Bean Bytes 47

Hi Friends!

Monday again! Here are some of my fav posts and articles you may have missed last week.


Link Love


Simple, easy tricks!
Ten household items to improve your food photography via Pinch of Yum

Good questions:
10 Questions bloggers should ask themselves before working with brands via The SITS girls

Great perspective
Maintenance isn’t sexy via MizFit Online

For the runners:
Strength training exercises for runners via Best Body Fitness

GREAT reminder:
Two magic words for running and life via Mommy Run Fast

So true about marriage:
Joy and Hope take effort via Run Wiki

Great tip for bloggers:
How to claim google authorship of your blog via Katy Widrick

Instagram is not real life via Neon Fresh

Great tip:
Focus on one healthy habit via Peanut Butter Fingers

Follow these:
Yes you CAN: 3 rules to achieve lasting results via Strong Inside Out

More people need to do this:
Why I won’t stop fighting via A Gutsy Girl


Good reminder that beauty is different for everyone:
Beauty beyond Face Value via Candyfit

I have this:
4 tips for dealing with misophonia via The Great Fitness Experiment

So true:
Looking Fit doesn’t always mean healthy via Beauty Lies in Strength

Great series of posts/responses:
Fit Pregnancy: The Problem with that Phrase via Run Pretty
Defining Fit via Food Fitness and Family
Why Post Partum Posts Can Be A Touchy Thing via My Food n Fitness Diaries
Is Having a Fit Pregnancy Boastful via Making Good Choices


Great tips!
Go-To Thai Peanut Chicken Jar Salads and tips for layering via The Fit Fork

Your thoughts?
Validation from others: How Dangerous Can it Be? via Enjoy Your Healthy Life
Youth sports- are they worth it? via Side of Sneakers
Dear Rolling Stone via The Girl’s Got Sole

Great ways to healthify a recipe:
How to Healthify Recipes via The Dietitian Duo

12 Healthy Ways to Conquer the Snack Attack via Hummusapien


A little Q&A I did for my friend Liz:
Ask the Nutritionist via The Lemon Bowl

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream with goat cheese via The Candid RD

The Invisible Mother via WhatcomFamilies

Work out for free when it’s hot in NYC via Greatist


Must try:
Breakfast Burgers via Edible Perspective

Love this:
When did you stop thinking you are beautiful? via Kludgy Mom

Getting personal with brands via Banana Buzzbomb

Scenes from the Week

1&2. My friend Jackie has a Great Dane named Bella. Isn’t she adorable?
3. Got this book in the mail this week. I’m excited to read it over vacation.
4. I took a few rest days from Crossfit this week, trying to fight off a bug, so I headed to the library to restock!

1. Marcus always makes himself right at home.
2. Just making some cookies while munching on some green beans.
3. Had to share this. I always cut my avocados in half and twist to open, but i’m gonna try quartering and peeling!
4. Love this mug. Must get it for hubby. Saw it on Sarena’s IG.


1. We’ve had a broken lawn mower for a while now. We also had a second lawn mower that was the exact same that someone put out with their trash. Hubby had planned on fixing it but wasn’t able to because of his surgery, so my father-in-law came over and made a Frankenmower of sorts, using all the best parts of both mowers and now it runs like a champ!
2. To make it even better, he MOWED the lawn for me the next day. And yes, we have a BIG ASS yard. Thanks Scott!
3. Hubby & I’s new fav show! Have you seen it?
4. Hubby recreated his $30 pulley from physical therapy for $6! He’s so thrifty.

1. Pillow hog
2. Hi mom! Kinda hot out here!
3. Tucky likes his toys without ears :)
4. Rainy afternoon reading with the boys!

Twitter Favs

Later clamping of umbilical cord benefits newborns
A movement in transition for a world in flux
Weight management
15 things you should give up to be a happy parent
The Health Must-Eat List
11 things i wish every parent knew
50 ways to get better at crossfit
Beginning yoga poses
Hormones and weight gain after 40
Are veggie burgers really healthy?
Food Labels: Facts up front
Sex on campus, she can play that game too
Why doctors still use pagers
Unapologetically strong
Do obese parents equal obese kids?
The economics of inequality
How to save for retirement on a small salary
2 new plans to upgrade your smartphone after a year
Why so many healthy women can’t lose weight
10 worst habits destroying your diet
7 things helicopter parents need to know
My child is gifted- he’s also 29, unemployed & living in my basement
Fish oil causes prostate cancer? Maybe not

In the News

10 ways to decrease anxiety and have more fun
Fruit and Veg 5 a day backed by new evidence
Beans Peas & Lentils- from poor man’s meat to hot gluten-free items
Carrageenan Under Fire
Your go-to guide for grains (Infographic)
10 best yoga poses for headaches
Restaurants rethink menus to woo baby boomers
9 dirtiest places in your house
10 amazing facts about apple cider vinegar
Sport drink waste shows potential for bars and biscuits
Myths and facts about weight loss
No obese boy scouts allowed at camp
Avocado’s monounsaturated fat good for you
21 reasons the dog is the best investment you’ll ever make
8 ways to improve your morning routine
Superfood Standins
No milk? Blame insulin
Foods that work better together

Coming Up


Have you guys heard of Rita from Blog Genie? She is the genius that redesigned my blog last year and I absolutely love her. Seriously guys, she’s a blog/web genius. Since January she’s been hosting a Blog Improvement Challenge (now called Blog School). I’ve been playing along and it’s been fabulous. I’ve learned so much.

