Creating a Noom-friendly breakfast that easily fits into your diet does not have to be complicated.
In fact, there are multiple “mostly green” delicious food combinations that can create a balanced and healthy breakfast.
And below, I’m going to share 35 of these recipes.
What Makes a Noom-Friendly Breakfast?
On the Noom app, every food is placed into a colored category based on its calorie and nutrient density.
The three categories that Noom uses to rate foods are Green, Yellow, and Red. This allows you to consume a variety of different foods without having anything “off-limits”.
In order to create a Noom-friendly breakfast, you want to make sure the majority of your ingredients are in the Green category, since these are the foods that are not only the lowest in calories, but also the most nutrient-dense.
You want to aim to have around 50-70% of your foods from the Green category.
To see a full list of green foods on the Noom app, read the article below:
- Noom Green Food List: The Complete Guide of 110 Foods
The remainder of your Noom-friendly breakfast will ideally come from foods in the Yellow category since Yellow foods are more calorie-dense than Green foods, but still contain some healthy nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet.
Foods that fall within the Red category should be consumed in moderation since they are typically the highest in calories and the least nutrient dense.
While composing a meal of mostly Green foods is going to be the most optimal, in order to make sure that your meal has a balanced amount of nutrients, you will want to make sure that you are having some Yellow and Red foods in your meal as well.
- Noom Yellow Food List: The Complete Guide of 79 Foods
- Noom Red Food List: The Complete Guide of 85 Foods
3 Tips for Creating a Noom Green Breakfast
Prioritize Leaner Protein Sources
Protein sources that can be found in the Green category on Noom are going to be lower in fat, since lean protein sources are going to have less calories in comparison to proteins that are higher in fat.
Choose High Fiber Carbohydrates
When choosing your carbohydrates for a Green friendly Noom breakfast make sure you are opting for carbs that are higher in fiber, since these foods are going to digest slower and keep your blood sugar levels stable.
Fiber also contributes to increased feelings of fullness while you are dieting.
- Related Article: 17 High Fiber, Low Calorie Foods
Opt for Non-fat Dairy Products
Choosing non-fat dairy is a great way to boost the protein content of your meal, without the additional calories that come from higher fat dairy.
Great options for non-fat dairy to add to your breakfast are foods like Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and skim milk.
- Related Article: 1-Week Noom Meal Plan For Beginners
Noom Breakfast Ideas
1. Sweet Potato Toast
Doing a traditional avocado and egg toast, but replacing the bread with sliced sweet potato is an amazing swap to make for a healthy breakfast. Sweet potato a starchy food that falls into the Green category, and is packed with important nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium and zinc.
Although eggs and avocado fall under the Yellow category for Noom, they are extremely nutrient dense, and the increased calories come from healthy fats that are an important part of a balanced diet.
Try the Sweet Potato Toast recipe here.
453 Calories per serving
2. Simple Tofu Scramble
This recipe puts a spin on your typical breakfast egg scramble by using tofu as the main source of protein instead of eggs. Not only is tofu considered a green food with Noom, but it is a great source of plant-based protein.
The majority of the ingredients in this recipe actually fall under the Green category on Noom, with the only exception being the avocado/ coconut oil which is a Red food. However, being that this ingredient is required in such a small quantity it is still considered to be Noom friendly.
Find the recipes for the Simple Tofu Scramble here.
228 calories per serving
3. Lemon Chia Seed Parfait
This particular yogurt parfait uses a non-fat Greek yogurt, which is a great choice for a Green protein that should be included in a Noom friendly breakfast. Raspberries and blueberries are another main component in this recipe, which also fall under the Green category.
While chia seeds are considered a red food due to their high fat content, they contain essential healthy fats that are essential to your health, along with fiber, making them a great food to consume in moderation.
Find the recipe for the Lemon Chia Seed Parfait here.
214 Calories per serving
4. Sweet Spinach Smoothie
This green smoothie is packed with micronutrients while also containing a healthy amount of protein and fat to make it a balanced breakfast. The addition of spinach to this smoothie is what is going to give the smoothie it’s vibrant green color.
