If you’re a food lover on Instagram, it is highly likely you’ve seen a macro bowl.
With their beautiful display of colour and variety, these bowls not only look beautiful but they are also a good source of nutrition. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein, which makes them a fantastic lunch or dinner option.
You can pick and mix from a variety of proteins, carbs, vegetables and fats. Take a look at some of my favourite macro inclusions!
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Step one: choose 3 – 5 non-starchy vegetables
Aim for one to two cups of non-starchy veggies to create the ‘base’ for your bowl.
- Grated carrot
- Cucumber ribbons
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Steamed green beans
- Salad greens
- Strips of capsicum (red/green/yellow)
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Zucchini noodles
- Asparagus spears
- Cherry tomatoes
- Steamed broccoli
- Mashed pumpkin
- Steamed grated cauliflower (cauliflower rice)
Step two: choose 1 protein source
Protein will add nutritional weight to your bowl and give you energy. Aim for 100 to 150g.
- Lean chicken
- Lamb strips
- Marinated tofu
- Smoked salmon
- Tinned tuna
- 2 eggs
- Lentils/Chickpeas/Kidney Beans
Step three: choose a grain or carb
Aim for 1/2 cup of grains or carbs to add another punch of energy.
- Roasted sweet potato
- Corn kernels
- Brown rice
- Roast potato
- Buckwheat noodles
- Lentils/chickpeas/kidney beans (if not chosen as protein)
Step four: choose 1 fat
Aim for one to two tablespoons of good fats, listed below.
- Sliced avocado
- Roasted almonds
- Toasted sunflower seeds
- Grated cheese
Macro bowl extras:
- Olive Oil
- Beetroot dip
- Tahini dressing
Try building a plate using some of these choices – you’ll be surprised by the variety of meals you can create so simply. When you make one, be sure to share with us on Instagram by hashtagging #12WBTfood.