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11 Macro Bowl Recipes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Healthy

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11 Macro Bowl Recipes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Healthy

BY CASSANDRA PISONE ON JANUARY 18, 2016

Macro bowls are the “choose your own adventure” of healthy and delicious eating. Similar to a rice bowl and 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 with healthy, clean eating. Your only dilemma will be which one to make first!

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1. Macro Bowl With Carrot-Ginger-Almond Sauce: Everyone’s favorite sushi restaurant salad dressing tops this veggie-filled dinner. Buy pre-cooked rice to make this recipe even easier and quicker to get on the table after work. (via Coconut and Berries)

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2. Macro Bowl With Turmeric-Tahini Dressing: 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. (via Keepin’ It Kind)

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3. Get-Healthy Macro Bowls: 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! (via A House in the Hills)

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4. Roasted Vegetable Bulgur Bowl With Lamb Meatballs: 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)

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5. Soba Noodles With Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Eggs: 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. (via Cook Nourish Bliss)

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