What does small batch mean? | Balanced Bites Blog

What does small batch mean?

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What does small batch mean? As a premium food product company, we pride ourselves on making items that you’ll love, with flavors, textures, and quality that surprise you at every bite. One of the ways we achieve the flavors and textures that we have is that we make products in small batches. Small batches of organic spices. In our case, …

5 Not So Healthy Habits to Ditch Now | Balanced Bites

5 Not-So-Healthy Habits To Ditch Now

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle & Mindset 9 Comments

If you’re like me, you’re probably bombarded with every type of “diet” advice under the sun on a daily basis, and it’s seriously overwhelming. I’ve talked about my overall nutritional philosophy in depth before, but ultimately I try to keep things simple: Eat real, nutrient-dense food. Choose water over other drinks. Move some each day. Aim for 7-8 hours of …

3 Tricks for an Epic Picnic | Balanced Bites

3 Tricks for an Epic Picnic

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle & Mindset Leave a Comment

It’s Springtime & therefore the perfect time for a picnic. The fresh air, the sunshine, it’s simply the best! The big question is though, what should you pack?! Picnicking can be tricky – there’s more to it than just throwing some food in a bag (although I do recommend my insulated cooler tote!) You definitely want to plan ahead and …

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 3 Comments

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! Your best bet in getting your kids to eat a healthy lunch is to get them involved. Sure, they may reject some of your new, …

Nana Joes Granola Collab | Balanced Bites

Nana Joes and Balanced Bites Granola Collaboration – Diane’s Magic Blend

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Food & Recipes, Gluten and Gluten Free, Marketing 2 Comments

I am so excited to announce a collaboration I’ve been working on behind-the-scenes, with one of my favorite brands, Nana Joes Granola. Nana Joes & I teamed up to develop Diane’s Magic Blend, a new granola handmade in San Francisco and free of refined sugars, sweeteners, nuts, and preservatives. Inspired by my popular homemade peanut butter granola recipe, this new …

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 12 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 3 Comments

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 2 Comments

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 …