In the first FIXATE Cookbook, Autumn Calabrese and her chef brother, Bobby Calabrese, introduced you to healthy, delicious meals — including desserts! — in proper portions.
Like the original cookbook, these recipes combine Autumn’s knowledge of nutritional balance with Bobby’s culinary expertise.
The results? Healthy, mouthwatering dishes that focus on high-quality, whole-food ingredients.
Below are five FIXATE recipes to give you a taste of all the delicious flavors that you’ll find in the second installment of the FIXATE series of cookbooks.
New FIXATE Cookbook Recipes
Skip the sugary, heavy store-bought muffins and make these delicious, healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Muffins instead.
In addition to carrot and oats, these flavorful carrot cake muffins are redolent with aromatic spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg — and a secret ingredient that adds a touch of sweetness.
Topped with a delicate sour cream icing and you’ve got the perfect healthy treat
Container Equivalent: 1 Yellow
By definition, a fritter is a fried mouthful of deliciousness — luckily, it’s easy to “health-ify” any fritter recipe.
Instead of frying them, you can bake them in the oven and still enjoy the crunchy crispiness — without all the fat.
In just 25 minutes, you can be noshing on these gorgeous fritters filled with squash, onion, garlic, chives, Parmesan cheese, and lemon zest.
Container Equivalents: ½ Green, ½ Yellow, ½ Blue
Nothing beats a bowl of creamy homemade guacamole when you’re feeling snack-ish.
This guacamole recipe is bursting with bright flavors from tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, and cilantro. It’s the perfect side dish for the big game or any time you’re craving avocado.
Serve it with homemade pretzel chips and you’ve got a winning combination on your hands.
Pro tip: To keep your guac bright green while storing, press a piece of plastic wrap directly over the top, squeezing out all the air bubbles so that the plastic is in direct contact with the guacamole, and voilà, no more browning!
Container Equivalents: 1 Blue
Got a crowd coming over for the big game or just craving something crispy and crunchy to snack on?
Skip the processed store-bought chips with unpronounceable additives and make these delicious pretzel chips instead. Brown rice and quinoa come together with only three other ingredients to create a crispy, crunchy, and healthy chip.
Container Equivalents: 1 Yellow
The next time you’re craving takeout, try your hand at this quick and easy Beef and Broccoli recipe.
Ginger, garlic, and tamari soy sauce come together for a flavorful, savory sauce for tender bites of lean beef. Red bell pepper and crisp broccoli add a pop of bright color and satisfying bite.
Container Equivalents: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 tsp. (Don’t forget to add 1 Yellow if you serve with brown rice!)
Wait, what? Yes, we’ll say it again: Peanut Butter SWEET POTATO Cookies.
Nothing gets our hearts racing (and mouths watering) like a peanut butter cookie recipe. But peanut butter with sweet potato?
The answer is a resounding “YAAASSSS!”
Mashed sweet potatoes provide a light sweetness and keep these cookies moist and delectable. Try them out — you’ll be a believer after the first bite!
Container Equivalents: 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.