Foodie Penpals – June Reveal!

Getting my foodie penpal package in the mail is definitely one of my favorite fun things to receive each month. And once again, I was completely spoiled!

Lauren at Lawfully Wedded Wife sent me a package this month. I told her that I’m a member of Tone It Up and being a member herself, she absolutely rocked it! From the healthy ingredients to make my lean, clean, and green meals, to the yummy little bites, I couldn’t have asked for more. (Nathan jumped in on the food action this month, too!)

Barr & Table The Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Whole Wheat Flour Pasta Banana Chips Sour Dough Pretzels May's Unique Vinaigrette Peach Preserves Soba Noodles Nori Chick Pea Flour Chocolate Almonds

Left to right: Organic Spelt Sourdough Pretzels, Soba Noodles, Peach Preserves, Chick Pea Flour, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Unsweetened Banana Chips, Whole Wheat Flour, Wasabi Flavored Nori Chips, May’s Unique Vinagrette, Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

So far, my favorite item has to be the banana chips. I’ve never had unsweetened banana chips before, in fact, I never realized that others were sweetened! These chips have gone into my oatmeal, protein cookies, and also dipped into a little peanut butter for a snack 😉

I also love the May’s Unique Vinaigrette! I have salads all the time for lunch, so this is a nice, new way to dress them up.

The peach preserves have also been thoroughly enjoyed! Homemade peach frozen yogurt quickly appeared.. and then disappeared even faster! Recipe coming soon, so check back!

I haven’t been doing much baking lately, but I’m super excited to use the chick pea flour to make a pizza crust! Nathan is a huge pizza eater, so I’m always looking for fun new ways to make it healthier and I’ve seen chick pea dough recipes all over the internet. Soon enough I’ll be eating my healthy pizza 🙂

Like I said, I was completely spoiled. And I love that so many of these ingredients came from Lauren’s local farmers’ market! It definitely made me want to take a closer look at my market next time I go. But in the meantime, I can’t wait to enjoy the rest of my goodies! 🙂

Thanks again, Lauren!!

Speak Up!

Do you participate in foodie penpals? If so, what has been your favorite item that you’ve received? If you don’t participate, what are you waiting for?!

The Lean Green Bean

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Paradise

Sometimes people just get you. And this month, my foodie penpal, Lindsay, just got me.

Anything peanut butter and chocolate, of course, but I do like healthy, please! And look what arrived!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2, Walden Chocolate Syrup, Justins Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Peanut Butter KIND Bar

Along with the almond coconut, the peanut butter dark chocolate KIND bar is my favorite. Seriously, what could be bad?!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bar

And have you ever tried PB2 or any kind of peanut flour? For a lover of peanut butter and healthy eats, this is practically heaven! Low cal, low fat, low sugar.. must I go on?

I use it in my oatmeal, smoothies, sauces, and everything else I can possibly get it in!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2 Peanut Flour

What’s this? More chocolate and peanut butter?!

I have been eyeing these at Whole Foods for the longest time but just haven’t bit the bullet. And I have to admit I haven’t tried them yet. But what would possibly not be amazing?

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

And finally, sugar-free, 0 calorie chocolate sauce. Again, I haven’t tried it yet, but I can imagine it will be a staple on my healthy sundaes this summer!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Walden Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup

And that wraps up another successful month of foodie penpals! It really is a fantastic program and I can’t thank Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean for starting this! I look forward to a package every month 🙂

Are you interested in becoming a foodie penpal?!

The Lean Green Bean

Foodie Penpals Terms & Conditions

By signing up to participate in Foodie Penpals, you are hereby agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

-Condition 1: You will contact the person you are matched with withing 72 hours of receiving your match to discuss dietary needs, allergies and food preferences.

-Condition 2: You will make an effort to meet the dietary needs of your penpal- ie not sending animal products to vegans, dairy products if your match tries to avoid dairy or junk food if they ask for healthy snacks.

-Condition 3: You will mail your box by the 15th of the month. It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation/get a tracking number for your package. It is very inexpensive and can be used to prove that you sent your package in the event that it gets lost.
If your match does not receive a package for the month, you will receive a warning. If it happens two months in a row, you will no longer be able to participate in the program

-Condition 4: In the event that you do not receive a package, Lindsay and The Lean Green Bean blog cannot be held accountable. By agreeing to participate in FPP, we cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive a package. The mail gets lost occasionally and your partner may fail to deliver.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions is grounds for dismissal from the Foodie Penpals Program.”