The best way to diet is to plan ahead. If you leave planning your meal to the two minutes before you’re ready to make it, you are more likely to just put something together quickly with whatever you have to hand, which could put you off plan.
But through reading this article, with its 29 Noom diet ideas, you will be in a position to plan ahead and eat healthily at every meal.
In recent times more and more people are coming down with lifestyle diseases that are often caused at least in part by the foods they eat. This includes not only obesity, but also type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
More often than not, it is possible to prevent such disease by being more careful about what to eat. Following a healthy diet is vital for optimum health. But with so many diets out there, it can be hard to determine which one is best.
If your goal is to lose a lot of weight over a long period of time, then to make the diet reasonable, sustainable and enjoyable, it should include most (if not all) categories of food.
And that’s where the Noom diet really comes into its own!
What Is The Noom Diet?
In recent years, the Noom diet has gathered quite the following, and rightly soon.
It’s unlike most other diets, because rather than restricting certain foods (e.g. those high in carbs and fats), the emphasis is on encouraging the consumption of more nutritious foods.
The real benefit of this approach is that you get to nourish your body without feeling like you’re missing out on certain foods.
This makes it a much easier diet to follow, especially for long periods of time. It’s practical, reasonable, sustainable and enjoyable.
It’s great not only for achieving long term weight loss, but also for healthy living. You don’t have to be overweight to do the Noom diet, but if you are, it can help.
How To Follow The Noom Diet
Conveniently, you can follow the Noom diet through an app on your smartphone. This app is available on both iPhones and Android smartphones and tablets.
You can begin with a free trial, but if after the free trial period is over you decide you wish to continue, then you will be charged a small fee every month until you finish.
The app has a number of benefits, and perhaps the most beneficial is the personalized weight loss diet plan. This plan is determined by such factors as your starting weight, your activity levels, and what your goals are.
On the app, you can record all your meals and track your weight, which is great for spotting what meal plans are the most helpful in your weight loss.
But that’s not all the app has to offer. You are assigned a weight loss coach and encouraged to join an appropriate support group. You can also view articles on the Noom diet and living a healthy lifestyle.
The basic idea of the Noom diet, is to split different foods into different categories, and color code these categories, so that you know which ones are the healthiest for you, and which ones you should only enjoy in moderation, if at all.
What Are The Different Food Categories?
There are three main categories, color coded into a traffic light system: green, yellow, and red.
Green foods include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. On the whole, these foods are typically low in calories and often very high in fiber.
They are usually very filling due to the high fiber, as well as being easy to digest and good for your digestive system. They often provide excellent nutritional value besides in the form of vitamins and minerals.
Yellow is the medium category. It is made up of foods such as beans, lean meat, and dairy products such as yogurts and milk. Basically foods that have moderate calories, and moderate nutritional value.
Red foods are the ones that are higher in calories but low in nutritional value. These are the ones that should be consumed the least. This includes the likes of chocolate, candy, nuts, chips, red meat, and alcoholic beverages.
The personalization of the plan comes in when the app tells you what percentage of each category you should be eating. And that’s per day, not per meal. And it’s not the same for everyone across the board.
It all depends on your starting weight, your activity levels, your goals and so on.
Having such a great mix of foods in your diet means that your meals and snacks don’t have to be boring, and you will be more likely to stick with the plan if you’re enjoying it.
And to show you just how tasty Noom plan meals can be, I’ve put together a shortlist of my top 29 favorite Noom recipes. Here are the details.
|Recipe||Calories||Total Time To Make|
|Banana Cookie Overnight Oats||333||8 hours 5 minutes|
|Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes||493||20 minutes|
|Keto Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries||100||23 minutes|
|Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps||Not stated||45 minutes|
|Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars||Not stated||1 hour 5 minutes|
|Bruschetta Burger Bowl||325||15 minutes|
|Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf with Feta||254||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Honey Garlic Lime Glazed Shrimp||172||10 minutes|
|Easy One Pan Chicken Fajitas||215||30 minutes|
|No Bake Energy Bites||Not stated||20 minutes|
And now for more details, and a few more recipes…
I thought I would kick things off with my absolute favorite breakfast Noom recipe! And despite the name, I can assure you there are no cookies in it!
