Bean Bytes 134

Hi Friends!

Time to play catch up from last week!


link love


Totally intrigued by this:
How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe via Inspired RD

Tips & Tricks:
How To Shop On A Budget At Whole Foods via Hummusapien
Get Rid of Your Toxic Attitude Once & For All via In Wealth & Health
How To Make A Sourdough Starter via Smart Nutrition
8 Places To Submit Your Writing via SITS Girls
9 Tips To Make Food Fun For Picky Eaters via Meal Makeover Moms
Yoga For Desk-Sitters via Healthy Happier Bear

Good reads:
When Is Our Body Good Enough via Feminine Muscle
10 Things I Learned From The Most Successful Woman I Know via The Sweet Life
Strong Not Skinny via Bagels to Broccoli


Tips & Tricks:
How To Tell If A “Healthy” Recipe is Actually Healthy via Enjoy Every Bite
6 Things I Don’t Spend Money On via Finding Morgan
Ultimate Guide To Non-Dairy Replacements via Balancing B
9 Ways To Get The Most Out of Old Blog Content via Elle & Co
10 Useful Blogging Websites via One Dog Woof
How To Make Beans More Digestible via Eat Simply

Good reads:
I’m Still Working On My Masterpiece via Her Heartland Soul
Is Coffee Healthy? via Fannetastic Food
Using The Stages of Change Model To Progress Fitness via Fit Knit Chick


Great ideas!
How To Start A Freezer Meal Co-Op via Real Mom Nutrition
5 Ways To Make Burpees More Fun via The Fit Fork

Try it:
How To Make Slow Cooker Chickpeas via Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Good reads:
Why Perfectionism Is Holding You Back via Musselfit
Pushing past the FEAR via Katrina Elle
The What If Weed via Run Wiki
Eat When You’re Hungry, Not When It’s Time via The Real Life RD
Don’t Make These 15 Common Business Mistakes via Elle & Co
The Importance of Sleep via An Avocado A Day
How Much Does A Website Cost via WP Site Care

Love this:
Function over Form via Mom’s Little Running Buddies


What Kids Learn From Helping In The Kitchen via Enjoy Every Bite
Thoughts on Being Enough via Inspired RD

Good ideas:
How To Eat More Greens via Food Confidence
6 Ways To Wake Up Weeknight Veggies via Teaspoon of Spice


Tough is Beautiful via Fitfluential
5 Words That Will Calm Your Parenting Worries via Raise Healthy Eaters
How To Teach Kids Compassion via All Day Mom
Advice With A Grain of Salt via Life Healthfully Lived
13 Lessons Every Boy Should Be Taught via The Golden Rule Kids
In Defense of Booty Shorts via Wine to Weightlifting

Tips & Tricks:
How To Share Your Blog Posts on Instagram via Filling My Prayer Closet
Plant-Based Protein Swaps via Nutritious Eats




Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
Paleo Coffee Cake
Vegan Potato Nachos
Single Serving Banana Bread
Cast Iron Skillet Fish Nachos
Sourdough Blueberry Muffins
Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding
Spicy Lentil & Mushroom Veggie Burger
Cinnamon Swirl Loaded Breakfast Sandwich
Sweet Citrus & Spice Salmon


Chunky Monkey Smoothie
No Bake Banana Nut Protein Bars
Peas and Shells Pesto Pasta Salad
31 Recipes That Require No Cooking


25 Easy Crockpot Meals For Busy Nights
Sweet Potato Nests
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Turkey Meatballs with Squash Noodles
Whole Wheat Pie Crust
30 Minute Cinnamon Rolls
Healthy Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
15 Freezer Friendly Dishes For Busy Days


Tart Cherry, Kale and Feta Stuffed Chicken
Spicy Black Bean, Kale & Sweet Potato Burger
Avocado Egg Salad
Bahn Mi Spring Rolls
Sweet Sticky Shrimp
Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Protein Smoothie
Turkey Florentine Calzones
Cucumber and Radish Spiralized Salad
5 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salmon
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers


Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts
Peanut Sriracha Noodle Bowl
Easy Couscous Paella
Mini Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes
Zucchini Noodles BBQ Chicken Casserole
Favorite Pecan Banana Bread
Slow Cooker Bone Broth
Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

scenes from the week


So much cuteness.


Hubby’s grandpa turned 95 this weekend.
He got to celebrate with 6 of his 9 great grandkids!
Squish got his first baseball hat!


Already a blogger in training.


I had a big weekend. Got my first ever items from both Lululemon AND Athleta.
I feel so fancy!

cooking light


Looking for more family-friendly dinners?
Here are five to try!


Having trouble sticking to your workout routine?
Here are 5 tips! 


Planning your Easter menu?
Here are some side dish suggestions! 


Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 104

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Hi Friends! Time for another round of meal prep! Here's what I prepped last weekend: Quinoa Breakfast Bars Freezer Chocolate PB Cups- made with almond butter this time Oatmeal & … {continue reading...}

A Week of Slow Cooker Meals

Crockpot Dinner Ideas

Hi Friends! After taking last Saturday off to share my 12 Ways To Use Leftovers post, I'm back today with a week of slow cooker meals to inspire for you! Like I mentioned previously, this isn't a … {continue reading...}

Lentil Macaroni and Cheese

A childhood favorite kicked up a notch! This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is packed with vegetables and lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal.

A childhood favorite kicked up a notch! This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is packed with vegetables and lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal.  Hi Friends! Time for another second-look recipe. … {continue reading...}

Thursday Things

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Hi Friends! It's been a while since we had a post full of randomness so let's catch up, shall we? Here are some things I've been loving lately! I know I shared this in my Bean Bytes post … {continue reading...}

Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Let the crockpot do all the work with these Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes. Individual foil packets make them easy to serve and cleanup is a breeze!

Let the crockpot do all the work with these Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes. Individual foil packets make them easy to serve and cleanup is a breeze! Hi Friends! Just popping in with super … {continue reading...}

Bean Bytes 133


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Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 103

Meal Prep Friday-3

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12 Ways To Use Leftovers


Hi Friends! Today we're going to talk about ways to use leftovers. It's Recipe Redux day and this month's challenge was: Two for One We’re all about cooking once and eating twice. In short, … {continue reading...}

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

Want to learn how to cook spaghetti squash? Try it three ways: in the microwave, the oven or the crockpot! Hi Friends! Way back in December 2012, I wrote a post sharing 3 ways to cook … {continue reading...}

FitFluential Is Fitness Found The Lean Green Bean