16 Tasty Macro-Friendly Recipes 

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Fill your plate with well-balanced meals by choosing from our list of macro-friendly recipes! Find family- and meal prep-friendly options that are suitable year-round.

Counting your macros is a great way to eat the foods you enjoy while filling your plate with nutritious and well-balanced options. 

Macro, short for macronutrients, focuses on counting grams of protein, carbohydrates, and fats instead of calories per day.

Best macro sources

  • Protein: beans, nuts, seeds, and legumes. 
  • Carbohydrates: Whole grains and root vegetables
  • Fats: olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados.
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Learn more about a macro diet here.  

This style of dieting encourages individuals to eat a well-balanced meal with an emphasis on high protein and moderate fat and carbohydrates. 

Focusing on macros helps dieters fill their plates with the proper nutrients and fuels them based on their biological needs! 

Find more diet-friendly recipes that are low-fat, low-carb, or protein-packed on our website.

Macro-Friendly Recipes

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16 Tasty Macro-Friendly Recipes

Fill your plate with well-balanced meals by choosing from our list of macro-friendly recipes! Find family- and meal prep-friendly options that are suitable year-round.

Ingredients

Macro Bowl

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or farro
  • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded or spiralized
  • 1 cup kale, raw or lightly steamed
  • ½ cup cucumber, sliced
  • ¼ cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking your quinoa or farro according to package instructions. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
  2. While the grains are cooking, prepare your vegetables by washing and cutting them as described. You can choose to steam the kale if you prefer it cooked.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble your macro bowl, starting with a base layer of cooked grains. Add all of the other ingredients and drizzle with the dressing.
  5. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds for added texture and nutrients. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Add some mustard to your dressing if you like!
  • Store any leftover ingredients separately.
  • Find 15 more macro recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: ⅓ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 595Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 18gSugar: 12gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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