August Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

Hi Friends!

It’s one of my favorite days of the month! Foodie Penpals reveal day!

The Lean Green Bean


This month I was lucky enough to receive my box from Jennie at The Messy Baker Blog! She sent me all sorts of fun goodies! Let’s take a look:

Always a good sign when you open a box and see something like that on top, right?! And let me tell you. It is YUMMY! And that granola? WIN! Chocolate and bananas are a great combo in my book!

In fact, see that tub? Freshly ground chocolate peanut butter. Which just so happens to be delicious in banana fro-yo! Plus a new flavor of Kind bar!

But the real show-stopper?

Homemade lemon bars. Holy yummmmmmm. You guys! SO GOOD!!!!! I savored them. She even has the recipe up on her blog in case you want to try them out! CLICK HERE for the recipe.

Thanks so much to Jennie for all of my delicious treats! And cheers to another successful month of FPP.

So, are you new around here? Perhaps wondering what the heck Foodie Penpals is?

Here are the 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 September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by September 4th as pairings will be emailed on September 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!


Side note: Just another reminder…If you did foodie penpals this month and you want to do it again in September, YOU MUST FILL OUT A PARTICIPATION FORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLICK HERE to fill out the form for returning participants. 


Check out the links below to see what everyone else got in their boxes this month!



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I love homemade goodies! Another successful month of FPP!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Foodie Penpals: August

  2. Banana in granola? That sounds so good! I’ve gotta try that in my next batch. And those lemon bars look sooo good!
    Farrah recently posted..August Foodie Pen Pals & a recipe

  3. YUM! Those lemon bars look incredible! What a fun package full of goodies! :))

  4. I’m really liking what people have put together this month. I can’t wait for September. I’ve got so many ideas.

  5. You racked up! Those lemon bars look amazing. I love a citrus treat.

    Thank you again for organizing such an awesome program. You rock!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Friday Foodies

  6. Thanks for hosting Lindsay! :)

    I need to send baked goods next time…so personal and such a treat!
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..Half-Marathon Training Plan

  7. The lemon bars look delicious! I want to try to find the caramel corn with sea salt on it. Looks like that would be a special treat as well.
    Ann recently posted..August Foodie Penpal – Reveal Day

  8. Your granola looks fantastic. I have yet to get homemade goodies. Yum, yum!
    Emily @ Life on Food recently posted..August Foodie Pen Pal

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE you do this….
    Miz recently posted..NOT SO FRENCH TOAST (AKA fancy food friday).

  10. oh ya, i scored on my penpal! all Trader Joe stuff!! WOO! Can’t wait to post later.
    lindsay recently posted..Laugh at Yourself Thursday

  11. I had to google the granola you got. That looks so yummy and you really can’t go wrong with chocolate and banana in my book!!

  12. Those bars look divine! Thanks for setting this up, Green Bean!
    Eating as a Path to Yoga recently posted..August Foodie Penpals

  13. I agree with some of the aforementioned comments: I need to start thinking about adding some backed goods to my packages. I know I wouldn’t mind getting some in the mail. 😉
    Cindy @ Wild One the Third recently posted..August Foodie Penpals Reveal x3!!!

  14. i can’t wait to participate in September (and many more) !!!!
    Crista recently posted..Kale.

  15. September will be my first month participating!! I feel like a puppy, whole body shaking with enthusiastic excitement! Can’t wait!! :)
    (I’ve totally been grocery shopping with FPP in mind, making boxes as I go along … #FPPnerd?)
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently posted..11 x 11

  16. I’m so glad you enjoyed your foodie package and my lemon bars. See you next month for another round!
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted..August #FoodiePenPals

  17. I’m trying to decide which to drool over first – the salted caramels or the lemon bars. Great box of tasty treats!
    Kat @ Eating The Week recently posted..Foodie Penpals: A box of nuttiness

  18. Yum! Looks like you got a pretty awesome package. I love this program!!!
    Noelle at Noelle’s Notebook recently posted..August Foodie Penpals!!!

  19. Thanks again for hosting !! Next month I’m sending some homemade goodies. I send my dad and Gpa cookies on the 15th anyway, and I didn’t realize you could send homemade treats. On it for next month. Can’t wait til next month. 😉
    Calee (@chimes) recently posted..August #foodiepenpal Reveal

  20. I love homemade lemon bars. So so awesome. And that chocolate pb – amazing! Thanks again for all your hard work FPP is so fun! recently posted..Foodie Pen Pals – August

  21. Thank you so much for hosting. Your package looks delicious especially the homemade Lemon Squares :-)
    Bibi @ Bibi’s Culinary Journey recently posted..August Foodie PenPal Reveal Day

  22. Shut the front door – homemade chocolate peanut butter!? That rocks!
    I just filled out the form for participation for September…ahh the graphic at the top is so cute!
    Leila @ Spinach and Skittles recently posted..August Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

  23. I have been wanting to try that popcorn SO bad! Looks yummmmy :)
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Meal Survey

  24. Have just done my first Foodie Penpal in the UK – loved it
    Helen recently posted..Foodie Penpal Parcel One

  25. I just sent pics of what I received from my penpal but don’t think my text went with with them. Will have to work on this.

  26. I made lemon bars on Sunday – 3 sticks of butter in the crust. Yikes!
    Nicole recently posted..25 Down, 25 to Go: Bicoastal Babe

  27. This was my first month as a Foodie PenPal and I have already signed up for the next go round. I don’t know what was more fun- picking out the goodies for my recipient or opening my surprises from Jody in Texas. She sent me some incredible Simply7 spicy chili pepper hummus chips, some delish freshly ground PB and some organic shelled sunflower seeds. All perfect for my eating habits! Thank you again Jody, and thank you Lindsay for your awesome idea and organization of this huge project!

  28. Chocolate pb……mmmmmmmm…..
    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness recently posted..Last Two Weeks and Marathon Training

  29. I has so much fun, I can’t wait until next month!
    Jasmine recently posted..August Foodie Pen pal Reveal Day !

  30. This is such a great idea. I’m definitely going to get it on it one of these months! : ) Thanks for hosting!
    Elle @TheWay recently posted..Friday Vegetarian Potluck & Easy Cheesy Julienne Potatoes (Vegan)

  31. Aww this always sounds so fun! I see these every month and say, maybe next time I’ll do it – this time, I’m going straight to sign up!
    Peggy recently posted..Turkey Scallopine w/ Capers & Lemon

  32. I am soooo excited to be a part of this!!

  33. This was my first time participating, and it was so much fun! My penpal sent me a big heavy box of homemade deliciousness. :) So excited…I’m packing this month’s box right now!
    Debbie recently posted..Foodie Love from Utah

  34. I would so love to do this! But I have one major anxiety about it–I live in a very expensive area and I worry that my partner would feel cheated with what I could send with $15. I have reverse sticker shock every time I travel (you mean I can buy ALL THIS for only THAT MUCH!). Anybody else in my boat? What do you do about it?
    The Student @ Food for Dissertating recently posted..Laptop Lunches #121

    • i’ve only had one other person express concern about that and i’m not sure if she ended up participating or not. you could always include some homemade items/magazines you’ve already read, etc. when i include homemade things i don’t include those in the $15 limit. You can also explain your situation to your match. i think people understand that prices vary across the country.


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