Find your Paradise with Sunsweet

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

Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals take your taste buds on an exotic escape with tangy Philippine Green Mango, creamy vanilla Thai Coconut Chip, sweet and floral Philippine Mango and juicy delicious Philippine Pineapple. These dried fruit snacks are sourced from unique microclimates with ideal growing conditions that deliver an amazing taste of the tropics. You’ll want to visit Sunsweet Find Your Paradise Sweepstakes and enter to win a fabulous tropical vacation to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Florida.

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Five Minute Nutella Cake for Two

Five Minute Nutella Cake for Two by Foodtastic Mom #nutella

I’m talking about this Five Minute Nutella Cake for Two today because Valentine’s Day is this weekend but this cake shouldn’t be limited by Cupid. It’s the perfect ending for any date night, no matter the time of year. It is so fool-proof that even if your guy is less than skilled in the kitchen he should still be able to make it. I found the original recipe HERE and it is a keeper! And guys, if you can make a cake, you might be considered a keeper too.

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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

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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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