In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find the time to cook healthy and nutritious meals. Many people turn to fast food or pre-packaged meals as a quick and easy solution, but these options often lack the nutrients our bodies need.
The good news is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. In this article, we will be sharing 8 delicious and macro-friendly dinner recipes that are both quick to prepare and packed with essential nutrients.
From flavorful turkey salads to mini pizzas, and chicken stir-frys, these recipes are perfect for busy individuals who want to prioritize their health without sacrificing taste or convenience. So, let’s dive in and discover some tasty and healthy dinner ideas!
For nutritious and delicious options throughout the day, be sure to read our macro-friendly breakfast, lunch and dessert blogs too!
Our Macro Friendly Dinner Recipes
1. Taco Tuesday Turkey Salad
Macros for Turkey Taco Salad
Per Serving: Calories 470, Fat 27g, Carbs 21g, Protein 36g
- 100g cooked lean (93%) ground Turkey
- 6g Taco seasoning
- 20ml water
- 60g chopped Romaine
- 15mL Ranch (or low fat ranch)
- 15g Red onion
- 45g Red kidney beans (drained and rinsed) (or black beans)
- 15g Shredded low fat extra sharp cheddar
- 14g Doritos, roughly crumbled
In a small separate bowl: mix 6g Taco seasoning with 20ml water
Reheat cooked ground turkey in the microwave and add in taco seasoning mix.
In a large bowl add chopped Romaine, Ranch and red onion and lightly toss.
Add marinated turkey, red kidney beans, shredded cheese and mix well.
Top with crumbled Doritos for added crunch.
Try switching out turkey for beef and experimenting with different cheeses or adding some jalapenos for extra spice!
2. Bursting with Goodness Burrito Bowl
Introducing the Bursting with Goodness Burrito Bowl – a delicious and healthy meal packed with all the nutrients you need! This vibrant bowl features a base of mixed greens and rice, topped with juicy ground turkey, savory taco seasoning, and tangy diced tomatoes.
The addition of kidney beans and creamy avocado make this bowl extra satisfying, while a sprinkle of shredded cheddar adds a touch of indulgence. Serve with a squeeze of lime for a burst of refreshing citrus flavor. Get ready to dig into a bowl of goodness that your taste buds and body will thank you for!
Macros for Turkey Burrito Bowl
Per Serving: Calories 646, Fat 26g, Carbs 54g, Protein 49g
- 8g taco seasoning
- 20mL water
- 120g cooked ground Turkey (93% lean)
- 100g romaine or mixed greens
- 120g cooked rice
- 30g diced tomato
- 45g rinsed kidney beans
- 28g shredded cheddar (reduced fat)
- 30g avocado
- Lime slice for garnish
In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with water and add to cooked ground turkey, stirring well until turkey is coated.
To a large bowl add romaine and cooked rice.
Top with diced tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese and avocado.
Add turkey mix to the bowl and garnish with a slice of lime.
You can use ground beef or chicken in this recipe for a different take. Try replacing the rice with cauli-rice or low carb alternative to reduce the calories.
3. The Perfect Tortilla Pizza
Craving a pizza but want to keep it macro-friendly? Look no further than this delicious and easy tortilla pizza! With just a few simple ingredients, including ham, corn, and a tortilla, you can create a satisfying and tasty pizza that won’t throw off your macros. This dish is perfect for those who want to indulge in their pizza cravings without going overboard on carbs and calories.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or a fun macro-friendly dinner idea, this tortilla pizza is the perfect choice for anyone who loves pizza but wants to keep it healthy.
Macros for Tortilla Pizza
Per Serving: Calories 460, Fat 12g, Carbs 58g, Protein 30g
- 1 Tortilla (80g),
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 60g Lean Ham
- 30g Edam cheese 30% fat
- 30g Black olives
- 40g Corn
Preheat oven to 350f
On 1 Tortilla (80g), evenly spread 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste.
Top with lean ham, cheese, black olives, and corn.
Bake for 10 mins until deliciously crispy.
You can add any toppings of your choice to this pizza. This can also work using vegan cheese or dairy-free alternatives.
4. Low Fat Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey
Looking for a healthy and flavorful dinner option? Try our Low Fat Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey recipe! Packed with protein, this dish features aromatic spices like ginger, garlic, and onion, along with tender cabbage and juicy ground turkey. It’s a wholesome and satisfying meal that’s easy to prepare and perfect for any night of the week.
Macros for Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey
Per Serving: Calories 378, Fat 10g, Carbs 22g, Protein 50g
- 2# 93% lean ground turkey
- (approx. 1186g)
- Ground ginger (jar, or paste)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Soy sauce
- Salt & pepper
- 25g olive oil
- One large head cabbage,
- sliced (approx. 1836g)
- 1 large onion, sliced (approx.
In a pan with a small amount
of spray oil cook ground
turkey with a liberal helping
of ground ginger, garlic
powder, and onion powder.
Add soy sauce and salt and
pepper to taste.
Once thoroughly cooked,
transfer to a separate bowl
In the same sautee pan, add
olive oil, sliced cabbage, and
onion, and cook until wilted.
