Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals May Reveal Day!

I decided to take part in a super fun group called the Foodie Pen Pals

The Lean Green Bean

It's this group of online blogger folk that send each other REAL mail once a month full of delicious food goodies. You could even participate next month if you'd like. 

Anna who blogs over here at Anna's Adventure's in Health was mailing my this month's goodies. Anna is amazing! She is a triathlete who is on her way to being a registered dietitian (jealous!) but she is also super fun and experimental with food and seeing what works for her body to create maximum performance. I seriously love when people listen to their bodies and create food plans that work for them!

I was super excited to get this guy in the mail! Especially since this was my first month participating in the program.

Inside was the BEST swag :) She sent me this amazing chocolate granola that sadly, is already almost gone. Fresh coffee from Staunton Virginia which, ironically, is where my sister went to college so I've been there a few times. Plus a chocolate bar with espresso beans, I bet that wakes you up during a triathlon!

She also included the sweetest vegan recipe cards! How adorable. I didn't have cute recipes since I never even measure...
I set about to making one of them right away!

The chocolate granola apple slices were perfect for a late afternoon pick-me-up! Plus, I didn't really have to measure :) You can see, I sampled a few between photos. It's so hard not eating treats so you can take pictures of them!

I mailed out a package of my own to the very nice (and newly vegan) April who blogs over at Beyond the Small Gate. If you want to check out what I mailed her. 

Now, don’t you wanna join in the fun?! 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. 
Happy Eating!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You are too sweet. I'm so glad you liked everything Melissa and I'm also glad you tried one of the recipes! Thanks for being a great penpal!