Bean Bytes 33

Hi Friends!

It’s Monday. Probably the best Monday of the year….because it’s my birthday! Birthdays definitely make Mondays a little less painful :) Plus it’s time for more bean bytes and that’s always a good thing.


Link Love


Honest and real. Loved it!
Reclaiming my voice via Frolic Through Life

For you Costco shoppers:
A Clean Eater’s Guide to Shopping at Costco via Eat Spin Run Repeat

To help you clean:
30 Minutes to a Clean House via Food Fitness and Family

Pageviews aren’t everything- READ THIS:
Organic Blog Growth via A Royal Daughter


Great point!
Getting a personal trainer isn’t always about losing weight via Thrive Personal Fitness

Great natural skincare idea:
Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub via Lift Love Life

Great tutorial for salad in a jar:
Salad in a Jar 101 via Back to Her Roots

How do YOU find races?
How do you find races via Peanut Butter Fingers

Tips for eating healthy on a budget:
Living on a budget: Eating Healthy via Slim Sanity

A must read:
What I “really” look like via Fit Mama Training


Check it out if you like small, monthly goals and challenges:
We have 9 months via Olive to Run

What do you think?
Does it take a gift to be a runner? via Live Love and Run

So important!
5 tips for self advocacy via Love Life Surf and Run to the Finish

Couldn’t love this more if I tried!
Grab laptop. Fire up Printer. Join Me via Mizfit Online

Are you an athlete? Do you get regular sports massages?
Injury Prevention: Sports Massages via Runladylike

Must make this:
Salmon Salad Stuffed Avocado via Nutritious Eats

Have you tried any of these?
Natural remedies for acne via My Mostly Healthy Life

Gosh I love this girl:
Weight loss tip: managing expectations via Kate Moving Forward


Um, yes!
Fudgy dark chocolate date frosting via Back to Her Roots

On finding your happy weight:
We broke up…the scale via It’s Progression
Find your happy weight via Best Body Fitness

Fat and then carbs: Latest in pre-race nutrition for marathons and ultras via The Fit Fork


Two yummy recipes in one post:
Sesame Ginger Quinoa Wraps and Panko Crusted Asparagus via I Heart Veggies

Loved this:
Are you motivated or or are you committed via Mizfit Online and Thrive Personal Fitness

Honest and real:
Thoughts on the F-word via Kiss My Broccoli

Twitter Favs

21 incredibly important diagrams to help you get through life
In defense of the basement entrepreneur
WordPress plugins- ranked
Four years, five months, ten days
Twitter 101: A tutorial for the timid
What motivates us at work
The problem is you: time to face your weakness
How to optimize your business blog
27 time-saving tools and tricks to be a more productive marketer
Mealsharing– a cool website!
How the IRS hurts mothers
Reasons my son is crying – for you visual people
How not to say the wrong thing
38 completely normal thoughts to have as college graduation looms
10 annoying social media habits you need to stop doing
The best skincare item i’ve ever found
Stop instagramming your perfect life
Every day i’m parentin’
Why I am a dietitian
Stop lying to yourself: how to change the voice in your head
Things I would tell my younger self

Scenes from the Week

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1. Saw this on a bumper sticker- thought it was hilarious
2. Tucker just can’t get comfortable
3. Made homemade bread for the first time in months. So good.
4. Birthday present from some crossfit friends! LOVE it. It’s from here.
5. Birthday present from hubby. OBSESSED. It’s from here.
6. Birthday present from my in-laws. They know I love my pedicures :)
7 & 9. Just us.
8. The latest dog destruction.


Our fur babies :)


Special shoutout to my girl Lisa who is running THE BOSTON MARATHON today!!! Β I’m wearing my shirt for moral support. Plus, she loves my cat almost as much as I do and she fondly calls him #plumporangebean– he wanted to make her a sign to cheer her on since even thinking about running a marathon wears him out.

In the News

Carnitine, not fat, may explain risk between red meat and heart disease
So how flexitarian are you?
The new resume: it’s 140 characters
Pea protein in the spotlight
Should people with diabetes eat potatoes?
Avoiding gluten? You can still eat whole grains
Low carb diet won’t help gestational diabetes
Breakfast key to healthy weight

Β That’s all friends! Have a great day.


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 link love! Amanda’s post was great and so glad that she wrote it. So important to develop self-advocacy skills!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..What would you tell your parents?

  2. Happy Birthday! Have a great one. Thanks for the great list of posts to read. Always something new. Love your fur babies.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Week 12 Training Recap and London Bridge Half Marathon Report

  3. Got to get my blog reading on!
    Oh, those news articles all sound SO interesting. Can’t wait to check them out.
    Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!!! Hope you have a super fantastic day! Well, how about week! Birthday weeks are totally acceptable:)
    Lisa recently posted..Coffee Talk

  4. I am so glad I came across your blog, and this post. Such wonderful link love to so many wonderful ladies. Loved seeing photos of you & your family as well.

    Happy Birthday! Have the most amazing day
    Jessie recently posted..Marvelous In My Monday : A Realization

  5. Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is wonderful and special and full of so much happiness! As always I love all the links, especially the flexitarian article!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Why I Love Zumba

  6. Ohhhh! Gotta check out the sesame ginger quinoa wraps. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the links! I love seeing what you find so I can catch up on anything I’ve missed.

