Tired of eating the same old cereal or oatmeal every morning? Keep healthy eating exciting for the eyes and taste buds with these eight easy make-ahead breakfast bowls. They’re quick to assemble the night before to simplify your mornings. These bowls are more than just like-worthy photos for your social media feeds — they’re nutrient-rich, wholesome breakfasts that’ll keep you energized all morning long (for 400 calories or less)!
1. Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl | Fit Foodie Finds
Shake up the way you drink smoothies with this apple pie smoothie bowl. This is a no-fuss blender recipe pumped up with fiber from rolled oats. Some delicious topper ideas are chia seeds, toasted pecans, sunflower seeds and, of course, apples! If sugar is a concern, swap out the vanilla Greek yogurt for plain. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 357; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 110mg; Carbohydrate: 65g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 37g; Protein: 15g
2. Mango Pineapple Yogurt Bowl | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipe
This mango-pineapple yogurt bowl is a tropical breakfast treat. Plain yogurt is naturally sweetened with chunks of pineapple and mango, along with toasted coconut flakes. Plain yogurt is an excellent breakfast choice because it contains probiotics (i.e., good bacteria) and a good dose of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 172mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 32g; Protein: 16g
3. Homemade Banana “Yogurt” | Nutrition Stripped
This banana “yogurt” is made with simple, whole-food ingredients, and it’s dairy-free, too! Healthy fats from creamy cashews, fiber and protein from ground chia seeds, and the banana all blend together to create a thick, yogurtlike dish that’s creamy and naturally sweet. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 152; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 45mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 5g
4. Triple Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl | Lovely Little Kitchen
Get your sweet fix right off the bat with this berry-filled bowl of oats! It’s made with frozen berries, so you can enjoy it any time of the year. To make it creamier and more protein-rich, swirl in some thick, rich Greek yogurt. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 bowl each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 291; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 69mg; Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 9g
5. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl | Love & Lemons
A gluten-free alternative to oatmeal, this cinnamon-infused quinoa needs only 25 minutes of cook time. Beautify your breakfast bowl with seasonal fruits or crunchy textures (hello, toasted coconut and almonds!). Recipe makes 2 servings at 3/4 cup quinoa each.
Nutrition (per serving without toppings): Calories: 172; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 157mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 7g
6. Superfood Quinoa Breakfast Bowl | The Wheatless Kitchen
Adorned with blueberries, bananas and almonds, this gluten-free meal needs only seven ingredients. To top it off, each serving contains 9 grams of fiber! Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 3/4 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 361; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 11mg; Carbohydrate: 63g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 22g; Protein: 10g
7. Cheesy Oatmeal Bowl with Fried Egg | Healthy Nibbles and Bits
If you’re feeling adventurous, shake up your palate with this savory oatmeal! Quick-cooking steel cut oats (no, that’s not an oxymoron!) are the secret to giving this dish more texture and staying power without a long cook time. Mixed with white cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg, this makes one energizing breakfast bowl. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 264; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 194mg; Sodium: 460mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 12g
8. Quinoa Breakfast Scramble | Wendy Polisi
Start your day right, with a generous bowl of quinoa, eggs and avocado. With 8 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein, this breakfast scramble packs a nutritious punch! Store-bought salsa keeps prep time to a minimum. Recipe makes 1 serving
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 373; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 372mg; Sodium: 551mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 18g