Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Foodie Penpal Reveal!

Ok so you may have heard of a penpal before but you may be asking, "What the heck is a Foodie Penpal??" Well, it may be the best thing since sliced bread for over 200 of us bloggers, food/fitness junkies :)

Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean came up with this fantastic idea back in September and it has just blown up to a whole new level. She matches you up with another fellow blogger, food lover, health nut, what have you and for that month you are to send them a package of your favorite goodies. The best part? You receive a package from someone else--so you get to make 2 new friends every month! I have been a part of it for two months now and can't speak more highly of it!

This month I received a package from Taryn from Sweetly Serendipity . She is a Bostonian that has a serious love for food. (Just look at her blog!) Not only is she too cute and nice for words but her package made my day! Anyway, when I opened up her "bag of tricks", there was such a variety! I love this because this means that I can have the goodies at different times and with different things. I even got a treat thanks to a recommendation from her boyfriend! She is being a good influence! :)

The first thing I noticed? The amazing blueberry fruit spread in the cutest jar. Let's just say the next morning I took full advantage of this treat. I had recently got Yoga Bread (Have any of you tried this bread?) It is basically whole wheat bread with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds in it. I toasted some slices, put some lowfat cream cheese on it, then topped it off with the blueberry spread. YUMMY! A delicious, simple, easy breakfast!

REAL blueberries in this spread! Love it!

The next thing I noticed were the cheese straws. Oh. My. Gosh. A girl after my own heart. Cheese is the magic word in my book and she hit the nail right on the head. In her note she mentioned they may not be the healthiest thing in the box but hey, it's alright to indulge every now and then! Especially with cheese! These made a wonderful late night snack while sitting at work!

Tea I like to drink about 4 nights a week so the tea? Gone. Almond butter...gone (which I put in a protein smoothie!) February was just a great Foodie Penpal month for me!

If you would like to see what I sent to my foodie penpal, Ashley, this month, be sure to check out how she liked everything over at Simple Food Healthy Life !
If you would like more information on how you can be a part of the Foodie Penpals, head over to Lindsay's blog here!

I have loved the last couple of months being a part of the Foodie Penpals program, meeting such inspirational and motivating women and making new buddies! Of course, it is always exciting to receive a package in the mail knowing what is inside--food! It is so comforting to know that I can be a part of a "close knit" community where every day they make me be walking on my own two feet...

Until the next step bloggers...


  1. So glad you enjoyed everything!!

  2. Looks like a great package!

    Those fruit spreads are the best! They are also great to use in meat marinades or as a topping on cheese (the Massachusetts Rubies goes really well on top of a baked brie).