Easy Recipe: Sweet & Sour Gummy Gelatin Snacks

Diane Sanfilippo SNACKS 96 Comments

  If you listen to The Balanced Bites Podcast, you may have heard before that I used to be pretty obsessed with sour gummy candies – ones like this, this, and especially this. Wait, who are we kidding here, I was pretty much The Candy Girl. I rarely met a candy I didn’t like. This obsession was to the point …

Easy Recipe: Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Pops

Diane Sanfilippo DESSERTS, SNACKS 15 Comments

Ice pops are a fantastic, nostalgic treat, but clearly what’s available in stores is an array of overly sweet treats – often made with high fructose corn syrup or, worse, artificial sweeteners. This recipe is really easy to modify by adding any type of fruit or berries you like, but I wanted to create a sweetener-free, 21-Day Sugar Detox-friendly version …

Easy Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins

Diane Sanfilippo BREAKFAST, KID-FRIENDLY, SNACKS 74 Comments

This recipe will be included in my new book The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally, releasing in October 2013! buffalo chicken egg muffins Pack an extra protein punch into your morning with these savory egg muffins! grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • nut-free • seed-free • sugar-free • 21DSD PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 60 minutes YIELD: 6 egg …

Easy Recipe: Tart & Creamy Applesauce

Diane Sanfilippo SNACKS 13 Comments

I first made this recipe as part of the content development for my original The 21-Day Sugar Detox program manual back in early 2010. Wow, time flies! I have updated the guides many times since then, but this recipe and (ahem) the photos, were a bit behind-the-times. So, just in time for the biggest group of 21DSDers ever launching January …

Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs from "Practical Paleo" | Diane Sanfilippo

Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs from Practical Paleo

Diane Sanfilippo APPETIZERS, BEEF, PORK, & LAMB, SNACKS 27 Comments

If you’ve ever wished you could eat something that tastes like Thanksgiving any time of the year without cooking a whole feast, here’s your chance! These tiny pork meatballs pack all the flavor of the season and are perfect with the Simple Cranberry Sauce for dipping. thanksgiving stuffing meatballs  grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free • nightshade-free from Practical Paleo (page 334) *the sausage spice blend …

Our Top Five Chocolate Obsessions

Anthony DiSarro SNACKS 16 Comments

The Balanced Bites Team loves – no, scratch that – is obsessed with quality dark chocolate. It’s our favorite don’t-call-it-a-cheat, delicious, antioxidant-rich treat. Dark chocolate has some fascinating traits – and I’m not talking about the little rush you experience when it melts on your tongue. I’m talking about its power to improve your health!  Mark’s Daily Apple did a …

Easy Recipe: Fresh Mango Salsa

Diane Sanfilippo SNACKS 4 Comments

I’ve been traveling a lot this month and while I’m visiting friends and family here in New Jersey, I almost always make mango salsa to bring to a get-together. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser and I was psyched to make and enjoy it one day before I started The 21-Day Sugar Detox! Salsa is a fantastic addition to …

Bites I Love: LÄRABAR

Diane Sanfilippo SNACKS 4 Comments

I’m now a LÄRABAR Ambassador. What does that mean? Well, essentially the LÄRABAR company has decided that my values, beliefs, knowledge, mission and goals are aligned with those of their company and product. It ALSO means that I have an amazing supply of samples and LÄRABAR goodies to provide to clients and to those of you who attend my group …