Bean Bytes 40

Hi Friends!

Time for more Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Some great What’s Beautiful posts:
Finding Fearless to Find What’s Beautiful via Badass Fitness
Your Strengths are Beautiful via Fairy Healthy Life
What’s Beautiful, I Almost Missed the Point via Running with Ollie

Great info for runners:
Which Running Surfaces are Best via Fun and Fit

What do you think:
Always Expecting Great via Love Life Surf


What’s yours?
My broken window via Mizfit Online

I wanna make one of these:
Upholstered Bench w/ Nailhead Trim via DIY Playbook

Stop the Glorification via Sarah Kay Hoffman

Practice makes perfect:
How to rewire your brain for better performance via Buffer Blog

Great tips!
Flying with a baby via The Avid Appetite

The world is your gym, exercise is free via Relentless Forward Commotion


For first time marathoners:
What to expect on marathon day via Pavement Runner

What do you think:
Digital Dilemmas via Cotter Crunch

On GMOs in food:
March against Monsanto via Side of Sneakers

Fairness of High Expectations for All via Olive to Run

A great reminder:
On immediate gratification via Fitting it all In


LOVED this:
Please don’t help my kids via Alameda Patch

Great attitude to have:
Snacking on Happiness via Simply Nicole

A good review:
Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction via The Sweet Life

What do you think?
Is strong wrong via Fine Fit Day

So easy!
Growing green onions in your kitchen via LG Smash

Good news!
Google your food. Nutritional info now in search via Greatist

Metabolism and stress via Meals & Moves and Sheila Viers


Great post:
Am I enough: The good, the bad, the ugly via Truth 2 Being Fit

So easy:
Why you should make your own breadcrumbs via the Fooducate Blog

Working from Home? 4 times you should sign off via The Daily Muse

5 on the go gluten-free lunches via Cotter Crunch

Get it right. Trainer fixes via Strong Inside Out


Twitter Favs

 McDonalds Isn’t Junk Food
The trouble with bright girls
Your brain on friendship
Bullying at summer camp
Spotify’s dirty little secret
What you need to know about networking
A husband’s view of feminine strength
Worst end of school mom ever
American Apparel CEO bashes H&M
11 checks to ensure your FB page is up to date
Teens see FB as a social burden
Did Netflix kill television or save it
50 things that look just like your childhood
No science behind blood type diets
33 teachers who got the last laugh
Breeding the nutrition out of food
Half of college grads are working jobs that don’t require a degree
The world is your mirror
What’s the best diet
What are extreme runners thinking?
Why you might want to consider an unplugged wedding
Why i’m not a foodie
House bill would force exercise guidelines be created for all Americans
Healthy enough
Helping your children build patience
Protein is a good choice but don’t overdo it
Learning to love again: A miscarriage, a misconception & a second child
Are you choosing to be average?
30 people who should have thought before they posted
I’m biracial and that Cheerios commercial is a big deal

Scenes from the Week

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1. Sunsets just never get old
2. Love this guy
3. Oh heyyyyy, rain clouds!
4. Cloud love

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1. Tucky is not good at selfies. Too wiggly.
2. Abner is a happy boy when he gets his brother’s ball for a few minutes
3. Line at the watering hole.
4. Pup cups for a treat for the boys

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1 & 2. With Marcus’ help, I was able to get my inbox down to only 4 emails on Friday. Happy girl :) That hasn’t happened in months.
3 & 4. I went to my first farmer’s market of the season. Got some strawberries, challah bread, asparagus, kale and basil. Plus a flank steak and hot italian sausages for hubby.

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Handsome guy :)

In the News

Fat talk compels but carries a cost
Many medical students have fat bias
The worst iced coffee drinks
With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands
Artificial sweeteners affect metabolism and insulin levels
People lie about health related behaviors- truth in barcodes
Government approves nutrition labels on alcoholic drinks

Coming Soon

pin it party

The second Pin It Party is coming this Thursday, June 6th!

All bloggers are welcome to participate! Here’s what you do:

  • Round up 5 blog posts you’ve written that you would like to see on Pinterest.
  • Make sure there is a nice, pinable image or photo included in each post.
  • Write a short post featuring the posts you chose- ie, put 5 nice images & links to the posts all in one place, along with a short description of each post.
  • On Thursday, publish your post, then visit The Bean and add your post to the linkup!