The main protein source in this smoothie comes from non-fat Greek yogurt, and choosing a plain variety also helps to keep the sugar content down.
The only ingredient in this recipe that is not in the Green category is avocado, which falls under the Yellow category. Avocado contains essential vitamins, healthy fats, and fiber that are going to contribute to the satiety level of this smoothie.
Check out the recipes for the Sweet Spinach Smoothie here.
296 Calories per serving
5. Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes
Believe it or not, these cinnamon roll protein pancakes make up a Noom friendly breakfast. This recipe utilizes egg whites and non-fat Greek yogurt to boost the protein content, which are both considered Green foods on Noom.
The recipe also utilizes rolled oats ground into flour, which is a great way to make a pancake recipe Noom friendly, since oats are considered a Green food, while traditional white flour is not.
The recipe does use a vanilla protein powder, which is considered to be a Red food on Noom. However, utilizing a high quality protein powder that is low in sugar is a great way to boost the protein content and provide additional flavor in your breakfast, without adding any sugar.
Find the recipes for the Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes here.
282 Calories per serving
6. Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
While stuffed peppers are normally a recipe seen at dinnertime, This breakfast stuffed bell pepper is a great Noom friendly recipe that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
This recipe uses a few different protein and dairy sources that fall into the Green category such as egg whites, reduced fat cheddar cheese, skim milk, and fat free chicken sausage links. The vegetables in this recipe also fall under the Green category, and contain plenty of fiber to help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Whole eggs (a Yellow food) and a small amount of olive oil (a Red food) are utilized in this recipe, but provide a healthy amount of fat that helps to balance out the meal.
Try out the Breakfast Stuffed Peppers Recipes here.
326 calories for 2 servings
7. Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies
These breakfast egg cups are absolutely packed with healthy vegetables, egg whites, and eggs making it the perfect Noom friendly breakfast.
The combination of eggs and egg whites in these egg muffins help to boost the protein content while not overdoing the fat content of the meal.
The recipe only utilizes a small amount of olive oil (a Red food) to sauté the vegetables.
Try out the Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies here.
243 Calories per 3 muffins
8. Vegetable and Feta Baked Frittata
A frittata made with vegetables, eggs, egg whites, turkey bacon and reduced fat feta is a great low carb high protein breakfast to start your day.
While this particular frittata recipe uses veggies such as mushrooms, asparagus and shallots, you could switch up the vegetables to ones of your choosing, since the vast majority of vegetables fall within the Green category on Noom.
The specific use of Canadian turkey bacon as opposed to regular high fat pork bacon in this recipe helps to keep the fat content in this recipe lower, making it a Noom friendly breakfast.
205 Calories per serving
9. Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal
Nothing says breakfast like overnight oats.
This Noom friendly breakfast uses ingredients that fall mostly within the Green category such as oats, bananas, low fat milk, low fat yogurt, and cinnamon. The only foods within this recipe that are not in the Green category are walnuts (since they are a food that is quite calorie dense and high in fat) and honey (a calorie dense condiment that is high in sugar).
However, both of these foods provide benefits in moderation, and will add flavor to your overnight oats.
213 Calories per serving
10. Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
This green smoothie is equal parts tropical and delicious, and is packed full of ingredients in the Green category, with the main ingredients being pineapple, banana, and spinach.
While the recipe does not directly list a primary protein source added into this recipe, in the instruction notes it does suggest replacing the water in the recipe with non-fat Greek yogurt, which will not only help to boost the protein content, but will also help to give the smoothie a thicker consistency.
346 Calories per serving (replacing water w/ 0% Plain Greek yogurt)
11. Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie
While we are on the smoothie kick, this blueberry and spinach smoothie is full of healthy whole fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy that help to make it a Noom friendly breakfast option.
The recipe adds in a small amount of old-fashioned oats, which will help to increase the fiber content in the smoothie and keep you feeling fuller for longer. The recipe also suggests that you use whichever milk that you want; so in order to keep this recipe Noom friendly, I would opt for a skim milk or an unsweetened almond milk.
