20 Breakfast Bowls to Boost Your Mornings
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, so why not use it to load up on a bunch of nutrients, right off the bat? Whether you prefer a base made from grains, fruit, grits, or even meat, these breakfast bowls will keep you satiated and well-fueled all morning long.
Strawberry Bulgur Bowl
While you might not think of turning bulgur into porridge, it’s a delicious whole-grain breakfast with a texture similar to instant oatmeal. Mashed dates naturally sweeten and enrich almond milk for a creamy, satisfying bowl. You can make the porridge ahead and simply reheat briefly before serving; add the berries and nuts after heating the bulgur.
Apple Quinoa Bowl with Cinnamon Ricotta
Poached Egg Power Bowls
This 10-minute dinner features the power trio of protein-packed legumes, seeds, and crisp greens. Quinoa is one of the few plant-based sources of complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. The runny, nutrient-rich egg yolk doubles as a silky dressing in this vegetarian main.
Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Wheat Berry Bowl
Save time in the morning by prepping the batch of perfect wheat berries and the grapes the night before. You can store the grapes in a microwave-safe container in the fridge. When ready to use, microwave grapes for 30 to 45 seconds before spooning them over your grains.
Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Breakfast Bowl
Dill absolutely makes this salad, offering a fresh, herbaceous boost that livens up the canned chickpeas. It's a satisfying bowl of crunchy, creamy, chewy textures.
Papaya-Blueberry-Cherry Breakfast Bowls
A feast for your eyes and your mouth, this bright bowl pops with a myriad of tasty, crunchy components.
Wilted Spinach and Fried Egg Wheat Berry Bowl
Start this hearty breakfast bowl with a batch of perfect wheat berries, and then add a tangy twist and some probiotics with kimchi. Round it out with spinach, peanuts, and an egg. Sprinkle with chile flakes for extra heat.
Pineapple-Mango Breakfast Bowls
Take your taste buds to the tropics with these fruit-and-yogurt-filled pineapple boats.
Farro Breakfast Bowl
This meal in a bowl takes its morning cue from soft-boiled eggs and a dollop of yogurt, and then goes savory with toasty cumin-scented farro and a creamy avocado. It’s also perfectly portioned for two. Boil the farro like pasta—in plenty of water that you’ll drain off—to cut the cook time in half. Toasting the farro in a little oil is a great way to revive any leftover cooked whole grains. Whole-milk Greek yogurt has a cool, luxurious mouthfeel that brings all the elements together. It also has more protein than reduced- or nonfat yogurt.
Hatch Chile Breakfast Bowl Grits
Buttermilk adds a subtle, creamy tang to the grits.
Watermelon-Strawberry-Granola Breakfast Bowls
Why toss the rind? Jumpstart sunny summer days by filling them with peak-season watermelon, strawberries, and chopped mint.
Coconut-Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
Not only an edible work of art, this quinoa bowl yields a refreshing bonus: a glassful of antioxidant-rich coconut water to pair with all that strawberry, kiwi, and banana.
Bacon and Avocado Quinoa Bowl with Buttermilk-Chive Drizzle
Cook the bacon and a batch of our Perfect Quinoa ahead of time, and this bowl comes together in 5 minutes flat. It’s a great option for breakfast or lunch.
Ground Corn Breakfast Bowls
Super Berry Breakfast Bowl
Lose weight the 5:2 way. This quick and easy recipe is featured in the breakfast section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 intermittent fasting days as required by the 5:2 Diet.
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with 6-Minute Egg
Embrace breakfast’s savory side with this whole-grain bowl. This simple one-dish meal is crowned with a soft-boiled egg; the nutrient-rich yolk creates its own creamy sauce. New research shows that eating eggs with raw vegetables like tomatoes increases your absorption of carotenoids—antioxidants that may protect against heart disease.
Breakfast Bowl with Tomato, Avocado, and Egg
This is the kind of breakfast that's worth waking up for--and enjoying again for lunch or dinner. If you want a starchy component, add precooked farro or quinoa.
Bánh Mì Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Quit being so boring with your toast-on-the-go and that sad, overripe banana. Feel satisfied and mighty with this bánh mì breakfast bowl recipe from Santa Monica’s modern American joint Ox & Son. Although a bánh mì sandwich is traditionally made on a baguette with meat (like pork belly or Vietnamese sausage) along with some assortment of vegetables, Chef Brad Miller’s version is deconstructed and eaten as a breakfast bowl for easy morning cleanup. Pickled vegetables, pork breakfast sausages, and poached eggs come together over coconut sticky black rice and a showering of toasted sesame seeds and cilantro, because you’re all wacky like that.
Bánh Mì Breakfast Bowl
Blueberry Açaí Bowl
Açaí, a superfood rich in fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fatty acids is the component that you didn't know you need in all of your smoothie bowls. Blended with frozen berries and a banana, and topped with fresh fruit, granola, chia seeds, and coconut, this Instagram-worthy breakfast is the ultimate start to your day.
Blueberry Açaí Smoothie Bowl
Drink your morning smoothie from a bowl! With a variety of toppings, this easy breakfast movement is the healthiest way to turn a smoothie into a morning meal.