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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Spicy Turkey & Sweet Potato

Spicy Turkey & Sweet Potato

This delightful recipe was born out of necessity and from what ingredients I had laying around my kitchen and I think it’s a hit. It’s a grain-free, high protein dish that I’ve been using as a snack between meals, but you could easily turn into a full entree. It definitely makes for an awesome meal prep! I even froze a couple of extra ones for next week. And I bet you could all get much more creative with the spices, too! I like heat, but I also love the simplicity of this recipe. That being said, please leave a comment if you switched the spices up! I’d love to try a new combo :)

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Strawberry & Chicken Salad

Strawberry & Chicken Salad

Strawberries come into season right at the beginning of summer here in upstate New York. I love using fresh-picked, local strawberries in my cooking. This salad has strawberries on top as well as in the dressing! Don't be afraid of having fruit with protein in a salad - it tastes amazing. Pro tip: make your own salad dressing. It's super easy and way healthier. I did an IGTV video on making an easy one-minute honey mustard salad dressing the other day - follow @rachel.reaches on Instagram for that content!

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Avocado "Toast"

Avocado "Toast"

I've been learning more about wheat and gluten and why we should avoid it (hint: lectins), but I'm a millennial and still need my avocado toast, so here is my best solution: avocado "toast" made with sweet potato. Honestly, I love the way the sweet potato slices crisp up in the toaster - it's like sweet potato fries! With avocado. Win.

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