Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals

It's that time again! Time for the monthly Foodie Pen Pal Reveal!  This month my package came from Dena, over at 40 Fit in the Mitt.  Dena had such a busy month with a Blogger Retreat in Boulder, Colorado. Check out her blog to see her adventure! With all she has going on, she still had time to put together an amazing box for me!

Edamame was the first item I found in the box. I was so excited!
I have always wanted to try Edamame, but never seem to get it into my shopping purchases. The dry roasted version was delicious. I loved it, and look forward to having it again. 
Thanks for introducing me to the snack, Dena!

Next, I found a box of Penne Rigate that is low in carbs. I am looking forward to trying this as I love my pasta's! Muesli is new for me to, and it is tasty! I have been sprinkling a bit on my greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast.

 Nutella. I have no words other than Thank You! (I love Nutella :) )

Rice Crackers were new to me as well. 
I was a little hesitant at this new treat, but I really do like them!

Dena also sent a bag of Egyptian Chamomile tea. I have yet to try this, but I look forward to it!

Dena also included a lovely assortment of recipe's and coupons! Who doesn't love coupons?!

Thank you so much Dena for introducing me to such tasty items. You made an amazing selection, and it was so appreciated!

The Lean Green Bean
Here are the Foodie Penpals details:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 
If you’re interested in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.


  1. Awesome, I am so happy you liked it! The tea is really nice at night, it's a calm relaxing tea. So glad I got to meet you and look forward to keeping up with you and your blog.

  2. Lovely meeting you Dena! I will let you know once I try the tea. Sounds like it would be a good end to a stressful day.