Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

I adapted the “Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting” recipe from Beachbody’s FIXATE cooking show for these scrumptious cupcakes! The only thing that’s really different about them is the shape and cooking time, so shoutout to Autumn & Bobby Calabrese for coming up with a dynamite recipe that helped me celebrate my birthday with a yummy treat, while sticking to my Ultimate Portion Fix eating plan. Win-win. This frosting is so divine, I will 100% make it for all of my future desserts. My biggest tip is to REALLY let your butter come to room temperature (like, for an hour) before you start baking!

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"Fried" Chicken

"Fried" Chicken

I absolutely love using my Air Fryer. It really, truly makes things tastes fried, even though there is no oil in the fryer. Craziness. I have always liked fried chicken… I used to love this one fried chicken Kid Cuisine freezer dinner as a kid. My parents would get us those whenever we had a babysitter. This is a lot healthier though, haha. But it tastes JUST as good, if not better. The Old Bay makes this chicken super tasty. And then your partner can make “old bae” jokes. So fun.

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Tarragon Egg Salad

Tarragon Egg Salad

I love tarragon. I had it in a Blue Apron recipe one time and fell in love. I had a bunch of eggs to use from my egg CSA through Ley Creek Farm, so I figured I would meal prep a batch of fancy egg salad for my lunches. Instead of having it on a sandwich or wrap (which you totally could do), I had mine just over plain arugula, with some multigrain crackers for dipping. Egg salad is awesome and versatile - you can really do a lot with it!

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Chicken Patty

Chicken Patty

Sometimes, you just want something comforting like a chicken patty. But often, the ones you buy at the store are so processed and laden with additional ingredients. They are super simple to make at home - you can make a huge batch of these and freeze them. You can eat them on a whole wheat bun, or a lettuce wrap, or even just plain! I really like these chicken patties for easy meal prep. Try subbing out almond flour for the all-purpose flour to make these keto!

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Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great clean eating recipe to meal prep for lunches! I make a big batch of it and my husband and I will eat it for lunch (or snacks!) all week long. I love the surprise sweetness of the dried cranberries in it. I also love the versatility of chicken salad - you can put it in a lettuce wrap, make it into a sandwich, top a salad with a scoop, or even just eat it straight out of the bowl. This is my third (I think?) recipe where I’ve made shredded chicken using my Instant Pot and, if you couldn’t tell, I’m in love. It’s an effortless way to make moist, delicious shredded chicken! (Sorry if you hate the word “moist”!)

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