Bean Bytes #14

Hi Friends!

Time for another Bean Bytes!

Link Love


So excited for this girl’s return to blogging!
The New Candid RD via Candid RD

Lots of exciting news this week!
Especially from this lady, and this one, and this one! Congrats

Yay for weight lifting!
5 reasons women should lift weights via Miss Fit Britt

Lessons learned…
Post Sandy lessons learned via FoodTrainers


So fun!
DIY Glitter Flats via The Shine Project

Love these. So simple.
34 Ways to bust a bad mood in 10 minutes via Greatist

Seriously? Genius
Greek Yogurt S’mores via Back to her Roots

Homemade cottage cheese!
Easy Homemade Cottage Cheese via Framed Cooks

Great winter running gear tips.
Gear up for winter running via Better with Veggies

I love cinnamon.
10 Cinnamon recipes to swoon over via Bite Size Wellness

Homemade Potato Chips in the Microwave via Nutritious Eats

On chatting…
Let’s talk small talk via Meals and Moves

Another way to roast squash.
Whole Roasted Squash via Hounds in the Kitchen

Workout videos galore!
Favorite workout videos via Handle the Heat

A great way to discover new content!
Shareaholic launches content channels via Shareaholic


A great deal!
Food Blogger Pro via Pinch of Yum

Holiday smells!
How to make holiday potpourri via Picky Palate

Great tips for handling a crazy schedule.
Reclaim your life even with a hectic schedule via Back to her Roots

Good tips.
Vegan Thanksgiving via No Meat Athlete

A good reminder to floss!
Dare you to floss via Dare You To

Proud of her
A different kind of anniversary via Best Body Fitness

An important reminder.
it’s still a good day via Your Trainer Paige


An awesome virtual race with great prizes for a great cause!
Race for Recovery via NYC Running Mama

Twitter Favorites

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas 
8 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Fitness Routine
Stop Judging, Be Kind, Love Yourself
Sugar-free Dried Cranberries
Why Women Don’t Talk Themselves Up & How To Do It Effectively 
Homemade Curry Powder
My Doctor Did Not Want To Have The Talk
Lazy Girl’s Guide To Food Photography

In the News

Adding soy to diet doesn’t affect onset of hot flashes
Sports drinks role is often overplayed 
California voters say no to GMO labeling 
Cholesterol reduced by daily dose of a new probiotic 
Little evidence for chia seeds
How fad diets do nutrition a disservice 
Nutrition supplements may include unintended hazards
For kids, eating out means more calories
Doctors biased against fat patients
Foods the boost your immune system

Scenes from the Week

 1. We had a booth at the employee health fair at my internship.
2. A good reminder.
3. My planner is drowning in post-it notes
4. Madly in love with frozen veggies- stocked up!
5. Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars for an online bakesale winner
6. Went to the ENT- blocked Eustachian tubes
They gave me a nose spray.
7. Mailed some packages of goodies to blog friends- just because :)
8. Paid for coffee for the guy behind me- happy friday :)
9. Hubby discovered his new phone case matches his shoes

1. Gorgeous weekend- cleaned out the flower beds
2. Marcus did some light reading
3. Cleaned out the garden. It was a tomato graveyard
4. Found a surprise bunch of carrots!
5. Rockin’ my “Midwest is best” t shirt
6. Much needed couch time with hubby
7. Best friends
8 & 9. First OSU bball game of the season!
Got tickets from a friend of ours :)

That’s all, friends! Come back tomorrow to learn more about these:

A muffin experiment that turned out REALLY well!
It involves sweet potato, cottage cheese and cranberries :)


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. Thanks for the shout out Lindsay! :) Have a great week!

  2. Good gosh I love these.
    You work hard so we dont have to :-)
    Miz recently posted..The lies we tell ourselves.

  3. Bookmarking the 10 cinnamon recipes. I’m an addict! Great list as usual!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Seacoast Half Marathon Recap

  4. Thanks for the great links! I had a lot of interesting things to read over breakfast!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Two Years Ago Today

  5. Thanks Lindsay!! It was so nice of you to include my blog on this post….and the first link no less! I appreciate that.

    So, I read a few of these and I really enjoyed the one about the fad diets doing nutrition a disservice. I couldn’t agree more with that article.

    Great teaser for tomorrow. I’ll be back!
    The Candid RD recently posted..Meatless Monday: Clean Eating’s Green Bean Casserole (With a Gluten Free Option!)

  6. Thank you so much for the shout out!

    I cannot wait for those kidding. Heather and I were drooling over them on IG this weekend.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Spiced TVP Breakfast Squash

  7. homemade cottage cheese?! interesting! happy monday!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..157 Days of Running… Done

  8. Can’t wait to see the muffin recipe. My planner kind of looks like that too – post-it notes EVERYWHERE. Thanks for the links!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Memories Captured: The Run

  9. Thanks for the feature on flossing! AND thanks for the fact that I now have about a dozen fresh tabs open with interesting articles waiting to be read. I might need another cup of tea! :)
    Meredith @ DareYouTo recently posted..Take Race Recovery Seriously

  10. Always love these bytes- lots of wonderful posts and articles to read!
    Life’s a Bowl recently posted..Weekend Happenings: Naked & Skyfall

  11. Thanks for sharing my Cinnamon round-up! Always an honor to be on your list :)
    Talia @ Bite Size Wellness recently posted..Make Healthier Food Choices This Fall

  12. always one of my favorite round ups!
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Double Bibbing It: 13.1 Fort Lauderdale

  13. You do the most amazing round ups!
    Kierston recently posted..Competition Season: A Recap

  14. Can’t wait for that muffin recipe!!! And thx for the link to lazy girl’s guide to food photography. Enjoying the read!
    Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life recently posted..Thanksgiving Menu + {Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole}

  15. Thank so much for including me in this AMAZING round-up – what a treasure trove!! And can’t wait to see what muffin recipe, my tummy is already growling. Happy Monday! :)
    Kate@Framed Cooks recently posted..Roasted Vegetable Soup

  16. Oh my! Look at all the great links. I’ll have to come back to read more.
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..Make It Happen

  17. Love this roundup – I have three new tabs open to peruse a few. And thanks for the shout-out. :)
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Nutmeg-Cream Filled Cupcakes {MMAZ #19}

  18. we agree with MizFit thanks for putting together a great list of things for us to read and learn :)
    purelytwins recently posted..starters- sides- sweets holiday ideas

  19. I saw those homemade potato chips, yum! I really want to try those. Several other awesome posts that I missed here, too… thanks, Lindsay!
    Laura recently posted..Menu Planning Link up #7 + PopChips giveaway

  20. thanks for the holler, lovely!

  21. Hello, can’t WAIT for that recipe to go up!!! You can’t go wrong with those ingredients! And thank you so much for including me in your lineup…yet again. I heart you. <3

    PS: I love that you take so much time to round up such a long list. It means a lot to all of us. 😀
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..#weeklychase: Time Management

  22. oooooh. I will be back tomorrow to check out that recipe. looks oddly incredible. haha
    Charlotte recently posted..Life Is About The Journey

  23. Thank you for including me in this fantastic list! xo
    Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb recently posted..Analyze This

  24. I can’t wait for those muffins!! YUM!
    Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted..Cranberry Carrot Bran Muffins

  25. Lots of great posts last week! I’m checking out those GY s’mores now :) Thanks for including me, friend.

    Now off to check out those muffins 😉
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..How To Make Friends in the Gym (and How to Avoid People Always)

  26. Thank you muchly for the link love! :)
    Amy recently posted..Why I Want to Kill The Superiority Complex: The Humility Challenge

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