To celebrate the end of the year, I thought it’d be fun to post a quick round-up of the most popular macro-friendly recipes from 2023. It’s not exactly science, but I used the most visited blog posts from the year to determine this list.  Of course, some of these recipes have been on the blog for a staples. Others are new this year. And they’re all so good. So here are the 5 most popular macro-friendly recipes from 2023…

#1 Quick and Easy Pickle Chicken Salad

5 Most Popular Macro-friendly Recipes from 2023: Pickle Chicken Salad

This is a no-brainer. By far one of the most popular recipes I’ve shared. It’s definitely a summer-time favorite but can be enjoyed all year round. I love prepping batches of this to keep in my fridge. AND we fly through it. We even double the batch. It’s that good. 

You can watch me make it from start to finish here or just get the written recipe on the blog. If you’re making it with rotisserie chicken, don’t forget to season it up using a frying pan first. It’s essential. 

This salad pairs so well with some avocado and rice thins, on bread, or scooped up with chips. You can’t go wrong. 

And if you’ve tried this salad already and like it, you might also enjoy my Healthy Tuna Salad or this Waldorf Rotisserie Chicken Salad. Both of them are on the blog in the salad section along with many other salad favorites you can try. 

#2 Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

5 Most Popular Macro-friendly Recipes from 2023: Chocolate Macro-friendly Shake

The nightly SHAKE. This is the one I cannot live without. I eat it almost every single night. It’s important. Of course, when it comes to making the perfect shake it’s all about the details. The toppings matter. And while I hate to be that person, the blender matters too. I absolutely love this blender for my shake. It makes it perfect. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. 

And the tumbler with the long spoon, so that every bite has at least a little bit of the barely swirled-in peanut butter powder, cacao nibs, almond whip cream, or corn chex. Perfection. 

It may seem like a lot, but it really doesn’t take that long. Here’s the recipe from the blog. Also, a quick video of me making it, if you want to see what it looks like. Obviously, it’s giant and delicious. A total staple around here.  

I’ve eaten this shake almost every night for 3 years because dessert is too important for me to skip. If you’re the same but like to mix it up, I have several good macro-friendly options on the blog. Like these Microwave Brownie Zucchini Oats or these Pumpkin Pie Baked Protein Oat Bars.  Of course, those are for macro-friendly desserts. 

If you’re looking for a more traditional dessert, then these giant cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies from the blog are ALWAYS a hit.  It’s all about balance. 

#3 Air-Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bites

This recipe makes the perfect lunch. It’s so quick and so easy while still being full of flavor–yum.  Each bite is seasoned to perfection while still maintaining the perfect texture. Definitely a fan-favorite if you like fish. 

You can eat these tucked in a wrap or taco or on top of a bowl of rice or salad. We love ours over rice with sriracha mayo, avocado, cucumbers, and carrots. 

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also broil it in your oven for about 5 minutes. We just use the air-fryer because it’s so easy. 

If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy this Korean Beef Bowl or this easy Salmon and Chive Salad. Enjoy! 

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#4 One Pot Skinny White Chicken Chili 

One Pot Skinny White Chicken Chili 

This has been a popular dish for a while now. It’s in ONE and on the blog. It’s a must-make every fall with killer macros for a giant serving. Always a crowd-pleaser and super-filling. Not to mention, so easy to make especially if you use frozen onions and bell peppers. 

I even made it for a church Halloween party this year…you can even see me make it here.  If you want, you can get the full recipe details for the chili on the blog.

If you like this chili, then I have lots of other delicious soups you can try! I love this easy Beef and Veggie Stew or this Lemony Chicken Soup. So good. 

#5 Chicken Marinara

Macro-friendly Chicken Marinara

This is a total comfort meal yet still super light and easy to fit into your daily macros. It’s all made in one pan (fewer dishes 🙌) and great on spaghetti squash,  pasta, or even a toasted bun.  

It’s a great meal for the family because it doesn’t have a lot of steps, and you can serve it over whatever your kids like to eat. It’s a win-win. 

You can get all the details here

If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy this Healthy Turkey Bolognese or this Italian Pasta Salad

It’s been a fun year making recipes, and it’s always fun to see what everyone has been loving. If you need more macro-friendly recipes, you can always check out my cookbooks. This year I also released my brand new cookbook, ONE More Time (OMT). 

OMT is a second volume to my other cookbook ONE, where all the recipes were made to feed your family out of one dish and dirty as few dishes as possible. If you want even more information, that’s available here.  

Make sure to follow along on Instagram because I’m always sharing what I eat over there, and there are sure to be even more good things to come next year!

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read the full privacy policy here.

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Hello. My name is Lillie. I’m not a registered dietitian, or a macro coach, or a public figure or culinary genius. I’m a mommy of four who FOUND macro-counting and fell in love with this balanced approach to food...

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