My 3 Go-To Macro Bowls
When I was creating this posts, I realized that pretty much every bowl has the same, and well...I'm a creature of habits and as you can tell by this bowls, I eat the same everyday.
I stay "creative" with some meals, but don't fix what it is not broken. Most of my meals have the same ingredients, and that works for me. One thing that helps me to keep it interesting, is to swap a few ingredients or combine them and make them into bowl or burgers to give the idea to my brain that is different, but not really (LOL).
Here are my 3 go-to bowls, that have some changes. I will say that the trick is the dressings and spices and herbs.
All of this bowls are:
Full of micronutrients
Macro nutrient friendly
With a lot of flavor
Always: salt and oil free.
This one is super easy!
I re-did my old good black bean and sweet potato burger that I posted a while back, find it here and don't judge the photo.
Once you have made the burgers, simply mix:
- Bed of greens (Tons)
- 1/4 Red onion (fights against infections)
- 1/4 Spiralized carrrot
- 1/4 Spiralized Cucumber
- 4 Black bean burger
- 3.5 oz of baked tempeh with liquid aminos
- 2 tbsp Lantana hummus
MACROS: P: 24.5 g C: 74.6 F: 13.3
This kinda bowl is my go-to, it is super easy to cook and perfect to bring to work or when you need to meal prep.
- 1 or 2 small baked russet potatoes
- 3.5 oz of baked tofu with liquid aminos
- 1/2 tricolor quinoa
- 1/4 Spiralized Cucumber
- 1/4 red onion
- Bed of greens (tons)
- 2 tbsp Lantana Hummus (love the carrot siracha or 3 peppers)
MACROS: C: 117.4g P: 33.7g F: 14.8g
This one is an oldie that I love, it also has potatoes, cucumber and tofu, oh and red onion (what a surprise!) - full list of ingredients is below, but check the whole recipe out here. I have a dedicated post for it.
- 1 medium baked sweet potato
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- ¼ red onion
- ¼ cucumber
- 3-4 cherry tomatoes
- 1/3 block of tofu
- vegan kimchi
- 2 tbsp. of liquid aminos
- 1tsp of Apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. of smoked red jalapeño spice
Not quite sure of the macro breakdown of this recipe, but it is similar to the above recipes.
As you can see, I always make sure to include greens to every single bowl and every meal. I want to make sure my body is nourished and get the right micronutrients. Counting macros is great to see some external changes, but I recommend to always choose healthy foods and not use macros or calorie counting as an excuse to eat like crap.
At the end of the day, if you are training hard you need good food to rebuild muscle and keep your body healthy, crappy food will be good for the moment and your taste buds but will damage your body from the inside out.
Always choose healthy, and create yummy combinations with it. Your body will love you for it, especially in a few years from now.
If you have any questions, or need more lunch ideas let me know!