21 Macro Recipes That Are Meal-Prep-Friendly
When it comes to the macro diet, you don’t have to count calories. (Yay!) But you do have to make sure your meals contain a healthy balance of carbs, fat and protein…and when you’re suddenly hangry at lunchtime, balance is the last thing you’re thinking about. The solution? These 21 meal-prep recipes, which are macro-friendly and just as delicious as an emergency slice of pizza.
Meal-Prep Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccolini
For days when you don’t feel like kale salad reruns, reach for this filling combination of sweet-and-salty chicken thighs and healthy sides.
Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies
Meet roast chicken’s cool, low-key cousin. It’s just as delicious as a whole bird, but way less effort (not to mention a lot less intimidating).
Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Proof that there’s way more to salad than sad cubes of chicken and wilted greens, courtesy of Coterie member Monique Volz.
Meal Prep Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Bowls
Aside from being ridiculously good for you, this one-and-done dish is crazy easy to make. Less than 15 minutes of prep, and everything comes together on a single sheet pan.
Slow-Cooker Meal-Prep Burrito Bowls
If you’re still not sold on the slow-cooker trend, consider this: Without really lifting a finger, you could have a juicy, spicy pork dish and lunch that’ll last for four days.
Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi
Our convenient and flavorful version of an Indian classic requires only five minutes of prep time, and it’s tastier than any takeout version.
Make-Ahead Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burritos
A simple mix of veggies and ground meat gets magical when you add some toppings and wrap it in a tortilla. Pre-assemble a few and stash them in the freezer for your busiest days.
Meal-Prep Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
Meatballs on a diet? Yes, please. These are made with turkey and paired with spiralized veggies. You know, for your health.
Clean-Eating Bibimbap Bowls
This Korean staple is as fun to say as it is to eat. Our version is vegan and gluten-free…because we’re thoughtful like that.
Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic
Sometimes simplicity is exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ve found the answer in this versatile dish. Make it into a salad, a rice bowl, a taco, whatever.
The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl
With crunchy kale, spicy shrimp and a huge helping of avocado, this bowl has everything you could want in a lunch. The pretty watermelon radishes just put it over the edge.
Sheet-Pan Lemon Butter Veggies and Sausage
Prepping lunch in advance doesn’t have to mean washing a zillion dishes. If you cook your protein and veggies on one pan, you can minimize cleanup and maximize flavor at the same time.
Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad
This may look like a plate of guac masquerading as a salad…and it kind of is. But it’s actually full of protein, thanks to the addition of black beans and quinoa.
Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus and Herbs
With shallots, citrus, herbs and spices, you’ll never go back to store-bought (and expensive) desk salads.
Honey Lemon Chicken Bowls
The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub in whatever veggies you have on hand. Even better? Six servings come together in just 30 minutes.
Meal Prep Mediterranean Bowls
A little bit of Sunday cooking and come Monday, you’ll be able to impress the pants off your coworkers with these vegetarian bowls. (You’re going to want extra za’atar chickpeas for snacking.)
Honey Barbecue Baked Salmon Bowls
Our usual thoughts when cooking salmon (Is it done? Am I doing this right? Ugh.) are nowhere to be found with this foolproof broiled version. And with bottled barbecue sauce, it comes together *that* much quicker.
30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls
Prep your cauliflower rice, sautéed veggies and tangy, Thai-inspired turkey…then assemble and go.
Sheet-Pan Beef and Broccoli
Everyone knows lunch is nothing without a good sauce. This one is sweet, salty and, with just six ingredients, effortless to make.
Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Fry Bowls
We’re not sure if it’s the blend of spices, the sweet potato fries or just saying the word shawarma, but we’re hooked.