Recipes and Meal Ideas

Macro Friendly Family Dinners

By Ted KallmyerUpdated August 31, 2022
Macro-friendly family meals and dinners

No time to cook? These meals are quick to make, and have a healthy balance of macros.

Meals with macros

Each of these recipes have the macro amounts listed.

You may have to adjust the portions of each ingredient some to better meet your individual calorie and macro needs.

1. Shrimp Teriyaki Stir Fry

teriyaki stir fry

Directions:

  1. Chop the veggies and stir fry them in a nonstick skillet on medium heat until they are as soft as you prefer. I cook mine for about 10 minutes.
  2. While the veggies are cooking put the frozen shrimp in a double boiler and steam them until they just turn white and pink. If you put some vinegar in the water the shrimp will have a better texture.
  3. Cook the rice in the microwave as directed.
  4. In a serving bowl, place the rice topped with the veggies and then add the shrimp. Drizzle with the sauce. Serve.

2. Grilled Chicken Dinner

chicken dinner 1

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F. Spray the potatoes with some olive oil cooking spray. Toss some garlic seasoning on them. Place them in the oven for 25 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, Season some frozen or fresh chicken tenderloins and place them on the gas grill or in a nonstick skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes on both sides. (a little longer if from frozen)
  3. While the chicken is cooking, steam the snow peas in a covered pot with a little water for about 5 minutes.
  4. When the potatoes are done, plate everything up and serve with a dip of your choice and some sour cream for the potatoes. Salt and pepper as desired.

3. High Protein Shrimp Caesar Salad

shrimp caesar salad

Directions: 

  1. In a large pot, cook the lentil pasta as directed.
  2. While the pasta is cooking put the frozen shrimp in a double boiler and steam them until they just turn white and pink. If you put some vinegar in the water the shrimp will have a better texture.
  3. Once the pasta and shrimp have been cooked, place the pasta, and prepared spring mix in a serving bowl. Top with the shrimp, grated parmesan cheese, and caesar dressing. Dig in

4. High-Protein Macro Bowl

macro bowl

Directions:

  1. Cook the rice as directed. (To save even more time, you can use “Ready Rice”.)
  2. While the rice is coking, butterfly a 7 oz chicken breast, season, and cook on the gas grill or in a nonstick pan. (About 5 minutes on each side)
  3. While the chicken is cooking, cut up your sweet mini peppers, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Drain and rinse the beans.
  4. Once the rice and chicken have been cooked, assemble your bowl using all the ingredients. You can top the bowl with a lite dressing of your choice or hot sauce if you don’t want the extra calories/macros. Serve.

5. Grilled Chicken Dinner Alternate

grilled chicken 2

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F. Spray the potatoes with some olive oil cooking spray. Toss some garlic seasoning on them. Place them in the oven for 25 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, Season some frozen or fresh chicken tenderloins and place them on the gas grill or in a nonstick skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes on both sides. (a little longer if from frozen)
  3. While the chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli in a covered pot with a little water for about 5 minutes.
  4. When the potatoes are done, plate everything up and serve with a dip of your choice and some sour cream for the potatoes. Salt and pepper as desired.

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