By Anna Kocharian

Published on July 9, 2018

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You’ve probably seen one on Pinterest, scrolled past it on Instagram, or dog-eared a variation of it from the pages of your favorite foodie magazine. It’s no secret that macro bowls have been making a splash as of late—especially in the realm of healthy eating—and it’s easy to see why. The foundation of a macro bowl typically tends to remain the same. At its core, it consists of a combination of healthy grains, vegetables, beans, and some sort of healthy fat (read avocado). And while there are (arguably) myriad ways in which one may assemble a macro bowl, the foundation of the concept remains the same. Ahead, the recipes you need to get that jump-start on eating green. 

Vibrant Spring Broccoli Buddha Bowl

Broccoli, cabbage, and avocado are three of the more common ingredients one can expect to find in a macro bowl. This clever take definitely puts a refreshing spin on the classic thanks to the addition of the blood orange and turmeric-ginger vinaigrette. 

Get the recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

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The Ultimate Bliss Bowl

Homemade falafels definitely sets this one apart from the rest. Roasted veggies seasoned with cumin complement the spinach base while jalapenos bring on an added kick with a healthy dose of spice.

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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Macro Bowls with Turmeric Tahini Sauce

While this one may embody the usual scope of ingredients one may expect to find in a macro bowl, it’s the addition of the sprouted mung beans and fermented veggies that take it to the next level. Topped with a turmeric-tahini dressing and a scoop of hemp seeds for added crunch, the dynamic flavors of this one really shine through.

Get the recipe on Love and Lemons

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Summer Macro Bowl

This veggie-friendly take draws on tofu and cannellini beans for its protein source, both of which are complemented with the pickled red onion, blueberries, and scallions, resulting in a balance of rich flavors. 

Get the recipe on Lee From America.

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A Macro Bowl

Take your macro bowl to the next level with the addition of a fried egg on top. Fennel adds a refreshing touch while roasted brussels sprouts and sliced white button mushrooms bring on a dynamic and elevated twist.

Get the recipe on The Feed Feed.

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Rainbow Macro Bowls with Gomasio & Spicy Tahini Sauce

Eating colorfully just got a whole lot easier thanks to this vibrant take on the macro bowl. Set on a bed of quinoa, this one comes loaded with edamame, beets, watermelon radish, and so much more—drizzled on top, a spicy tahini sauce that seals the deal. 

Get the recipe on The Green Life

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Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower Buddha Bowls

Turmeric is the undeniable star of the show of this vegan and gluten-free bowl, which can be paired with a wide variety of greens. Topped with a tahini-vinaigrette, this blend combines an array of healthy ingredients such as broccoli, kale, and carrots.   

Get the recipe on Nourish Every Day

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The Big Vegan Bowl

Roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, and chickpeas were made for one another, and this vegan-friendly bowl is all the proof you need. Pair with a dollop of hummus for an entirely filling (and delicious) touch. 

Get the recipe on Oh She Glows.

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