Add wilted cabbage to turkey and mix well. Service in a bowl or on a plate.
This recipe makes 2 500g servings and will keep in a refrigerator for 48 hours.
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5. Tasty and Tender Chicken Stir Fry
Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of our Tasty and Tender Chicken Stir Fry! Packed with protein and colorful veggies, this dish is bursting with aromatic spices and a hint of sesame oil. Served over fluffy jasmine rice, it’s a quick and easy macro-friendly dinner that’s both nutritious and delicious.
Macros for Chicken Stir Fry
Per Serving: Calories 388, Fat 12g, Carbs 35g, Protein 35g
- 30g bell pepper, chopped
- 50g broccoli, cooked
- 30g carrot chips (or shredded)
- 15 mL low sodium soy sauce
- 15 mL water
- 2 mL sesame oil (or
- 10g ginger paste
- 120g chicken thigh (or breast)
- 1 garlic clove, minced (or 5g
- 100g microwave jasmine rice
In a saute pan heat chicken
thigh until cooked through.
In a small saucepan lightly
cook with cooking spray and
saute chopped bell pepper,
cooked broccoli, and carrot.
Once lightly browned, add
low-sodium soy sauce, water,
sesame oil, ginger paste, and
Add chicken and stir to coat.
Microwave rice and plate.
You can substitute chicken with a meat of your choice or a meat-free alternative, just remember to ensure all meat is cooked through fully.
6. White Bean Chicken Chilli
This cozy and satisfying chilli features tender pieces of chicken, zesty spices, and creamy white beans for a flavorful and filling meal that’s perfect for a night in. Not only is this dish macro-friendly, but it’s also a great way to get in a serving of healthy beans for added nutrition.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea or a comforting lunch option, this white bean chicken chili is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in a satisfying and macro-friendly dinner. So why not give it a try and see for yourself just how delicious and nutritious this dish can be!
Macros for Chicken Chilli
Per Serving: Calories 370, Fat 6g, Carbs 27g, Protein 52g
- 70ml olive oil
- 50g onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 565g chicken breast, cubed
- 1 tbsp jalapeno, chopped
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 4 cans great northern beans
- 7 cups chicken broth
In a large pan add tbsp olive
oil, onion, garlic, jalapeno and
chicken breast. Sauté until
the chicken is cooked.
Add parsley, cumin, oregano,
paprika, and cayenne pepper
to the pan.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 4 cans of beans and 7 cups of chicken broth and cook until hot through.
For a thicker chilli mash the beans or add a cornstarch slurry.
This recipe makes approximately 2 300g services.
Serve with rice or a side of your choice.
7. Lazy Crockpot Mozarella Chicken
Experience the rich flavors of our macro-friendly crockpot mozzarella chicken! Tender chicken is infused with a blend of savory seasonings and combined with olives and mushrooms for a delectable dish that is both effortless and fulfilling.
The convenience of the crockpot makes this recipe the ideal choice for those looking for a hassle-free dinner or comforting lunch option. So why not indulge in a satisfying and wholesome meal that requires minimal effort? Try our crockpot mozzarella chicken today and savor the deliciousness for yourself!
Macros for Crockpot Mozzarella Chicken
Per Serving: Calories 289, Fat 9g, Carbs 11g, Protein 41g
- Chicken Breast 928g (approx.
- 4 breasts, raw)
- Petite Diced Tomatoes 405g (
- Tomato paste 154g
- Sliced olive 225g
- Canned Mushrooms Pieces
- Lawry’s seasoning
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- 102g shredded Mozarella
Dice chicken and add to crockpot.
Add all other ingredients.
Add Lawry’s seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to taste
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Shred the chicken breasts in
a bowl and return to crockpot.
Top with cheese once cooked.
This recipe creates 6 servings.
Cooked portions will keep in the
refrigerator for up to 5 days or
can be frozen.
8. Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Arugula
Macros for Ricotta Pasta
Per Serving: Calories 477, Fat 13g, Carbs 68g, Protein 22g
- 440g pasta, any shape
- 430g whole-fat ricotta cheese
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 40g parmesan cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 170g Arugula
Cook pasta until slightly firm, drain, and return to
In a small saucepan, heat over medium heat until hot, ricotta cheese, juice, and zest of 1 lemon, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, a pinch of salt,
liberal helping of black pepper.
Add mix to saucepan.
Add arugula and stir well.
This recipe makes 2 300g servings.
You can substitute pasta for edamame or chickpea pasta for different macros.
Sticking to a macro-friendly diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or satisfaction when it comes to dinner. With these simple and delicious recipes, you can indulge in a variety of flavorful and nutritious meals that won’t throw off your macros.
From a zesty turkey taco salad to a creamy lemon ricotta pasta with arugula, these dishes prove that eating healthy can also be tasty and satisfying. With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can enjoy a wide range of macro-friendly dinners that are both satisfying and good for you.
So why not give these recipes a try and see for yourself just how delicious and nutritious eating macro-friendly can be! Don’t forget to check out our other articles on macro-friendly meals, including breakfast and lunch to keep your nutrition on point throughout the day. And if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out our Macro-Friendly Dessert article.