The only rule is this:

If you add your post to the linkup, please take a few minutes to visit at least three other posts  and pin some of their images!

If you’d like to see an example, check out my first pin it party post!

That’s all, friends!


PS. In case you missed it over the weekend- feel free to head over and enter my peanut lover’s giveaway. I’m choosing a winner tonight!

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 just made 3 loaves of challah bread tonight. I love the stuff. Love farmers’ markets too. And this comprehensive list you’ve got going. Thank you for listing us. We have 2 cats, 1 dog and 9 chickens. For some reason, we are about to add another dog to the mix.
    AlexandraFunFit recently posted..Drenched 5K Run is Coming: Ready for Some Summer Fun?

  2. Thank you for the link love Lindsay!! Honored to be included with so many other great posts. There are a bunch I didn’t read last week. Can’t wait to catch up on them.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..A Life Off the Mat

  3. Looks like you had a great week! Loving all that sun!
    And your animals are adorable, I heart cats and dogs so much.
    Yay excited for the pin party since I missed out on it last time!
    Lisa recently posted..Coffee Talk and Cherry Avocado Pudding

  4. i’ll def be at the second pin it party :) and ew i did not know that about bread crumbs – i’m so grossed out!! lol
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Sisters in Columbus

  5. You are frickin amazing, sister. Thanks for the link love! I’m always amazed by the hard work and effort you put into your blog. xoxo
    Heather @ For the Love of Kale recently posted..Just be you.

  6. so so so flipping honored to be included.
    MIZMIZ recently posted..I never felt stoppable.

  7. A list of great posts!
    Kat recently posted..Motivational Monday – Featured Sneakers #29

  8. loves sheila’s post on metabolism and stress. GREAT reminder! And yay for pin party. I NEED TO REMEMBER!!
    lindsay recently posted..Peachy Keen Monday

  9. These are all GREAT links! Thanks for adding mine to the list :)
    Sarah @PickyRunner recently posted..Almost There

  10. Wow! I am so honored to be among such an awesome group of posts! Thanks so much for the link love! :)
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted..Recipe – Sweet Potato and Turkey ‘Lasagna’

  11. Jax is not good at taking selfies with me either, he moves around too much :) usually a blurry image haha
    Purelytwins recently and highlights from the weekend

  12. Great links, as usual! I’m going to try to join the pin it party again… hopefully I can squeeze it in this week!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..6 Important Strength Exercises for Runners

  13. I always love your round ups, but there are lots of posts in here that really relate to my life! Thanks for sharing.
    misszippy recently posted..Girls gone (not so) wild (and a great race)

  14. The post about Metabolism and Stress is such a great reminder…everything works together!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..from the weekend: M and Q’s wedding!

  15. So many great links and posts here, some I had been meaning to read! Thank you so much for including me, truly honored.
    Farrah @ Fairy Healthy Life recently posted..Marvelous In My Monday: A light bulb moment

  16. Snacking on happiness was a great post.
    BTW, Kudos for knocking down that inbox! thats a true job in itself. LOL
    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl recently posted..Was Humbling to Be a {Fitness} Inspiration.

  17. Great links. Totally checking some of these out! :) I hope I remember to link up for the Pin It Party!
    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers recently posted..18 Weeks: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changessss

  18. I plan to attend the Pin It party!

    I love Bean Bytes! So many great posts I miss each week so I appreciate round-ups to set me in the right direction :-)
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..KindRunner is Open for Business!

  19. I love all the pics of your dogs! They are so adorable.
    Tanya recently posted..Three Key Characteristics of a Smart Social Media Policy

  20. My dog and yours look so much alike. And my dog also ranks right after the cats, which the cats remind her of daily. Thank you for listing our post on best running surfaces. Now if I can just train my cats to actually answer emails……. And earn a living.

  21. I love the upholstered bench DIY, I always want to try DIYs like those but get nervous!
    Nutmeg Nanny recently posted..Greek Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce

  22. Thank you again for sharing!! I love these posts – so much inspiration & learning out there!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Plain Gratitude; KindRunner Too!

  23. Just opened 15 new tabs in my browser. Thanks!
    Meredith @ DareYouTo recently posted..Look Closely at Canned Foods


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