Bean Bytes 15

Hi Friends!

Be sure to check out yesterday’s post if you missed the details about the Elf for Health challenge- CLICK HERE! We already have over 200 elves signed up already!! Plus lots of great companies signing on to give prizes! We’d love to have you join us :) OK,  today it’s time for another round of Bean Bytes!

Link Love


hubby would love these
Coffee Spiced Oatmeal Cookies via Cait’s Plate

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Never miss an update from your favorite page via Katy Widrick

a great review!
Insanity- My experience so far via Eat Spin Run Repeat

loved this
Life is about the Journey via Wild Things Run Free

To my body i promise via Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail

for all you yoga lovers
12 apps to become a better yogi via Greatist


stretching is SO important
Importance of stretching hamstrings and hip flexors via Berry Happy Bodies

thinking about moving your blog?
Reasons why you should move to a self hosted wordpress blog via Fitness Cheerleader


loved this.
The trouble with calorie counting via A Health Slice of Life

such a great running attitude
The No Numbers Runner via Cotter Crunch Take action!
Anger Management: Turning a rant into action via Real Mom Nutrition

an easy DIY
Brown Sugar Body Scrub via Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

a great Thanksgiving Roundup
22 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes via Mommy Run Fast

ummm yes.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Cranberry Frosting via Better with Veggies


everyone needs one of these.
In Case of Emergency via Joy the Baker

on being thankful
5 ways to live more thankfully via Running Hutch

a great lesson to teach kids
School of hard knocks via Miss Zippy

putting more happy in your day
Married to Bliss via Fitness Way of Life

a must read
Content of Complacent via Strong Inside Out

making this ASAP
Homemade taco seasoning via Fit Mom in Training


just starting crossfit?
A beginner WOD via Your Inner Skinny

great post on intuitive eating!
Mind over numbers for weightloss via Mizfit Online & Run to the Finish

overnight cinnamon rolls. yes please
Overnight apple cinnamon rolls via Yes I Want Cake

Twitter Favorites

Founds some REALLY good ones this week!

Giving myself credit via Stroller Adventures
Thought time capsule via The Foodie Diaries
Learning to Fly via Balance Not Scale
Why you shouldn’t become a blog world via Epicuriousities
22 Things you’re doing wrong via Buzzfeed
Positive language = positive results via Dr. Greene
12 ways to accept yourself via Psych central
The scoop on nuval via Food Calc
5 steps to choosing your kids over your phone via Happy Family Mvmt
Are food dyes bad for kids via  Better for You
So maybe your job makes you crazy via Paige Lysaght
How to google via The Atlantic Wire
25 social media tips you probably didn’t know via Simply Zesty
Put Down your dumb phone via Competitor
The Almost Perfect Mom via Working Mom
Healthy Living via Family Fitness & Food
34 Insanely Simple 2 Ingredient Recipes via BuzzFeed
5 Ways to get more traffic via Copy Blogger

In the News

Food allergies outgrown by more than 1 in 4 kids
Is rice dangerous
Smart pasta vs. regular- which is better
Los Angeles declares meatless mondays
Healthbeat: The versatile cranberry
Quinoa: hard to understand, easy to love
Flu and fever in pregnancy linked to autism

Scenes from the Week

1. Green Tea- I get kinda obsessed with it when it gets cold out
2. planning session for Elf for Health with Nutritionella
3. Tucky and I getting work done
4. Awesome badges for the upcoming Foodie Penpals for Charity!
5. TV time
6. Animals chasing laser pointers- it will never not be funny.
7. Got our info on the family we’re buying Christmas presents for-
best part of the holidays!
8. Surprise care package from Larabar & Food Should Taste good!
Thanks guys!
9. Mailing cards to friends

Mail call!
1. Got my “I Run This Body” from Mile Posts!
2. A nice little Love Drop from my friends at Love Grown Foods!
3. How cute is Elle rockin’ the leopard scarf I sent her as a “congrats on finishing your dietetic internship!” present?!
4. See that cupcake? Most perfect baby present ever for my friend Rachel!
It comes apart in layers so baby can stack it up!

