Six Amazing Macro-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Macro-Friendly Lunch Ideas | Pancakes & Pushups

With all the craziness that fills your day, eating a healthy lunch can seem impossible. However, these delicious, macro-friendly lunch recipes may be all you need to stay fueled and fired up for your day!

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup 

Judging from the ongoing nip in the air, it feels like spring may never come! When you need to feed your body, and your shivering soul, this macro-friendly recipe makes the perfect lunch. To make things easier, you can meal prep the night before. With just eight simple ingredients, you can have a filling and guilt-free lunch in no time. 


Egg White Omelet with Turkey Sausage, Spinach & Berries



If you’re not a traditional lunch lover, you can always have breakfast for lunch. This healthy, delicious recipe takes only minutes to prepare, warms up nicely if needed, and is completely macro-friendly! Simply pop some egg whites in a pan, prep your turkey sausage and spinach while the egg whites are cooking, then pop the spinach and turkey sausage on top of the egg whites and fold. For additional flavor, you can pair with berries or a slice of whole grain toast. 

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

If you love wings but hate the added calories and fat, then try these wing alternatives. These bites take only eight ingredients and can be ready in about 30 minutes. If you have an air fryer then even faster! Not only do they have the same flavor kick as traditional wings, they have the added bonuses of being full of fiber and of course, completely macro-friendly. 


Shrimp Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing


Need a healthy, macro-friendly lunch in 20 minutes or less? I’ve got you covered with this powerhouse salad! Don’t care for shrimp? Simply switch out the shrimp for chicken, flank steak, tofu, or whatever your favorite protein is, and you have yourself a magnificent, macro-friendly lunch in minutes. 


Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

If you’re anything like me, you’d be absolutely lost without your crock pot, and if you’ve never tried this versatile, chicken recipe before, you’ll soon be asking yourself why you waited so long! All you need is four ingredients, and 6-8 hours in the crock pot, and bam – you have yourself some crazy good chicken! For perfectly balanced macros, pair with veggies, brown rice, or a whole wheat tortilla. 


Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Cream

If you love adding a little Asian flair to your meal plan but hate the extra calories that accompanies it, you have to try this recipe! All you need is 10 ingredients and you have yourself a low fat, high protein, mouth-watering lunch option. To make this lunch even more macro-friendly, pile on top of brown rice and add a side of steamed veggies. 


So now you know, just because your day may occasionally spin out of control, your diet doesn’t have to! By incorporating even a few of these delicious, macro-friendly lunch ideas into your routine, you’ll be ready to take on whatever 2021 has to offer!

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