre-order! I love Robyn for her slightly-sassy, no-nonsense tips and her seriously to die for recipes. Did you listen to …

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Podcast Episode #205: Dishing with Juli Bauer of PaleOMG

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Topics: 1. What’s new for you from Diane [1:50] 2. Our guest, Juli Bauer [3:41] 3. A new thing Juli’s into right now [6:23] 4. Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook [8:18] 5. How did you start out and create PaleOMG? [11:47] 6. Recommendations for a newbie blogger [14:18] 7. Finding the creativity for recipes [15:41] 8. Shifting from blogging to a …

Supporting Your 21DSD: 21-Tips for Not-Sweet Sips

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What can I put in my coffee? If I don’t like the taste of water, what else can I drink? And…what the heck is kombucha? These are questions that you might ask if you are new to Paleo or doing The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD). And for many folks, eliminating the sugar greatly reduces the types of drinks that they …

Fermentation 101 with Jill Ciciarelli, author of Fermented (and a giveaway!)

Diane Sanfilippo Book Reviews, Books, Events, & Programs, Contests & Giveaways, Food & Recipes, Real Food 101 7 Comments

Hello Balanced Bites fans! I’m Jill Ciciarelli and I’m the keeper of the blog, firstcomeshealth.com and the author of the just-released book, Fermented: A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods. I am really grateful to Diane for asking me to write a little something for her readers. (Thanks, Diane!) So, in thinking about what to write for all of you …

My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing

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Those of you who follow my blog and listen to my podcasts know that I am not particularly dogmatic about what is “allowed” and “not allowed” on a Paleo/Primal/Real Foods type of diet. My approach is to help you understand how food should work in your body and empower you to choose foods that provide optimal, nutrient-dense fuel for your body.  …