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21 Healthy Meals (and Desserts) You Can Make in a Mug

Bowls are hands-down the best vessel. They do everything plates can and more—letting us dump in random ingredients, mix them around, and call it a healthy meal. For example, these seven savory and sweet options, chosen specifically to get us (and you) out of bed. It’s no easy feat, but with things like chia seeds, cocoa powder, and a whole new take on quinoa, these recipes are up to the challenge.

1. Warm Green Breakfast Bowl

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This dish doubles down on the protein with quinoa, eggs, and almonds, so you’ll stay full enough to compensate for your office lunch.

2. Superfood Breakfast Bowl

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This bowl may require a trip to the specialty grocery store (look for medjool dates, pepitas, goji berries, and chia seeds), but it’ll be worth it—and once you’re prepped, it’s easy to make happen in just 20 minutes.

3. Chia Yogurt Power Bowl

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Chia seeds always make us feel super virtuous, and they require so little effort we take them any chance we can get. Add in banana and blackberries for sweetness, and puffed cereal and almonds for that ever-important crunch.

4. Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Ever have an egg on toast with pesto? It’s glorious—and this bowl is version 2.0. Avocado, meet pesto, meet our mouths.

5. Breakfast Power Bowl

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This recipe’s texture can’t be beat, and with a drizzle of almond butter and a sprinkle of chocolate chips, it just might be the only way we ever eat quinoa again. (Probably not, but the temptation will always be there.)

6. Miso Veggie Breakfast Bowl

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After another day eating toast for breakfast, this bowl is a rut-breaker. The recipe pulls out all the stops: fried egg, avocado, and greens as far as the eye can see.

7. Hidden Greens Chocolate Oatmeal

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Zucchini and spinach shake up an otherwise typical take on chocolate oatmeal. We’re not complaining.