Bean Bytes 45

Hi Friends!

Time for more Bean Bytes!


Link Love


A great challenge:
July #bodylove challenge via The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail

How to create a printable in PicMonkey via The SITS girls

So cute:
I thought I was ok via Mom’s Little Running Buddies

A must read:
The one place i’m not healthy really hurt me via Foodtrainers

Think about it:
Phone fast and productivity via CHAARG

Great tip!
3 second tip for saving money on airline tickets via Neon Fresh


125 reasons why clean eating isn’t boring via Sprint to the Table & Run to the Finish

Great product ideas!
Creating a Healthier, Safer home environment via It’s Progression

Nut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Cake via Olives N Wine

Think about it:
How to fully recharge yourself on vacation via Live Do Grow
How to prepare for the perfect, stress-free vacation via Huff Post Healthy Living

My Favorite alternatives to crunches via Your Trainer Paige

Cute idea:
Utensil holder with my favorite recipe via DIY Playbook


Worth a read:
Paula Deen Doesn’t Matter, here’s what does via The True Fight

Not all runners live in a size zero frame via Olive to Run

On protein:
Protein: Guide to meal planning via Live Well 360

Why not just put it on the menu via The Purple Giraffe

Great roundup of backyard workouts
Backyard workouts via Happy Fit Mama

So many great options for busy people:
Healthy Eating on the Go via Mommy Run Fast

Great idea!
Cheap, Easy Activity Binder for Kids via Neon Fresh

Savory Lentil Walnut Mushroom Burger via Char Eats Greens


On the true meaning:
Independence Day via Food Fitness and Family


Cute Idea:
DIY Bandana Tablecloth via The SITS Girls

Good reads:
Why catcalling has to stop via Greatist
A Learning Opportunity via NYC Urchin

Twitter Favs

How to approach bloggers without offending them
Should bosses tweet 
What PR agencies need to know about FTC guidelines for bloggers
The only iced coffee recipe you’ll ever need
Why I include sent from my iphone, even when it’s not
American way of birth: costliest in the world
Is the gender magnet pulling you backwards?
31 things you need to cook in july
53 tofu recipes
Using glass jars to enhance your kitchen
What milkshakes teach us about food addition
Please stop calling it self promotion
9 ways retailers can provide GMO transperancy
How to keep your dog fit in the hot summer months
How to use Evernote to survive a 430 mile ultra marathon
Food photography tips
Wearable devices nudge you to health
8 lessons I learned from my real job
Is your uterus a budget issue
15 things that will make you feel old
Why empathy can sometimes help more than advice
4 ways to cope with compassion fatigue
Red Dye, i’m trying to quit you
9 things i wish i’d know before using cloth diapers
Why healthy living blogging isn’t for everyone
Learning to love our gay son
10 logic puzzles you won’t be able to solve
Normal barbie

Scenes from the Week



Refrigerators can  be filled with TONS of gross bacteria, especially the produce drawers. Get in the habit of cleaning yours out weekly before you go grocery shopping, when it’s already empty anyways.


Needed to roast some beets but didn’t want to heat up the house with the oven, so I threw them on the grill after we grilled our dinner and it worked like a charm! I left the cover off, used small beets and let them cook for an hour and they were def soft enough. If you put the lid on, i’m sure they would cook faster! And if your coals aren’t as hot, you could put them right down there in the bottom…but I left mine on up top because my coals were still pretty hot.


Rockin’ my compression sleeves under my jeans!

In the News

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiacs
Why it’s so easy to be negative and what to do about it
Should you go vegetarian or flexitarian?
This is your brain on kale
BMI doesn’t give complete picture of health
The 45 mistakes that lead to unrequited dreams
College-Age Millenials eat along the meatless spectrum
Nutritionists’ favorite healthy kitchen gadgets
Avocado fed pork? Why animal feed is going gourmet
24 tricks to survive hot summer nights without AC
10 healthy foods you can throw on the grill
What are those ads feeding my kids
How supersize portions cost the earth
Shopper’s guide to milk and non-dairy substitutes

That’s all for today, friends! How was your weekend?!