336 Calories for the entire recipe
12. Low Calorie French Toast
If you didn’t think that French toast could fit into your Noom friendly breakfast menu, think again. This recipe is careful to use low-fat, low-calorie alternatives to traditionally higher calorie foods so that you can have your French toast, and eat it too!
More specifically, ingredients such as egg whites, lower calorie wheat bread, and unsweetened almond milk all fall within the Green category on Noom. In fact, the only ingredient that falls under the Yellow category instead of the Green is the sugar free syrup because although it is low in calories, it really doesn’t provide much nutrition at all.
You can also top the delicious French toast with different fresh fruit, like fresh strawberries pictured above. Fruits are low in calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber.
216 Calories per serving
13. Apple with Cinnamon Cottage Cheese Bowl
This recipe is very simple and easy to make, and is packed with protein to help you stay full and satisfied. Choosing a low-fat cottage cheese in particular for this recipe helps to keep the majority of the ingredients within the Green category.
While the pecans found in this recipe do not fall within the Green category, they provide essential nutrients and fat to the meal that help to make it a balanced breakfast.
177 Calories per serving
14. Sheet Pan Roasted Spring Vegetables with Baked Eggs
This is a slightly different take on your typical egg breakfast, and is extremely easy to make since you’re throwing everything on one pan to bake.
There are a mixture of starchy and non-starchy vegetables in this recipe such as beets, radishes, red potatoes/ sweet potatoes, leafy greens and zucchini. All of these nutrient and fiber packed vegetables fall within the Green category on Noom.
The recipe does call for whole eggs (a Yellow food) rather than egg whites, but is still considered to be Noom friendly since the majority of the ingredients used are Green, and some fat is needed within the recipe in order to create a balanced dish.
213 Calories per serving
15. Blueberry Overnight Oats
We are back to the overnight oats, but it’s not surprising, since oats are a delicious and versatile grain that fall within the Green category, and will keep you full for hours.
This recipe uses chia seeds as its source of fat and protein, and maple syrup as a natural sweetening agent. Maple syrup is a Red food that is fine to use sparingly, but if you want to keep your breakfast Noom friendly ensure that you are minding your portion of this sweet stuff.
174 Calories per serving
16. Egg White and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
This protein packed egg white and avocado breakfast sandwich is the perfect way to start your day. This recipe calls for whole grain bread, which is listed as a Green food, and if you opt for a low fat/ skim cheese, then this meal becomes very Noom friendly.
The combination of protein from the egg whites and cheese, and the fats coming from the avocado and cheese will help to keep you full long after breakfast, so you don’t feel the need to snack until lunch.
424 Calories per serving
17. Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese
Speaking of avocado and toast, another great combination for a Noom friendly breakfast is to add cottage cheese to your avo toast. This is a great option for anyone with a sensitivity or aversion to eggs, since cottage cheese is a great source of protein, and low-fat cottage cheese is a Green food option on Noom.
257 Calories per serving
18. Breakfast Banana Bars
These breakfast banana bars contain only 4 ingredients, all of which fall under the Green category! These could make up a breakfast or a snack meal, and would be great for on the go.
It should be noted that these bars do not contain a significant source of protein, and therefore might not keep you full for as long as a protein rich breakfast would. You could experiment with this recipe by adding in a protein powder, making it a more balanced breakfast.
215 Calories per serving
19. Mango Banana Smoothie Bowl
No matter what type of climate you live in, enjoying a smoothie bowl for breakfast will leave you feeling tropical. This particular combination of mangos and bananas in a thick and creamy smoothie bowl provides a delicious and sweet breakfast, with all of the sugar coming from fruit!
Similar to the above recipe, you could also boost the protein content of this meal by adding in a good quality protein powder to the smoothie blend, or by including a serving of nonfat plain Greek yogurt.
