Feta-Brined Chicken Thighs | Balanced Bites

Feta-Brined Chicken Thighs

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Basics, BB Spices, KETO, Poultry, Recipes, Spices & Seasonings Leave a Comment

OKAY THIS FETA BRINED CHICKEN IS LIFE CHANGING. I don’t say that lightly or often. I think it’s the best chicken I’ve ever had. Pro Tip: Save the leftover brine from your feta containers as you use it, and freeze till you’re ready to go! EXTRA CRISPY SKIN TIP After patting the chicken dry, place it uncovered in your refrigerator …

Recipe Roundup: Summer Grilling | Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods

Balanced Bites Recipe Roundup: Summer Grilling

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Basics, BB Spices, Beef, Pork, & Lamb, Food, KETO, Party & Finger Food, Poultry, Recipes, Sauces & Dips, Sides, Treats & Sweets Leave a Comment

Summer grilling never looked so good! Check out our recipe roundup of summer grilling recipes that are perfect for the indoor or outdoor grill. To be honest, aside from rainy days, it’s almost always grilling season here in San Francisco since it’s about 50-70 degrees outside here year-round. Lately, I prep steak and pork the same way almost every time! …

Easy Kale Caesar Salad | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Easy Kale Caesar Salad

Diane Sanfilippo BB Spices, Dressings, Poultry, Recipes, Soups & Salads 1 Comment

Baby kale is relatively new on the salad scene. It’s less “toothsome” than its adult counterpart, and eats almost like a less peppery arugula. Baby kale is a fantastic way to get lots of vitamins and minerals into your diet without the carbs, and it’s perfect in this Easy Kale Caesar Salad. Chicharrones add just the right crispy crunch to …

Italiano Salad | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Italiano Salad

Diane Sanfilippo BB Spices, Dressings, Poultry, Recipes, Soups & Salads 1 Comment

My husband, Scott, and I often have lunch dates at a local spot here in San Francisco where they serve a salad very similar to this Italiano Salad, and it’s always my favorite. I’ve re-created it here for you, but if you’re ever in town, stop by the Blue Barn to try the inspiration for this one! Featuring Balanced Bites …

Chicken Salad Collard Wraps | Keto Quick Start | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Chicken Salad Collard Wraps

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These Chicken Salad Collard Wraps are an easy and fun way to enjoy a protein-packed lunch. When grain-based wraps are out of the picture, collard greens are the perfect way to wrap up chicken (or tuna) salad for an easy paleo lunch idea. But the chicken salad is the real star in these Chicken Salad Collard Wraps—it’s delicious freshly made …

The Best Roast Chicken from Keto Quick Start | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

The Best Roast Chicken

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I think we could all benefit from a little comfort right now, and I can’t think of anything more comforting than a homemade roast chicken. In this recipe for the best roast chicken, I like to use SAVORY, GREEK, or TEX MEX spice blends, but really any of my Balanced Bites Spices will work here.   View this post on …

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs

Diane Sanfilippo BB Spices, Poultry, Recipes 1 Comment

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs Greek flavors are some of my absolute favorites! These Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs feature lemon, oregano, and a rich-tasting extra- virgin olive oil that magically blend together, and take me back to our trip to Greece to see where the olives for Kasandrinos brand oil are grown. I’ve added some turmeric to what would otherwise be a more …