Wings| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Chicken Wings, Two-Ways plus 5 additional recipes!

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Party & Finger Food, Poultry 3 Comments

Chicken wings are probably one of the most fun proteins to eat. From tailgates to backyard barbecues, wings find their way into your hands whenever they’re around. Or maybe that’s just me. Attending college in upstate New York at Syracuse University (go Orange!), I think I probably ate my weight in chicken wings every year. Now, instead of wings that are …

Shrimp & Pork Cabbage-Wrapped Dumplings| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Shrimp & Pork Cabbage-Wrapped Dumplings

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, AIP, Fish & Seafood, Recipes 5 Comments

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I miss potstickers and wontons. I’m not saying that I miss them enough to order Chinese take out, but the flavors and textures of those little Asian dumplings make powerful memories. Luckily for all of us, these cabbage-wrapped dumplings have all the flavor of their gluten-wrapped predecessors without the digestive distress, skin irritation, …

Meatballs with Tangy Cilantro-Chive Sauce| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Meatballs with Tangy Cilantro-Chive Sauce

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, AIP, Beef, Pork, & Lamb, Party & Finger Food 12 Comments

Sometimes eating Paleo just isn’t enough. Health issues from autoimmune diseases to symptoms relating to IBS, “leaky gut,” or even a Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) may require food restrictions beyond  a typical Paleo type of diet to help heal and keep the symptoms at bay. If you aren’t familiar with any of the above ailments, the acronyms “AIP” (autoimmune …

Grain-Free Chicken Parm| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe: Grain-free Chicken Parmigiana

Diane Sanfilippo Poultry 20 Comments

You may be wondering how or why I decided to develop this Paleo-friendly chicken parm recipe… Well, after years of eating Paleo and being one of those folks who occasionally would use almond flour in place of wheat flour, my once walnut-only allergy developed further into an all-nut allergy. Well, that is, except for the “non-Paleo” nuts: peanuts and cashews. …

Basic 4 Guacamole| Balanced Bites

Easy Recipe – Basic 4 Guacamole from The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Snacks 9 Comments

This recipe is from my  book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox. Watch me make this recipe in the video at the end of this post! Guacamole is always a fan-favorite whether it’s to enjoy while watching The Big Game, topping lettuce-wraps, or just for snacking or topping off a meal pretty much anytime. When the craving for guacamole hits, it’s easy to think …

Halloween Recipe Round-Up| Balanced Bites

Halloween Recipe Round-up (and a spook-tacular 21DSD-friendly treat recipe!)

Bobby Cardwell 21DSD, Party & Finger Food, Recipes, Snacks, Treats & Sweets Leave a Comment

It’s time for Halloween! Black cats, skeletons, ghosts…and lots and lots of candy. This can be a scary time of year, especially if you are trying to avoid sugar and artificially-flavored concoctions of all kinds. But, never fear! You can still have a spooktacular Halloween with lots of fun and still stay on the Paleo wagon. The trick is to …

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup | Balanced Bites

Homemade Ketchup Recipe – *21DSD, no sweetener-added

Diane Sanfilippo 21DSD, Sauces & Dips 46 Comments

This recipe is from my new book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox.  I know that ketchup is one of those condiments that is an all-time favorite for most of us, and rightfully so! This tangy tomato topper features a concentrated sweet and savory taste. The problem is, all ketchup you find that’s made commercially has added sweetener, and that’s a no-go on …