Regarding this:Just took a quick look at the mod, it's more of an addon for Pams to make things easier with all the food options.
What I'll do is add a couple of food options that are better then what you get with minecraft, but are not insanely good like you get with Pams. My "balance" is the MFR meat ingot. That's a very good food source, but needs some infrastructure to get there, so that will be the best food option in this pack.
There are the "jerky" from tinker's construct, too. Just double-cooking any meat in any furnace which gives a huge boost in hunger and saturation.
Not sure if they fit in this balance, cause you pretty much have to first find and catch animals for it (though you need to do that for the meat-ingots, too), but they might be a similar or even better option than meat ingots at the moment, since they only need a furnace no extra machine.
(it's weird what you find in NEI when you actually search for things you never searched before, hehe. Didn't even know tinker's construct adds food options)