Bean Bytes #12

Hi Friends!

It’s that time again!

Link Love


such a fun post!
Thou Shalt’s via Cotter Crunch

for all you parents-to-be
Baby things you don’t need via Side of Sneakers

thoughts on cheat meals
The cheat meal controversy via Miss Fit Britt

so many bloggers struggle with this
Social Media Exhaustion via Mizfit Online

great tips for meal prep
Top Tips for Easy Meal Prep via Eat Spin Run Repeat

lots of great tips for homemade sushi
The Big Sushi post via Peas and Crayons

always love her
i don’t do perfection via Lindsay’s List

good tips
19 smart ways to fix a stale relationship via Greatist

on giving yourself credit
Monday motivation via Fit and Free Emily


just a little reminder
Spice cabinet cleanout guidelines via Bite Sized Wellness

a great reflection of blogging lessons learned
lessons learned during my third year of blogging via Poise in Parma


i don’t like politics but these two posts are about more than that
An Open Letter to Ann Coulter via The World of Special Olympics
Open Letter to Ann Coulter via Then Heather Said

On perserverance
It’s hard to dream big via The Shine Project

an honest look at running and support systems
Sometimes being honest is hard via Wild Things Run Free

on judgement
Why being judgmental is futile via Fitness Perks

what’s integrity to you?
Integrity via Roc The Run

a reminder that you shouldn’t always follow the crowd
My experience with apple cider vinegar via My Inner Shakti

new uses for everyday things
101 new uses for everyday things via Real Simple

loved this
Building an Army Family via Food Fitness and Family

blogger media kit advice
Blogger Media Kits via Katy Widrick


An interesting question
Would you choose your baby’s sex via A Healthy Slice of LIfe

an awesome post for eating healthy while traveling
Healthy Traveling Food Prep via Sprint to the Table

for you coffee lovers
Chocolate Coffee pull apart bread via Cafe Terra

an awesome success story
Follow your dreams, it’s worth it via Your Inner Skinny

for newer bloggers
5 Tips for New Bloggers via Family Fitness Food

a great roundup
18 Homemade Candy Recipes via Savvy Eats

an honest look at living with celiac disease
What celiac disease is really like via Inspired RD

so easy. need these.
Homemade Butterfingers via Recipe Boy


love this idea of a baking bucketlist
if i could only bake 10 things this fall via Bakergirl

not a new post, i just love the message
#mefirst via Rebecca Scritchfield

loved this post about embracing YOU
Zumba is my safe place via Mizfit Online

never thought to make this at home
Homemade Tahini via Purely Twins

for all women
Healthy Breasts- what everyone should know via Greatist

Tips and Tricks

If you have an ipad, check out the app Pictacular. It’s very similar to Pinstagram, which you can use on a computer. It’s an easy way to view instagram photos since the app is really made for phones and either looks small and silly or giant and magnified on the ipad.

Check out The Skimm for an awesome email summary of new headlines each morning.

Did you know you can set up pin alerts and get emailed when people pin something from your blog to pinterest?

In the news

10 healthy foods under $1/serving
A quick read nutrition label from Bon Apetit 
Green tea drinkers show lower cancer risk
Partial sleep deprivation associated with obesity
Childhood obesity declines in some cities and states
Eat right before the big race and after

Bake Sale

My girl Megan is having a bake sale for her best friend who has Crohn’s Disease and is running a half marathon to raise money for research! My contribution is a batch of these Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars! If you’re interested, I encourage you to head over to her blog (CLICK HERE) to see what other delicious goodies are up for grabs!


Scenes from the Week

1. #truth
2. my baby
3.  tanktop for the last warm day of the year
4. I’ve been giving clues to the new Love Grown Foods product!
Follow them on Instagram and Pinterest to be the first to know
Product will be revealed on Nov 20th!
5. Traffic jams are a bummer
6. #whyilovemymom
So excited for thanksgiving in NYC

 1 & 2. baked apple chips
I made 2 batches this weekend.
“recipe” tomorrow
3.  Our Whole Foods has growlers now…and it’s awesome!
4. Protein packed guac made with black beans & greek yogurt
Black Bean Guacamole
5 & 6. Roasted pumpkin seeds

1. Our purchase at the craft fair this weekend
2. What I wore for Sunday errands
3. Sunday errands are for flannel sheets, prison break and naps!
4. Roasted chickpeas!

Check out what hubby made this weekend!!

