A Girl & Her Food: July Foodie Pen Pal


July Foodie Pen Pal

I participated in a Foodie Pen Pal through The Lean Green Bean . July was my first month and of course my foodie pen pal, Alexis, didn't send me a package. How disappointing!!  My foodie pen pal was Jaimi, who lives in Tennessee, she has lost 104 pounds and is trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Since I can't write about my foodie pen pal package, here is Jaimi's blog entry on my package:

July Foodie Pen Pals!

Is it seriously the end of July already? Wow!! This month I received an AMAZING foodie package from Kat at A Girl & Her food! I was so excited whenever I got the package I couldn't wait to open it! She sent the most amazing food and ALL from Trader Joe's with the exception of her delicious homemade Kale chips! I was so excited because I have NEVER been to Trader Joe's before!
I even got a Chocolate Bar with Bacon! Yes, Bacon! It was only 80 calories for a piece of heaven!
I have heard so much about Agave sweetener that I couldn't wait to try it on my oatmeal as soon as I woke up the next day! Let me tell you that stuff is sweet!

Chia seeds! I was just telling my friend that we needed to try these little boogers and see what we thought! I have almost used the entire bag up since I got it from Kat! I LOVE chia seeds now!

I unfortunately won't be participating in August since I don't know my address for school yet and also don't know where I will be when the package is sent! I will definitely be back in September excited for a new pen pal!

 If you don't know what it is about here it is!
Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada! 

Visit theleangreenbean.com for more details!


  1. What a bummer that you didn't get yours! Did she just never respond? And btw, WHERE did you find that bacon chocolate bar???!!!

  2. No response to me or Lindsay! Shame on her given it was my first month! The chocolate bar is Vosages. If you have a whole foods, they may sell them there. There are a couple stores in Chicago. I LOVE their chocolates!!! Here is the website: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/

    1. Thanks! My best friend is a bacon and chocoholic! The combination is perfect!

  3. I can't believe you didn't get a box. That is incredibly lame. We should go to peking order and eat your sorrows away. So lame!

    1. It is lame especially since it was my first month! I hope everything is okay with her. Yes, pecking order next week/weekend??

  4. That sounds like so much fun, except for people who ruin it by not doing what they agreed to do :( Of course, I've learned, you never know what may be going on in someone's life; maybe you will hear something soon. And I LOVE Trader Joe's!!

    1. I agree. I hope all is okay with her. I love TJS too!!!