Little Miss S, Foodie Pen Pal for April

Last month, while reading Malia’s Self Professed Product Obsessed blog, I saw that she was a Foodie Pen Pal and got all excited. “I enjoy food,” I said to myself. “I also enjoy getting mail. Perhaps I shall look into this.” So I trotted on over to The Lean Green Bean and signed up.

The Lean Green Bean
Here are some details. Click on over if you want to sign up, but you have to be sure and get your info in by May 4th!
-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!
Ohmygoodness this was so much fun! Mister E and I had an amazing time going around and picking out things for my pen pal. We also howled in unison at the cost of mailing the darn thing, but that’s the nature of the postal beast.
My pen pal was Staisha (isn’t that just the prettiest name?), who doesn’t have a blog yet, but is super-amazing. As soon as I saw it was from her, I ran home and started ripping at the tape.

So much delicious in one picture.

This was my haul. Isn’t it beautiful?


Maple walnuts, caramelized with flaxseeds and honey-glazed almonds with cranberries and sea salt. These are going to be perfect for when I’m running. Quick energy and yummy protein to boot!


I used to eat these ALL THE TIME when I worked at the health food store. The almond coconut is my absolute favorite. ❤ These are going to be perfect for when I need MORE delicious protein. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Tiny! Yummy! Squeezy!

Holy amazeballs, Batman. Tiny packets of nut butter. I can’t decide if I want to put them on something or just squeeze them directly into my mouth. Odds are that I’m going to squeeze them onto apples but I can’t promise that. The most exciting thing about the one in the center is that it’s completely sodium free! The other two weigh in at a weeny 70mg, making them a savory snack without puffy consequences.

Best of all, everything she sent me was natural, low-sodium and heart healthy! Nuts! Coconut! Flaxseeds! I managed to wait until after I took pictures to rip into some of the flaxseed walnuts, but it was a close thing. I’m grateful to Staisha for sending me snacks that fit with my diet and won’t cause me to do my blowfish impression – there was nothing over 150mg sodium. I was super spoiled by my pen pal, as you can see, and I can’t wait to do it again next month.
Thank you, Staisha! I hope you got as spoiled as I did!

3 thoughts on “Little Miss S, Foodie Pen Pal for April

  1. YAY!!! I completely forgot to check your blog after I sent this stuff!!! I love that you loved everything!!!! 🙂

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