Bean Bytes 31

Hi Friends!

I’m back with another round of Bean Bytes. Sorry for the delay this week. We had to squeeze in Foodie Penpals Reveal Day! But now we’re here and ready to get started!


Link Love


Love all of these:
Top 9 Quotes from Blissdom via Inspired RD

This girl is amazing:
You are Worthy of Accepting Kindness via Strong Inside Out

Great dose of perspective:
It’s Not You, It’s Me via One Run at a Time

Lots of great tips:
How to Get the Best Deal on the Internet via Our Freaking Budget


Love her honesty:
My Intentions and Priorities via Sprinkle Massacre

An older post but still great:
From Idea to Impact via Healthy Tipping Point

Love this:
Reject the Diet Mentality, Easier Said than Done via Let’s Talk and Walk

Still need to try this:
Superfood Spotlight- Nutritional Yeast via The Real Life RD

A very well written article about the Paleo Diet:
Did cavemen have it right? An RD examines the Paleo Diet via Fooducate

Great tips!
So, you want to start a blog via Through Heather’s Looking Glass


Avocado Lentil Enchiladas via Hummusapien

Must try this:
Make Your Own Hot Chili Oil via Lawfully Wedded Wife

Do you make these?
7 Carbo Loading Mistakes via Run to the Finish

Have you had one?
The Colonoscopy and Endoscopy via A Gutsy Girl


Think about it:
Are you exercising too much via Erica D House

Have you tried it?
7 Things You Should Know About Barefoot Running via Side of Sneakers & Babble

Love these ideas:
10 Tips for Overcoming Sugar Cravings via Mommy Run Faster

Yes, yes, yes:
No More Freebies via Blunt Moms

Great post!
5 Tips for Content Integration via Katy Widrick and FunFitFashionable

Make It Count:
Ideas for Making the Most out of Your Next Networking Event via Brazen Careerist

Learn this!
Blog Tip Thursday: Twitter Chats via Healthy Living Blogs and Alex Tries it Out


Love this idea:
Cottage Caprese via Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

Ever ran one of these?
So you want to run a last minute race? via Food and Fun on the Run

Love this:
A Scientific Guide to Saying No via Buffer Blog

Great Q&A
Top 10 FAQs from 10 Week Weight Loss Class via Candid RD

Twitter Favs

100 thing things to tweet about besides yourself 
Cocoa lentil bars
Do exercises that don’t feel like exercising
35 things i wish I did before turning 35
How to steal a recipe
Blogging about blogging
How to use social media to motivate your workouts
Is gluten-free making you fat?
5 secrets of successful bloggers
9 reasons to unplug from social media for one day
34 most asked job interview questions
9 wellness rules of exceptionally healthy people
Can we bring the holidays down a notch?
How to be a food blogger
Blog advertising and sponsored posts

In the News

In the Land of Supersize, Mini Goes Mainstream
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age
Each Family Dinner Adds Up To Benefits for Teens
Fewer Blood Pressure Screenings May Be More Effective
Are probiotics the new vitamins?
Allergy drops a good alternative to shots
Belly fat weighs on women’s bones

Scenes From the Week

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1. Found the Valentine’s day card I bought for hubby and then lost
2. The dogs got into the recycling bin…good news is we took Tucker to the vet and figured out what’s wrong so he’s on meds and hopefully on the mend! Poor buddy.
3. Hubby remembered our 4 1/2 year anniversary.
4.  Tucker is the weirdest dog.
5. Pure exhaustion captured after one of our Crossfit Open Workouts!
6. One of these things is not like the other.
7. Quote
8. How cute is that? One of our crossfit friends and his little girl.
9. Crossfit coach motivation while she did her workout.

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1. We got snow.
2. We also got sunny and 60 so we took the boys to the dog park for the first time this year.
3. Went to the library to stock up on books to read for fun!
4. Cat snuggles and reading while hubby watched a Foo Fighters documentary.

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My fur babies :)


Special shoutout to our friends Nate and Lianne who got engaged this weekend!! Hubby and I were lucky enough to be there when it happened with a few of our other friends. We were all in on the surprise but she had no idea. It was so cute. If you look closely in the picture above, you can see the ring box behind the drink. SO HAPPY FOR THEM!!!


Upcoming Events


For all you local, Columbus readers…check out this 5K if you’re looking for a summer race! There’s an awesome dental clinic that provides dental care to children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford it. Kids can receive dental care for just  $10. The clinic, KIDSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic, is   funded largely by grants and donations but they’ve organized a 5k event to help raise some money for their clinic. If you’re interested, you can sign up here. The race is June 29, 2013 in Dublin, OH.



Two of my favorite bloggers are hosting a fun challenge next week that I thought some of you might be interested in. Here are a few more details:

“Take a rest week.”

How does that make you feel? Anxious? Nervous? Jittery? Constricted? That’s why Heather and Kasey created #RESTWEEK for all of us: a 7-days challenge for us to honor our bodies and our minds – no workout necessary! Heather and Kasey are doing this challenge right along with all of us – to help us shed all of our body image hang-ups one moment at a time.

Heather will be offering some amazing tools that she uses on a daily basis that have totally transformed the way she thinks about her body. Kasey will be dishing out awesome recipes that nourish and naturally cleanse the body. You won’t want to miss out on this. If you decide to commit to it, this challenge WILL transform the way you think about your body! So, what do you say? Let’s do this!

SIGN UP HERE if you’re interested.



Sally, one of my fellow dietetic interns, just recently ran her first half marathon. Isn’t she adorable?