It’s super easy to make and most of the ingredients fall into the green category, including the oats, almond milk, non-fat Greek yogurt, bananas and cinnamon.
You can also add some chia seeds if you wish, but these are in the red category. If you skip them, you will remove a whopping 60 calories.
There are other optional extras you can add in besides, but if you do, be sure to note what categories those ingredients come under. Suggestions include dark chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or coconut flakes.
I adore this recipe – really flavorful, and really healthy at the same time!
You still get to keep taco night, but doing it this way is way better for you. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index which means they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike.
And you get to pack them full of healthy veg such as diced onion, tomato and avocado, alongside other flavorful ingredients like Mexican blend cheese, chunky salsa, taco seasoning, garlic, and sour cream. So tasty!
Show your old fries the door, with this far healthier and even better tasting alternative! You can make them either as a side dish or as an appetizer.
And they are super simple to make, all you have to do is combine some dried herbs, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
Then toss some zucchini wedges in oil, roll them in the mixture and bake until crisp, which will take about 15 minutes. Yum!
This is such a flavorful dish, and such a welcome treat after all those carb-heavy alternatives, such as teriyaki chicken baguettes or paninis!
It doesn’t require many ingredients, and there are plenty of healthy ingredients in there such as skinless chicken, shredded carrots, minced garlic cloves, diced bell peppers, water chestnuts and iceberg lettuce.
You can use a ready-made, store bought teriyaki sauce, and you don’t have to worry about making one yourself. I love to garnish the wraps with a final sprinkling of yummy sesame seeds!
I just love fruit in my breakfast – it really helps me to feel thankful and ready for the day ahead.
And this is a great way to do it. It features healthy diced strawberries, oats for energy, whole wheat four for fiber, and some other flavorful additions such as milk chocolate chips and cinnamon.
They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat – they taste amazing! A perfect weekend treat.
And if you really want to load up on green category foods, then you should certainly consider this dish.
It’s packed with lots of healthy veg and protein, thanks to ingredients like chopped tomatoes, lettuce, diced onion, extra lean ground beef.
Then there’s all that tasty seasoning, in the form of fresh basil, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, minced garlic cloves, and a sprinkle of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.
And it’s unbelievably quick to make to boot – you can have it ready to eat in as little as 15 minutes.
I just love how filling this dish is! If I just have one serving of this at lunchtime, I’m not even tempted to eat anything else until at least 7pm.
What’s more, it’s moist, it’s flavorful, it’s loaded with healthy veg, high in protein, and low in carbs.
It’s a great recipe for meal prep and making ahead of time because you can freeze it, and it makes 8 servings in total. The ingredients are all easy to source, and it’s made almost exclusively from green and yellow category foods.
I just love the flavors in this dish – you’d barely believe it’s diet friendly. It’s juicy and sumptuous. Not to mention a breeze to make. I was also impressed at how quick it is to make, coming in at a mere 10 minutes in total.
The ingredients are easy to source and there’s only 6 of them altogether. You can serve them alone as an appetizer, or alternatively, you might decide to serve it as a main dish with a side dish to go with it.
I am so glad I found this recipe – it’s my partner’s favorite, we make it regularly.
And believe it or not, it’s just 215 calories per serving. What’s more, it can be made ready to eat in as little as half an hour.
It features some great seasonings, namely chili powder, cumin, paprika and more. And of course there are healthy veggies, to make it noom diet friendly, namely onion and bell peppers.
And there’s healthy protein in the form of skinless chicken breasts.
This is just such a convenient snack to have around if you just can’t wait until meal time. (We’ve all been there.) Perfect for when you’re in a slump and are looking for a quick pick me up.
