WIAW: Sweet Potato Nachos & Five a Day

Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING (to those of you who are unaware) and I am just a tad excited!!!!! Tomorrow I will be walking and possibly jogging in the best ever 5K and then I will be going to mom and dad’s for family time and crazy good food!

I am bringing two pies: one homemade pumpkin and one homemade caramel apple. I’m also bringing green bean casserole. I happen to be a huge green bean casserole fan. I know it can be pretty hit or miss for most. I’m trying a new recipe too.

Enough about tomorrow, let’s talk about yesterday. I actually took off my lazy pants and made myself some pretty awesome meals. I’m going to join in on the What I Ate Wednesday fun!

To start the day, a cup of decaf vanilla bean creme brulee coffee with coconut creamer and stevia in my adorable owl cup that makes me very happy. coffee mug

For breakfast, a fruit and yogurt bowl: FAGE Greek yogurt, agave, raspberries, blueberries, banana, raisins, cacao nibs, and pecan pieces.

yogurt bowl

A walk/jog on the treadmill happened mid-morning while watching Gossip Girl! I am getting back into running and I’m hoping to write about this soon. πŸ™‚ Lunch: one of my favorite ol’ salads. In the mix is romaine lettuce (we ran out of dark greens), peas, avocado, red bell pepper, olives, broccoli, sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, and honey mustard dressing.


Dessert: dates with peanut butter!

peanut butter and dates

Afternoon snack: crunchy juicy grapes, a handful of Crunchmaster’s Multi-Seed gluten-free crackersΒ and a cup of tea.

Dinner: sweet potato nachos. Crispy sweet potato “chips” with cheddar cheese, black beans, corn, tomato, avocado, and salsa. So satisfying!

sweet potato nachos

I rounded out the day with some Fiber One 80 calorie chocolate squares. Those babies are dangerous! They taste like candy but they are loaded with fiber so you need to be careful with your intake or you could face some major bloating and other issues.

The remainder of the night was spent on the couch hanging with my boys in my warm home and of course, in my sweatpants.


I’d say it was a pretty healthy day! I’m working towards redeeming my 5-9 daily servings of fruits and veggies. I used to be so good about it but lately have been sliding. I feel so much better when I reach the 5-9 mark and it’s something I am continuing to be mindful of and you should too!

As always, thank you Jenn for hosting the WIAW!


Are you celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow? Are you cooking up anything tasty? How do you make sure to get your five servings of fruits and veggies daily?

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  1. those sweet potato nachos look pretty tasty!! Have a great day tomorrow. We aren’t doing anything tomorrow but celebrating Thanksgiving with my family on Friday! And then headed to Florida on Saturday!!
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    1. Melanie

      That’s right! Have an absolutely blast celebrating Thanksgiving and on your trip! I can’t wait to hear all about it! If you get a chance, share some photos!!

  2. Yum yum YUM on the nachos!!! And have fun with the 5K – I want to see lots of Instagram photos of you in a turkey hat πŸ˜‰
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    1. Melanie

      Ah man. I didn’t have a turkey hat this year but was jealous of everyone who had one! Maybe next year!

  3. Everytime that I see peas in a salad I smile :). They are definitely one of my favorite toppings. I get so excited when I see them on a restaurant’s salad bar.
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    1. Melanie

      They seriously MAKE the salad. It’s so strange! I love our shared love for peas. πŸ™‚

  4. Jackie

    Yum! I want to make those nachos!

  5. I definitely think you are headed in the right direction with the veggie/fruit consumption! And holy buckets you are a nice gal to bring two pies and a casserole to Thanksgiving! I feel bad because for the first year I’m not bringing anything. Of course I’m making the trip from Minnesota to Nebraska and don’t have a place to actually make the food haha.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Melanie!
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    1. Melanie

      You shouldn’t feel bad! That is sweet of you to make the trip!

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