384 Calories per serving
20. Blueberry Cauliflower Oatmeal
Cauliflower is a versatile food that can help to lower the carbohydrate content of your regular bowl of oatmeal. Not only that, but it’s the perfect way to sneak an extra serving of vegetables into your day, and you won’t even notice it!
This particular recipe calls for a combination of oats and cauliflower, so you are still getting the benefits of whole grains, while also getting the benefits of cauliflower such as more fiber, antioxidants, and B vitamins.
This particular recipe calls for a milk of your choice. If you decide to use skim milk, then you are adding much needed protein to this recipe, while also choosing a Green food, which helps to keep this recipe Noom friendly.
21. Light and Fluffy Banana Protein Pancakes
Pancakes might not seem like a Noom friendly breakfast, but when they are made with high quality protein powder, protein and fat rich eggs, and nutrient rich bananas, they become a perfectly balanced meal.
This recipe calls for a vanilla protein powder, but you could switch up the flavor of your banana pancakes by using different flavors of protein powder, such as chocolate. The recipe also recommends topping the protein pancakes with banana slices or berries and non-fat plain Greek yogurt, all of which are Green foods on Noom.
203 Calories per serving
22. Zucchini Breakfast Skillet
This breakfast skillet will provide you with plenty of fiber, protein, and fat that will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Zucchini is a great addition to your breakfast, since it is low in calories, but quite high in fiber and nutrients such as potassium and vitamin C. Zucchini also has a high-water content, which is great for digestion and reducing the risk of constipation.
This particular recipe calls for parmesan cheese, which contains both protein and fat. If you wanted to keep the fat content lower in this recipe, you could opt for a reduced fat parmesan cheese.
251 calories per serving
23. Microwave Banana Oats
I have shared a few different overnight oatmeal recipes, but microwave oatmeal can be equal parts convenient and delicious as a breakfast option in the morning.
This recipe actually adds an egg into the oat mixture which cooks in the microwave. This gives your oatmeal a thicker consistency, while also adding a boost of protein and some healthy fat.
This particular recipe calls for 1 cup of quick oats, however if you wish to reduce the calorie count of this meal, you could reduce this portion to ½ cup while keeping the other ingredients in the same proportions, and achieve a similar tasty outcome.
617 Calories per serving
24. Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers
This recipe is a fun way to switch up your breakfast meal from the traditional oatmeal and eggs, and actually utilizes ground chicken or turkey as a main source of protein. The recipe also incorporates a small amount of bacon, but you could aways replace regular bacon with turkey bacon if you wanted to keep the fat content a bit lower.
Other healthy Green ingredients that are found in this recipe are apple, sweet potato, and spinach, all of which will provide you with healthy carbohydrates for energy, fiber, and nutrients essential for health.
333 Calories per serving
25. Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
This sweet potato and egg breakfast skillet utilizes kale, a green that is a great source of many different nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, potassium, calcium, and zinc. Kale is extremely nutrient dense while also being very low in calories, which means you can add a lot of it to this breakfast without worrying about going over your daily calorie intake.
Eggs are the main source of protein in this recipe, and they also provide a healthy amount of fat, both of which will help to keep you full and satisfied. Fat also increases the amount of nutrients that you absorb in your meal, making it an important addition to your meal.
306 Calories per serving
26. High Protein Breakfast Power Bowl
This high protein oat and yogurt bowl is a great option if you need a big breakfast that will keep you full for hours. This recipe contains a mixture of whole foods containing protein, carbs, and fat, making it a healthy and balanced meal.
This power bowl includes antioxidant rich fruits that are low in sugar like raspberries and blueberries. It also utilizes both protein powder and Greek yogurt as a source of protein. The walnuts, chia seeds and sunflower seeds also provide some protein, along with healthy fats and fiber to help keep you feeling full.
641 Calories per serving
27. Green Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Although quinoa is not a typical food found at the breakfast table, it can be a great alternative to other grains such as oatmeal in the morning if you are looking to switch it up. Quinoa is also great because it is a dish that can be served either sweet or savory. This particular recipe is savory, with additional ingredients such as eggs, avocado, kale, spinach, and onion.
