Our Story

I’m Diane Sanfilippo and I’ve loved cooking for as long as I can remember. As a child, I woke up to the warm smell of simmering red sauce, and mom and dad bustling around the kitchen to prepare delicious home cooked meals for the week. After eating plenty of pasta, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese in college, I started watching The Frugal Gourmet and Yan Can Cook. I learned to combine and layer flavors from Martin and Lidia and picked up handy techniques from Emeril and Alton.

As cooking became routine, healthy eating moved to the forefront. A longtime athlete, I understood how nutrition fuels performance and how the balance of protein, carbs, and fat contributes to good health. I began cooking meals for friends, balancing their macros and adding more protein while avoiding gluten, excess sugar, and anything artificial. Soon, I got food safety certified, rented a commercial kitchen and made it official.

Balanced Bites was Born

In the beginning, it was just me and a kitchen assistant, delivering meals to clients around San Francisco and dropping cooler bags off at a gym downtown for people to pick up after their training sessions. My first big purchase was a cooler which I stocked full of healthy salads, hard boiled eggs, and fresh spring rolls for grab-and-go. People loved it. And I was exhausted. Overwhelmed by running the business, I needed a break and focused on education instead.

At Balanced Bites, we are real people making healthy, delicious food to make your life better. We hope you’ll love the satisfying flavors in our frozen meals. We think you’ll be surprised by how your food tastes when you cook with our spices. We know how delicious our homemade granolas and snacks will taste for you and your family. 


Meet Team Balanced Bites

We’re real-food loving folks, inspired by our community of customers like you. Knowing we’re making healthy eating easier (and tastier!) for you and your family with our spices, snacks, and meals, motivates us daily to create delicious, nutritious food you’ll love.

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