15 Simple to Follow Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas


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 15 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

Looking for a tasty and healthy way to spice up your salad game? Look no further than this delicious turkey taco salad! Packed with protein and flavor, this salad is sure to be a hit with your taste buds. Featuring lean ground turkey, crisp romaine lettuce, and zesty taco seasoning, this dish is both satisfying and macro-friendly.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or a hearty dinner option, this turkey taco salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking to stay on track with their healthy eating goals. So grab your fork and dig in!

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.
  • 2606g)


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
  • peanut/chili/vegetable)
  • 10g ginger paste
  • 120g chicken thigh (or breast)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 5g
  • paste)
  • 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.
Stir well.

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
  • 273g
  • Lawry’s seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Pepper
  • 102g shredded Mozarella
  • cheese


Dice chicken and add to crockpot.

Add all other ingredients.

Add Lawry’s seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to taste

Mix well.

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

Our Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Arugula is a perfect combination of flavors and nutrition. This pasta dish is made with simple ingredients such as pasta, creamy ricotta, and peppery arugula. The addition of tangy lemon gives it a refreshing and bright taste, making it a perfect choice for a light summer meal.

Ricotta cheese is packed with protein, making this dish macro-friendly and fulfilling. Whether you prefer a quick and easy lunch or a comforting dinner, our Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Arugula is an ideal choice. Treat yourself to this savory and nutritious macro-friendly dinner dish today!

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.

9. Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe: 6g Fat, 14g Carbohydrates, 17g Protein, 180 Calories

Enjoy a macro-friendly Mexican night with our delicious Chicken Enchiladas, a delicious meal to make and share with friends and family! Soft tortilla wraps filled with tender slow-cooked chicken in a rich tomato salsa sauce, a sprinkling of Mexican cheese, topped with a tangy enchilada sauce, and baked to perfection.

Macros for Chicken Enchiladas

Per Serving: Calories 180, Fat 6g, Carbs 14g, Protein 17g


  • 1lb chicken breast
  •  1/2c (120g) salsa
  • 12 high fiber tortillas (La Tortilla Factory or La Banderita are both good)
  • 6oz shredded 2% Mexican cheese
  • 1 can/pouch enchilada sauce (Frontera green sauce used)


For the chicken:

Combine the chicken and salsa in the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.

Shred and let the chicken soak up any remaining juices for another hour.

For the enchiladas:

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Lay out the tortillas and divvy out the shredded chicken in the center of each.

Sprinkle 7g of cheese in each tortilla.

Roll up the tortillas and line them in a baking dish (seam side down).

Cover them with the enchilada sauce and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake for 10-15 mins until the cheese is melted.

10. Hawaiian Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken, 175 calories, 3g Fat, 11g Carbs, 26g Protein per portion

Why not try our Hawaiian Chicken – a high-protein dish with a sweet pineapple punch that is perfect for dinner! Enjoy a colorful mix of slow-cooked tender chicken breast pieces marinaded in a tangy BBQ sauce with sweet pineapple chunks for a burst of flavor, served with a side of rice or cauliflower rice. 

Macros for Hawaiian Chicken

Per Serving: Calories 175, Fat 3g, Carbs 11g, Protein 26g


  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 1/4c (64g) BBQ sauce (Stubb’s spicy used)
  • 250g fresh pineapple chunks (drained)


Cut the chicken breast into 1” pieces.

Put the meat, BBQ sauce, and half of the pineapple in the crockpot.

Cook on low for ~ 4 hours.

Add the rest of the pineapple just before serving.

Serve with rice or cauliflower rice.

11. Meat Lover’s Pizza

Meat Lover's Pizza Recipe - 12g Fat, 24g Carbs, 35g Protein and 345 Calories per pizza

Our Meat Lover’s Pizza offers you the perfect opportunity to enjoy pizza night without compromising your macros! This delicious feast includes low-fat turkey pepperoni and Canadian bacon, with a sprinkling of melted Mexican cheese on a flat-out wrap base. With its mouthwatering taste and high-protein content, this pizza is not only a tasty but also nutritious dinner choice.

Macros for Meat Lover’s Pizza

Per Serving: Calories 345, Fat 12g, Carbs 24g, Protein 35g


  • 1 Flat out wrap or Joseph’s Lavash bread
  • 1/4c (60g) pizza sauce
  • 28g turkey pepperoni
  • 28g Canadian bacon
  • 7g Bacon bits
  • 28g shredded 2% Mexican cheese


Spoon the pizza sauce out onto the flat out wrap base

Add your toppings and bake at 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes until the edges are crisp.

