It’s Foodie Penpal Reveal Day!
I LOVE Foodie Penpals if you can’t tell. Foodie Penpals is a program that Lindsey at The Lean Green Bean set up. After you sign up, she matches you with someone. From there, you get in touch with your penpal and discuss any allergies or food restrictions, and then send a package to that person.
I was matched up with Emma, and got in touch with her right away. We emailed back and forth a little bit, and exchanged information about our diets and blogs. She’s super friendly, and since we’ve been following each other on Instagram and exchanging emails, I feel like I’ve found a life long connection with her. Here she is:
I love Emma’s blog, Emma Getting Healthy because she shares delicious healthy recipes and her top health tips. She’s also inspiring to follow on Instagram because she motivates others through her journey on keeping up a healthy lifestyle. And, she does fun giveaways.
The excitement of getting a package in the mail never gets old, so I ran inside right away to open it up and see what was inside.
I received the nicest & most beautifully written card explaining why she chose these items for me, and gave me some ideas on how to eat the hemp hearts. She said she likes to sprinkle them on her yogurt, which was awesome! I also started putting them in my cereal every morning with fresh fruit. I read that they’re good mixed in smoothies, so that’s what I’m going to try next!
The first thing I grabbed out of the box was this “Almonds & Friends” trail mix. This was the freshest trail mix I have ever had. It’s a new favorite for sure. The dried strawberries were actually really juicy, and I could tell the people who put this mix together did so with love.
I was happy to receive the Larabar’s because I always go for Cashew Cookie, and this forced me to get out of my shell and try something new. These were both AWESOME, and I’m definitely going to add Cherry Pie to my mix.
Side note: I also couldn’t get Warrant’s Cherry Pie out of my head all day when I opened the bar….
The kicker though were these nut butters. OH MY GOD! They were TO DIE FOR! I had them on Van’s Gluten Free Waffles. I toasted them and was able to use the packets for a few days. Sometimes I toast waffles and use almond butter mixed with honey, but with the Justin’s nut butters, they’re amazing as is.
And if you want to talk about cheesy metal bands, follow me! I was going to write 80s, but I looked it up to be sure, and the release year for this was 1990. Who would have guessed?
If this sounds cool to you, head on over to The Lean Green Bean blog, read the rules, and then sign up here —-> CLICK TO BE A PENPAL. It’s super easy and a great community of healthy living bloggers and readers. I’d love to be your penpal one day!
I’m going to head on over to my friend Annie’s post to see how she liked Foodie Penpals! What are some of your favorite treats?