These Macro Bowl Recipes Will Make You Want to Eat Healthy
Macro bowls are the “choose your own adventure” of healthy and delicious eating. Similar to aBuddha bowland a simplified form of balanced eating, they’re typically comprised of a grain base, raw or cooked veggies, a protein of your choice and a healthy fat like avocado, hummus or a tasty homemade dressing. They’re called macro bowls because they hit all your macronutrients: carbs, protein and fat. From Asian to Mexican to Italian, any of your favorite cuisines can be broken down into a macro bowl that will actually make you fall in love withhealthy, clean eating. Your only dilemma will be which one to make first!
Poke bowls are basically the OG macro bowl, made with a filling combo of fish, veggies, and grains (usually rice). This tuna poke bowl recipe is the perfect meal to whip up for a healthy lunch that'll leave you satisfied and energetic. (viaBrit + Co)
Dust off that jar of tahini you bought to make hummus and put it to good use as a macro bowl dressing. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, which make this healthy bowl a perfect way to refuel after a hard workout. (viaKeepin’ It Kind)
Mix together a fermented carrot salad, quinoa and black beans for this healthy bowl. Whip up the garlicky tahini dressing and you have a meal fit for a (healthy) queen! (viaA House in the Hills)
Macro bowls become a date night-worthy dinner with the addition of lamb meatballs in this dish. Bulgur is a delicious switch up on the traditional whole grain favorites like quinoa or brown rice too. (via Uproot Kitchen)
Soba noodles are a great gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta because they are made from buckwheat flour (which, despite the name, is not actually a wheat or grain). Their nutty flavor enhances the umami flavor of mushrooms and eggs in this bowl. (viaCook Nourish Bliss)
Make this Meatless Monday a Mexican-themed one by eating this macro bowl filled with sweet potatoes and black beans. The avocado on top is a must-have and, if you eat dairy, try adding some cheddar cheese too. (via Making Thyme for Health)
Skip the lines at Chipotle during lunch and pack this recipe instead. Sweet potatoes keep you satisfied and the veggies will make you feel energized all afternoon long. (via One Sweet Mess)
Indian food might not always be traditionally healthy but this recipe lightens up your favorite curry. Be sure to make extra chutney because you’ll want to slather it over absolutely everything. (via Oh My Veggies)
If you haven’t started cooking with miso yet, this recipe will be the nudge you need to start. This meal is full of fiber and totally balanced in carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats. Bonus: It takes less than 10 minutes to put together, but tastes like it took hours to make. (via Nutrition Stripped)
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