NeuEnergy Selfie Contest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NeuEnergy. All opinions are 100% mine.

NeuEnergy Selfie Contest by Foodtastic Mom #GetNeuEnergy

Have you heard of NeuEnergy? I hadn’t until very recently when I was contacted by them to try the product myself. I’ll be posting a review of my experience with this new product soon that promises to deliver simple healthy energy. But for now I thought I’d maybe get a laugh at my expense to help promote the NeuEnergy Selfie Contest.

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Cheddar Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Apples and Bacon

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl #Kroger #CollectiveBias

Cheddar Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Apples and Bacon by Foodtastic Mom #BringYourBestBowl

This cheddar oatmeal with maple roasted apples and bacon is a revelation in flavor. Extra sharp cheddar cheese melted into Quaker® Old-Fashioned Oats provides a perfectly savory and hearty bowl of oatmeal. Combined with the maple sweetness of the roasted, fresh apples and crunchy bits of bacon it’s a sweet ‘n salty flavor lovers dream. This is truly my best bowl of oatmeal.

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Farro Roasted Vegetable Salad

Farro Roasted Vegetable Salad by Foodtastic Mom #farro

A little prep work makes this Farro Roasted Vegetable Salad a lighting fast lunch option. Cooked farro is tossed with curried roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes, fresh apple, lightly salted cashews and fig balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Fresh and delicious, it’s both a vegan and clean eating option!

Farro Roasted Vegetable Salad by Foodtastic Mom #farro

If you are like me and never jumped on the quinoa bandwagon allow me to introduce you to my new friend farro. I am officially obsessed. The look of quinoa with it’s tiny spirals always weirded me out… the texture and taste of it always felt “off” to me. Not so with farro. It’s hearty, with a pleasant chew and a softly spiced and nutty taste reminiscent of toasted cashews and cinnamon. Seriously, it’s delicious. And guess what? Nutritionally farro trumps quinoa. Not in a Donald Trump way… but in a tasty, nutritional way.

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Beet, Corn and Edamame Salad – Better Bakery Melts

This blog post was sponsored by Better Bakery but the opinions are all my own.

Beet, Corn and Edamame Salad by Foodtastic Mom #BetterBakery

The frozen section is where to go for help when planning a better lunch break for yourself! My beet, corn and edamame salad tastes super fresh and will help bump up your fiber content for the day while being the perfect side dish for these Chicken and Bacon Club Artisan Melts from Better Bakery.

Beet, Corn and Edamame Salad by Foodtastic Mom #BetterBakery

Eating a balanced lunch is a weakness of mine, what about you? I work at home so you’d think it’d be easy for me to set aside 30 minutes or so to treat myself to a nice meal – a salad or soup or a sandwich. But more often than not I haven’t planned for it, so I grab a handful of pretzels or a piece of toast with peanut butter and go back to working on my laptop. Then I’m starving by about 3:30 and I snack on something unhealthy and eat way too much at dinner. Sound familiar?

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

The Best Blueberry Muffins by Foodtastic Mom

I’ve made a lot of muffins in my life. I’ve made a lot of blueberry muffins. Perfectly portioned, sweet little cakes that can pass for breakfast food. What is not to love? These right here are the best blueberry muffins you’ll ever make, I promise!

Sometimes a muffin recipe just isn’t that great. They are dry or flat as a pancake on top. They don’t make enough or they’re flavorless. I’ve found plenty of bad muffin recipes in my day too. Thankfully this is NOT one of them.

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DIY Football Party

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Touchdown Taco Dip by Foodtastic Mom #GameDayGlory

Football is fun! Can we all agree on this? I’ve got a fantastic DIY Football Party tutorial for you today to help you achieve your own game day glory at home. I’m giving you a free printable Touchdown Smackdown game to play with your friends and a recipe for a fabulous Touchdown Taco Dip. Your party for the Big Game is going to be SUPER with a little help from me and my friends SNICKERS®, Skittles®, Pepsi™ and TOSTITOS® – found at Walmart!

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