Breakfast and Brunch

Breakfast Bowls {Vegan and Protein Packed}

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These quick and easy breakfast bowls are protein packed and can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy again for lunch or dinner.

overhead view of two breakfast bowls with forks and glass of orange juice


Is this thing on?

I went missing there last week on you didn’t I?

I wasn’t even on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram either. Well, I am here to calm your fears and let you know that I am indeed still alive and well. As I shared with you in a previous blog post, I have been doing a lot of travelling this summer and last week I made it back safely from Cuba (I will be sharing more about that trip soon), attended my family reunion, and took a day trip to Alabama. I will also be back in Alabama this weekend and towards the end of the week, I will be heading to Virginia.

It is all becoming a blur and I have to admit that I am actually looking forward to the school year beginning so things can get back to normal…or just back to the normal schedule.

This time next summer I will be getting my son moved into his dorm and saying goodbye to him as I leave him for college. I am sure tears will be shed but because I’m a G, I will be sure to wait until I am alone in my car to turn into a puddle of water. I also believe that is another reason why my summer travel schedule has been so full…I’m trying to squeeze in everything with him before we make the transition of him being a young adult on his own and me being a woman with an adult child living alone. Again, I am both excited and nervous at the same time. But enough about that because you came here to see a recipe and doggone it a recipe you will see.

With so much travel and being on the go, I have been making sure to prepare meals that are healthy, nourishing, and full of protein and nutrients. These breakfast bowls definitely fit that description and although I love having them for breakfast, I also have them as a quick lunch or late night dinner.

P.S. You may have noticed a few changes happening on the blog…I am in the process of updating things a bit to make it easier to navigate. Your patience during the site construction is greatly appreciated and if you have any ideas or suggestions, then please reach out to me and let me know 🙂

close-up side view of breakfast bowls

overhead view of breakfast bowls with hand, fork, and glass of juice

overhead view of breakfast bowls

Breakfast Bowls

These quick and easy breakfast bowls are protein packed and can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy again for lunch or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast bowls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 481kcal


  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and sliced
  • 2 eggs (or cooked tofu)
  • 2 turkey bacon slices
  • 1 tomato quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Divide the spinach among 2 bowls and top evenly with the avocado slices. Set aside.
  • Cook the bacon in a non-stick skillet, remove, crumble, and add to one or both bowls.
  • In the same skillet with the residue from the bacon, add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the apple cider vinegar, and water to make the dressing and once heated add into a jar or container to top the bowl with.
  • Place the tomato quarters into a shallow baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with the basil and panko breadcrumbs. Place under the oven broiler on high and broil for 2 minutes or until the surface is browned.
  • Heat the skillet on medium high heat, add in 1 tablespoon olive oil, and fry one or two eggs (if not using tofu) until done. Add to the bowl along with the broiled tomato.
  • Serve with the vinegar dressing and add additional salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3710IU | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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Got any comments, questions, or ideas for these easy Breakfast Bowls? Share them in the comments below!


  • Reply
    July 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    That breakfast bowl looks delicious!

    • Reply
      July 17, 2017 at 10:20 AM

      Thank you…its pretty good and easy to make 🙂

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    July 16, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    You did go missing. I kept stopping by to check in and I figured you were enjoying Summer, which you deserve to do. My sister to Cuba and didn’t have a good time, but think she went to the wrong areas. My family is from Alabama also, good Southern people I’m so happy I have roots in the south. It keeps me grounded. I hope you have fun in Virgina 🙂 LOL it’s ok to shed a tear or two for your son, but I understand because I am a G too and Gs don’t cry.

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      July 17, 2017 at 10:34 PM

      I have been enjoying my Summer!! Thank you for checking in on me :-)I am from Virginia so it is always nice to go back home to visit family. I could see how some people might not like Cuba, especially people that need to be connected to their phone or internet. It didn’t bother me. I am trying to save all me tears for later…but I know they’re coming.

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    July 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Mm.. I think I wouldn’t choose between eggs or tofu. I’d choose both! Yes! And mm.. turkey bacon.
    Wow about your son. I wish you an amazing full and lovely year with him still at home. My youngest is starting kindergarten and I’m mildly flipping out that we need another baby or pet. Or something!

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      July 17, 2017 at 10:36 PM

      Tofu and eggs would be really good! Turkey bacon is pretty much a staple in my house. Thank you…I will be sure to enjoy each moment with my son because I know his senior year is going to fly by. I also have been looking around thinking I need another dog or something 🙂

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    July 22, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    I’m looking forward to reading about your trip to Cuba. You have been busy this summer. Traveling is fun, but exhausting so I know the school schedule will be nice to get back too.
    Yum, this breakfast bowl looks delicious. I love tofu for breakfast. 🙂

    • Reply
      July 22, 2017 at 4:04 PM

      Thank you! I love having tofu for breakfast because its so easy to throw in the skillet and cook. This summer has been too busy and I cannot wait to share about my Cuba trip soon 🙂

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