How do you start your mornings when you’re trying to eat healthy? If you’re like a lot of people we know, you throw some ingredients in a blender and make a smoothie. We love a tasty breakfast beverage as much as the next person, but tell us, smoothie-lovers— do you ever miss chewing? We don’t necessarily want to backtrack to a carb-heavy, unhealthy heavy meal, but it’d be great to find something a little more filling! The perfect compromise? Breakfast bowls! These healthy, creamy bases topped with tasty, super-powered fruits or veggies are an incredible, picture-perfect way to start the day. PureWow recently put together a list of some of the best, and it inspired us to do the same.

  1. Vanilla Chia Pudding
    Vanilla Chia PuddingTip Hero

    This creamy pudding is sweet enough to be dessert, but since it’s ALSO full of chia seeds, almonds, and strawberries, it’s a fantastic way to start your day feeling good about your diet and yourself.

  2. Coconut Chia Pudding
    CoconutChiaPuddingBowlFood Network

    Love chia pudding but prefer your flavors a little more adventurous? Escape to the tropics with this bowl that uses coconut, kiwi and more.

  3. Tropical Greek Yogurt
    TropicalGreekYogurtBowlFood Network

    There’s no blending required to make this colorful, vitamin-rich yogurt topped with a make-ahead compote.

  4. Asian Oatmeal
    AsianOatmealBowlFood Network

    Cinnamon’s not the only way to liven up a bland bowl of oatmeal. This one uses cream cheese, hot pepper paste, eggs, scallions and nori for a breakfast like no other.

  5. Mexican Quinoa
    MexicanQuinoaBowlFood Network

    Keep the international flavors going with this bowl perfect for people who prefer their mornings spicy, not sweet.

  6. Make-Ahead Potato
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    This bowl sees your southwestern-flavor style and raises you a gluten-free, vegetarian, make-ahead and freezer-friendly version.

  7. Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Sweet Potato
    MapleBrownSugarOatmealSweetPotatoBowlFoodie Crush via PureWow

    Oatmeal is the original breakfast bowl! This one brings back sweet memories of fall with its combo of maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and sweet potatoes.

  8. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa
    AppleCinnamonQuinoaBowlMaria Ushakova via PureWow

    Loving that autumnal taste? Bring apples and cinnamon back into the mix, but instead of oatmeal, try this quinoa bowl version!

  9. Guacamole and Egg
    GuacamoleEggBrowlKitchen Sanctuary

    We already knew avocadoes and eggs made perfect partners. Now get them together in a breakfast bowl.

  10. Cheesy Polenta and Sausage
    CheesyPolentaSausageBowlNutmeg Nanny via PureWow

    Instead of a fruit puree, this bowl gets its creaminess from a tasty polenta packed with cheddar cheese.

  11. Fruit-Filled Acai
    FruitAcaiBowlKeepin' It Kind via PureWow

    Dress up a basic fruit smoothie bowl with the extra zing and health power of acai puree.

  12. Simple Acai
    SimpleAcaiBowlFood Network

    Can’t get enough of acai? Here’s another way to enjoy it with coconut flakes, pomegranate seeds, granola and much more!

  13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
    ChocolatePeanutButterSmoothieBowlSimple Vegan Blog via PureWow

    A thicker “smoothie” to start your day that tastes like dessert! Bonus: it’s vegan!

  14. Miso Veggie
    MisoVeggieBowlReclaiming Provincial via PureWow

    Have some veggies for breakfast! This bowl is simple, easy and delicious.

Can’t get enough of breakfast bowls and need more options? Check out PureWow’s extensive list for TONS of inspiration. Do you start your day with a bowl of nutrition? Which recipe on this list will you try first?