Her boyfriend is currently deployed and she’s been asked to run her first marathon to support a very special cause. She teamed up with Salute, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises money for wounded warriors, veterans, and their families and will be running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October to raise money for, and to honor, our nations heroes. If you would like to become involved or make a contribution, you can email her at: rushsml <at> gmail <dot> com or check out the Facebook page: Sally Rush: Salute, Inc. Fundraiser. Thank you!


Whew! Ok, that’s it :) Have  a great day, friends!

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. As always, thanks for the great links. You always have so many that I missed (especially lately when I can’t seem to keep up with my blog reading).
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Weekly Training Recap: La Jolla Half Marathon, Week 10

  2. Great post… you animal photos are the greatest. Sometimes our pup jumps up on our workout bench… well used to, we threw that broken thing away. But she used to jump up next to me when I was working on the computer.

    Congrats to the engaged couple.
    Pavement Runner recently posted..My Next Adventure

  3. So many greatness in one post! Checking out the avocado lentil enchiladas for sure. Mmmm!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Spring Projects with The Home Depot Garden Club

  4. The photo of you at crossfit looks like it should be in a magazine. It looks so awesome and it’s obvious that you were working hard.

    I’m enjoying reading all these posts. You really found some interesting ones this week-especially about all the advertising and media kits.

    I take an entire rest week from Spring to Summer after all my bigger races and I’ve found that to be so beneficial for me mentally but also physically too
    Hollie recently posted..Chocolate Chili Pancakes

  5. Thanks for sharing my link! I *loved* the tips on beating sugar cravings from Mommy Run Faster – I just signed up for her sugar detox!
    Erica { } recently posted..Step Away from the Scale

  6. DANG.
    youre our curator.
    Miz recently posted..Miz meets the Street Strider Summit 8r (video).

  7. I love when you posts all these informative links (and thanks for including mine!). I went to the nutritional yeast link to see if the RD talked about MSG and nutritional yeast. It’s a question I’ve been getting recently, since it’s fermented and probably contains glutamate (or does it?!). I posted the question on her blog and hope someone can answer it!
    The Candid RD recently posted..FAQs From 10-Week Weight Loss Class (Part 1)

  8. yes, love all these! gosh i want to read them daily. inspiration!! and love your pics. blessed indeed!

    i took a full week off work and working out last week in order to travel and be with my husband. BEST DECISION EVER!
    lindsay recently posted..MMAZ: Round 2— Two ways

  9. Another awesome list girl!

  10. aw that exhaustion picture of you at crossfit is really cute! is that your hubs with you??
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Healthy Goals

  11. Loving these posts! Thanks again for the shoutout :)

    I have so much new reading material now! What a perfect way to start the day with some coffee.

    Thanks for pointing out that rest week challenge. I might actually do that, especially since I have a 5K on Sunday. Then I could just take the week off after that!
    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted..Manicure Monday: Springy Swirl Nails

  12. Love your bytes! (And, your pics!)
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..Locked Into Place!

  13. Some great links here! Love poking around to see what others are talking about that I might’ve missed! Cute “kiddie” pics! :)

  14. The “pure exhaustion” picture is a really good one. I love how it perfectly captures what was going on in that moment.

    We just got our first fur baby on Friday, and he looks similar to one of yours. He is a black lab, and we’re in love already.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Friday’s Five

  15. I think I like these posts so much because there is so much variety in the topics you cover. Oh and I love all the kid pictures. So cute! :)
    Katie recently posted..Weekend in Pictures

  16. Great links! Thanks for all the in the news articles! I’m going to read a bunch.
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..A New York City Museum Crawl

  17. Thanks for the link up lady!!

  18. Ohmygosh so much to read now!! Ah! Guess I won’t be showering today! 😉
    Kate @KateMovingForward recently posted..April Goals and Weekly Plans

  19. Wow, so many great links and updates! The Strong Inside out blog is new to me, I’m excited to check it out. And thanks for sharing! Also, I’m so impressed with your hubs remembering 4.5 years, extra brownie points for him!

  20. Some really diverse linkups here today! Very excited to dig in. Really interested in reading about the rest week challenge-good for those two for setting it up.
    misszippy recently posted..Slaying the track dragon

  21. Well, I guess I’m busy during *every* nap time my son takes for the next few days! So many posts to check out…so little time!!
    Carly @ Life in Training recently posted..Newlywed, Newlyweighty

  22. Gotta bookmark this!!! So much useful and awesome info! :)

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  23. Loved the twitter link “35 things I wish I had done before turning 35″… some good ideas on there and things for me to think about! … only 7 years left!
    Haley @ fullnfit recently posted..Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

  24. thanks so much for including my post!
    Glenneth recently posted..Looking for a New Gym Bag?

  25. Thanks for the link to the fooducate article assessing paleo. Very interesting, but I just went on and voiced my rebuttal. I understand some points, but they’re quite misinformed. As always, enjoying your Bean Bytes! Thanks for sharing
    Meredith @ DareYouTo recently posted..DIY Health

  26. Action packed as always!! I need the animal sleep – man that looks good! :)
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Skinfinity Spa

  27. This post is packed full of awesomeness :) love your fur babies!

  28. I LOVE the picture of you and your hubby post OPEN WOD. Makes me miss working out with my hubby! Happy 4.5 years!! 😉

  29. Just signed up for #RESTWEEK this morning! Excited to take part in my first powercakes challenge.

  30. Thank you so much for putting this together every monday. I have to say I really enjoy checking out all the articles you suggested on Monday mornings! Every monday I log onto your page to read your Bean Bytes!!

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