Quinoa is a grain that is considered Green on the Noom program, and it is a unique grain because it is considered to be a complete protein, meaning that it contains all 9 essential amino acids that we must get through our food, since our body cannot produce these particular amino acids on its own.
366 Calories per serving
28. Healthy Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding
This protein chia pudding is a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving while still getting in plenty of healthy protein, fat and fiber at breakfast time.
This recipe calls for 2 Tbsp of chia seeds, and although this might not seem like very much, when chia seeds are mixed with a liquid such as milk, they end up absorbing the liquid and expanding into a delicious, fiber filled, jelly like dessert. The fiber found in chia seeds is amazing for keeping your digestion regular.
This is also a great Noom friendly breakfast option for meal prep, since this pudding will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days at a time.
232 Calories per serving
29. Dark Chocolate Protein Waffles
Waffles for a Noom friendly breakfast? You bet!
This particular waffle recipe utilizes high protein mixes such as Kodiak cake mix, a high protein waffle and pancake mix, which ranks as a Yellow food on Noom. The other ingredients like egg whites and Greek yogurt make these waffles particularly high in protein compared to a traditional waffle.
314 Calories per serving
30. Breakfast Wonton Cups
Have you ever thought of wontons as a breakfast food? Well you can now with these unique breakfast wonton cups.
These breakfast cups are packed with protein, while still being relatively low in carbs and fat per serving. These would also be a great option for an on the go snack during the day that could prep ahead of time and keep in your fridge or freezer for when you are in a pinch.
175 calories per serving (2 wonton cups)
31. Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Eggs, Spinach and Mushrooms
Breakfast casseroles are an underrated dish, being that they can be so high in protein and nutrients and so easy to make. Not only that, but it is a great recipe to meal prep so that you have breakfast ready to go for a few days.
This particular recipe shows you how to make your own homemade sausage for the breakfast casserole, but you could also use a store-bought sausage. If using store-bought, I recommend choosing a brand that does not contain a lot of unnecessary additives and has a lower fat content.
268 Calories per serving
32. Everything Bagel Protein Pop Tart
While I would never normally recommend pop tarts as a Noom friendly breakfast, this particular recipe allows you to make your own high protein pop tarts at home, that are also low in sugar unlike the traditional store-bought ones.
These pop tarts are extremely high in protein, and utilize ingredients such as non-fat Greek yogurt, egg whites, and Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix, and just one pop tart contains a whopping 39 grams of protein.
400 Calories per serving
33. 4- Ingredient Salsa Breakfast Bake
This breakfast bake is not only easy, containing only 4 ingredients, but contains spaghetti squash which is an amazing starchy vegetable that is low in calories and packed with fiber and water, which will help to keep you full.
This recipe also uses eggs and cheddar cheese as its source of protein and fat. If you want to reduce the fat content in this recipe, simply swap your full fat cheese for a low fat alternative.
231 Calories per serving
34. High Protein Berry Crumble
If you want to feel like you are eating dessert for your breakfast, then this recipe is a must-try.
With ingredients like berries, oats, protein powder, and almonds, this recipe has a healthy combination of both green, yellow and red foods that make it a balanced meal. This recipe also utilizes stevia, a zero-calorie natural sweetener that is a great alternative to sugar
320 Calories per serving
35. The Best Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
This breakfast bowl packs a ton of protein by combining both yogurt and cottage cheese, both of which are considered to be Green foods on Noom.
Adding in healthy fruits such as diced peaches, apples, strawberries and blueberries not only add flavor and texture to this bowl, but provide a ton of healthy fiber, nutrients and antioxidants.
This recipe also uses a small amount of low sugar granola, which is a great way to add crunch and texture to your breakfast yogurt bowl.
275 Calories per serving
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About The Author
Colby Roy is a holistic health and nutrition coach. She is certified through Precision Nutrition and has a passion for all things nutrition and healing the body. More specifically, Colby likes to work with clients who want to optimize their gut health and energy levels.