Creating a Macro-friendly Recipe with Quita Hall

Creating a Macro-friendly Recipe with Quita Hall

Written by Memories Over Macros Coach: Quita Hall (Learn more about her here)

Summertime is here and the cookouts are in full effect!

Believe it or not, you can totally achieve your goals without restriction and enjoy the process along the way. Here’s a macro-friendly recipe for protein pasta salad to add to the barbecue roster! Super versatile, protein-rich, and full of micronutrients from all the veggies! Most importantly, not only is it very simple, but it does a little dance on your tastebuds. Feel free to make the recipe your own by subbing vegetables & protein sources you prefer!

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

  • 1 container Banza pasta

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2c Red onion

  • 2 cups raw spinach

  • 2-3 Mini cucumbers

  • 3 tbsp feta

  • 1/2 packet ranch dip

  • 1c Nonfat greek yogurt

  • 4 tbsp. Light Italian

  • 3 tbsp. Hummus

  • 16oz of shrimp

Macros (6 servings w/ shrimp): 32C/24P/7F

Macros (6 servings meatless): 32C/14P/7F

Quita Hall - Italian Pasta


  1. Make pasta according to the package. Drain pasta & let cool.
  2. Season & prepare preferred protein source. (Or you could use pre-made protein: drained canned chicken, shredded rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken strips, cooked shrimp, deli turkey/ham/pepperoni, etc.)
  3. Toss all ingredients together until mixed evenly and pasta is fully coated
  4. Best after refrigerated at least 2hrs before enjoying

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  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Masters of Science in Nursing Education
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach


  • Flexible Dieting
  • Overall Body Transformation

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