Macrobiotic Suggestions for Food Cravings

Macrobiotic Suggestions for Food Cravings

Macrobiotic Diet considers better & healthy food choices instead of old food cravings. Listing healthier substitutions, try these favorite dishes we teach in our macrobiotic cooking classes.

Once familiar with these ingredients & dishes, you quickly overcome old cravings & eating habits.

When craving Oily Foods:  

Fried Tofu, Tempeh, Sauteed Vegetables, Fried Rice, Fried Noodles

Healthier Protein:   

Bean Soups, Tempeh, Tofu, Dried Tofu, Seitan, Miso Soup, White Meat Fish

Instead of Flour Products:  

Pickles, Pressed Salad, Sea Vegetables, Condiment, Fu, Seitan

Instead of Dairy Foods: 

Amasake, Fried Tempeh, Tofu, Scrambled Tofu, Tofu Dressings, Tofu Cheese Spread, Hiziki with Vegetables and Fried Tempeh, Stir-Fry Vegetables, Seeds, Nuts, Tempura, Almond Butter, Tahini, Scallion-Miso Condiment

Instead of Meat/Chicken:  

  • Tempeh with Scallions, Deep-fried, as a fried patty, Rueben Sandwich
  • Grain Patty or Veggie Burger, especially rice cooked w/ beans
  • Seitan & Stir Fry Veggies: Kinpira, Nishimi, Deep-fry, with Pasta and Tomato Sauce.
  • Tofu: pan-fried, stir-fry, baked
  • Fish: poached with ginger, scallions, served with grated daikon and Vegetables


Healthy Sweets without Added Sugar:

  • Sweet corn, peas, carrots, nishimi vegetable dish, Carrot Soup
  • Onion Butter, Carrot Butter, Millet Square with nuts, Couscous cake, Carrot Cake
  • Rice Pudding, Azuki Chestnut Raisin Puree, Amasake Pudding, Stewed Fruit, Chestnut Puree, Apple Compote, Seasonal Fruit Pies
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