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july foodie pen pal reveal!

It’s that time again….Foodie Penpals reveal day! A huge thank you to Lindsay of the Lean Green Bean for organizing and coming up with the super cute and creative Foodie Penpal event!

The Lean Green Bean

This month my penpal was Magen who blogs over at madebymagen! She also sells super cute handmade bracelets that you can find at her etsy shop GoldenSpeck. I love the bow bracelets she makes!! Check em out. She has inspired me to start crafting more!! If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll notice I’ve been pinning DIY projects like it’s my job ;).

Let’s see what the lovely Magen sent me all the way from Florida!!!

the box of goods!

yummness galore!

First up, I had to try the dark chocolate covered goji berries. I literally debate buying these every time I go into Whole Foods and I was stoked to see they were included in my penpal package!

dark chocolate +goji berries = a superfood powerhouse!!

i think they melted during the trip to california! but they were still yummy. i ate the whole bag in one day…whoopsies!

Next up, PB2!!! I know PB2 is all the rage among bloggers but I have surprisingly never tried it. This is probably because I have never found it in grocery stores and would have to order it online to try it. So this was perfect!


45 cals for 2 tablespoons?! You’re kidding me!

All mixed up with water, a little bit of stevia and cinnamon. It looks just like peanut butter! And it tastes pretty close to the real deal.

Drizzled over a protein pancake (don’t mind the color of the pancake, I used hemp protein so it looks a little green!!!)

I was also very excited to find Odwalla bars in my box!

I have never tried this flavor! It tasted like the sweet and salty peanut nature valley bars but healthier!

I forgot how much I love these!! Especially this flavor. Yummmo.

My friend Hannah used to bring Clif Bar Bloks (which seem similar) to swim meets for some extra energy and I loved those, so I was interested to see how GU Chomps compared!

pure energy!

I had one before a workout and definitely felt more energized!

Finally, I tried the Organic Strawberry Fruit Strip that was included in my package from Magen. It was the perfect snack and made with apple juice instead of sugar!

like a healthy fruit roll up!

Thank you Magen for an awesome package full of some of my new favorite foodie things!!! I can’t wait to continue reading your blog 🙂

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. 

If you’re interested in participating for August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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


If you would like to see what I sent my foodie penpal last month click here!

And thanks again to Magen for the gift!!!



6 responses »

  1. That protein pancake looks yummy and beautiful!

  2. Are you doing the Foodie Pen Pals this month too? I signed up for it!

  3. PB2 is SO good in greek yogurt 🙂 Or in pancake batter haha

  4. I know this is really really really late, but I’m glad you enjoyed all these things! PB2 is seriously the best stuff ever! There are so many great things you can do with it. You can order it on iherb for cheaper. Anyways glad you liked it all and sorry about the goji berries lol. I didn’t think they would melt. 🙂


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