Bean Bytes #2

Hi Friends!

Happy Saturday. Time for Bean Bytes 2.0! I got better this week at remembering to save the posts I liked, and even added a short description for you! I also broke it down by days of the week. Not as good as categories, but better than one big lump!



A brutally honest, yet beautifully written post that everyone should read:
Dear Over-Exercising via Lindsay’s List

LOVE this idea from one of my fav ladies!
The Kindness Challenge via Food, Fitness & Family

A SUPER BASIC workout that will rock your body from my fav trainer!
Basics 101 Workout via Best Body Fitness

A great reflection from Kierston about her competition journey:
5 Things I Learned Post-Competition via CandyFit

This.looks.amazing. That’s all:
Raw Vegan Strawberry Lime Cream Cake via Purely Twins

This post brought tears to my eyes:
Diversity: Looking Beyond the Boxes via The Wannabe Athlete

Electra speaks the truth. Read it:
Do It Because You Love It via Vanilla Bean Lean

These girls are taking the college world by storm and I couldn’t be more proud of them!
CHAARG Challenge: Sneak Peak via CHAARG

Bad grammar posts are always funny:
4 Fitness Grammar Mistakes via  Fun & Fit



School Nutrition is one of my big passions so I loved this post:
Junk Food in Schools via Happy Mother Runner

Lots of fun food info from a fellow RD2be:
Graphic Knowledge via Fit2Flex

All my fav things in one dish:
Pesto Macaroni & Goat Cheese via Oliepants

Lots of fun a-typical sandwich ideas!
10 Breadless Sandwich Ideas via Bite Size Wellness

A fun outdoor HIIT workout video:
Outdoor HIIT Training via Brad Guthro



I love bbq sauce on salmon and this is droolworthy!
BBQ Spiced Salmon w/ Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa via How Sweet It Is

This post got me thinking:
What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail via Katy Widrick

A simple way to test your fitness progress:
Test Your Fitness! via Run Run Mom

A homemade version of my favorite Girl Scout cookie!
Easy, Homemade Thin Mints via Healthy, Hungry, Happy



On the importance of eating the whole egg:
Egg Yolks and Bad Science via The Fitness Dish

An oil-free pesto that uses avocado!
Avocado Pesto, Three Ways via Live and Love to Eat

An invitation for conversation on a new sweet drinks ban in NYC:
Is Banning Sweet Drinks the Answer via A Healthy Slice of Life

Another chance to share your opinion:
Finding Greatness? via Side of Sneakers

Some interesting ways to optimize recovery after a workout:
Four Surprising Ways to Optimize Workout Recovery via Your Trainer Paige

If you liked the hunger games, here are some more recommendations:
If You Liked the Hunger Games- Part 1 and If You Liked The Hunger Games-Part 2 via GoodLife Eats

An inspirational transformation:
Girl Hero Kerri via Girl Heroes

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to reach others:
Out of My Comfort Zone via Blonde Ponytail

A reminder about being present:
Why Life Got Better When My Smartphone Died via Real Mom Nutrition

A video reminder to love yourself and love food:
Learning to Listen to Your Body & Love Food Again via Purely Twins


The perfect weekend drink!
Sparkling Peach Spritzer via The Little Yellow Kitchen

SUCH an inspirational story:
The Choice I Made via Run Stronger Every Day

A great video for those with hip problems:
Hip Strengthening Moves for Runners via Marcia’s Healthy Slice


And a few scenes from the week:

1. Some weekend reading
2. Still loving my retro mug from the antique shop
3. Took a little trip to the Genius Bar last weekend-
Good news is computer is ok
4. Loving the open window weather
5. Cleaned out my purse…apparently I’m a pen hoarder
6. Marcus has decided under the sink is his new fav spot
He is the weirdest
7. I got a new planner and i LOVE it
8. I bought 10 pounds of oats at Costco. Typical.
9. My boys are the cutest

1. I love how many families are involved in Foodie Penpals
2. Hearing that you inspire people- it just never.gets.old. LOVE IT!
3. A hilarious fb status from one of my friends

I got to drop off my Survive On $35 challenge winnings to the food pantry!