    Happy Birthday!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Marathon Monday Week 9

  7. Happy birthday, Lindsay!! :) :) xoxo
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Healthy Weekend

  8. Happy Birthday!!

  9. i don’t know where to start! oh such greatness! oh i know…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEANY WEENY!
    lindsay recently posted..Winning Weekend: Shop Smarter and a Blueberry MMAZ

  10. Thanks for the mention . . . and more importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Jennifer F recently posted..So Zesty! Lemon Citrus Spaghetti and Shrimp Recipe


    and thank you so much for including me.
    Miz recently posted..PLAYout at the playground: pull-ups.

  12. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!!! :) I hope that it is amazing!! That chocolate date frosting looks 100% delicious…I can’t wait to try it. Also, I love that your dog chewed up your screw driver. My mom’s dog is a complete garbage disposal and once ate an entire container of coconut oil!!! YIKES! Puppies are funny :)
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted..Vera Bradley Outlet Sale 2013

  13. Happy happy Birthday LIndsay!!! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes recently posted..T minus 1 month: Claire!

  14. That What I really look like post is so awesome!!! I can’t slicer I missed it. This is why I heart your kinky posts

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Cauliflower & Eggplant Curry

  15. happy birthday! “breakfast is the key to healthy weight” is so good, and true!
    sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Low Carb, Low Sugar Blueberry Muffins

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaa FUreakin’ Hooooooo :)

    Love the bytes!
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..Mental Rest: 5 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break!

  17. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!!!! :)

    (and thanks so much for including one of my posts this week!)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..a family of 3…

  18. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY (again :)).
    Second, “That’s What” -she made me sit at my desk laughing out loud, thank you for that!
    Third, GO LISA!!!! :)
    Fourth, and finally, you rock. Thank you for including my 9 for 9 πŸ˜‰

    xoxo, have a great day!
    Cori @ olivetorun recently posted..Types of Runners- Ten Sounds Like A Good Number

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have an amazing day πŸ˜€ All of those articles you posted were really interesting…thanks for sharing!!
    Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom recently posted..Just One of Those Runs….

  20. Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day planned. I loved Melissa’s post “Does it take a gift to be a runner,” this week. And Miz’s sign post…fun idea.

    Of to check out others!
    misszippy recently posted..Challenge conventional wisdom

  21. Happy, happy birthday Lindsay! I hope you had a great weekend celebrating and that Monday takes it easy on you … and that something very delicious is on the agenda for today :)

    Once again, you have given us an awesome list of great reads. Who needs an RSS reader when you have Bean Bytes :) Thanks also for including my post on sports massage for runners. I’m actually getting one after work today so I’m super excited about that! Less than 2 weeks to my next half marathon so every little bit counts. Enjoy your special day! xoxoxo
    Jesica @rUnladylike recently posted..Injury Prevention: Yoga for Runners

  22. Happy birthday – hope it is the best one yet!!
    Kim recently posted..On the Mend and On the Road

  23. Happy, happy birthday!!! Hope it’s an extra special day!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Boston Shout-outs and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

  24. Happy Birthday, Lindsay! Hope you’re having an amazing day :) And thanks so much for the links! So many great ones that I want to check out…

  25. happy birthday lindsay!!! enjoy your day :)
    sarah k @ the pajama chef recently posted..Guacamole Salsa

  26. Thanks for the shout out, friend! :) I hope you had an awesome weekend! Enjoy your birthday!!!

  27. How you keep up with everything going on amazes me!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you totally have a wicked day!!!
    char eats greens recently posted..a bump in the plan

  28. Earlier this week, I came across “Does it take a gift to be a runner?”. Such a great post. And now a ton more to read. Yay!
    Christine recently posted..Garden & Green :: Planting Swiss Chard

  29. Happy, happy birthday! Hope you have a fabulous celebration! Off to go check out some links *thanks for the link love btw!! P.S. Also off to read your twitter chat recap. I forgot we had soccer practice so I missed it. :(
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Blueberry Granola Bars & Meal Planning

  30. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and something special planned!

    I also save your Bean Bytes for later because I get sucked in and suddenly, there’s an hour gone – but not wasted :)

  31. Thanks for the shout out on the skincare post!!! ACV has seriously changed my skin- it’s amazing!!!
    Melissa Swenson recently posted..Weekend Wrap Up

  32. Happy Procrastination Monday to me!! πŸ˜‰
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..Donald Trump Needs Some Saffron!

  33. Happy birthday Lindsay!! I hope your friend Lisa is safe and well. Xo
    Carly @ Life in Training recently posted..Philadelphia Fun and a 5K

  34. Happy birthday, I hope all is well with your friend.
    Jennifer Speer recently posted..The next time you run…

  35. Happy Birthday Lindsay! I hope you had a good birthday despite everything that is going on in the world. <3

    Thanks for the share. :)
    Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life recently posted..Kona Kase Review

  36. Hi! I just discovered your blog over the weekend and have not stopped clicking away!! Question, any online sources or book recommendations for a newbie wanting to learn basic nutrition and exercise info (as a starting point I guess)?

  37. Thank you so much for linking to my blog post! I hope your birthday was wonderful!

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