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Incredibly Easy Macro Bowls

Two words… MACRO-BOWLS. You could eat your protein, carbs and fat all separately on your plate- but some things are just better all mixed together! That’s where the macro bowl comes in. (Sorry if you’re one of those people who can’t stand for your food to touch. These may not be the thing for you and I'm sorry!) For years now, rather than spending a ton of time (that I don’t have) making a healthy casserole or a fancy dish, I just throw things together and scramble them into a pan. We eat this way quite often. It’s delicious and EASY- which is definitely the biggest perk.

What you’ve gotta do is just think of flavors and foods that work well together and then pick your portions (amount of carb, protein and fat) and add it all together into one big bowl. If you’re weighing and measuring- as you add one thing to your bowl, just continue to zero out your scale as you put the next portion in. Starting with a good carb for your base is key. Something hearty like white rice or quinoa or roasted or baked potatoes of any kind work well. If you still need a little help understanding macros and how they work, head here to read up. And if you you need a dependable food scale- here you go.

Here's three easy macro bowl options for you AND hopefully three easy go-to dinners in the future! I’ve labeled the ingredients with protein, carb, and fat for you, so you'll know where you're getting your main macronutrients from.

1- Perfect Macro Taco Bowl

Combine in your bowl-

  • ½ cup cooked white rice or quinoa (Carb)

  • 2-6 oz. of ground taco meat (beef, chicken or turkey) -Click here for the perfect taco seasoning (protein and some fat)

  • ¼ cup black beans (optional) (small amount of protein and carb)

  • 2 tbsp. salsa

  • 1-2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (small amount protein)

  • 1 tbsp. guacamole or avocado (fat)

  • 1-2 tbsp. shredded cheese (fat)

  • ½ to full serving of corn tortilla chips crushed for topping (watch fat per serving)

*add shredded lettuce, diced tomato, or even corn to your liking (very small amount of carbs)

*ADJUST AMOUNTS to fit your own personal numbers

2- Easy Sushi Bowl

This tastes like sushi in a bowl! And is quite filling too… here’s what you’ll need:

Combine in your bowl-

  • ½ cup cooked white rice (carb) – drizzled with a little sesame oil (fat)

  • 1 packet “Ginger Sesame” tuna (protein)

  • ½ cucumber diced

  • ¼ cup carrot- diced or shredded

  • 1-2 tbsp. avocado (fat)

  • 1-2 tbsp. yum yum sauce (fat) or drizzle of honey (carb) or coconut aminos for flavor

*ADJUST AMOUNTS to fit your own personal numbers

3- Pulled Pork BBQ Macro Bowl

A perfect summer picnic in a bowl! (a healthy version of a picnic 😉)

Combine these things in your bowl-

  • 4-6 oz. shredded pork loin (protein and fat) *see below for my go-to cooking method

  • About 1 cup Roasted sweet, or white potatoes (or combination of the two) (carb and fat- if you cooked in a lot of oil)

  • Small amount shredded cabbage (for texture)

  • Roasted Brussel sprouts *see below for how I save on fat when roasting my veggies!

  • 1-2 tbsp. G. Hughes Sugar free BBQ sauce, or your choice of sauce (possible carbs/sugar)

  • 1-2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream- watch fat per serving)

Line pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Put Brussels sprouts on pan- add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and then spray with more of your cooking spray.

**I always cook my pork loin on slow in the crockpot with an apple (cut into chunks), diced onion, drizzle of BBQ sauce and sprinkle of Frank's red hot, sprinkle of smoked paprika and chili powder. It's perfect and easy to shred after cooking for about 8 hours.

Which one of these delicious bowls are you planning to try first? Let me know in the comments. ENJOY!


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