They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat. And the ingredients go together so well. All those chocolate chips, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and oats of course.
There’s no baking required, and they’re ready to eat in just 20 minutes.
My mouth starts watering just thinking about this dish!
And it’s not one of those thin, goes-down-too-quickly soups. It’s kinda more like a stew than a soup, because it’s packed full of healthy, fiber and protein rich dry navy beans. It also has veg in the form of onion, celery, and carrots.
Then for the seasonings there’s minced garlic, fresh rosemary, smoked paprika, bay leaves, salt, ground black pepper. and ready-made pesto (store bought or homemade).
I just love this dish! You get the deliciousness of three different cheeses, together with yummy pasta, and other yummy flavor enhancers such as minced garlic cloves and dried basil, oregano, salt and black pepper.
To make it healthier than your average pasta bake, it uses whole wheat penne pasta, light pasta sauce, low-fat cottage cheese, part-skim ricotta cheese, and reduced fat mozzarella cheese.
This recipe is just perfect for the Noom diet because it features almost exclusively healthy green category foods, which are packed with nutritional value, are high in fiber, and are relatively low in calories.
When you fill up on these, you won’t feel the need to indulge in naughty treats.
The recipe features potatoes, carrots, red onion, and parsnips, and for seasoning you’ve got the likes of fresh thyme, sage, smashed garlic cloves and salt and black pepper. Yum!
If you’re a fan of soups, it just doesn’t get much better than this!
It’s sweet, yet at the same time also savory, and even manages to taste creamy, despite there being no cream whatsoever. This is thanks to the recipe using butter instead of cream.
The other ingredients are all easy to source, including butternut squash, olive oil, shallot, garlic, vegetable broth, and maple syrup. And for a little hint of spice, there’s a pinch of ground nutmeg.
This healthy, delicious recipe has become a huge hit in my home! It borrows from two other family favorites, namely a good old mac and cheese, and chili.
And it’s healthy enough to enjoy on the Noom diet, thanks to simple tweaks such as using ground turkey rather than ground beef, packing in high fiber foods such as zucchini and kidney beans.
And it’s packed with flavor, thanks to ingredients such as minced garlic cloves, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, shredded cheese and more!
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, with this recipe, we’ve got your family breakfast covered!
One tray can serve a family of 4 for two mornings, and it comes to just 131 calories per serving.
It has simple ingredients, and all of which are easy to source. They include the likes of eggs, turkey breakfast sausage, almond milk, bell pepper, and sharp shredded cheddar cheese.
I like to prepare the veg the day before, so in the morning, all I have to do is add the eggs and cheese and bake!
I am very pleased to confirm that being on the Noom diet doesn’t mean that you have to give up cakes or muffins – with this recipe you get a delicious, soft, moist, blueberry breakfast cake, without a hint of guilt.
It’s made with the likes of old-fashioned rolled oats, whole wheat flour, honey, Greek yogurt and loads of juicy blueberries.
And if you don’t own a mixer, that’s not a problem because you don’t even need one. And if all that’s not enough, it also happens to be 100% freezer-friendly!
I’m so glad you get to eat pork on the Noom diet, else I may not have come across this amazing recipe!
It features pork chops marinated in a fresh and flavorful lemon and garlic marinade.
You only need 7 ingredients for the marinade, namely parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, butter, and salt and ground black pepper to taste.
I love it served with a side of zucchini fries (mentioned earlier) or a good, healthy side salad.
This unique risotto recipe has a very healthy twist, because it uses brown rice in place of regular risotto rice, making it much healthier, and higher in fiber, without sacrificing flavor.
It’s loaded with healthy green category foods such as red onion, carrots, and tomatoes, as well as yellow category skinless chicken thighs.
And it really couldn’t get any easier to make – all you have to do is prepare the ingredients, place them in your instant pot, and before you know it, dinner is served!
Now, this is just delicious – I swear I would eat it every day if I could!
