For those learning the ropes of the 21 Day Fix, sometimes it’s hard to find good, healthy recipes, and figure out how to use your containers to measure them out. Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix, has come out with a solution to make your transition into a healthier lifestyle much easier.
The latest from 21 Day Fix® creator Autumn Calabrese: a 21 Day Fix – based cookbook called FIXATE (Amazon affiliate link) coming July 14, 2015. This cookbook takes her simple color-coded container portion control system and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes.
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Each FIXATE recipe lists color-coded container equivalents and nutrition facts. Plus, FIXATE includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes along with Autumn’s personal tips for preparing meals quickly, and stocking your kitchen with absolute must-haves.
Autumn reached into her family history for inspiration. “My family was in the restaurant business, so I basically grew up in the kitchen,” she explains. “I was able to take my family’s recipes and make them healthier.”
“We took our time, tested the recipes and I love every single one of them,” she says with pride. “It’s not fancy cooking; there’s a variety of everyday go-to recipes and special recipes for special occasions.”
How many recipes are in the book, you ask? Try 101. Some were creations of a chef very close to Autumn’s heart: her brother. “That makes it even more sentimental for me,” she says.
Each of the recipes comes complete with detailed instructions, mouthwatering photos, nutritional information and container equivalents. What’s more, Autumn has added icons to each recipe that will let readers know if they are paleo, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian.
“This book is for everybody,” says Autumn. “You don’t have to be graduates of 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix EXTREME®. You also don’t have to be a chef or great in the kitchen. It’s for anyone who wants to make healthier versions of the foods they love.”
According to Autumn, “Everyone will use the book differently. For some, it will become their “go-to” cookbook they use every single day. Others may use it when they’re going to a special event like a barbeque or party.”
And in addition to all the amazing recipes, Autumn has also included a detailed checklist for her absolute must-have kitchen and pantry staples, as well as the basic utensils and tools that every cook needs.
COVER TO COVER
Inside Fixate you’ll find a section for every possible meal you can imagine: simple breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, sit down dinners, soups, salads, as well as healthy snacks like kale chips and protein bars.
Autumn insisted that all the “on-the-go” lunch recipes be easy and fast for working moms. “I based all of the lunches off leftovers from dinner and even breakfast,” she reveals. “I turned them into delicious, easy-to-make lunch recipes.” Autumn adds, “I also included a few of my favorite Shakeology recipes—even some Fix-approved skinny cocktails.”
And then there’s the desserts. “I have a big sweet tooth so I was really pleased with them,” she says. “I especially love the brownies (made with chick peas), peanut butter cookies and cake recipes, and the desserts are all gluten-free so absolutely everyone can enjoy them.”
Want a sneak peek? Click here for a pdf of 5 of the recipes coming out in the book!!!!
The book is GREAT! The recipes are simple to make, and having the 21 Day Fix container calculations was greatly helpful. (Plus, the spiral bound made it easier to use. Why don’t ALL recipe books come spiral bound?!?) The only drawback is there were a few printing errors, which I was able to resolve by contacting Beachbody (they sent a pdf of the corrections which could easily be printed, cut, and attached to your current book). Hopefully future printings of this book will have those errors corrected, but it’s still a great addition to my kitchen!