February Foodie Penpals

I took a little break from FPP because, well, we had Hurricane Sandy, and in hindsight it was a miracle that I even scheduled the post (since the Hurricane came a day before posting day), but I did and am glad because my penpal that month was awesome.  This month?  I had an amazing penpal too!  I had sweet Sarah from Creating a Great Today and an Even Better Tomorrow and not only did she give me great things to try, they were all completely new to me!

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I had heard about Love Grown Oats but never tried for myself, so I was pretty happy to try it.  Delish.  I love granola but not that loaded with HFCS garbage that they try to pass off as “healthy.”  Don’t get me started.  Anyway, Love Grown is a horse of a different color: tons of flavor and crunchy bits, perfect for snacking, and NOT loaded with sugar.  I am a huge fan.  She also included some Shakeology mixes to use in smoothies.   They were loaded with tons of nutrients and protein, had no sugar and I definitely felt a boost in energy after drinking it in my green smoothie!  Another win!  PB2 was something I had never heard of: it is powdered peanutbutter, so it has a ton of the protein with none of the fat.  This has been awesome in smoothies as well!  An additional goodie was the Bragg’s Vinaigrette, which I love their products and this is no different.  I usually make vinaigrettes but it is really nice to have something that is quick to grab.   Finally, Sarah included some herbal teas, which are great in the afternoon when I am trying to avoid coffee.  All in all, awesome stuff! Thanks Sarah!

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If you are interested in joining us, please check out more information and sign up at Lindsay’s blog, the Lean Green Bean.  It’s a great way to meet new people, learn about new foods and get yummy mail!  Happy Thursday!

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