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Holiday Recipe Roundup

The end of the year is upon us, and ‘twas the year we finally brought the Macrostax Kitchen to life! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up our top five all-time favorite recipes from the Kitchen, as well as five savory and five sweet holiday recipes to help you celebrate and ring in the New Year! Whether you’re looking for inspiration for breakfast, appetizers, dessert, or cozy winter beverages, we’ve got you covered.

Top 5 All-Time Kitchen Favorites

1. Baked Blueberry Pancakes

Baked pancakes: bringing you all the pancake goodness you know and love in a fraction of the time! Instead of painstakingly cooking each individual pancake on a griddle, we’re baking the batter in the oven and slicing into squares. Plus each juicy blueberry-filled serving (2 squares) has 15 grams of protein!

  • Nutrition facts: 246 calories / 30.5g carbs / 15.5g protein / 7.5g fat

Find the recipe here.

Baked Blueberry Pancakes

2. PB&J Overnight Oats

What’s berry creamy, takes 5 minutes to put together, and enjoys relaxing overnight as much as you do? PB&J Overnight Oats! The peanut butter + jelly dream team is here to rescue your mornings. Mix everything together before bed, refrigerate overnight, and you’ll wake up to a deliciously high protein breakfast that’s perfect for those on-the-go mornings.

  • Nutrition facts: 346 calories / 42.5g carbs / 26.5g protein / 9g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

PB&J Overnight Oats

3. Chicken Tacos

These healthy chicken tacos are fiesta-ready! We’re talking corn tortillas filled with salsa-scented shredded chicken with a zesty flair from fresh cilantro, red onion, and lime. Hint: shredded cheese, avocado, beans, or rice would all be 100% good ideas too. Plus, this recipe just happens to be naturally gluten-free!

  • Nutrition facts: 321 calories / 34g carbs / 31g protein / 5g fat

  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Find the recipe here.

Chicken Tacos

4. Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

Don’t let the cuteness fool you - these Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins are small but mighty! They’re made with ground chicken and packed with bold flavors from taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, and shredded cheese. And with 11 grams of protein and less than 3 grams of fat each, these perfectly portioned mini meatloaves are just destined to hit your macros.

  • Nutrition facts: 190 calories / 12g carbs / 23g protein / 5g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

5. Zoodles with Easy Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce

Easy, meet delicious! Zoodles with Easy Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce will soon become your new family favorite. This quick, whole food-based meal is made with low carb “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) topped with a super flavorful ground turkey meat sauce. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or make-ahead meal prep lunch!

  • Nutrition facts: 263 calories / 23 g carbs / 27.5 g protein / 10 g fat

  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Find the recipe here.

Zoodles with Easy Sundried Tomato Meat Sauce

Top 5 Holiday Savory Recipes

1. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Take your fall freezer meal game to the next level with our Instant Pot Beef Stew! Fall-apart tender beef just melts in a thick beefy gravy with hearty winter veggies like carrots, onion, and potatoes. Thanks to the magic of pressure cooking, this comforting meal is yours in under an hour. No Instant Pot? No problem! We have slow cooker instructions in our recipe too.

  • Nutrition facts: 401 calories / 26g carbs / 32g protein / 19.5g fat

  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Find the recipe here.

 Instant Pot Beef Stew

2. Vegan Chili

Our high protein Vegan Chili is taking Meatless Monday to the next level! Each bite of this hearty chili is packed full of aromatic spices, beans, tomatoes, and green chiles and is the PERFECT antidote for a blustery fall day. Plant-based ground ups the protein ante, giving each serving over 25g of protein. This recipe is freezer-friendly and perfect for meal prep too!

  • Nutrition facts: 404 calories / 46.5g carbs / 25.5g protein / 15g fat

  • Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Find the recipe here.

Vegan Chili

3. Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

If one pot meals are your jam you’re going to love this Instant Pot Chicken and Rice! Creamy brown rice and shredded chicken are flavored with bold Spanish style spices - easy comfort food at its finest! This family friendly recipe is perfect for make-ahead meal prep or a quick weeknight meal.

  • Nutrition facts: 354 calories / 46g carbs / 33g protein / 4.5g fat

  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Find the recipe here.

 Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

4. Chicken Pot Pie with Cheesy Biscuits

Winner winner chicken dinner! Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate winter comfort food - a warm, cozy meal that the whole family can get behind. And we’re taking it to the next level by adding a cheesy herbed biscuit topping! This irresistible casserole takes less than 45 minutes from start to finish and is both meal prep and freezer-friendly.

  • Nutrition facts: 553 calories / 48.5g carbs / 38.5g protein / 21.5g fat

Find the recipe here.

Chicken Pot Pie with Cheesy Biscuits

5. Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

A healthy appetizer to please the crowd, these stuffed mushrooms pack a protein punch with each bite!

  • Nutrition facts: 21 calories / 1g carbs / 2g protein / 1g fat

Find the recipe here.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Top 5 Sweet Holiday Recipes: 

1. Cookie Dough Dip

Looking for a party perfect dessert for the holiday season? HELLO Cookie Dough Dip! It’s 100% edible, designed for dipping, and super shareable. The secret is in the chickpea and almond butter base that’s flavored with brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Grab your favorite dippers (we love Graham crackers or fresh fruit) and you’ve got a party!

  • Nutrition facts: 246 calories / 29.5g carbs / 5.5g protein / 11.5g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

Cookie Dough Dip

2. Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cookies

Who’s ready for the holiday baking season?? (raising hand emoji) We are! With this macro-friendly cookie recipe on hand, there’s no reason to skip dessert. Our Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cookies are chewy, chocolatey, and super soft. Oh, and they’re dairy-free, ready in 20 minutes, and DELICIOUS too! These cookies are the perfect gift for friends, family, coworkers, neighbors (or yourself), so get baking! 

  • Nutrition facts: 120 calories / 18.5g carbs / 2.5g protein / 3.5g fat

  • Dairy-free

Find the recipe here.

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3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

This classic fall-favorite received a macro upgrade! By using real pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin-flavored syrup, you’ll get a great taste and some health benefits too. Brewed with warm fall spices, and a kick of coffee, it’s comfort in a cup!

  • Nutrition facts: 228 calories / 21.5g carbs / 21.5g protein / 6g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

 Pumpkin Spice Latte

4. Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

Get another dose of holiday flavor through peppermint with a macro-friendly protein shake!

  • Nutrition facts: 212 calories / 10g carbs / 37g protein / 1g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

5. Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate

You’ll never reach for store-bought hot chocolate again! Our Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate is SO easy it’s hard to believe. Four ingredients + less than 5 minutes = 1 deliciously creamy cup of hot chocolate that won’t blow your macros. Check out the recipe notes for instructions for how to gift your friends and family with their own mix!

  • Nutrition facts: 149 calories / 25.5g carbs / 10g protein / 1g fat

  • Gluten-free

Find the recipe here.

Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate

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