Other topping ideas (calories not included):

Sausage/chicken sausage





12. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan - 5g Fat, 12g Carbs, 30g Protein and 215 Calories per portion

Looking for an Italian inspired dish? Try our our Chicken Parmesan – a healthy and delicious, high-protein dinner. Enjoy crispy baked chicken breast with parmesan and Italian seasoning, topped with a delicious tangy tomato sauce. Serve alongside pasta, or opt for spaghetti squash for a lighter option. Bon appétit!

Macros for Chicken Parmesan

Per Serving: Calories 215, Fat 5g, Carbs 12g, Protein 30g


  • 113g chicken breast
  • 10g bread crumbs
  • 5g grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4c (60g) red pasta sauce


(Macros for just the chicken and sauce)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Mix the bread crumbs, seasoning, and half of the parmesan in a shallow bowl. Coat the chicken on both sides.

Bake for 15 minutes

Spoon half of the pasta sauce on top of the chicken (save the other half for the pasta) and sprinkle the remaining cheese.

Bake for an additional 5 minutes

Serve with pasta or spaghetti squash.

13. BBQ Ranch Chicken Pizza

BBQ Ranch Chicken Pizza - 265 Calories per pizza, 8g Fat, 20g Carbs and 28g Protein

Pizza night has never been easier or quicker with our BBQ Ranch Chicken Pizza recipe! Featuring a flatout wrap base smothered in sweet BBQ sauce, topped with diced grilled chicken breast, and finished with a drizzle of light Ranch, this high-protein pizza is perfect for dinner and won’t derail your macros.

Macros for BBQ Ranch Chicken Pizza

Per Serving: Calories 265, Fat 8g, Carbs 20g, Protein 28g


  • 1 Flatout wrap or Joseph’s Lavash Bread
  • 84g diced grilled chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp (45g) BBQ sauce (G Hughes SF or Stubb’s)
  • 2 tbsp (30g) light Ranch


(Macros for just the chicken and sauce)

Spoon the pizza sauce out onto the flat out wrap base

Add your toppings and bake at 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes until the edges are crisp.

Other topping ideas (calories not included):

Sausage/chicken sausage





14. Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs: 10g Fat, 4g Carbs, 27g Protein and 215 calories per portion

Enjoy a taste of Italy with a healthy twist! Try our low-carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe for a nutritious and satisfying Italian style dinner. Lean ground beef mixed with protein-rich egg, bread crumbs, savory parmesan, and Italian seasoning, all baked to perfection in the oven. Serve these delicious meatballs in a rich tomato sauce alongside Spaghetti Squash for a guilt-free low-carb option.

Macros for Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Per Serving: Calories 215, Fat 10g, Carbs 4g, Protein 27g


For the meatballs:

  • 339g lean ground beef (93/7)
  • 1 egg
  • 15g bread crumbs
  • 10g grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease a baking sheet.

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl, forming ping-pong-sized balls (or bigger or smaller if you prefer!).  Line them on the baking sheet so they aren’t touching.

Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Adjust your bake time depending on how big they are.

Serve with spaghetti squash (or regular pasta) and pasta sauce.

15. Low-Fat Chicken Alfredo

Low Fat Chicken Alfredo Recipe - 250 calories per portion with 6g Fat, 20g Carbs and 30g Protein

Our Low-Fat Chicken Alfredo recipe is not only delicious but it will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Enjoy a balanced mix of grilled chicken breast with nutrient-rich broccoli, all lightly tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce. Choose between baked spaghetti squash for a lighter option or pasta for a delightful, macro-friendly dish.

Macros for Low-Fat Chicken Alfredo

Per Serving: Calories 250, Fat 6g, Carbs 20g, Protein 30g


  • 113g chicken breast
  • 85g broccoli
  • 60g light Alfredo (Classico brand)
  • 150g (baked weight) spaghetti squash OR 56g (dry weight) pasta


Spaghetti squash: 250 Calories : 30P | 20C | 6F

Pasta: 400 Calories : 35P | 50C | 7F

Grill or oven cook the chicken breast

Boil the broccoli

Add the light Alfredo sauce and toss together with the spaghetti squash or pasta of your choice

To make Spaghetti Squash:

Slice in half and de-seed a squash. Coat the flesh in olive oil and bake for an hour at 400°F (205°C).

Use a fork to shred the “noodles”

If using regular pasta, just cook it to the directions on the box (remember to adjust your macros as above if choosing pasta)

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.

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