Bean Bytes #11

Hi Friends!

Hope everybody had a great weekend! Time for another edition of Bean Bytes.

Link Love

Yes, these are SO similar to my go-to black bean burgers!
Curried Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers via Eating Bird Food

Fun idea for moms!
The lazy mom’s guide to scrapbooking via Inspired RD


Mark your calendars! Blend Retreat dates announced!
A great decision via Lindsay’s List

on being proud of yourself
Being Proud via CandyFit

more SEO info
The ultimate checklist for SEO via Shareaholic

a good reminder
When you can’t via Side of Sneakers

an interesting question
Fitness professionals: do you feel pressure to maintain the look? via Fitknitchick


my in-laws love these
Healthy Bang Bang shrimp via Reckless Abandon

a nice little fall snack
Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds via The Little Yellow Kitchen

great tips for fall
10 healthy decisions to make this fall via The Heather Said

such an important skill
a trainer’s life- the listening via Lindsay’s List

a scary, yet very important reminder
Beware and Be Aware via The No Sugar Sweet Life
I am a domesticator via NYC Running Mama

great tips!
17 ways to get more out of cardio via Joe Vennare & Greatist

SO proud of this girl. seriously
Marathon: the good via Darwinian Fail


love the addition of pumpkin in these
pumpkin magic bars via Lawfully Wedded Wife

a delicious fall salad
Broccoli apple salad via Nutritious Eats

a few good app recommendations
5 apps to make life easier via Journey of a Dreamer

yes. read this.
The plight of the healthy living blogger via A Healthy Slice of Life

Some interesting questions
Questions about lance armstrong via Pavement Runner


Lots of good info for food bloggers
Submission Sites for Food Bloggers via Colourful Palate

SO important
When to replace your running shoes via Food Fitness and Family

Peanut Butter Brownie Balls via Fit Foodie Lee


Love her honesty about successes and failures
Crossfit via Running to the Kitchen

A beautifully written, inspiring story
The group run that changed everything via Wild Things Run Free

An interesting question
Are you Trying to be healthy via A Doctor in the House

This post made me cry. love my dogs so much
puppy love via Heather’s Dish

Scenes from the Week

1. Remember those Mr. Sketch smelly markers?! Loved them
2. If you like to-do lists, download Wunderlist- amazing and free!
3.  Trying to be better about drinking water during the day
4. Got my foodie penpals package!
5. Found a groupon for crossfit SO CLOSE to my house
Bought one for hubby and one for me so we can learn together!
6. just me being happy it was friday
7. Pretty leaves
8. Marcus had a little too much to drink
9. Happy dog


1. Me after my very first yoga class EVER!
More on that in my Fitness Friday post this week!
2. Food prep- veggie broth for soup, black beans & hard boiled eggs
3. New issue of Cooking Light
4. Snug as a bug in a blankie
5. My friend Sarah ran her first half marathon & ROCKED IT!
So proud of her!
6. Sunday morning coffee in my fav vintage mug

In the News

Focusing on healthy recovery for eating disorders
Healthier frozen dinners are on the rise
Going nuts for nuts
FNCE hot topic- is phosphorus the new trans fat?
Sleepless nights may raise odds for diabetes
Cranberries of little help with UTIs
Peanut skins boosting nutritional profile of peanut butter
Good news if your instagram and twitter names are different

Later This Week

{Baked Apple Packets}

{Indian Pizza}

Stay tuned, friends :)


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I always get so many new posts to read from these! And thank you for the shoutout! :)
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Sunday Dinner- 10/21

  2. Great links! I loved following CandyFit this week for her pre-comp posts.

    Can’t wait for that Indian pizza. I’ve been making it like crazy but with curries salmon. Never enough pizza… as evidenced by my post today. I had a craving. Oops.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..My Last Supper

    thank you thank you.
    Miz recently posted..SOCIAL MEDIA EXHAUSTION.

  4. Indian pizza??? Can’t wait to hear about this!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..VLOG – Runner’s World Weekend

  5. How did I miss so many of these awesome posts?!!! Thanks for sharing cause now I have some reading to catch up on!
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..Marvelous in My Monday

  6. I can’t WAIT to see you at BLEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let’s hike together again! 😉
    Lindsay’s List recently posted..i don’t do perfection

  7. i always love your bean bytes posts! i think you have the wrong link for “are you trying to be healthy” via a doctor in the house. it should be this one: but it goes to the same one you linked above it! :)
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..the best pizza i’ve ever had

  8. I’m so excited for Blend!!! It can’t come soon enough. :)
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Hocus Pocus & Vitamin String Quartet

  9. I used to LOVE those markers! haha :)
    And that looks like an apple split made of deliciousness.
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Outsmarting Hunger with The Protein Effect

  10. I am always embarrassed when I read your list b/c I Realize how much I missed the last week :/ Since I don’t plan to run today, I now know what I’ll be doing during AJ’s nap =)
    Thank you for the shout out =) You are the best! xoxo
    Michele @ Nycrunningmama recently posted..Race Recap / Review: Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival Weekend 10k

  11. Love these posts. Yay for your first yoga class! Did you like it?
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..Marvelous Weekend

  12. I LOVE the plight of the healthy living blogger post – soooooooooo relate and appreciate the sentiments!!!
    Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life recently posted..A Week of Phone Pics + Still in Shock

  13. Wow! Last week must have been a busy one on the blogosphere! So many intriguing posts to check out (how did I miss so many….).
    Thanks for including mine, Lindsay!
    Tamara recently posted..5 tips for successful partner fitness training

  14. So many great read here!! And your apple packets look amazing.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Going to Bootcamp

  15. Fun post. Love that you link up!
    Elle recently posted..Apple Cinnamon Omelet – A Twist on a Classic

  16. xoxox Thanks darling!
    Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) recently posted..Motivation Monday – Back to Reality

  17. gosh you do such a fantastic round up! Now i have even more stuff to go read
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Runner’s World Behind the Scenes

  18. Thanks for including me in your link love!!! :)
    & OMG smelly markers… oh gosh that brings me back. Probably just terrible for us though hahaha.
    Charlotte recently posted..Austin Marathon Training Week 2

  19. as always, love bean bytes!
    thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
    Elisabeth @ CHAARG recently posted..“Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Fit.”

  20. FIRST yoga class? oh my gosh, that’s so awesome, did you love it? I remember when I did my first yoga class 3 or 4 years ago, afterwards I felt like I was high. On life. It was the most amazing peaceful serene feeling.
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..MIMM: Packages, Best Body Bootcamp and WhoNu Cookies

  21. WOO HOO! I Made Bean Bytes!

    Thanks for the link shout out!
    Pavement Runner recently posted..FitFluential Dinner: Nike Women’s Marathon

  22. Aww so sweet of you to include me in your weekly pics. <3 you!

  23. Love this round up… and should share that the very day that I saw InspiredRD post about the Tumblr/scrapbook idea, I started one for my boys. The grandparents think I hung the moon now :)
    Regan @ The Professional Palate recently posted..{the recipe redux} orange you glad it’s fall?

  24. Gotta love the bean bytes!! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and links!!

  25. Some great posts, so honored to be a part of them! I absolutely loved the one about being a healthy living blogger… been there SO many times!
    Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer recently posted..Weekly Workout Recap

  26. So many of my favorite links from the week :) Great round-up, thanks for including my Crossfit post!
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen recently posted..October sponsor shout out

  27. Thanks for the shout out girl :)

  28. I love the links! Thanks for sharing!!
    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness recently posted..That time I was on TV…

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