My Week in Macros: Dinner Edition

Having more free time in the summer means I have a little more time as I cook to share what I eat. Dinner becomes a bit of a balancing act for me because I tend not to plan my whole day in macros ahead of time unless I am anticipating a special meal. Usually on my way home from the gym I come up with a general plan (I typically keep many of my staple items stock in my fridge: What’s in My Fridge) and then begin entering items in MFP (MyFitnessPal: which I use to track my food. Then I check how my macros stack up towards my goals: It might sound like an irritating process, but it becomes second nature after awhile! Here’s a glimpse at a week of my dinners!

Saturday June 24th: Crabcakes & Veggies


2 Harris Teeter Maryland Style Crabcakes: 32g P/46g C/17g F

170g Broccoli Rabe: 6g P/4g C/0g F

85g Frozen Mixed Vegetables: 2g P/11g C/0g F

Sunday June 25th: Beet Noodles with Meat Sauce

6 oz Harris Teeter Beet Spiral Noodles: 2g P/16g C/0g F

1/2 cup Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce: 1g P/4g C/7g F

5 oz Laura’s Lean Beef (96/4): 28.8g P/0g C/5.6g F

85g frozen Peas: 5g P/12g C/0g F

15 g Parmasean Cheese: 6g P/0g C/4.5g F

Monday June 26th: Chicken Sausage & Veggies

2 Trader Joe’s Garlic Chicken Sausage: 22g P/12g C/6g F

100g Eggplant (fresh from the Farmer’s Market): 1.7g P/8.2g C/0.5g F

85g Frozen Mixed Vegetables: 2g P/11g C/0g F

85g Baby Spinach: 3g P/2g C/0g F

Olive Oil 3/4 TBSP: 0g P/0g C/10.1g F

Tuesday June 27th: Trivia Night, dinner out


The Connacht Salad with Chicken, dressing on the side

about 85g Romaine lettuce (1g P/4g C/0g F), about 5 oz of chicken (32.5g P/0g C/1.9g F), 4 cherry tomatoes (1.5g P/7g C/0.5g F), Caesar dressing (0g P/0g C/10g F)

Wednesday June 28th: Taco Shrimp Salad

3.8 oz Frozen Shrimp : 26.2g P/0g C/1.9g F

1 cup canned corn: 4g P/18g C/3g F

1/4 cup canned black beans: 4g P/11g C/0g F

Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning: 0g P/0.5g C/0g F

Olive Oil Mayonaise 3/4 TBSP: 0.1g P/0g C/4.5g F

Thursday June 29th: BBQ Chicken Teriyaki Tacos

1.5 servings Trader Joe’s BBQ Chicken Teriyaki: 27g P/16.5g C/5.2g F

1/4 cup canned corn: 1g P/4.5g C/0.8g F

1/4 cup canned black beans: 4g P/11g C/0g F

85g Trader Joe’s shredded cabbage: 1g P/4g C/0g F

3 Mission corn tortillas: 3g P/30g C/2.2g F

2 TBSP Sour Cream: 1g P/12g C/5g F


Friday June 30th: Beet & Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp

4.1 oz Frozen Shrimp : 28.9g P/0g C/2.1g F

4 oz Harris Teeter Beet Spiral Noodles: 1.3g P/10.7g C/0g F

300g Zucchini (spiralized): 3.6g P/9.3g C/0.9g F

2 servings Chocolate Halo Top: 12g P/28g C/4g F

1.5 oz Raspberries: 0. 2g P/3.8g C/0.2g F


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