Eat Like a Yogi: The Perfect Macro Bowl


The Macrobiotic Diet

A macrobiotic diet consists of eating grains and vegetables and avoiding animal products processed foods. It is also about achieving balance. It incorporates local foods and a positive mental outlook. A macrobiotic diet is supposed to keep you healthy by decreasing imbalances in cooling yin and hot yang forces. But you don’t need to change your entire diet to get the benefits. Macro bowls are an easy way to slip in extra vitamins and minerals. This flavorful bowl contains grains, vegetables, greens, beans, and seaweed. Top with a tahini dressing and you have yourself a quick, nutritious, detoxing meal.   When I visited Indonesia last summer, I couldn’t get enough of these. I actually ate them for breakfast every day I was there! If you want to make your own macrobiotic bowl, here are some ideas to get you started:

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The Makings of a Macro Bowl

20% Grains - Choose one, prepare as directed

  • quinoa
  • brown rice
  • cous cous
  • bulgur wheat

25% Vegetables - Choose as many as you like, lightly steam, or use raw

  • carrots
  • green beans
  • broccoli
  • snap peas
  • cauliflower
  • avocado

30% Greens - Choose one, leave raw. If using kale, massage with olive oil

  • spinach
  • kale
  • arugula
  • basil
  • sprouts

20% Beans - Choose one, prepare as directed

  • edamame
  • chickpeas
  • adzuki beans
  • tofu

5% Seawood - Choose one, prepare as directed

  • nori
  • wakame
  • kombue

6. Tahini Dressing: Combine the following


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Combine ingredients 1-5 in a large bowl, drizzle with Tahini Dressing and enjoy! What do you put in your macro bowls?

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