Bean Bytes #3

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of Bean Bytes!

Let’s dive right in shall we?

Some links I loved this week:


OMG must make this immediately:
Banana Brownie Chunk Greek Yogurt via Keep It Sweet

Intrigued by these:
Blueberry Beet Pancakes via Kiss My Broccoli



Such cute bite sized treats!
Shrimp Nacho Bites via Brown Eyed Baker
Pancake Bites via Heather’s Dish

Tips everyone could use at this time of year:
Six Steps to Junk Food Detox via MizFit Online

A great reminder to worry about yourself only:
It’s Not My Job via Lindsay’s List

Great way to use up leftover herbs:
What to Do With Leftover Herbs via Joy the Baker

Now I can make one of my fav store-bought treats myself:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi via Running to the Kitchen

Love this attitude adjustment!
What Do You Get To Do Today via Running with Perseverance

I always forget about you tube workouts!
Top 5 You Tube Workouts via A Doctor in the House

An honest pregnancy moment:
So I Had a Slight Meltdown via Fit in Heels

You can never have too many crabcake recipes:
Baked Corn and Crab Cakes via Skinny Taste



A proud moment captured in writing:
The Day I Became a Runner via Wish & Whimsy

If you want to know more about what a clinically-focused Dietetic Internship looks like:
DI: Intro to Clinical via Odd Duck Blog

For all you new moms:
Interactive Activities To Do With Your Baby via Fit Mama Real Food

Some great tips!
Busting the Too Busy Excuse : Clean Eating via @Run to the Finish

I may be biased but…
What Makes Your Blog Tick with The Lean Green Bean via Oatmeal in my Bowl

A gluten-free recipe roundup:
10 Gluten-free Recipes via Fit Foodie Finds

My Loaded Sweet Potatoes were featured!
Vegetarian Curious- Loaded Sweet Potatoes via Diary of a Semi-Health Nut



In case you’re in the mood for a little laugh:
Fun with #MadeUpRunningFacts via Pavement Runner

If you’re trying to save money:
CrossFit at Home: 10 items you need via The Sweet Life

A couple brutally awesome workouts:
Legs of Fire workout via Brad Guthro
Quick Full Body 20 Minute Workout via Run Run Mom

Safety first when running:
Safety Tips While Running via BananaBuzzBomb

So SO important:
6 Benefits of Physical Activity for your Child’s Behavior via Happy Mother Runner

I’m going to write one of these to my high school self:
Dear Pre-Mom Fancy Nancy via Living the Dream

I’m sure many parents can relate:
Learning to Let Go via Run Faster Mommy

Love this girl and how she writes from the heart:
#PROOF & Accountability- 3 tips for balance via Live Love & Run

Love yourself:
Taking Care but Not Caring via Donloree

FPP is in the news!
www. Wednesdays: Foodie Penpals via Eat Right Idaho



Great tips if you’re just getting into fitness:
Beginners guide to setting fitness goals via Let’s Talk & Walk

Must make this:
Peach Butter via Messy Baker Blog

Celebrate your successes!
Finding Success Where You Are Now via Peanut Butter Fingers

Great tips for bloggers!
How to Work With Brands As A Blogger via Fannetastic Food

A fun fall challenge
30 Day Health Challenge via Nutritious Eats

Killer workout with no equipment:
Iso Attack At-Home Workout via Fit2Flex

If you’re always getting bitten by mosquitos like me!
6 All-Natural Bug Bite Remedies via Bite Size Wellness

On Bullying:
Blogger Bullies via Run to the Finish


InstaGOOD– some instagram photos I loved:



Scences from the week:

True words.
Marcus climbed up in the ceiling.
I got my foodie penpals package!
We went to a wedding & hubby likes to ruin my pics.
Poco is creepy in the morning.
I made dog treats- recipe soon!
Hubby cleaned my car- I’m lucky!

Giveaway winners:

The winner of the Avocados Direct giveaway is:

Kristen @ Following Fit


The winner of the Love Grown Foods Giveaway is:

Tara @ Treble in the Kitchen


The winners of the Chobani Giveaway are:

Laurel C (Pace_of_laurel on twitter)

Sarah @ The Chunky Tales

Sarah @ The XC Kitchen


Congrats everyone! Email me: theleangreenbean <at> gmail <dot> com
with your mailing address and I will pass the info along to the companies.


Whew! This is getting long! I know I promised you another giveaway today but I’m saving it for next week!

Have a great weekend!


PS. Today, The Bean is officially 2 years old!
Go eat some cake!

Cake Photo Source

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. Happy Birthday Blog! Hope you enjoy your terrible twos :)
    Erica {} recently posted..Friday Finds!

  2. I love how you organize this my date! So much information! Now I have to go catch up on some reading 😉
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..Sugar Detox Week 2 Check in!

  3. Happy birthday to our favourite Lean Green Bean!! Here’s to many more years!

    Ps. FABULOUS bean bytes this week!! I always learn so much from them. :)
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently posted..Abandoning Life in the Sweet(ener) Lane

  4. Thank you so much for including me in Bean Bytes. What a great thing to wake up to! Happy 2 years! What type of cake are YOU having today to celebrate?!
    Katie @wishandwhimsy recently posted..Releasing Control | My Fit Test

  5. Thanks for sharing my Chobani IG pic! That was a tasty mix. :)

    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!! Love that cake. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Random Acts of Friday

  6. Congratulations! That rainbow cake looks tooooo good!
    Elle recently posted..A Swimmer in the Making

  7. Happy 2nd Blogiversary! (one of my favorite words). I love weekly roundups and especially love you sharing instagram photos of the week. Cool idea.

    Have a great weekend! recently posted..Best Thing of the Week

  8. Happy Blogiversary!! I love this weekly Bean Bytes!!!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Friday Five

  9. Thank you. Thank you. For including my link. I’m off to read the rest…

  10. I would definitely take a slice of that cake! 😉 Happy Birthday to the bean!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Protein Muffin Crazy!

  11. Happy second birthday!!! Do you get real cake on a blog birthday?
    Carissa recently posted..Lightened Up Mojitos

  12. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I marvel at your organization and your ability to post on a daily basis. I am proud of you for being an inspiration to so many and for your creativity and commitment to fitness and health.
    Love you!

  13. Thank you so much for the link recognition!! I love your blog so much and I died when I saw that you noticed mine! Thank you thank you!!!

  14. Happy 2 years! And thanks for the link-love! :)
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..Half-Marathon Training Plan

  15. Happy b-day LGB! That cake looks goooooooood.
    Brad Gouthro recently posted..Freestyle Friday: Did You Earn A Treat This Weekend?

  16. So much to read! Happy 2nd bloggy birthday~
    TriGirl recently posted..I’ve Never Had the Best Sense of Direction: ChelanMan Sprint Tri (the swim)

  17. Ah, thanks for including my fro yo!!
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..Banana Brownie Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt

  18. I love how your blog is so organized!! That’s talent to keep things in order on the internet 😉 Happy blog-birthday!
    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes recently posted..Book Review: It Starts With Food

  19. Happy 2 year blogiversary! You are such an inspiration to me and I’m so glad you’re one of my blog friends! :)
    Maureen recently posted..One of Those Mornings

  20. You are SO good at spreading the love. I need to do better. I appreciate it. 😉
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Lacking Motivation? Join My 30 Day Health Challenge!


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