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 …

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 …

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 …

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

Podcast Episode #279: Grocery Shopping Tips with Cassy Joy

Diane Sanfilippo Basics, Budget Eating, Featured, Lifestyle & Mindset, Podcast Episodes, Real Food 101 8 Comments

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Cassy [1:43] 2. Something new that I’m digging: new water bottle [8:32] 3. Shout out: Noelle Tarr’s new Strong from Home program [10:38] 4. Must-have grocery shopping staples [13:19] 5. Grocery list writing tip [19:42] 6. Budget-minded shopping [21:03] 7. Shopping multiple stores [26:18] 8. Getting variety in your shopping [31:12] 9. …

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

Diane Sanfilippo FAQs, Food & Recipes, Most Popular, Nutrition Myths, Real Food 101 27 Comments

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.  …