Foodie Penpals February Reveal

It’s that time again! Time to recap all of the goodies I got in this month’s Foodie Penpals box!!!

Foodie Penpals


This month I received my box from Brittany @ Go The Xtra Mile! She is totally adorable and just ran her first half marathon this past weekend!

She hooked me up with a delicious box of treats!

The spread (cat not included):

Let me just say that I tried pretty much everything
within 5 min of opening the box!

I send Justin’s nut butter a lot but had never actually tried it! It was fantastic. And that jam is my new favorite. Strawberry rhubarb? Yes please.

I tried this with my lunch and absolutely fell in love. Not something I would have bought on my own, but the flavor was SO GOOD! I love green tea.

I also munched on some of these veggie chips. They were better than I expected and the hubby actually ended up eating most of the bag. He’s already requested that we buy more.

And finally, I requested that she send me some homemade cookies and she did not disappoint!!! These were SO GOOD!

I love her :)


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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

If you’re interested in participating for March, please send  an email to me at and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. – this is SUPER important so you get on the right list!

You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!

***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don”t….please re-send your email or contact me via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we’re trying to avoid that!


If you want to see what awesome goodies some of the other participants got, check out the links to their recaps below!


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. You got such great stuff this month! I cannot believe you had never tried Justin’s Nut Butter before! :)
    Maureen recently posted..Honey BBQ Meatloaf

  2. Those cookies look GOOD! You should slather them in Justin’s for a nut butter sammie. :)

    Thanks for organizing this – I heart my foodie penpal!

  3. Yum! You made out like a bandit this month- those cookies look amazing!
    And Justin’s Nut Butters are my absolute favorite.

    I love that you organize this. I’m thinking of joining in again for March! I’ll email you in a day or so to confirm. (:
    Emily recently posted..Just dropping in…

  4. I love those veggie chips. And that zero calorie green tea looks mighty refreshing! And something a girl-in-training needs (you know, all that non-fat, low-fat regimen I gotta stick to) 😉

    Nice box.
    Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl recently posted..Foodie PenPal Reveal – Heart Healthy!

  5. As always, I had SO much fun doing this!! What an awesome idea Lindsay!

    You got some GREAT stuff. I love teaz and veggie chips from WF :)
    Julia @ girl with a stethoscope recently posted..Foodie Penpals #2

  6. here is the link for my post of items received
    rosemary nardone (@nycstylecannoli) recently posted..Foodie Penpals February 2012

  7. I’ve only ever tasted a wee bit of Justin’s Maple PB and I LOVED it…but I never buy it because it’s so expensive and I can make my own. 😉 However, one of my pen pals this month I two-timed the process…I’m sorry…] mailed me some, and I can’t wait to finally consume my normal (excessive) serving of it!
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Will The Real Foodie Pen Pal Please Stand Up?

  8. Yay I am so glad you loved everything!!! Love yaa!! <3
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..Half Marathon Race Recap

  9. I’ve never tried Justins either! everything looks so yummy!

  10. You just have to sample everything right 😉
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Spin & Roasted Veggies with Kale

  11. I’ve never tried Justin’s nut butter either! I totally should…it’s just so expensive to get the containers. Perhaps I should just get those little packets to try it :).
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Cleanse

  12. Justin’s is fantastic! Looks like you got a good box :) All of these reveals are getting me excited for next month already!
    Chelsea recently posted..busybusybusy!

  13. Awesome! Looks like you made out pretty well :)

  14. I’ve been eyeing your Foodie Pen Pals. I love the idea. I hope when things settle down a bit. I can join in =)

  15. there are a couple things that i usually send & i haven’t tried them yet either – next time i’ll have to buy one for myself as well.

    i love individual packages of peanut butter – they’re so convenient to keep in my purse or desk in case of a snack attack. :)
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..foodie penpals, february edition

  16. Those Justin’s nut butters are everywhere! I am just going to have to go try some myself!
    Mattie @ Comfy and Confident recently posted..Newbridge Cafe and Foodie PenPals

  17. Just emailed you!!! I’m excited!!
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted..tuesday trainer – my “go-to” stretch

  18. Those veggie chips are quite good. You got a fantastic box. I too love to give Justin’s (but I also like to eat it…so YUMMY).

    Thanks again for organizing this awesome program.
    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family recently posted..Foodie PenPal Reveal

  19. veggie chips are so good :) i’m really excited to try this out for the first time this month!!
    Theresa recently posted..Cap’n Crunch Chicken=Happy Mondays

  20. I tried Justin’s nut butter (chocolate peanut) for the first time last month – holy amazing!
    Leila @ Spinach and Skittles recently posted..February Foodie Pen Pals

  21. The homemade cookies look delicious.
    Frieda at Purple Oven Mitt recently posted..February Foodie Pen Pals

  22. Your box looks so yummy! Think of the pressure to put a box together for the host :-)

    Thanks again for hosting, this is so fun. I’m going to look around everyone’s posts (well, as many as I can) for some ideas for my March box. It’s fun to keep my Pen Pal in mind whenever I’m out and can pick up little things here and there. So. Fun. recently posted..Foodie Pen Pals

  23. Oh man, I could go for some freshly baked cookies right now. YUM!
    Kelly recently posted..February Foodie Penpals!

  24. Love her tutu in that picture!!

    Almond Butter is so good, I love getting those packs at the grocery store and then hiding them in my purse for a quick snack with crackers or or apple slices. Too bad nobodys invented smeelavision yet. 😉
    Brittnye recently posted..Feb. Foodie Penpal Reveal!!

  25. Another great month! I really want to find that sparkling green tea!

    Thank you so much for putting this together — 2 months in and I already can’t wait for month #3 :)
    Lena @ Lena On The Beach recently posted..February Foodie Penpals

  26. Looks like some great goodies this month :)
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

  27. So much good loot… And I sooooo want to try that strawberry rhubarb jam!!!

  28. So fun! I can’t wait to join!

  29. wow! You hit the jackpot:-) what a fun program
    Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt recently posted..Taco Tuesday and Featured Blog

  30. You got some great stuff and you did a great job showcasing it. Thank you again for organizing this Lindsay. It is such a great thing. If you ever want any help, I am sure there are plenty of us who would be happy to pitch in.
    Kimberly recently posted..Foodie Penpal February: Spoiled Again

  31. What a tasty package! :) I hope I can get back into the mix of this soon! Gotta get my first month of bills figured out and hopefully it will happen!!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently first day (live fit day 2)

  32. What a fun package to receive each month. You definitely had some treats.
    amber recently posted..Wordless Wednesday with Linky

  33. such a cool idea! i will join in in april :)

  34. I love these – I totally looked at all the entries!
    Julie recently posted..February Foodie Penpal

  35. Such a fun box!! I think I will have to do something homemade next time! Thanks for being such a super coordinator!

  36. Maria aka Lil Mys Ninja says:

    Oh boo! :( I missed it again! I got behind on my blog reading…I’ll have to set myself a reminder so I could be sure to participate next month!
    Maria aka Lil Mys Ninja recently posted..Guns and Motorcycles!

  37. Haha I always try everything within about 5 minutes of opening my box too! I can’t believe you had never tried Justin’s Nut Butter…you’re silly! Glad you loved it :) P.S. Sorry I missed adding my link here….my package just arrived!
    Kristen recently posted..Happy (Belated) February Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!!

  38. Looks like you got some great stuff!!
    Do we add our link just by commenting? (Sorry I’m slow…)


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