April Foodie Penpals

The Lean Green Bean

Heather from Better With Veggies sent me this months box of goodies!

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When I first opened the box, I was so pumped to the coconut water. I also noticed that the box smelled nice and fruity. I picked up the coconut water and it was empty. There was no puncture hole in the container so I’m not sure what happened. The quest to try coconut water is still on.

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I am not a huge fan of jerky, meatless or otherwise, so this was just okay to me.

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I literally squealed with delight when I saw these. I have been dying to try the garlic gold nuggets, good news, it’s fantastic!

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Nori Bites – Raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds, distilled water, raw sesame seeds, fresh lemons, raw nori, fresh garlic, herbs, sea salt, cayenne

I loved the cracker base, but the nori taste was really salty and I didn’t love them together.

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Fuzzy Kisses – Raisins, raw almonds, dates, raw walnuts, coconut, distilled water

These were great, I wanted Nick to try them, but he missed out because I ate them all.

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Cheribundi – cacao cherry juice, this was okay. A little too tart for me, Nick on the other hand LOVED it.

I loved the box Heather sent me. It was packed with stuff I had never tried and I am glad I got to try lots of new and different things.

Check out what I sent to Lizzie at The Weekday Vegan!

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If you want to join Foodie Penpals, I have included all the information below. Remember you don’t need to have a blog to participate!

And now its 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 Penpals 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 May, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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

***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don”t….please re-send your email or contact Lindsay via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we’re trying to avoid that!

April Photo a Day, Week 3

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Check out weeks one and two.

Tuesday, April 17 – Something you don’t like

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warm water & chipped nails

Wednesday, April 18 – Hair

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I wish I had shorter hair again

Thursday, April 19 – Orange

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Orange spoon and yogurt face

Friday, April 20 – Something you drew

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Draw Something game with Caitlin, I know your jealous of my skills

Saturday, April 21 – Bottle

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I want to bottle this up

Sunday, April 22 – The last thing you bought

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Tank from Lululemon

Monday, April 23 – Vegetable

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Roasted Asparagus, yum

April Photo a Day, Week 2

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Check out week one!

Monday, April 9 – Younger You

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I couldn’t pick just one

Tuesday, April 10 – Cold

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drinking some cold water

Wednesday, April 11 – Where you ate breakfast

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at the counter

Thursday, April 12 – Stairs

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stairs at my in-laws

Friday, April 13 – Something you found

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shoes for my sister-in-laws wedding

Saturday, April 14 – How you feel today

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nervous watching this game

Sunday, April 15 – Sunset

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sunset in the Caribbean

Monday, April 16 – Flower

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flowers on my comforter

April Photo a Day, Week One

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Sunday, April 1 – Your reflection

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Me and B

Monday, April 2 – Color

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I think I need more color with my workout wardrobe

Tuesday, April 3 – Mail

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dirty old mailbox

Wednesday, April 4 – Someone who makes you happy

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Obviously this little guy :)

Thursday, April 5 – Tiny

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Tiny little fingers

Friday, April 6 – Lunch

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The usual

Saturday, April 7 – Shadow

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B’s shadow

Sunday, April 8 – Inside your wallet

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money, cards, and a few mementos