1. After crossfit on Saturday- rockin’ my new shirt
2.  my Foodie Penpal thought of the whole family this month!
3. Major sale on sweet potatoes
4. Crossword and tea time with hubby
5. So much work to do Sunday
6. See #3- i also found them on sale for .17/lb the next day.
So I bought more.
Should be all set in the sweet potato & squash department
7. So pumped this is opening like .5 miles from my house
8. Puppy love



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. Love.Love.Love Bean Bytes! I’ve found so many great blogs this way!
    Erica { } recently posted..Withings Health Companion App Review

  2. Kind of obsessed with your Bean Bytes, though then I spend a ridiculous amount of timing clicking around :)
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..Taking Care of You

  3. I love Bean Bytes, though I may not get any work done today following all these great links. Thank yoi!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Native Foods Is Back! Palm Springs Grand Pre-Opening

  4. very cool anytime fitness is coming close to you!! there aren’t any in st louis (that i know of anyway!)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Coconut Flour Pancakes

  5. Bean Bytes rock!
    Kierston recently posted..Stop and #ENJOY!

  6. Yeah Anytime! (That’s the gym I manage right now…well, the one near me, haha)
    Heading over to sign up for the Elf Challenge now :)
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..“Your Form Looks Horrible!” Or, 5 Ways to a Better Overhead Squat

  7. I am new to bean bites, but I already love it! I am also stoked for the Elf Health Challenge (could not wait to put the button on my blog!) and love what you are doing to encourage health and wellness in such a fun, positive manner throughout the holidays. Thank you!! :)
    Stephanie Wilson recently posted..Ginger-Lemon Brussel Sprouts

  8. I signed up yesterday for the Elf Health Challenge, but I never received a confirmation email. Just wanted to double check my sign up went through.

    Looking forward to the challenge.


  9. Love these links! I get to have Heather’s doughnuts Thanksgiving morning. Woo hoo!!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Work It Out with Jody

  10. Thank you so much for the feature! I’m honored to be included!!
    Ali recently posted..Pumpkin Bread and Many, Many Thanks

  11. Love your Bean Bytes! So many wonderful articles that you’ve rounded up!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..My Surprise Baby Shower

  12. I pinned that taco seasoning too, and loved Berry Happy Bodies hamstring/hip flexor reminder. Awesome round up, as usual. Thanks for sharing the Thanksgiving round up, too!
    Laura recently posted..An Unconventional Marathon Training Plan

  13. As always great links, thanks so much for sharing!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Chobani Giveaway

  14. I always look forward to these bean bites! The twitter links are fabulous–especially the 32 ideas for 2 ingredient recipes! Love it :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
    Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted..Cranberry, Almond & Shroom “Stuffing”

  15. Hey! Thanks so much for including me here. It’s funny, b/c I just wrote my post for tomorrow and am featuring your Elf Challenge!

    Great list of links. I read a few of these–loved Lindsey’s post on no numbers running in particular. I want to be her when I grow up!
    misszippy recently posted..What I’ve learned from glycogen depletion runs

  16. Thanks for featuring my blog post! Have a great week!
    Janice – Fitness Cheerleader recently posted..Have You Hugged a Runner Yet Today?

  17. A lot of great links this week as usual. I’m especially excited to check out the one about facebook and the cinnamon rolls one. 😀
    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit recently posted..Black Friday’s Upon Us! 10 Fitness Gift Ideas From My Wish List To Yours

  18. I got wifey that same I RUN THIS BODY shirt (same color, too)! Those rock! I’m super jealous of her for that.
    Pavement Runner recently posted..Next Stop: A 4-photo story

  19. Great list as always girl!

  20. I love these posts, they introduce me to so many new blogs and aremchock full of info. :-)
    Carli recently posted..Giblets…Wrong or Right?

  21. Where is the leopard scarf from?? So cute!

  22. Thank you so much for including me!
    Sally Kuzemchak recently posted..Lessons Learned From The Pantry Challenge

  23. Thanks for the love, Linds!! Definitely super proud of that post. It has seriously changed my life in just the week since I wrote it. 😀
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently posted..Memories Old and New

  24. Aw yay! Thanks for the link love lady :)
    Cait’s Plate recently posted..the lady’s creamy mac made healthier

  25. Thank you for the link love!
    Katie recently posted..Thanksgiving

  26. Thanks so much for the mention! I’m honored to be included in such great company.

  27. Thank you so much for including me here Lindsay! I feel honored =D This is a great idea I need to adopt something like this because I see so many great reads that I don’t think enough people get to see! Kudos to you!
    Noelle McKenzie recently posted..How Therafit fits into my daily routine and enter to win your pair

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