I'm keeping things simple today, with a quick kitchen hack for you…
You know how you open a (BPA-free) can of coconut milk and then use a little bit and are left with an open can? You know how you *also* get more free shaker bottles than a human ever needs?
Allow me to introduce you to THE BEST IDEA I’ve had all week: store extra coconut milk in a shaker bottle! Okay, so it’s not *ideal* because the shaker bottle isn’t glass or a better material, BUT, it allows you to shake and re-blend your coconut milk or even water it down (which I sometimes do with full-fat for various uses in drinks and whatnot just for texture purposes) AND THEN POUR IT NICELY FROM THE BOTTLE.
P.S. Clearly I *know* you can use any mason jar to store leftover coconut milk! The point here was mainly 1) the SPOUT because omg pouring from a jar without a spout stinks! And 2) that we already HAVE these bottles laying around useless, so why not put them to good use?! Note that lots of folks are fans of a top with a spout you can add to a mason jar. I’m glad I am putting this once useless shaker bottle to work.
August 21DSD Monthly Detox
Our August 21DSD kicks off on Monday, August 6th – if you're joining us, be sure you’re prepared by picking up a copy of The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, which will help you from a week ahead of time through a week after your 21DSD!
#BBSpices Featured Recipe – SMOKY Chicken Kabobs
(Photo: Cassy Joy Garcia)
My SMOKY blend is living its best life right there in this @fedandfit recipe – and only 20 minutes from start to finish!
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders (or breasts or thighs)
- 3 tablespoons smoky spice blend
- 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
- Ghee spray or avocado oil spray, for grilling
What you missed on Instagram
Recipe development for the new book is in full-swing! What? You didn’t hear that I’m writing a new book? Indeed, I am.
I’ve posted about it before but if you have questions (or non-baked-goods recipe requests) about KETO, fire away below! I’ll see what I can do to address it in the book.
Here’s how much I love you guys: I let my EMBARRASSINGLY old manicure make a showing in this photo because I *needed* you to know how good this snack was! Pictured: an @eatingevolved keto cup (you could use a coffee keto cup or regular coconut butter cup if you want) topped with crunchy PB and some flake salt. This was SO GOOD!
I had a weird food day where @fullbodyfix made me a big breakfast with eggs, lemony kale, and bacon and I proceeded to eat maybe half of it and felt *fullish* so I stopped. I reheated it a bit later and added some olives, then ended up just needing this snack around 2:30pm before heading out for a microblading touch-up with @browistry (pic in my story). Ate dinner after I got home at 6:30pm. Feeling good!
New on the Balanced Bites Podcast
- News and updates from Diane [1:38]
- Introducing our guest, Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized [3:56]
- The Inspiralized story [9:16]
- Starting the business [13:38]
- The evolution of Inspiralized [15:43]
- Supporting an audience with authenticity [17:58]
- Sharing more than just the highlights [25:30]
- The Inspiralizer [29:36]
- 30-plus fruits and veggies [34:42]
- Meal prep with spiralizing [36:04]
- Soggy noodles [38:00]
- Cooking methods of spiralized veggies [40:27]
- Beyond Spiralized recipes 42:11]
- Handling haters online [46:12]