20 Macro-Friendly Recipes to Keep You on Track

sneaky veggie gluten free mac and cheese with pecan croutons macro diet recipes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Way too often, diets feel so restrictive and limiting, you just end up hungry. Not the macro diet (short for macronutrients)—instead of counting calories, you’re focused on eating a healthy balance of proteins, fats and carbs. That way, you can eat what you want and discover what works best for you and your body. These 20 macro recipes are sure to make you fall in love with this lifestyle.

sheet pan root vegetable and sage pesto salmon macro diet recipes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Sheet-Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon

The most addictive salmon ever.

spicy tuna avocado wrap macro diet recipes
Eat Yourself Skinny


Spicy Tuna Avocado Wrap

Because sad desk lunches are never an option.

salmon quinoa burgers macro diet recipes
Eat Live Run


Salmon Quinoa Burgers

Lose the buns and substitute with lettuce instead.

one pan blackened cod sweet potatoes and zucchini macro diet recipes
Slender Kitchen


One-Pan Blackened Cod, Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini

Dinner in under 30 minutes? We like the sound of that.

zucchini fritters macro diet recipes
Just a Taste


Zucchini Fritters

Easiest appetizer ever, coming right up.

turkey taco spaghetti squash bowls macro diet recipes
Skinny Taste


Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Excuse us while we load up on this pico de gallo.

easy poached fish in tomato basil sauce macro diet recipes
The Healthy Foodie


Easy Poached Fish in Tomato Basil Sauce

Melt in your mouth alert. 

baked honey sriracha lime salmon macro diet recipes
Le Crème de la Crumb


Baked Honey Sriracha Lime Salmon

Looking for a little heat? You’ve come to the right place.

coconut red curry with chickpeas macro diet recipes
The Minimalist Baker


Coconut Red Curry with Chickpeas

Guaranteed to make you feel warm and cozy inside.

brussels sprouts and sausage parsnip spiralized pasta macro diet recipes
Skinny Taste


Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

No pasta? No problem.

instant pot quinoa enchiladas macro diet recipes
Delish Knowledge


Instant-Pot Quinoa Enchiladas

Plant-based protein to the rescue. 

baked sesame ginger salmon in parchment macro diet recipes
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment

Step outside your Crock-Pot and sheet-pan comfort zone.

sheet pan steak eggs and potatoes macro diet recipes
Damn Delicious


Sheet-Pan Steak, Eggs and Potatoes

An easy go-to for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

30 minute cauliflower rice stir fry macro diet recipes
Minimalist Baker


30-Minute Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Second helpings are totally OK.

pan fried cod recipe with swiss chard macro diet recipes
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Pan-Fried Cod Recipe with Swiss Chard

This dish calls for a glass of white wine.

sneaky veggie gluten free mac and cheese with pecan croutons macro diet recipes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Sneaky Veggie Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese with Pecan Croutons

Blow-your-mind amazing.

one pan mediterranean cod with fennel kale and black olives macro diet recipes
Abra’s Kitchen


One-Pan Mediterranean Cod with Fennel, Kale and Black Olives

Hearty, filling and definitely your new favorite dish.

oven roasted root vegetables macro diet recipes


Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

Serve with a piece of salmon and you’re good to go.

healthy turkey lettuce wraps macro diet recipes
Eat Yourself Skinny


Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

You need to try these.

roasted squash and farro salad with avocado dressing macro diet recipes
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Roasted Squash and Farro Salad with Avocado Dressing

The supermarket salad bar has nothing on this recipe.

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