5 Breakfast Bowls for a Better Morning

These beautiful bowls are more than fodder for your filtered social feeds –– they're nutrient-rich, balanced breakfasts that will energize you for the day ahead (at under 400 calories, to boot).

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Tropical Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

A quick (microwave-made) guava apricot compote takes the most ordinary of breakfast bowl bases –– protein-rich Greek yogurt –– to tropical, morning-making places. The sweet sauce and tangy yogurt are countered by two types of citrus, plus bran flakes and pistachios for fiber and crunch.

Asian Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

Take your oatmeal to new, savory heights with this protein-packed, Asian-inspired bowl. Chicken broth infuses the oats with salty flavor and primes them to be topped with a sunny-side-up egg, scallions, seaweed strips, sesame seeds and the meal-making hot-pepper-cream-cheese sauce.

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Acai –– the purple berrylike fruit of a Central and South American palm tree species –– is renowned for being rich in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. In Brazil, it has long been served in this pureed form, topped with a bevy of tropical ingredients. Add a touch of honey to balance out the berry's tart flavor.

Coconut-Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Coconut milk and maple syrup marinate chia seeds overnight, sweetening and softening the popular superfood into a plump pudding that's reminiscent of tapioca. Top the bowl with tropical fruits, coconut flakes and nuts for a morning meal that's rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Embrace breakfast's savory side with this protein-packed, fiber-rich bowl filled with classic Mexican ingredients. Beans, salsa and avocado blend beautifully with nutty quinoa thanks to an herby lime yogurt sauce. Radishes and pumpkin seeds add just the right amount of crunch.

Ingredient Glossary: Juicy

Want to make your own bowl? We tried to balance each recipe with a mixture of textures and flavors, as well as a variety of nutrients. To make your bowl mouthwateringly juicy, consider adding plumped chia seeds, citrus segments, raspberries, kiwi slices, pineapple cubes or mango slivers.

Ingredient Glossary: Sweet

To temper the tang of a bowl base like yogurt or acai puree, add sweetness in any form. Raw honey and maple syrup will sweeten the whole dish, while agave paste or fresh and dried fruits like bananas, apples, dates, dried cranberries and dried figs add sugary flavor in smaller bites.

Ingredient Glossary: Crunchy

The crunch factor keeps many of these bowls from seeming like edible smoothies. Toasted sesame seeds, crushed cashews, toasted sunflower seeds, toasted oats, crushed corn nuts, crushed almonds and poppy seeds enhance the dish's texture and add nutty flavor.

Ingredient Glossary: Crisp

These ingredients add texture a bit more subtly than the crunchy options above: popped quinoa, dried banana slices, puffed rice, amaranth flakes or bran flakes.

Ingredient Glossary: Chewy

Add some toothsome bite with these pleasantly chewy ingredients: raisins, coconut flakes, granola bar chunks, dried mango and dried apricots.

Ingredient Glossary: Boost

These ingredients will give you extra energy or help keep you full well past lunch: cocoa nibs, bee pollen, goji berries, peanut powder, nutritional yeast and avocado.

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