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Breakfast Power Bowl

Filling, savory, and one of the easiest things you could make, this Breakfast Power Bowl has got it all. The protein and healthy fats will keep you satiated and less hungry throughout the day.

And if losing weight is your thing, I had a variation of this for breakfast almost every day last week, and it helped me lose 3.5 pounds my first week back on plan!

A serving of the breakfast power bowl with sauce and toppings.

Delicious Savory Breakfast Bowl

When you think of healthy breakfast bowls, you might think of sweet options like almond milk and chia seeds or yogurt with fresh fruit. But this breakfast power bowl takes a savory, high-protein twist, making it perfect for those who prefer a hearty breakfast. 

Cottage cheese makes the perfect high-protein base, while the boiled eggs and avocado provide extra protein and healthy fats. Topped with red onions, cilantro, and my favorite Truff Hot Sauce for some explosive flavor, this tasty bowl will become your most important meal of the day… as in, you’ll actually look forward to making it every morning because it’s just that good. 

Whether you need to stay on track for weight loss goals or simply want to start your day with a satisfying low-carb meal that will keep you full for hours, breakfast time just got way better.

Breakfast power bowl with sauce and toppings in a gray bowl.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Made with real food ingredients that are both satisfying and nutritious.
  • Helps keep you full for hours, making it a great option for busy mornings.
  • A delicious way to start your day, whether you’re low-carb or trying to lose weight.
  • It’s so easy and quick to make, you won’t have any excuses to skip breakfast.
  • Easy to switch up with different variations so you don’t get bored.

Breakfast Power Bowl with Simple Ingredients

(Note: These are the recipe’s starring ingredients, but you can find all the ingredients in the recipe card below!)

  • Eggs: I like Vital Farms eggs from Whole Foods as they are pasture-raised. Any eggs will do, though!
  • Cottage cheese: My fav is Good Culture cottage cheese. A higher-quality cottage cheese like this really makes a difference in taste.
  • Avocado: Adds that layer of creaminess and, of course, healthy fats.
  • Red onion: A little onion goes a long way in terms of flavor!
  • Truffle hot sauce: The perfect way to give this delicious recipe an extra kick of heat and flavor. I love Truff Hot Sauce, but I also frequent Sora’s Velvet Volcano sauce (non truffle).
  • Chile lime seasoning: A go-to seasoning of mine. I usually get it from Trader Joe’s.
  • Everything bagel seasoning: Another Trader Joe’s staple in my kitchen. It adds all kinds of yummy salt, garlic, and onion flavor.

Ingredient Swaps & Additions

Not all of us like the same breakfast every day, which is why I love to switch this recipe up with lots of other tasty ingredients. It’s honestly so fun to dream up a new version of this every morning! Here are some ideas:

  • Cherry tomatoes: For that burst of juicy flavor.
  • Cucumbers: I love adding a crisp, refreshing texture to my breakfast bowl.
  • Jalapeños: For some added heat.
  • Bacon: Adds a savory, salty touch.
  • Green onions: Adds a light, springy flavor to the mix.
  • Nuts and seeds: Gives a dose of protein and some nutty flavor. I like Wonderful Roasted & Salted Pistachios, hemp seeds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds.
  • Lemon juice: For a zesty twist.

How to Make a Breakfast Power Bowl

The steps are simple, and I’m outlining them below, but be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full, printable recipe card. You can also watch how it comes together in my Instagram reel!

Ingredients for breakfast power bowl over a gray marble surface.

STEP 1 – BOIL EGGS

Start by making your medium-boiled eggs. I bring a pot of water to a boil, then drop eggs in right out of the fridge for 8 minutes and 25 seconds

Pro tip: If you want hard-boiled eggs, go a few seconds longer. If you want it more jammy, go with 7.5 minutes or so. 

When they’re done, bring them out of the hot water and drop them into an ice bath for a few seconds to cool down.

STEP 2 – ADD COTTAGE CHEESE

Grab your favorite bowl and add 1 serving of cottage cheese as the layer. If you don’t like the curds, you can always process the cottage cheese in a blender or food processor for a creamy, curd-less spin.

Cottage cheese being spread on a gray plate for breakfast power bowl recipe.

STEP 3 – ADD EGGS & AVOCADO

Next, remove your eggs from the ice bath, remove the shell, slice into your favorite shape, and add them on top.

Slice half an avocado (65g or so) and add to the bowl.

STEP 4 – ADD TOPPINGS

Finally, add some lower calorie flavorful additions. I like to add fresh cilantro, some super finely diced red onion, and lots of truffle hot sauce. You can add whatever you like. Fresh veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, and jalapeños would be great here, too.

Finish everyhing off with some Chile lime seasoning and everything bagel seasoning.

ENJOY!

Breakfast power bowl in a gray plate over a gray marble surface.

FAQ

What if I don’t like cottage cheese?

If you’re not a fan of the texture, give it a blend! Otherwise, you could use a thick Greek yogurt or labneh as a substitute.

How do you make perfect jammy eggs?

If you need a more in-depth tutorial for jammy eggs, check out our recipe for How to Make Jammy Eggs. The key is to find the right boil time for how firm or runny you like your egg yolks. You also always want to stick your eggs in an ice bath so that they stop cooking and don’t get overdone. 

What is the macro count for a breakfast power bowl?

This breakfast power bowl is less than 450 calories, 13 grams of carbs, 29 grams of fat, and 34 grams of protein.

How to Store

This recipe was made to be enjoyed fresh, but if you have any leftovers, you can store the ingredients in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Breakfast powder bowl in a gray plate with sauce and toppings.

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Breakfast Power Bowl

Breakfast Power Bowl

This breakfast power bowl is a savory, high-protein twist to the popular sweeter breakfast bowls. With cottage cheese as its base, you'll be satiated and ready to conquer your day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes 25 seconds
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes 25 seconds

Ingredients

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 serving full-fat cottage cheese
  • Half an avocado (65g), sliced
  • Fresh cilantro, to taste
  • Finely diced red onion, to taste
  • Truffle hot sauce, to taste
  • Chile lime seasoning, to taste
  • Everything bagel seasoning, to taste

Optional toppings

  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Carefully add in eggs straight out of the fridge and boil for 8 minutes and 25 seconds. If you want a firmer egg, go a few seconds longer. If you want it more jammy, go with 7.5 minutes or so. When they’re done, bring them out of the hot water and drop them into an ice bath for a few seconds to cool down.
  2. Grab a serving bowl and add 1 serving of cottage cheese as the base layer. If you don't like the curds, you can always process them to get them creamier.
  3. Remove your eggs from the ice bath. Remove the shells, slice them into your favorite shape, and add them to the cottage cheese.
  4. Slice half an avocado and add to the bowl. Then add fresh cilantro, red onion, and lots of truffle hot sauce. You can add whatever you like: cucumbers, tomatoes, and jalapeños would be great here too.
  5. Top with some Chile Lime seasoning and Everything Bagel seasoning.

Notes

This recipe was made to be enjoyed fresh, but if you have any leftovers, you can store the ingredients in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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