Bean Bytes #8

Hi Friends!

Bean Bytes was delayed a day this week due to Foodie Penpals reveal day…but don’t worry! I’ve still got some great stuff to share! And yep, another new logo thanks to Calee icon smile Bean Bytes #8

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Link Love


What would you do with an extra five minutes?
Five minutes via Lindsay’s List & Bellaspire

Lunges are my favorite!
Move it Monday: Lunges via Best Body Fitness

No one deserve is more than this lady!
In an instant my dreams become a reality via Run Wiki

100 healthy living tips!
100th post celebration via A Doctor in the House

Love her creative flavors!
Apple Lemon Ginger Pesto via The Smart Kitchen

Great list of lessons learned.
30 Things I’ve Learned via Miss Fit Britt

An honest look at struggling with Celiac Disease
Disordered Eating & Celiac via Pretty Little Celiac

Refreshing to read
#makeupfreemonday via CHAARG

Does your hubby love football?
Tips to survive football season via The Wannabe Athlete

send her your favorite veggie burger recipe!
Wanted- delicious veggie burger recipes via Nutritionella



Didn’t know you could make this at home!
Homemade tomato paste via Bran Appetit

A great reminder- especially #10
10 things i know about the number on the scale via Simply Be…Me

An interesting change in wording
I can’t eat that via Can You Stay for Dinner

Change takes effort
Change takes effort, so start with the first step via Live Love and Run

total badass. read this recap.
DNF < Did Not Quit via Run Faster Mommy



Super easy to make at home!
Homemade Ketchup via Itty Bits of Balance

Must make these immediately!
Mini garlic and mozz bread bowls via White on Rice Couple

Did you hear? Lady gaga gained 25 pounds via Making Good Choices Blog



An interesting post topic
Blog reading: Fun relaxation or necessary evil? via Mizfit Online

What’s your relationship with the scale?
Intuitive Eating Series: On Weighing via Healthy Heddleston

All over these.
Baked black bean and sweet potato flautas via Peas and Crayons

Great tips!
My four keys to losing baby weight via A Healthy Slice of Life

Love these tips on getting stronger!
Want to change your body? via Vanilla Bean Lean

Love the way her brain works!
Raspberry cheesecake yogurt cups via Bran Appetit



Healthy living non-food items!
Top 8 non food items you need to live lean via Brad Guthro

An ab workout!
More for your core via Happy Fit Mama

Love this effort in chicago
Take initiative via @Katie is Eating

thoughts on plankaday!
#plankaday thoughts via Healthy Heddleston

LOVE this idea
Keeping Promises via Food and Fun on the Run

Keep your blog safe!
5 tips to prevent your wordpress blog from being hacked via Fitness Cheerleader

if you only read one post this week..make it this one.
Just people via Lindsay’s List

A great infographic
Why are our children still obese via @Anytime Health

must make these for my dad!
Lentil flatbread via Purely Twins

Scenes from the Week

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2. Got more business cards for my conference
3. Lots of rainy days
4-6. We celebrated our anniversary
7. LOVE hearing about people following their dreams
8. belated bday fro-yo with a good friend
9. The challenge has started!

Scenes from the Weekend

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I was sick. I’ve been sick for the past 2 weeks. I finally went to the doctor.
Double ear infection with sinus inflammation & drainage.
I crawled into bed Friday around lunch time…
And didn’t really leave until Sunday. Seriously.
The boys kept me company.
I watched 12 episodes of Prison Break
I finished one book and started another.
I made a makeshift desk and did school work.
I made a huge pot of veggie noodle soup with chickpeas…
And I ate it 5 times in 3 days.
At least it’s healthy.

Oh, and while I was sick and miserable?
Hubby was in California for work…
Playing golf at Pebble Beach!

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He’s kind of a big deal icon smile Bean Bytes #8
But boy am I glad he’s home.

PS.. That pic was taken right after he birdied the 5th hole!

In the News

HIgh Fructose Corn Syrup is one of the most misunderstood food ingredients
Green Tea intake may lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Banana fro-yo gaining popularity
No breakfast hurts girls most
Tips for talking weight with kids
Military points to schools in US fat fight
Too fat to fight- goes along with the above article…and interesting read if you’re not familiar
Obese kids as young as six at risk for heart disease
School cafeteria manager on Chopped!
New food labels and dinner plates could improve diets


So there ya have it! Have a great day icon smile Bean Bytes #8

Oh, and if you’re looking for some packed lunch ideas, check out 
these Lose Weight Lunches on Fitness Magazine’s website!
They included my burrito salad!

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If you’re doing the #LiveLeanEatGrean challenge,
today’s task is to hold a wall sit as long as you can!



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