Six Magnificent Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas | Pancakes & Pushups

Dinner can often be the toughest part of the day to squeeze in a healthy meal. While we’ve all slowed down a little in recent days, many are still powering through long days working from home in tandem with ongoing sports and activities. By the end of the day, you may be tempted to just order in, but I’ve got a handful of healthy, macro-friendly recipes that may just help you fall in love with cooking again!

Salmon and Asparagus


When you’re in a rush but want to keep your macros in check, this simple dish will not disappoint! The entire meal takes just around 11 minutes to create (including prep time) and requires only five ingredients. It’s the perfect pairing of protein, heart-healthy fats, and macro-friendly carbs. 


Healthy Deconstructed Chicken Parmigiana


Craving Italian but don’t want the calories? I’ve got you covered! This macro recipe offers all the flavor of an indulgent dinner but without any of the guilt. With just eight simple ingredients you can delight in the flavors of Italy – for under 500 calories. This means you can have your chicken parm… and maybe even a little wine too!


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn 


(Photo: Skinny Taste)

Have a crazy day ahead of you and know you’ll have zero time to cook dinner? Enter this delicious crock pot recipe! With only 10 ingredients and about five minutes of prep time, you’ll have an amazing macro-friendly meal your entire family will love just waiting to be devoured. 


Crispy Baked Chicken


If you love the crunch of traditional fried chicken but hate all the extra calories and fat, then give this recipe a try! Whether you use an air fryer or an oven to cook, this recipe will leave your taste buds watering, and your waistline in total check! Just nine ingredients, and 10-22 minutes and you have yourself some macro-friendly comfort food. Pair with roasted zucchini or mashed cauliflower for added flavor. 


Zucchini Enchilada Casserole


If you need a quick and healthy recipe that will feed your entire family, this casserole is a total must. Although this recipe is completely macro-friendly and low in carbs, calories, and fat – your family will never know the difference! This dish takes under 30 minutes to make, including prep time, and at 302 calories per serving, you may just be able to pair with a margarita… or two!


Healthy Tortilla Crust Pizza


If you love pizza as much as I do, this may just be your new favorite macro-friendly recipe! This pizza recipe takes only 10-12 minutes to make, and as long as you keep them healthy, you can select your own favorite toppings. To keep your macros in check, try adding low fat mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni or use my combo of grilled chicken, onion, and broccoli. No matter how you slice it, you can never go wrong on pizza night! 


With all this delicious and healthy goodness, there’s literally no need for another boring takeout night.

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