Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hey! I’m back with more macro-friendly dinner ideas! Woohoo! I know you guys love ’em! 🙂

In case you missed my macro-friendly meal-prep breakfast ideas, you can find those here. If you’re more into throw-together dishes, here are 33 ideas for quick and healthy meals! These, of course, can be considered macro-friendly dinner ideas as well!

I especially love meal prepping for dinner because, let’s be honest, after a long day of work, errands, taking care of a 5-year old, family duties, etc., It’s rare that I want to spend more than 30 minutes throwing dinner together at the end of the day. Also, I feel best when I stay on track with my macros, so these recipes are the best of both of worlds. I hope you enjoy these favorites as much as we do!

Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas

High-Protein Buffalo Blue Chicken Pasta

Chickpea pasta meets chicken, blue cheese, and buffalo sauce in this creamy and comforting pasta dish that’s high in protein and fiber. Gluten-free.

One-Pan Parmesan Caesar Chicken

This One-Pan Parmesan Caesar Chicken only calls for 5 ingredients – many of which you probably already have in your kitchen – and is nearly effortless to prepare. I have a good feeling this dish will become one of your family’s favorite, go-to meals!

Sheet Pan Citrus Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

This sheet pan citrus salmon with roasted vegetables is a one-dish dinner that’s simple to throw together at the last minute. If you’re looking for a lighter meal that’s lower in carbs and high in protein, this is it. Gluten-free and dairy-free.

Lazy Girl’s Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Lean ground turkey with ketchup, breadcrumbs, and cheddar cheese… it’s the easiest meatloaf recipe and a family favorite! 

One-Pan Chicken Taco Skillet

This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients (many of which you probably already have in your kitchen), and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

One-Pan Sweet Potato Hash

This tried-and-true recipe is one that we make again and again. It comes together in no time at all, especially if you use pre-cut sweet potatoes, and since it only requires one pan for cooking, there isn’t much clean-up either! It’s also great for breakfast!

One-Pan BBQ Chicken

This 5-ingredient (yep), one-pain barbecue chicken with bacon (!) is one of our favorites. It’s juicy, hearty, and makes the best leftovers!

One-Pan Roasted Veggies & Kielbasa

Your favorite sausage mixed with your favorite veggies and herbs and you’ve got yourself an easy, one-pan meal that’s gluten-free, delicious, and a breeze to clean up!

Do you have a favorite macro-friendly meal prep dinner recipe?

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