If you’ve been searching for a new healthy vegan breakfast for weight loss and want something more than dense tofu-based recipes, look no further. A plant-based diet isn’t hard or intimidating when you have Noom at your side. We’ve put together a few low-calorie vegan breakfast recipes that are easily modifiable and perfect for your vegan breakfasts.
You can start using these vegan breakfast ideas for weight loss as soon as tomorrow or add them to next week’s meal plan. Whether you’re considering a plant-based diet, low-carb diet, calorie-cutting, or other diet, consult your physician and a specialized weight loss program like Noom to ensure healthy and lasting weight loss results.
Vegan Breakfast Burritos
About 210 to 260 calories
Serving size: 1 breakfast burrito on a medium sized low calorie vegan tortilla
Breakfast burritos are a simple and tasty way to get a nutritious vegan breakfast all rolled up into a single wrap for easy dining on-the-go. The secret to making a successful low calorie vegan breakfast burrito is to start off by making a healthy vegan diet favorite, tofu scramble. Only we want to load it up with all your favorite veggies and seasonings so tofu isn’t the star here:
- Start by sauteing minced garlic and diced onion in skillet with a few tablespoons of oil on low heat.
- Crumble in a block of tofu and add salt and pepper and other seasonings of your choice. Experiment with dill or cumin to start.
- Add in veggies like shredded carrots, broccoli, and kale, and season with a bit of low sodium soy sauce and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
- Add in ingredients like bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach last. Sprinkle salt or soy sauce on this last layer and fold together until everything is cooked through to your satisfaction.
- Place about a half cup of your scramble onto a whole wheat, low-calorie, vegan tortilla with a few slices of avocado.
- Spoon on a bit of salsa, roll up into a burrito, and enjoy!
If desired, have some diced, air-fried sweet potatoes or russet potatoes on-hand for adding more variety to your breakfast burritos. You can even mix them together for a potato medley of sorts. Sweet potatoes are more nutritious alone, but everything in moderation right?
Hearty Steel Cut Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts
About 175 to 200 calories per serving
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Steel cut oats aren’t nutritionally different from other types of oats but they are more versatile for reheating without getting gluey and leave you feeling full a bit longer. They also don’t cause spikes in blood sugar like other oats.
Here are some basic instructions for making steel cut oats followed with topping ideas that keep steel cut oatmeal on your weekly low calorie vegan breakfast menu planning radar:
- Bring three cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in one cup of oats with a pinch of salt once the water is boiling.
- Turn heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
- Stir in ¼ cup of almond milk (or other plant-based diet milk) and a half teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Portion out one serving and top with a few chopped pecans, blueberries, hemp seed, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Feel free to experiment with slivered almonds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced bananas, strawberries, agave nectar, or any other whole food vegan ingredients and toppings you can imagine. The possibilities are endless. You can also try sprinkling in a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, or other extracts to change things up as desired.
Making overnight oats is also an option if that process is more appealing or suits your schedule better. Overnight oats are raw oats that soak overnight in liquid to avoid cooking and depleting the oats of nutrients with heat. The process of soaking the oats breaks down the starches so your body can use them more effectively. Top overnight oats with any toppings you like and serve!
Vegan Breakfast Bruschetta
About 340 calories
Serving Size: 2 pieces
This is basically an avocado toast with a bruschetta twist. The sourdough and lemon bring another level of flavor to a hip breakfast choice that’s been trending in restaurants and home kitchens for some time now. Start with this basic take and incorporate your own vegan breakfast ideas for weight loss down the road:
- Start out with three thick slices of fresh sourdough bread from your local bakery or bakery section of the supermarket. Cut each slice in half, drizzle or brush a sparse amount of olive oil over each piece, and toast them to your liking in one layer in the toaster oven.
- Roughly chop one ripe tomato, add a pinch of salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you desire, mix together, and set aside.
- Mash one ripe avocado with salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, any other seasonings you like, and set aside as well.
- Spread avocado over each slice, top with tomato topping, and garnish with some chopped parsley or basil.
This recipe includes healthy fats your body needs from avocado and olive oil and can be paired with all kinds of other toppings once you feel like bringing in some other super-food contenders. You can try a thin layer of a healthy bean spread, experiment with sprouts, or add sliced almonds and seeds. You won’t be able to stop sampling new things once the ideas start flowing!
We think these recipes are a great start. But if you’re looking for weight loss guidance – whether you’re going vegan or with some other strategy – Noom has you covered. So stop dieting and get life-long results with Noom.