Bean Bytes 152

Hi All!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


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What to Do When You’re Overworked and Overwhelmed via Danielle Zeigler

Keeping It Real:
Let Go of Mom Guilt & Exercise via Blonde Ponytail
Disrespecting the Day via Carla Birnberg
Unhealthy Confessions From Healthy Living Bloggers via Lifting Revolution

Food for Thought:
Naked Truth: What It Feels Like To Be The Gainer In A Relationship via Lifting Revolution
For My Daughter and For Yours via Scissortail Silk
Dear Woman At Publix, I Workout & Eat Healthy Because Of You via Lifting Revolution

Work It Out:
Organizing a Group Run via Thoroughly Thriving
A 6-Exercise, Whole-Body Stability Ball Workout via Fit Knit Chick
5 Truths for Lifetime Fitness via Fitaspire
5 Tips For Finding a Great Workout Buddy via Diaries of an Ex-Sloth
DIY Parallettes and Parallette Workout via Stay Fit Mom
5 Things to Ask Your Personal Trainer via Lindsay’s List
4 Essential Stretches to Reduce Injury and Increase Flexibility via Athleta
How to Overcome the Top 5 Exercise Excuses via Coach Debbie Runs

Babies & Kids:
This Is What’s Wrong With Food and Drink Marketed to Kids via Real Mom Nutrition
Teach Your Child Not to Interrupt In One Simple Step via An Everyday Story
The Side Strategy That Has Saved My Family’s Mealtime via Raise Healthy Eaters

Tips & Tricks:
Grilling Produce Tips  via The Fit Fork
15 Things You Need to Know About ‘No-Cook’ Freezer Meals via New Leaf Wellness
10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling via Delish Knowledge
26 Apps Designed to Make Your Life Easier via The Muse
How to Find 5 Extra Hours a Week for Running, Pre-Hab or Anything Really via Run to the Finish
Three Reasons You’re Eating Too Much Sugar and How to Stop via Eating Made Easy
How to Make a Macro Bowl via Dietitian Debbie Dishes
Work More Efficiently by Batching Your Time via Brazen
401(K)s Made Easy via Our Freaking Budget
How to Return to Running via Fit 2 Flex
8 Life Changing Ways to Use a Spiralizer via Pinch of Yum

Blogging Info:
Periscope Tips and Tricks via Mom’s Little Running Buddy
Creating a Personal and Blog Mission Statement via Cotter Crunch
Tips for Hiring Interns via Be Up and Doing
Starting a Blog: What’s Next? Own Your Domain via Coach Debbie Runs
Write Better Blog Posts with These Seven Steps via A Lady Goes West

Nutrition Info:
The Best Evidence-Based Food and Nutrition Sites via Nutrioulicious
The Great Debate – Sugar vs Artificial Sweeteners via Avocado a Day



Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan
Pan Seared Tandoori Tofu
Vegetarian Taco Salad
Chickpea Hemp Seed Sausages
Caprese Pizza with Chimichurri Sauce 

Sweet Potato Chia Chocolate Breakfast Cake
French Toast with Triple Berry Syrup
Taco Pancakes
S’Mores Protein Pancakes
Blueberry Almond Butter Pancakes
Banana Breakfast Cake
Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins

Crispy Salmon Greek Salad
Antioxidant Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing
Avocado Boats – 2 Ways
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with All The Fixins!

Healthy Beef Recipes Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less!
4 Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Salad
Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers
Cilantro Chicken Fajitas with Pan-Fried Plantains
27 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
One Pot Steamed Garlic and Herb Scallops with Veggies
Slow Cooker Taco Casserole

Grilled Corn, Four Ways
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds
Greek Yogurt Almond Loaded Baked Potatoes
Watermelon Cucumber Salad
No-Mayo Coleslaw

Extra Crunchy Super Seed Granola
Three Ingredient No-Bake Oatmeal Bars
Peppermint Protein Balls with Chia Seeds
14 Allergy Friendly Snacks That Won’t Leave You Missing Out
Sweet Potato Nachos 

Chocolate Almond Smoothie
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Sparkling Wild Blueberry Lemonade
Smoothie Roundup
Strawberry and Beet Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie 

Blueberry Apricot Skillet Cake
Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Honey Grilled Bananas with Mocha Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate Chip Cookie S’Mores
Adult Popsicle Roundup: Homemade (& Sometimes Boozy)
Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
Healthy Three Ingredient Fudge
Toasted Pecan Coconut Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Mocha Chip Muffins
Watermelon Candy Fruit Strips
Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Flour Brownies
Zucchini Brownies
Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt
Homemade Snickers Bars

36 Recipes to Fuel Your Sriracha Obsession

scenes from the week


Squish turned 9 months last week! He went to the doctor on Friday and here are his stats: Weighs 22 pounds, 6 oz, 30 1/2 inches long, 18 1/2 inch head circumference. Since his 6 month appointment he’s grown 2.5 inches, his head has grown 1/2 an inch and he’s gained about 2 pounds. He’s still above the 90th percentile for head and height but has dropped a bit in weight, probably because he’s started crawling and moving nonstop

So, he’s starting to look more like his mama did at that age – tall and skinny like a green bean :) And he has a big head like his daddy.


Here’s a look at the first 9 months. Crazy how much he changes from month to month!

In other news, the gym is done! We had a soft opening with friends and family yesterday and the plan is to be up and running with a full schedule of classes this week.

So look for a post soon with all the transformation pics!


A Week of Meals Featuring Nuts and Seeds

A Week of Meals with Nuts and Seeds

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How To Food Prep – 5 Tips For Beginners


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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies + 6 Ways To Use Almond Flour

This recipe for Small Batch Chocolate Chip cookies is gluten-free, paleo-friendly and makes just 6 cookies.

Gluten-free and paleo-friendly, this recipe for Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies makes just 6 cookies. Perfect for when you don't want 2 dozen cookies sitting around to tempt you! Hi … {continue reading...}

Dear Chase – Month 9

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Dear Chase, You're 9 months old today! We've made it 3/4 of a year! Crazy. It’s time to recap this month, but if you need to catch up first, check out my previous letters:  Months 1 & … {continue reading...}

Bean Bytes 151


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Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 114

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Hi Friends! I didn't do any food prep last weekend since my parents were in town. But here's what some of you guys have been up to: Lindsay- Clockwise from top … {continue reading...}

A Week of Spiralized Meals

A week of spiralized meals

Hi Friends! I'm back with another weekly meal plan for you! This week I rounded up a week of spiralized meals! I've been loving my spiralizer lately. (FYI - I have the  Paderno Spiralizer - … {continue reading...}

Pesto Corn Salad

With just a few simple ingredients, this Pesto Corn Salad makes a great dinner side dish and can also be used as a topping on chicken or fish!

With just a few simple ingredients, this Pesto Corn Salad makes a great dinner side dish and can also be used as a topping on chicken or fish! Hi Friends! We're right smack in the middle of … {continue reading...}

A Babywearing Workout

A babywearing workout that targets the lower body and can be done at home while wearing your baby.

This babywearing workout targets the lower body and can be done at home while wearing your little one! Perfect for those busy days when you can't make it to the gym. This post is part of my … {continue reading...}

FitFluential Is Fitness Found The Lean Green Bean