One of my amazing readers sent me these earrings.
I love them!!!
If you have instagram, definitely follow her! Her username is KatieRothe
She makes AMAZING stuff!!! I want it all.


Did you read any great posts this week? Leave me a link!

Have a great wekend!


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 can’t wait to read through the links you listed – It’s been a while since I hunted for some new health blogs to follow!
    Erica { } recently posted..Sick and Happy

  2. oh i love it! BYTES! hehe. And yes, you’re pretty amazing. Foodie penpals is touching so many peoples lives. <3
    lindsay recently posted..30 minute Thursday: How to Relax?

  3. I want to click on ALL Of these. Thanks for sharing these Lindsay!
    Gina (The Candid RD) recently posted..Clean Eating’s Panko and Sage-Crusted Pork Cutlets

  4. Love this! Thanks for including me – glad you found the tips interesting :)

    Also, what an AWESOME message to receive, Lindsay. Warm fuzzies all up in here!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Get Outta My Way! Workout + My Bar Problem

  5. thanks for sharing these links! There are a lot here I want to check out!

  6. Amy@spotonwellness says:

    What a great list of blogs, etc… I guess I have some reading to do this weekend :) Thanks for posting!
    Amy@spotonwellness recently posted..How to Find 5 Positives on a Crummy Day

  7. Wow! So many great reads! I’m honored to have my hip strengthening post included. Thanks!
    Love me a good vintage mug as well. Happy weekend!
    Marcia recently posted..Hip Strengthening Moves for Runners

  8. Thanks for mentioning my bread-free sandwich post! I am excited to read through the rest of these. You found some great ones. And I LOVE Foodie Pen Pals!
    Talia @ Bite Size Wellness recently posted..Breakout Bites of the Week Ending August 17

  9. I love this list! It is great weekend reading!! :)
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Friday Five

  10. Thank you so much for including me in this list! I will definitely be scrolling through and checking out these other posts too.
    Sally Kuzemchak recently posted..Why Life Got Better When My Smartphone Died

  11. yay thanks for mentioning me! :) seriously, those thin mints are ridiculous. ive made them twice in the last week..they are majorly addicting.

    love all the links and cant wait to check out new blogs! thanks! recently posted..37 Weeks.

  12. love the link love.
    i’m a co-pen hoarder…and ironically, i bought two more packs yesterday at walmart because i couldn’t find one.
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted..sweet clara

  13. Awesome round-up! That recipe for pesto macaroni and goat cheese looks so good. Thanks for sharing!
    Kate @ Kate is eating recently posted..Sugar, spice, and everything nice

  14. What a great list! I’ve read some but missed a bunch of these. Thanks for highlighting them!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Friday Round-Up and The Mizuno Mezamashii Project Giveaway

  15. This post is so awesome! I have so much reading from the week to catch up on now! Happy to see some of my favorite posts from the week already made it in here though! So exciting you were able to bring your winnings to the food pantry! I am still left with such a feel good vibe from that challenge :)
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..Check in time: 21 Day Sugar Detox and Integrative Nutrition

  16. girl thanks for all the amazing link ups!! and thanks for the shout out!!
    purelymichelle recently posted..avocado coconut lime ice cream recipe

  17. Thank you for including me your brilliant collection of links. There are a number of blogs that I know I need to be introduced to and I can find so many here. It’s like you are editing for me! ha ha!

    Congratulations again! That had to be so special to drop off the contributions in person!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..My Core is Sore! New Ab Circuit

  18. Awee! Thank you for including me in your bytes! I have to agree with you – it is my favorite things in one dish! :)
    OliePants recently posted..Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  19. Grat post! So much useful info in here! And buying bulk oats is the way to go!:)
    Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition) recently posted..Roasted Pepper and Tomato Basil Soup with Agave Tempeh Crutons (Whew!)

  20. LOVED this post… One of the best I saw all day! Thank you for introducing me to some great sites, as well as posts I missed on some other sites I read. I’ve got new recipes and workouts to try, and I also feel much better about NOT having a smartphone! :-)

  21. Great list! And I just followed Katie, such pretty items. Thanks!
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..Bootcamp Round 3: Coming Up!

  22. Thanks for sharing all of these great links! There are a bunch I have bookmarked to check out. Cheers~
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..My Weekend Pantry Challenge


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