With desk lunches becoming more and more common, it鈥檚 also increasingly important to unplug and find some time for yourself. There鈥檚 one way to do exactly that, and it鈥檚 so simple you鈥檙e going to want to try it right away. Want the solution? It鈥檚 breakfast! Here鈥檚 the deal: If you can make time at least one morning during the week before work or school, try cooking yourself some blueberry pancakes, making an easy avocado toast recipe or trying one of these energy-filled breakfast bowls. You already love smoothie bowls, right? Well, with these 20 breakfast bowl recipes, you鈥檒l find yourself more focused and content the rest of the day.


1. Ochazuke: While this Japanese steamed rice dish is typically eaten late at night, it also makes a satisfying first meal of the day. Good quality dashi (Japanese broth made with fish) is the key to cooking the most delicious ochazuke. Traditional Japanese toppings like salmon roe and pickled plums can be hard to find, so try vegetables like steamed watercress, baked salmon and a fried egg. This is healthy comfort food at its finest. (via Just One Cookbook)


2. Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Sweeten up your quinoa with this chocolatey quinoa porridge recipe. Opt for natural sweeteners like maple syrup or coconut sugar for an indulgent yet energy-boosting morning that won鈥檛 have you crashing. (via Minimalist Baker)


3. Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls: This is the kind of hearty breakfast bowl you need for those mornings when you wake up ravenous and craving a full meal. On that note, it could also work as an easy, delicious lunch. Kale basil pesto gives this bowl a kick of salty herbacious flavor that makes this breakfast anything but bland. (via Simply Quinoa)


4. Guacamole and Egg Breakfast Bowl: Guacamole for breakfast? Yes, please! While this recipe holds off on the garlic, you can go for it 鈥 especially if you鈥檙e staying in or have a piece of gum handy. Add toasty pieces of bread for a fun twist on panzanella, or try strips of crisped corn tortillas. Don鈥檛 forget the hot sauce! (via Kitchen Sanctuary)


5. Superfood Breakfast Bowl: Start your day off on the right foot with a healthy ancient grain cereal. Hot quinoa is a great protein-packed alternative to oatmeal. Top with a mixture of dried and fresh fruit like goji berries, coconut flakes and bananas for natural sweetness. (via Camille Styles)


6. Huevos Rancheros: Enjoy brunch any day of the week with this Mexican breakfast-inspired polenta bowl. Make the polenta in advance, then when it鈥檚 time for breakfast, simply top with black beans, crumbled feta, fried eggs and avocado. Of course, you should garnish liberally with hot sauce. (via Salted Plains)


7. Warm Green Breakfast Bowl: If you鈥檙e planning on an intense workout or just want to stay satiated all morning, this is your go-to breakfast bowl. It鈥檚 got quinoa, eggs and almonds, so we鈥檇 say you鈥檙e pretty set on protein. It鈥檚 tasty for breakfast, lunch or even a quick dinner. (via Sarah Glover)


8. Onsen Tamago: This method of preparing eggs yields the opposite of a soft-boiled egg. Instead of a firm egg white with a runny yolk, the 鈥渙nsen鈥 technique gives egg whites a soft, milky consistency, while the yolk turns firm yet still remains creamy. Once you wrap your head around that, you鈥檒l find all kinds of ways to eat more onsen style eggs, whether you mix them into rice and soy sauce or simply toss them in with breakfast hash. (via Just One Cookbook)


9. Toasted Oatmeal With Strawberry Chia Jam and Coconut Whipped Cream: 鈥楽up, oatmeal haters! Time to give it one more shot. Toasting oatmeal before adding liquid keeps it chewy, rather than mushy. It also brings out the oatmeal鈥檚 nutty flavor. If you鈥檙e still not a fan after trying this, we鈥檇 be shocked. (via Cookie and Kate)


10. One-Bowl Quinoa Breakfast Bake: This clever quinoa bake, which can be eaten hot or cold, uses orange juice as a sweetener for a bonus citrus kick. Top with fresh slices of orange, nut butter and cacao nibs for a flavor combination that can鈥檛 be beat. (via Brit + Co)


11. Coconut Rice and Pomegranate Porridge: Recharge after your morning workout with a bowl of this jasmine rice porridge. The carbohydrates in rice make for the perfect energizing fuel. And it鈥檚 gluten-free to boot! (via Cotter Crunch)


12. Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls: Turn your standard breakfast grain bowl inside out with this fruit-tastic recipe. Puree frozen peaches or mangos with a little water and raspberries, then combine with your favorite crunchy toppings, like flax seed or granola. (via Pinch of Yum)


13. Miso Veggie Breakfast Bowl: Cook your miso saut茅ed vegetables ahead of time and refrigerate for less prep time in the morning. Simply reheat your vegetables (or serve cold) and top with fried eggs and fresh sliced avocado. Make a big batch so you can breeze through breakfast all week. (via Reclaiming Provincial)


14. Crispy Rice Bowl With Lemongrass, Mint, Cucumber and Ginger: If you can鈥檛 make it out to Los Angeles to try Jessica Koslow鈥檚 cozy brunch spot Sqirl, we recommend bringing Sqirl to your home. For the uninitiated, Sqirl boasts inventive rice bowls with bright flavors from around the world and burnt brioche toast with fresh ricotta and seasonal jam. Unfortunately, Koslow can鈥檛 cook for you, but you can do a darn good job of recreating her iconic crispy rice bowl at home. (via Buzzfeed)


15. Pi帽a Colada Oatmeal Bowl: Take a vacation to a tropical state of mind for breakfast. Dress up your everyday oatmeal by cooking it in coconut milk. Top with coconut yogurt, toasted coconut flakes and some fresh pineapple, and your morning is suddenly a lot more enjoyable. (via Smart Little Cookie)


16. Greek Goddess Grain Bowl With 鈥淔ried鈥 Zucchini, Toasted Seeds and Fried Halloumi: Give seeds a chance with this seriously hearty breakfast bowl. Toast a variety of seeds, like flax, sesame and hemp, to replace traditional grains. They鈥檒l give this not-quite-a-salad a satisfying crunch that鈥檚 complemented by tart cherry tomatoes, lightly fried zucchini and chewy halloumi cheese. Why not eat it for breakfast AND lunch? (via Half Baked Harvest)


17. Farro Avocado Breakfast Bowl With Sumac Miso Vinaigrette: Those who gravitate more toward salty and savory food will love this dish. The dressing strikes a perfect balance of salty, umami and sour. That鈥檚 why everything it touches is addictively delicious until the last bite. (via Local Milk)


18. Savory Breakfast Bowl: You can get the majority of the prep work for this recipe out of the way if you make a big batch of barley, broiled tomatoes and saut茅ed greens. You鈥檒l be glad you did as you start off every day of the week with a nutrient-packed bowl of grains and veggies, topped with an egg and a dollop of creamy yogurt. Season with z鈥檃taar spice for a salty, tangy kick. (via Martha Stewart)


19. Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bake: We鈥檙e pretty sure it鈥檚 everyone鈥檚 lifelong dream to get away with eating cookie dough for an actual meal. That鈥檚 why this oatmeal cookie dough bake with nut butter and applesauce is a genius recipe. It tastes like a cookie AND it鈥檚 totally good for you. Pro tip: swap out chocolate chips for cacao nibs if you鈥檙e feeling extra good. (via Running With Spoons)


20. Super Chia Bowl: Zesty lemon chia pudding serves as a delicious base for nuts and fresh fruit. Even though this bowl tastes light, it will leave you feeling energized and happy thanks to the good fats and the protein in nuts and chia seeds. (via Brit + Co)

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