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20 of The Best Macro-Friendly Lunch Ideas

If you’re looking for quick, easy, macro-minded lunch ideas, we have you covered. This list includes 20 of our favorite macro-friendly lunch recipes, as voted on by our loyal FHM+ App members. 

We understand that lunch can often feel overwhelming; whether you’re out at the office or grabbing something quick at home when you have nutrition, fitness, and weight loss goals, having access to recipes and meals that allow you to hit your goals without a lot of stress and hassle is paramount.

Our Popular Macro Friendly Lunch Recipes

We hope that these 20 lunch ideas help you stay on track while enjoying delicious meals that nourish your body!

1. Mexican Tortilla Pizza

one mexican tortilla pizza with veggies

Our Mexican Tortilla Pizzas are one of the most popular lunches because they are just so darn good! Packed with protein and so satisfying, these delicious pizzas will be a new lunchtime favorite.

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2. Classic Tuna Salad

one classic tuna salad sandwhich

Tuna Salad is a classic staple lunch. It’s so easy to whip up, is great for meal prepping, and makes a fantastic high-protein lunch on the go. Our Classic Tuna Salad gives the original recipe a lightened up, more macro-balanced spin. You’re going to love it!

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3. Turkey Club Pinwheels

club pinwheels

Need something simple and delicious for lunch? Our Turkey Club Pinwheels are where it's at! These delicious, low-calorie, high-protein pinwheels are totally customizable and make a great grab-n-go lunch choice!

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4. DIY Pizza Lunchables

two healthy DIY pizza lunchables

Who says Lunchables are just for kids? We elevated the classic Pizza Lunchables and made them suitable for adults and kiddos alike! Packed with protein and nourishing ingredients, these DIY Pizza Lunchables are an easy, healthy, and cost-effective lunch option.

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5. Macro-Friendly Lunch Boxes

lunch boxes macro balanced

Sometimes a full-blown meal doesn’t appeal for lunch, but a snack box with charcuterie-style options does! For those days, putting together a macro-balanced lunch box is a great way to hit your macros, enjoy a variety of different foods and flavors, and be able to have lunch anywhere.

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6. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

bowl of chicken caesar pasta salad

I love a good chicken Caesar salad, and our Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad takes things to a whole new level. The addition of pasta to a classic Caesar salad warms the dish up, makes it a hearty, complete meal, and fuels your body for the rest of the day.

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7. Chopped Italian Grinder Salad

This recipe was inspired by a viral TikTok recipe. We took inspiration from that recipe and put our own macro-friendly twist on it. If you enjoy a good Italian sub that’s full of flavor and satisfaction, then this Chopped Italian Grinder Salad is going to be right up your alley.

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8. Cottage Cheese Chicken Parm Bowl

Need a quick, easy, single-serve lunch option? You have to try out Cottage Cheese Chicken Parm Bowl! With 46g of protein per bowl, this is a high-protein powerhouse!

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9. Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

Another lunch staple, but this time, make it macro-friendly! We swapped mayonnaise for tangy Greek yogurt to pack it with protein and lower the fat content, all while elevating the flavor! This easy-to-prepare recipe makes a great make-ahead meal prep lunch to enjoy all week long.

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10. Sub In a Tub

We love subs around here, can you tell? Our Sub In a Tub delivers all the flavors of a satisfying sub but without all the carbs from the sub roll. Laid atop a bed of greens, this lunch option will fill you up, give you a chance to get your greens in, and give your day a zesty little pick-me-up!

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11. Egg Roll In a Bowl

egg roll in a bowl

This protein-packed dish is low in carbs and fats but high in satiety. We love prepping a batch of our Egg Roll In a Bowl early in the week to enjoy lunches throughout the week.

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12. Copycat Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad

Breezing through the Chick-Fil-A drive-through might be tasty, but it’s expensive, and some of the options aren’t as macro-friendly as we’d like. We took their classic Cobb Salad, put a macro-friendly spin on it, and made it easy for you to re-create at home for a satisfying lunch any day of the week.

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13. Thai Chicken Wrap

One of our biggest hacks for making high-protein meals is to have pre-cooked protein sources like chicken on hand, which really comes in handy when you want to whip up a delicious lunch that fits your macros like our Thai Chicken Wrap, it’s so easy and so flavorful.

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14. Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

I love a good pasta salad, but most traditional recipes don’t offer much for protein content, which is why we added juicy Italian chicken to our pasta salad! This protein powerhouse is perfect for meal-prepped lunches any time of the year.

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15. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Our Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad will be one of the most refreshing and flavorful dishes you eat all day! The combination of tangy Greek yogurt, savory chicken, and sweet red grapes makes this macro-balanced dish irresistible.

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16. Personal BBQ Chicken Pizza

At lunchtime, we’re not usually serving a crowd, so single-serve dishes can really come in handy. Our Personal BBQ Chicken Pizza is the perfect solution for your mid-day meal. It’s full of protein and flavor while keeping calories and fat low.

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17. Turkey Ranch Crunch Wrap

This has been one of our most loved lunch recipes since the beginning of Fit Healthy Macros. This simple, but delicious lunch recipe offers so much flavor and satisfaction that you’ll find yourself making this one on repeat.

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18. Ground Turkey Quesadilla

You're missing out if you’ve never tried ground turkey in a quesadilla! This high-protein quesadilla is stuffed with juicy ground turkey and traditional quesadilla fillers, delivering a crave-worthy afternoon meal.

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19. Ham and Cheese Club Sandwich

This isn’t the same ham and cheese sandwich your mom packed in your lunch box, our macro-friendly version offers 34g of protein! We love a classic deli sandwich, especially when it fits nicely into our macros.

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20. Taco Salad

This Taco Salad manages to pack in 43g of protein thanks to a special protein-infused ingredient. We love how all of the flavors and textures collide in this salad to bring us a bowl of joy that will leave you already looking forward to your next lunch.

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