16 Macro-Friendly Dinner Recipes - Simply Noel (2024)

I know the struggle of finding macro-friendly dinner recipes that work well for the whole family.

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I spent so much time searching high and low for simple, quick, and tasty recipes that I would love just as much as my family would.

To make things easier for you I found a bunch of macro-friendly dinner ideas that you can add to your menu!

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And what does macro-friendly mean? That means that these recipes fit into my macros well, but they may not fit into yours exactly. You may need to tweak some serving sizes or maybe add a side dish to the recipe to make it work for you.

If you’re using my excel meal plan worksheet it will be easy to enter in the numbers and make whatever adjustments you need for your personal goals.

If you’re new to macros and don’t know how to calculate your own macros, check out my Ultimate Guide To Counting Macros to get started!

If you’re looking for a really simple and cheap meal plan (like I’m talking college student cheap) be sure to check out my macro meal plan for beginners where I’ve created meals you can just mix and match based on your macros without needing to do any of the math!

Macro-Friendly Dinner Ideas:

I’ve broken these recipes down into a few categories including; chicken recipes, beef recipes, crockpot/instapot recipes, and gluten-free recipes. I hope these make it easier for you to find what you need.

I’ll continue to come back and add new recipes as I find them, so be sure to pin this page and come back!

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*These are not all my recipes, these are recipes I’ve found on Pinterest and loved! All links go to the website they are originally from – feel free to look around more on their sites for other ideas as well! All photos are shared from their pages as well with proper credit.

Chicken Macro-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Macro-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas | Macro Miranda

Macros: Calories 130 | Protein 13g | Carbs 13g | Fat 2g

I love this recipe from Macro Miranda because it’s only 8 simple ingredients (that’s my kind of recipe!) and can be whipped up in 30 mins!

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Macro-Friendly Caprese Chicken | Julie Ledbetter

Macros: Calories 205 | Protein 34g | Carbs 6g | Fat 5g

A taste of Italy in less than an hour and within my macros? YES PLEASE! This recipe has just 7 simple ingredients (most of which you probably already have at home) and make an incredible meal prep recipe!

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Balsamic Baked Chicken and Sweet Potato | Macrostax

Macros: Calories 363 | Protein 34.5g | Carbs 43.5g | Fat 3.5g

This is a one-sheet dinner! I hate when there are a billion dishes to clean up after a meal, and if you meal prep you know the struggle too. So you already know what a blessing this dish is (not to mention how yummy it is too!)

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Sticky Finger Chicken Tenderloins | How We Macro

Macros: Calories 152 | Protein 24.9g | Carbs 13.5g | Fat .5g

My favorite this to do is make a recipe for dinner one night and use the leftover protein in a salad for lunch the next day – and this recipe is perfect for that! This recipe also makes a great dish to take to a party or potluck.

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Ground Beef Macro-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Macro Friendly Chili | Simply Noel

Macros: Calories 332 | Protein 24g | Carbs 47g | Fat 5g

This chili is simple to throw together, tasty, and freezer friendly! Great for serving a big group or meal prepping for the whole week

Macro Friendly Taco Soup | macroED

Macros: Calories 280 | Protein 27g | Carbs 21g | Fat 10g

Taco soup is a great one to throw together on a cold afternoon, plus it makes fabulous leftovers and freezes really well!

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One Pan Beef Enchilada Skillet | Everyday Meal Prep

Macros: Calories 400 | Protein 36g | Carbs 43g | Fat 15g

This recipe is the perfect meal prep! Make all the yummy enchilada fixings without all the fat and throw it in a protein bowl for the rest of your week!

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Simple and Macro Friendly Sheperd’s Pie | Mallory King

Macros: Calories 361 | Protein 30g | Carbs 31g | Fat 13g

Traditionally Sheperd’s Pie includes lamb, but this quick and easy recipe is just as yummy with ground beef! Simple to make and great for leftovers.

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Instapot Macro-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Chicken Fajitas | Simply Noel

This is one of my personal favorite recipes, we make it at least once every other week. It’s super fast and you can throw it in the crockpot before leaving for the day and come home to a yummy macro-friendly dinner!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken | Mason Fit

Macros: Calories 120 | Protein 19g | Carbs 4g | Fat 4g

This recipe is so good to mix up your routine! Full of flavor and super simple. Pair it with a potato bun or throw it on a salad to keep it gluten-free.

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Instant Pot Pork Ragu | Lillie Eats and Tells

Macros: Calories 219 | Protein 27.8g | Carbs 23.1g | Fat 4.7g

If you’re looking for an easy, simple recipe that freezes well – this is what you need!

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High Protein Instant Pot Chicken Pasta | Carrots ‘N’ Cake

Macros: Calories 303 | Protein 35g | Carbs 29g | Fat 5g

This Instant Pot recipe calls for just 5 ingredients (you already know I love that!) and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Bonus – it’s also gluten and dairy-free!

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Gluten-Free Macro-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Macro Friendly Stuffed Peppers | Mallory King

Macros: Calories 290 | Protein 29g | Carbs 16g | Fat 15g

I’m OBSESSED with stuffed peppers! It’s such a yummy and filling alternative to bread. This recipe from Mallory King is super simple to make and is ready in about 45 minutes.

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Italian Salad Bowl | How We Macro

Macros: Calories 311 | Protein 37g | Carbs 16g | Fat 11g

I’m not a big fan of salads, so I have to dress them up a bit. And this Italian salad is SO yummy! It’s great when you want the taste of a sub sandwich without the bread.

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Healthy Sesame Chicken | One Lovely Life

This is a base recipe that you can make a bunch of dishes with! Add different sides to it to fit your macros and use the leftovers in a salad!

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Steak Burrito Bowl | Hot Pan Kitchen

Macros: Calories 388 | Protein 14g | Carbs 62g | Fat 9g

If you love Chipotle you’ll LOVE this recipe! It’s so easy to customize what goes into your bowl to fit your macros too.

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I hope this helped you find lots of yummy new dinner ideas! Again, I’ll be adding to this blog often, if you have any favorite recipes you’d like to share with my readers please link to them in the comments!

Looking for a specific kind of meal and having a hard time finding it? Please let me know in the comments! I love creating helpful resources for people trying to get healthy!

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