I want to start by saying thanks to Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean for making this program! Im new to the program and its always exciting to create and receive the packages!
Anyhoo my foodie pen pal this month was Sarah Leighton @ Operation Size 8. I got a bunch of healthy goodies so that I don’t feel bad munching on them! I have been in a Biggest Loser program at my park district for 8 weeks and have lost 25 lbs since January, I didnt want something that’s meant to be fun to end up making me feel guilty. Sarah made me a guilt free package!
My absolute favorite thing so far are the Gluten Free Cinnamon Thins! They are like a combination of a Chinese almond cookie and a snickerdoodle. I don’t know about you – but i LOVES me some Chinese almond cookies! It has that crunchy yet melt in your mouth texture that I just love about almond cookies. I will be very sad when the box is gone, and I will have to hunt down some more!
Also im a huge fan of the chocolate peanut butter spread. I have used this brand before but only the cinnamon swirl. I must confess I havent even eaten this stuff spread on something yet, I just enjoy it on a spoon! (and this is why im on a diet..) lol
The only other thing Ive been able to try are the chocolate chip coconut bars. I always bring a bar with me to work as a snack so this fit perfectly into my meal plan. It looked like a hand made/free form bar and its super soft and the texture of an oatmeal cookie. The coconut flavor is not too in-your-face and it has the perfect amount of chocolate to curb a sweet tooth craving.
I still have yet to dig into my miracle noodles and the crackers – but I will attack those soon enough!
Thank you Sarah!
Lastly – Check out A Zesty Bite – She is who I had for foodie pen pals this month!
And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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.
You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!