Breakfast Sweet Potato Sliders


2013/07/04 by nikkiledford

Happy FOURTH to all! I love the Fourth of July. As a kid, my family would host an annual party for Independence Day. It’s scale could only be described as EPIC. And when I say EPIC, I mean over 200 people on our property every year. There were burgers, ribs, hot dogs, chicken all in constant grill rotation. Kids in the pool. Snow cones. Ping Pong. Fireworks on the hill. Everyone would bring their own beverages to share and a side dish. People would cry if the weren’t invited. People would show up to our house even after we stopped hosting it every year. Like I said…EPIC.

I’m not celebrating in any particularly epic or traditional way today. First of all, I walked to the store this morning because we were out of coffee, and I didn’t want to see the look on my husband’s face when upon rising, he hears the words “we are out of coffee”. Second, I’m blogging…fun but not entirely festive. Third, It’s a mixture between overcast and sun outside so I’m not feeling super inclined to go lay on the beach with the mass of humanity that typically descends upon our tiny town for every summer weekend and holiday.

Something that will be super fun today is making breakfast. As I’ve stated numerous times, I love breakfast. Today I’m gonna go with a tried and true favorite… Pancakes.

If you really want to max out your grill-centered holiday meals, I suggest you make the following. They are based off the BLT sliders I made a few weeks ago. These lil’ dudes did not disappoint.

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Breakfast Sweet Potato Sliders

1-2 large sweet potatoes
salt and pepper
coconut oil

bacon, cut in half and cooked
black forest ham
eggs, scrambled or fried
avocado, sliced
raw cheddar (optional)

  1. Heat up your grill (or oven to 400 degrees if you have no BBQ)
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into large rounds, rub coconut oil onto both sides and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay the potatoes on the grill and flip after five minutes or so (once you see grill marks). Remove from the grill when cooked through. If using the oven, bake on a cookie sheet for about 20 mins
  4. Using the fixins’, build your perfect breakfast sandwich!
Build your Own!

Build your Own!

Enjoy your holiday weekend and take a few moments to be thankful for our everyday freedoms that elude much of the world.

Freedom I am thankful for:

  • The right to blog and say things that are on my mind and in my heart with out fear of censorship or punishment.
  • The right to wear a bikini in public and not be imprisoned, fined, or punished physically or otherwise.
  • The right to drive, vote, and go to school. Many women around the world have no such freedoms.

What freedoms do you cherish?


4 thoughts on “Breakfast Sweet Potato Sliders

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PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

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