This was my first month participating in the Foodie Penpal program started by Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean. It was so much fun and I’m so glad I came across it last month. I highly recommend you sign up. I have included some information at the bottom along with instructions on how to sign up.
This month I got a box from Casey at CSW Fit Yoga she seemed like she was really into health food so I was excited to see what my box would bring. It just arrived today and I tore it open as soon as I got it inside. I have never tried anything in it, but I am so excited to.
Just look at all this great food!
Um, chipotle black bean dip? Yes please! I’m making this today.
And this granola bar is going to be my breakfast tomorrow.
I came so close to picking up this almond butter recently, but I didn’t. So excited to try it.
I love it all! My husband sure is going to be happy when he gets home from work to see that we actually have snacks. Can’t wait to participate next 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!
*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!