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. Wow, thanks for all of the great links! I don’t even know where to begin, lol.
    Your dogs are adorable and thanks for the reminder on the fridge! I’ve read that about the produce drawers before and try to do it frequently but admittedly, I get lazy sometimes.
    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted..Fourth of July in Napa: Domaine Carneros & Rutherford Hill Winery

  2. Thanks for the link love! Now I must go read about nut butter ice cream. Yum!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Favorite Run

  3. Great roundup. I need to read up on the how to recharge fully on vacation post. While I always relax on vacation and enjoy the break, I seem to come home more tired than before…too much burning the candle at both ends while away!
    misszippy recently posted..#Favorite run

  4. **bows in awe as ALWAYS and shares….*
    MIZ recently posted..Ive declared INTROVERT status.

  5. Thanks for including me love! XOXO
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Baby #2: 19 Weeks

  6. Thanks for the link love, Lindsay! As always, I can’t wait to read through all of your finds throughout the day :)
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..BBQ Tofu Pizza

  7. you know i cleaned out my fridge after seeing you post that pic on IG. haha
    lindsay recently posted..80/20 Motivation Monday

  8. Thank you for the love and as always-for the great reads to start my week!!
    Elena recently posted..Travel is Food for the Soul

  9. Thanks for the shout out! Great reminder about the refrigerator… I definitely don’t clean mine every week, but I’m going to work toward that! Have a great Monday!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Marvelous Monday- Marathon training begins!

  10. thanks for my weekly reading material :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Mizuno Instagram Contest #mezamashiirun

  11. Click, click, click…off to read!

    Thanks for the bytes :)
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..#MIMM: Marvelous 5!

  12. Love all the links…thanks! I definitely get lazy about cleaning the fridge, but I love the idea of doing right before going grocery shopping, so they you don’t have to move tons of stuff around. I will be doing that by the end of the week! 😉
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted..MIMM #3 — A Few Firsts

  13. Heading over to check out the iced coffee link and photography tips! Love that you roasted your beets on the grill. I would have never thought to try that.
    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted..Paleo Flax Granola

  14. I cleaned out my fridge just last week, but need to make a habit of doing it more often – before grocery shopping is the perfect suggestion.
    What do you use to clean it? Do you make your own solution?
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..4th of July Weekend

  15. I cant wait to read some of these!! I really need to clean out my fridge more too!
    Sara@fitcupcaker recently posted..My Holiday Weekend & Weekly Meal Plan

  16. I don’t even want to tell you how long it’s been since I’ve cleaned my fridge…

    Thanks for linking back to the 125 Whole Foods post – I loved Amanda’s contribution!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (Lightened Up)

  17. Thank you for these amazing bean bytes as always!! :) I just recently started following you, and your blog is amazing! :)

  18. Thanks for the shout out girl! I always love reading all of the articles you post…keeps my mornings busy!
    Casey @ DIY Playbook recently posted..Tips & Tricks to Styling a Bookshelf

  19. Lots to read! Thanks for the reading material! :)
    Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog recently posted..WIAW #15

  20. Great links as always Lindsay! Thanks for putting it all together and getting back to me about my last e-mail to you. Always appreciate your quick responses!
    She Rocks Fitness recently posted..We have ARRIVED in HOUSTON!

  21. I love these posts :) Book marking for when I have my work done – some great teases in here! And thank you so much for the shout out!! xoxo
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Where to Find Strength Workouts

  22. Thanks for the link love. And just like everyone else, I need to get batter at cleaning out my fridge. I’ll add it to the Sunday night list of activities. What’s the best to clean it with? Do I have to use something as strong as bleach or will a standard kitchen cleaner work?
    Katie @momslrb recently posted..How To Stay Hydrated

  23. The dog!!! :)

    OK, will you clean my fridge!!! 😉 I know this but don’t do it – bad me!!!

    Great reads as always!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & the Holiday Weekend

  24. So many great posts here that I missed!! Thanks for sharing and oh my I should clean my fridge too!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Friday Round-Up: Learning Opportunities

  25. Thanks for the link share! I’m STILL steamin’ about that damned Panera Hidden Menu! Can’t wait to make my way through these other links, this is great!
    Janine @ The Purple Giraffe recently posted..Thirty ain’t so bad…

  26. I just found your blog the other day. I’ve been thinking about buying compression sleeves. How are they working for you? I’m training for my first half & my shins & calves get sore.
    Traci B recently posted..Progress

    • i would absolutely recommend them. I get shin splints super easily and these are the only thing that help. My favorite brand is Zensah!

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