We found old barn siding at the antique mall.
He cut it to size and nailed it together
Then he traced Ohio onto it with a Sharpie
And then used a wood burner to burn the outline into the wood!

Pretty cool, right?!

And finally, in case you missed it over the weekend, click here
to check out my latest sponsor shoutout post!
I introduce you to 3 awesome bloggers that sponsored The Bean last month!
Wanna get some exposure for your own blog or Etsy store?
CLICK HERE for pricing info to become a Lean Green Bean sponsor for November!

Happy Monday!

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. ya know… it’s kind of funny. Almost as if each day had a theme for all the bloggers in the blogosphere. So odd. haha

    thanks for including me
    Charlotte recently posted..The Fiery Tale of a Long Run

  2. Omg what a cute project your husband made! I just ordered a print of PA like that with a heart for the town Josh and I met in for our upcoming anniversary. I’m so excited to give it to him!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..A Penguin Halloween

  3. Yo aren’t kidding – this is the BEST Bean Bytes yet! I’m honored to have been included!

    I’ve already pinned half the recipes from Baker Girl’s list, downloaded the Pictacular app, and registered for pin alerts. You rock, my friend.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..5 To Go + Healthy BBQ Sauce

  4. That’s such a great idea by Mr. Bean. :) I have to convince my husband to do Texas now!
    OliePants recently posted..Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

  5. I need to catch up! I missed alot last week. Great round up and pics!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Flying Leaves

  6. I was just googling baked apple chip recipes last night! Can’t wait to see yours!
    Erica { } recently posted..Bewitching Weekend

  7. you and tina both do some of the best link round ups ever! i love the variety and that it’s also still personalized by you. ok now i’ve like 5 things to go read!
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Announcing HBBC 2012

  8. Love the project your hubby did – looks great!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Runner’s World Cover

  9. you always have the best Bites… I mean BYTES. hehe. And how fun to reveal the Love grown product, eh? so soon!!!
    lindsay recently posted..Sunday Stew

  10. What awesome wall art! That’s such a cool idea!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Music Monday

  11. Thank you so much for including my blogiversary post from last week!

    I might have to ask your hubby to make me one of those wall art pieces, just with the heart moved up a bit north :) It’s awesome!
    Alicia at Poise in Parma recently teacher training: teachings from a weekend with the Bhagavad Gita

  12. so do YOU know what the new product is yet? or are you only given the hints to give out? just curious – i’m excited!
    Lindsay’s List recently posted..monday’s mantra

  13. Love all those recipe links! Chocolate pull apart bread?! Holy YUM!!! PS those roasted chickpeas looks amaaaazing :)

  14. Love your links – especially the sushi tutorial from Peas and Crayons!! THANKS!!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

  15. Hi Lindsay, this is my first comment on your blog and I’m lovin’ it! I love the organization of your posts and friendly graphics and interface, and I cannot wait to join our next Foodie Pen Pal. What a wonderful idea! 😀

    I’m curious about how you put your picture collage together? I’m guessing you might be using a phone app to do that? Would you mind sharing which app would that be? Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Josie recently posted..Great Class!

  16. Always love your recap posts :) Lots of great reads and as usual, I love the pics :)
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..Banana Bread Muffins (low calorie/no sugar added/high protein)

  17. Thanks for linking my post! I’m glad that my experience is being shared with more people, as we hear lots of great things about ACV but not so much about the negative side effects.
    Parita @ myinnershakti recently posted..Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  18. Loved all the bytes, Linds!
    And yeah – ACV – I love it, but as with anything – your mileage may vary! Some lotions that people “swear by” (and I’m sure it works great for them!) made my skin very angry.
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Confusion with Growing the Muscles

  19. Love the decor piece!! Prop to the husband!!
    Lydia recently posted..Needless To Say

  20. your hubby is so creative!

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  21. Bean Bytes are a blog loving but incredibly busy interns best friend. Thanks for catching me up on the important stuff in life, as always!
    Elle | nutritionella recently posted..a little housekeeping: sponsorships, new pages & buttons

  22. Great links. Some I’ve read and some new to me :) Off to check out the blogger media kit!
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted..I Am Going To Bootcamp!

  23. Thanks for linking to my Blogger tips post. Excellent round up of reads, too. Thank you! recently posted..Los Angeles Rock N Roll Half Marathon Race Recap

  24. Thanks for the shout-out, friend! You always find such great pieces – I’m honored to be among them! :)
    Emily recently posted..Fashion Friday // Warby Parker Glasses!

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