Author: Mary Kate Murphy
“I didn’t know I was eating so few green foods until I came to Noom!” Have you ever heard yourself saying that? Good news: you’re not alone! We hear this often and that’s why we love to provide you with fun and simple ways to pack more green foods into your day.
Noom green foods are food with low calorie density (or energy density) — that is, the number of calories per unit weight. Eating foods with lower calorie density will help you feel full on fewer calories. It also so happens that many of these foods also have a high number of nutrients per serving (fruits and veggies, we see you!)
Despite what people think, Noom green foods include a whole lot more than fruits and veggies. Noom green foods include (but are not limited to):
- All fruit
- All veggies
- Whole grain bread
- Whole grain tortilla
- Brown rice
- Rolled oats
- Tuna in water
- White fish
- Skim milk
- Non-fat yogurt / greek yogurt
- Non-fat cheese
- Unsweetened almond/soy/cashew milk
- Hot sauce
To help inspire you to add more of these healthy green foods to your day, we’ve put together 5 delicious meals and snacks. Not only that, but we’ve taken some of our classic, comfort food dishes and swapped them with more greens. Don’t worry, taste and deliciousness are not sacrificed! Sometimes it’s all about making a few tweaks to the meals that we love and BOOM, they’re more green!
5 go-to green meals
- Zucchini Lasagna (Green bonus: swap ground beef for ground turkey & add more veggies to your sauce than meat!!)
- Grilled Vegetable Salad (Green bonus: hold the cheese, for more protein add in chicken!)
- Green Frittata (Pro tip: feel free to add in deli turkey for some more lean protein in this meal!)
- Spelt and Mushroom Risotto (Green bonus: exchange spelt for brown rice and make it even greener!)
- Apricot-Sage Chicken with Carrots (Green bonus: exchange the butter ingredient for a healthier fat such as avocado oil!)
5 snacks that scream green
- Beet hummus (Green bonus: instead of eating with crackers, choose carrots and cucumber)
- Baked kale chips (Green bonus: they’re the color green ;))
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup frozen grapes with 1 oz. cheddar cheese
- 1 slice whole grain bread toasted and topped with 2 slices turkey deli meat and 1/4 avocado
Here you have dinner set, Monday through Friday, along with morning and afternoon snacks to rotate! With these ideas, you’re that much closer to hitting your green food budget. Remember, eating green can be enjoyable and simple — that’s what makes Noom sustainable.
If you’re looking to improve your eating habits, start your 14-day Noom trial today!