October Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

Hi Friends!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of October! You know what that means…time for another Foodie Penpals reveal day!

The Lean Green Bean

Are you ready to see what I got this month? My box was packed with lots of goodies from Mollie over at Sprinkles of Life.

She sent me such a wide variety of things, I loved it!

The box included:
A noodle bowl that will be great for dinner in a pinch
Fruit leathers
Homemade caramel dip PLUS the recipe!
Strawberry rhubarb jam that her mom made- my FAV!
Plantain chips that hubby is pumped about
Wasabi peas- hello spicy!
Dried mango to add to my trailmix
Flavored water- a nice treat that I’d never buy myself
A new spice blend from trader joes
Bruschetta mix!

Thank you so much Mollie for all the wonderful goodies! I can’t wait to try them all :)
I also LOVED the card she sent!

So, do you wanna join us?! Here’s the deal:

-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 November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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


If you want to see what other people got in their boxes, check out some of the links below! I sent my box to Lane at Supper for a Steal!


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. Mama-made jam?! That sounds like it’s the jam. 😉

    Thank you again for organizing!!!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..The Most Boring Food Post Ever (WIAW)

  2. That mango is one of my favorite snacks!

    Happy Halloween Lindsay :) Thanks for hosting such a fun party…
    Heather @ In Her Chucks recently posted..Guest Post: October Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

  3. I’m SO happy I finally participated and could show off the amazing goodies I received from my pal!
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } recently posted..Happy Halloween & Foodie Pen Pals

  4. Thanks so much Lindsay. I loved my box :)
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..October Foodie Penpals Reveal

  5. I love those flavored waters! A nice treat.
    Eating as a Path to Yoga recently posted..October Foodie Penpals

  6. Hi Lindsay! So glad you liked everything! and so glad I decided to finally jump on the bandwagon and participate in the program! Thanks for organizing!

    Happy Halloween!
    Mollie @Sprinkles of Life recently posted..October Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

  7. AWE you do such a good job my friend with this whole thing. Secretly every month I wish random generator picks you as my pen pal so you can divulge in the multiple coffee a days LOL! 😉 Have a great day (and Halloween) Lindsay!
    Hollie recently posted..Foodie Pen Pals

  8. My brother was at my house the first time my box came, then I skipped a month. He asked this weekend when I was going to do that again!! Guess I better get signed up :)
    Sharla recently posted..Wildtree Giveaway

  9. Yay for my first foodie penpal! Thanks Lindsay for the opportunity! So fun!

  10. Such great goodies!! The homemade caramel dip and strawberry rhubarb jam sound amazing!!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..9 states plus DC. 1300+ miles. 23 hours. Home.

  11. Thank you for providing the opportunity to participate. Receiving my package was the highlight of the day in our household.
    Rona recently posted..October Foodie Pen Pal Revealed

  12. Homemade caramel sauce?!?!!!! Yuuuuum!

  13. Loved it! Definitely going to participate next month!

  14. Thanks for organizing all of this, Lindsay!!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..WIAW #44: just an ordinary day!

  15. Thank you so much for organizing the foodie penpals! Your hard work touches so many lives, and we all get great food out of it :-)
    missmylin recently posted..October Foodie Penpal

  16. Now that I’m back in the country, I’ve signed back up for Foodie Pen Pals! Thanks for organizing this. Cheers~
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..Wine in Wine Countries, Guinness in Guinness Country

  17. Everything sounds great! :)
    Alex recently posted..Oatcakes for breakfast / Oatcakes para o pequeno-almoço

  18. Another wonderful month of FPP 😀
    Life’s a Bowl recently posted..Recent Eats & October Foodie Penpal Treats


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