26 Dinner Recipes That Are on the Macro Diet

Following any diet can be a challenge, but if it involves strictly monitoring our calorie intake, we’re already bored. The macro diet, on the other hand, is appealing because it’s so flexible. Long story short, you tailor your macronutrient intake (aka carbs, fat and protein) based on your goal, whether it’s to lose weight, gain muscle or maintain. Since everyone’s macro ratio is different, we’ve rounded up 26 dinner recipes that have healthy (and totally adaptable) macro ratios.

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Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower Bowls

This vegetarian version of a traditional Indian chicken dish is made with cauliflower—but with plenty of spices and a drizzle of tahini, it’s anything but bland.

Coconut Red Curry With Chickpeas

Coconut milk lends creaminess and curry paste makes it taste like it’s been simmering for hours (but it’s ready in 30 minutes).

Baked Sesame-ginger Salmon In Parchment

What has plenty of protein, minimal prep time and almost no cleanup? This guy.

Tofu Poke Bowl

If raw fish isn’t your thing, try this vegan version of the trendy Hawaiian dish. (And psst, it’s also great for meal prep.)

Persian Spiced Pan Roasted Chicken

As if the bright, cheerful color weren’t enough, there’s also dill yogurt sauce for dipping.

Green Bowl With Chicken, Citrus And Herbs

Our advice? Serve this Mediterranean-inspired meal with a drizzle of green-goddess dressing.

Buffalo-stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You had us at “buffalo chicken” (and again at herb ranch dressing).

Healthy Slow-cooker Turkey And White Bean Chili

Is there anything cozier than a warm bowl of chili? Yes: This lightened-up version made with ground turkey.

Sheet-pan Marinated Steak Tips With Veggies

We’re suckers for a one-and-done sheet-pan dinner. Better yet, this one’s gluten-free.

Easy One-pot Lentil Kielbasa Soup

Adding broccoli rabe, carrots and lentils is a healthy and tasty way to balance out the kielbasa.

Yotam Ottolenghi's Roasted Butternut Squash With Lentils And Gorgonzola

The best part about the macro diet? You can still eat cheese.

Hemp And Walnut Crusted Salmon With Broccoli And Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

Ever had slow-cooked salmon? It’s a foolproof way to ensure your fish is the right texture every time.

15-minute Skillet Pepper Steak

It’s low in calories and needs zero special ingredients. So basically, it’s your new weeknight favorite.

Grilled Lemon-herb Chicken And Avocado Salad

Gone are the days of sad, wilted greens and lackluster dressing. We’re eating this bright, lemony, herby salad instead.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

Don’t skip the bell pepper cups. (What can we say? We’re suckers for good presentation.)

Rainbow Collard Wraps With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

When has a creamy, nutty dipping sauce made anything taste worse?

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

The six-ingredient, salty-sweet sauce tastes so good, you’ll forget it’s also good for you.

Moroccan-spiced Eggplant And Tomato Stew

Serve this vegan dish with a little bit of rice for a heart and balanced dinner.

Slow-cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

The best things in life are topped with sour cream and cheese, like this hands-off soup courtesy of PureWow Coterie member Monique Volz.

Chicken Tagine With Olives

Briny olives and a lemony sauce? What more could you want? (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

Clean-eating Bibimbap Bowls

If you’ve reached your quinoa limit (hey, it happens), shake things up with this vegan, gluten-free take on a traditional Korean dish.

Wild Alaska Salmon And Smashed Cucumber Grain Bowls

Sure, you could slice your cucumbers…but smashing them adds a level of texture that can’t be beat.

Pistachio-crusted Pork Tenderloin With Apple And Escarole Salad

This isn’t your mother’s dry, sad pork tenderloin. (Sorry, Mom.)

Sheet-pan Harissa Chicken With Chickpeas And Sweet Potatoes

A spicy and healthy chicken dinner that’s surprisingly easy to cook and even easier to eat.

15-minute Mediterranean Couscous With Tuna And Pepperoncini

Proof that flavorful and healthy can go hand in hand (and don’t have to take hours to make, either).

One-pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs With Peanut Sauce

It’s tough to improve on a meatball, but Coterie member Monique Volz has done it—a sweet and savory sauce and minimal cleanup seal the deal.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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