Foodie Penpals November

It’s time again for another Foodie Penpals reveal day!

This month, I received my package from my girl Jordan over at Food, Sweat & Beers. Jordan is HILARIOUS and I look forward to reading her posts because they usually make me laugh out loud at least once. Plus, she writes about beer…so that’s awesome. Also…she’s so fun to follow on Twitter!

Check out some of the awesome stuff she sent me!

{A box that was stuffed to the brim}

{A sweet card & a fun little painting!}
{Jordan did you paint that?! I love it}

{Precision Packing- tetris style}

{Blueberry Granola that was great with my Lemon Chobani}
(Two new flavors of bars that I had never tried!}
{I’m saving them for finals week snacks}

{Candied ginger, which I’ve heard such good things about}
{Spicy chocolate = AWESOME}
{A fun new flavor of gum!}

{Spiced Apple Cider- the perfect drink for cold winter nights}
{And some fuel to fight off the inevitable winter sickies!}

So there you have it! Big thanks to Jordan for hooking me up with some great stuff!

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. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*

If you’re interested in participating for December, 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)

I will need to hear from you by December 4th as pairings will be emailed on December 5th!

*You may have noticed that today is only November 29th…which is not in fact the last day of the month, but tomorrow is Wednesday and I didn’t want to interfere with Jenn’s WIAW party!!

Check out the links below to see everyone else’s Foodie Penpals posts!



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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. What an awesome box of goodies you got from Jordan! I love her blog – she’s so hilarious! Thanks for coordinating this again, Lindsay! It was so much fun! :) recently posted..November Foodie Pen Pals

  2. Wow! You got some great stuff!! Thanks again for putting this all together, I’m already excited about the next round of Foodie Penapals! many thanks :)

  3. Wahooooo!! I’m so glad you liked it.
    a) didn’t paint it, but loved it, so I sent it!
    b) bahaha so proud of my tetris packing. My family always comments that no one packs a present quite like MOI!
    c) hope you utilize the ginger in a delicious way, it’s one of my favorite ingredients of all!!
    Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers recently posted..A Little Spice is NICE! November Foodie Penpal!

  4. eeek, i’m too excited to read everyone’s posts! link up ppl!!! :)
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..foodie penpals: november treats

  5. What a great box of goodies!! Looks fantastic. I’ve been wanting to try that dessert delights gum :) Thanks for organizing the penpals…it’s so fun!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..My Holiday To-Make List + November Foodie Penpals

  6. I actually sent my package to Jordan! :) You got some great things! I love spicy chocolate! So good!

  7. Thak you so much for organizing this. It was my first months and I LOVED participating. :)

    Your box looks fantastic. That key lime pie gum is delish.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding

  8. How fun! I love love candied ginger, and that chocolate sounds amazing. I bought my boyfriend a chili chocolate this weekend and he loved it. Nice score!
    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles recently posted..First Raw Meal: Pad Thai

  9. This looks like SO much fun–emailing you now! :)
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Giving Thanks

  10. That painting is super fun! I’ve had chocolate with chilies before… and chocolate with cherries too… but never chocolate with chilies AND cherries! How fun!
    Diana @ VeggieNextDoor recently posted..Foodie Pen-Pals: Muesli & Tea

  11. I finally got my package today! Yay! It’s so fun to get packages!
    Keri recently posted..Foodie Pen Pals!


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