It’s packed with green and yellow category ingredients, including the likes of sautéed asparagus, with healthy mushrooms, spaghetti pasta, and is mothered in a wonderfully delicious lemon cream sauce, made with Alfredo sauce, mustard, minced garlic cloves, lemon juice and lemon zest.
It’s a popular recipe with both Noom and Weight Watchers dieters!
If there were ever two flavors that pair perfectly, they are cinnamon and apple! And when done as per this recipe’s instructions, they are simply divine!
Cooking them in a skillet means that the apples come out wonderfully warm and soft. And this makes for an excellent contrast if you decide to have a little vanilla frozen yogurt, which, by the way, I highly recommend.
Or if you want to keep the dish vegan, that’s do-able too. And you could consider some optional add-ins, such as ground ginger and/or nutmeg!
Now this is a really healthy twist on the Southern classic rice dish, jambalaya! And, I’m pleased to report, it’s also just as flavorful…
It’s loaded with veggies, including onion, bell peppers, celery, and crushed tomatoes. And there’s also plenty of healthy protein in the form of shrimp and chicken sausage.
Then instead of regular rice, there’s frozen cauliflower rice, which is considerably lower in carbs.
And as for seasoning, there’s jalapeño pepper, minced garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, and more!
I just love this dish – super tasty, super healthy, and super simple to make!
It’s much more flavorful than a typical coleslaw, thanks to the yummy dressing, made with honey, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, hot sauce, creamy peanut butter, and more.
The slaw itself, meanwhile, is made up of only green category foods, such as shredded cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, peas, and scallions.
You can use it as a side salad, or simply add some cooked white meat to enjoy as a main dish.
This is perfect finger food for family movie night! And it’s quite a novel way of making use of any zucchini you may have in your refrigerator.
You only need a handful of pantry ingredients for the zucchini bites, namely zucchini, bread crumbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh chives, basil, and garlic, and a little salt and ground black pepper to taste.
And for the wonderfully creamy garlic dip, you will only need some additional sour cream, mayo, parsley, and lemon juice.
Everybody loves chicken – am I right? And it tastes amazing in this recipe.
What’s more, you will only need 7 ingredients to make it, namely chicken thighs, garlic powder, chicken broth, garlic cloves, ranch seasoning mix, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.
Super simple to make and absolutely delicious!
Chicken lo mein may well be a super popular takeout dish, but I can assure you that this version is restaurant quality food you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
What’s more, I can also confirm that it’s suitable to eat on the Noom diet, with its greater proportion of veg, including carrots, broccoli, peas, and celery, and healthy protein in the form of skinless chicken breast.
It also uses high fiber pasta, and flavorful seasonings in the form of both soy sauce and oyster sauce – yum!
We all know just how popular a veggie lasagna can be, but if you want to increase your veg intake, while still enjoying ground beef in lasagna, then this is an excellent variation of the theme…
Instead of the usual sheets of pasta between the layers of meat and sauce, there are healthier zucchini slices instead.
Apart from that, it’s got all those lovely lasagna flavors we all know and love, such as tomato sauce, onion, cheese, and more!
This is just such a fun recipe to make, and incredibly healthy, too, since it has green category foods as the main ingredient.
It’s easy to make, you just slice some zucchini with a cheese grater, and use them to roll up a wonderful mix of shredded chicken, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and more!
And now to go out with a bang – this Asian dish is just delicious!
What’s more, it’s a super simple recipe and tastes even better than takeout. It’s sweet yet salty, and at the same time crispy yet sticky.
It also goes down well with kids, who are usually quite picky eaters. This dish has become a family favorite.
To serve, I recommend healthy cauliflower rice, a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds, and chopped green onions.
I hope you’ve enjoyed scrolling through my shortlist of favorite Noom recipes, and more so, I hope you’re inspired to go ahead and make a few of them.
The Noom diet is very effective in the long term, and with these recipes on your hot list, your weight loss is sure to get off to a great start. Bon appétit!