10 Breakfast Bowls You’ll Want to Make for Every Meal

Cover saucepan with lid and let quinoa mixture simmer about 20 minutes, until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the almond milk.

Stir in honey (required) and vanilla extract (if desired) and serve warm.

Why you need more quinoa in your life

Quinoa is a whole grain, which is the healthiest form of any grain. Cereals and breads don’t always contain whole grains, but if you’re starting with raw quinoa, you’re already doing your body a huge favor.

6. Mexican Breakfast Bowl

If tacos are your favorite food group, you will absolutely love this Mexican cuisine-inspired breakfast bowl. Thankfully, if cilantro isn’t your thing, you can just leave it out.

Black Bean and Queso Breakfast Bowl (serves 1)

Prep time: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 cup black beans, canned
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Large egg
  • Queso
  • Salsa (optional)

In a small saucepan, combine black beans, garlic clove, cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the mixture before bringing to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer 5 minutes partially covered.

As bean mixture simmers, slice avocado and set it aside.

After bean mixture finishes simmering, add cooked quinoa and spinach leaves. If desired, add salt. Mix ingredients together to combine. Let cook 5 minutes, partially covered, while frying your egg (next step).

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Crack an egg into the skillet, season with pepper, and cook until cooked to your desired texture.

Remove garlic clove and cilantro stems from bean and quinoa mixture. Transfer what’s left of the mixture to a serving bowl. Top with sliced avocado and fried egg. You can garnish with additional cilantro if you so desire.

Add queso and salsa and serve warm.

Is cheese healthy?

Yes. A little saturated fat from animal sources (e.g., cheese) isn’t a bad thing. Any way you can add more protein to your breakfast bowls is worth it.

7. Eggs and Sausage Bowl

Eggs and breakfast meat are a classic staple in early morning kitchens. Take a unique spin on a classic recipe and make it into a protein-packed bowl you won’t be able to resist.

Eggs, Sausage, and Mozzarella Breakfast Bowl (serves 1)

Prep time: 5 minutes

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat milk
  • 1 cooked sausage patty, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese, shredded

Whisk together egg and milk together in a bowl and add sausage.

Transfer egg mixture to skillet and scramble. Put back into new bowl, add mozzarella cheese, and serve.

If microwaving, cook egg mixture, covered, about 45 seconds. Push cooked egg to middle and cook another 45 seconds.

How often can you eat eggs to stay healthy?

You can eat eggs as often as you want to — unless you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol. For those with normal cholesterol levels, eating eggs isn’t a sin. Dietary cholesterol doesn’t affect blood cholesterol the way scientists used to think — enjoy your protein.

8. Muesli Bowl

Muesli, another member of the grain family, also provides a unique texture and taste compared to other grains.

Toasted Muesli Breakfast Bowl (serves 1)

Prep time: 45 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup muesli
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 teaspoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon

On a medium skillet, add oil and honey. Bring to medium-high heat and stir oil and honey as both ingredients melt.

In a bowl, combine muesli, chia seeds, sliced almonds, coconut flakes, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add this to melted honey mixture. Mix together on medium-low heat.

As mixture continues to cook, stir to cook muesli evenly. Muesli should be golden brown on all sides by the time cooking is complete.

Cook muesli mixture 15 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat and let cool 15 minutes.

You can combine muesli with fruit, yogurt, or milk to add more protein, fiber, and flavor to your breakfast bowl.

Is muesli healthier than oatmeal?

Compared to most breakfast cereals, muesli is fairly low in calories and sugar.

9. Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls look beautiful, but they also taste amazing — and they can be extremely healthy, too. Just make them a breakfast treat, and don’t have them every day.

Blueberry Oat Smoothie Bowl (serves 2)

Prep time: 10 minutes

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 non-frozen bananas
  • 4 dates
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Toppings of your choice

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Add additional toppings, if desired. Possible smoothie bowl toppings include additional banana slices, fresh strawberries, unsalted almonds, and coconut flakes.

Explore more healthy and delicious smoothie bowl recipes.

Don’t smoothie bowls have a LOT of sugar?

Smoothie bowls are usually a blend of fruit, seeds, nuts, and sometimes grains. As long as you’re limiting your portions — and you’re eating more than just smoothies every day — fruit and nuts won’t hurt you.

1o. Spinach Bowl

There’s a reason spinach shows up as a primary ingredient in so many recipes. You can find it at almost every meal — which is great, since it’s an extremely healthy dark leafy green veggie.

Spinach and Rice Breakfast Bowl (serves 1)

Prep time: 15 minutes

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, seasoned
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Fill a sauce pan with 1 inch of water. Boil water over high heat, covered.

Once boiling, add large egg, re-cover, and let steam 6 minutes. Rinse egg with cold water and peel.

In a bowl, as the egg steams, add 1/2 cup of seasoned brown rice and spinach. Microwave on high 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Season with salt, pepper, and butter.

Add cooked and peeled egg to bowl, drizzle on hot sauce (if desired), and serve.

Why is spinach one of the best vegetables you can eat?

Spinach is healthy — but it’s also extremely versatile. You’ve probably seen spinach added to almost everything, which is great for breakfast lovers. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your spinach in the kitchen.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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