Here are some details from Blog Genie’s FB page about Blog School:

Blog School is an online training program that combines powerful offline organization tools with online, go anywhere learning to show you, step-by-step how to create the blog, and audience you’ve always wanted.

Here are the 6 Core Learning Themes of Blog School:

  • Foundations
  • Blog Design 101
  • Create Epic Content
  • Get Traffic, Build Community
  • Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest
  • Media, Money & Income Streams

Each module is broken down into 3 components.

  1. Learning. Learn about the theory and strategy of blogging, what works, what doesn’t and avoid the pitfalls so you can get to your goal faster.
  2. Homework. It couldn’t be school without homework, right? Practical step by step, printable worksheets guide you through implementation of the material you learned. No more guessing and wondering, just easy to follow instructions.
  3. Additional Resources. Get quick access to all my favorite resources, tools, plugins, checklists and more.

In a few weeks she’s getting ready to step it up and kick things into high gear by offering another round of Blog School! And to make things even more exciting, she’s offering a FREE 3 part training series called “Build Your Remarkable Blog” in the three weeks leading up to the opening of Blog School enrollment! You can check it out, take the 3 free courses and then sign up for Blog School if you think it will benefit you!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to improve your blog, I can’t recommend the training series and blog school enough! To see more details about the three free courses,  CLICK HERE!

(Full disclosure- that is a referral link. I will make a little money if you end up signing up for Blog School using my link…however, all of the above thoughts on the program are my own and 100% real. I truly believe it’s a valuable program for bloggers!)

That’s all, 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. Thanks for all the link love! Can’t wait to check out all the posts I missed out on.
    Your animals are too adorable. Love that collage.
    Lisa recently posted..What I’m Crushing On Currently

  2. Great links as usual and some that I missed! Thanks! And I absolutely NEED to get that coffee cup for my hubs too. I hear him say that at least once a day!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..A New Running Chapter Begins

  3. great links and lots of good reads! love all your fur friend! :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..St. Louis Rams Ladies Football Camp

  4. Thanks for including me love!

  5. i am always impressed by our fellow bloggers and their amazing writing skills. Such truth and inspiration! Love catching up this week on those very words, thoughts, motivation. Thx linz
    lindsay recently posted..Marvelous Monday: Learning How to Park it

  6. Food over Medicine sounds fascinating- I can’t read enough about that topic! Thanks for the link love!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..3 Yoga Poses for Runners

  7. Thanks for including me on your list! And . . blog school, I may need to check that out!
    Jennifer F recently posted..To-Go Thai Peanut Chicken Jar Salads & Tips on Salad Layering

  8. Your library picture reminds me that I need to pay a visit to our local library asap!

  9. Great concept, the blog school! I need to check it out.

    I loved the post on validation via social media. I get mad that I get caught up in it, I’ll admit!

    Love the puppy pics!
    misszippy recently posted..One day MAF hall pass

  10. Thanks for including me! I need to check out some of these links–thanks girl! :)

  11. Thanks for all the great links! I also love going to the library and watching Brain Games, haha. Heading over to check out that blog school!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food recently posted..Banana Overnight Oats

  12. Thank you so much for including me! I can’t wait to read the others and Blog school sounds incredibly helpful. Also, can’t wait to hear about the book you’re reading “Food Over Medicine” Have a wonderful week Linds :)
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Staying on my wagon

  13. I need that mug in my life!!!

  14. Thanks for the shout out! Great blog!
    Dietitian Duo recently posted..How To “Healthify” Recipes

  15. Great links – I lurve the breakfast burgers – what an awesome idea!
    And thanks for the info and links to the blogger school! I am new to blogging but always looking to improve!

  16. haha. LOVE that mug. That is hilarious. It’s one of those totally relatable, but totally gross things that you can’t help but laugh at!

  17. That great dane is huge!! My dog likes to eat the eyes off of his toys. So funny.
    Tanya recently posted..Three Key Characteristics of a Smart Social Media Policy

  18. Breanna says:

    I LOVE Bean Bytes! I know it’s weird because I’m only 14 but this is what makes me look forward to Mondays! It’s so interesting to read whats in the news and on other blogs, there’s very a lot of cool things to learn! Thank you so much for doing this every week:)

  19. i just read dr furhmans book super immunity and it was a nice read. very scientific reminder of things I have consistently been learning and growing to agree with!
    Amanda @runtothefinish recently posted..Embracing Humidity Running: Accountability Monday

  20. Awesome links again this week! :)
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..A colorful Saturday morning – Color Me Rad 5K Chicago

  21. I bought a mug with that exact same saying for my husband for Christmas this past year – I knew he would get a good laugh out of it :)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..Beyonce Concert and Baseball Games

  22. I am already behind Lindsay!!! :)

    OMG – love that mug!!! It works for me! 😉

    I signed up for the Rita thing thru Tamara but I have some other things going on so not sure if it will happen for me…
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Things to Come

  23. I love love love your Bean Bytes posts!!! So much great reading material. You’re the best sharer ever! :)
    Kelly @ Femme Fitale recently posted..A Few Thoughts (22.07.13)

  24. I need that mug too! :) Thanks for always keeping me busy on Monday nights…love being able to catch up on all the good reads.
    She Rocks Fitness recently posted..Saturday Mornings + the 2 WINNERS!

  25. Thanks again for sharing my snack post! I just checked out your Q & A with Liz– love all your tips, especially the one about sugar!!
    Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted..Lightened-Up Banana Coconut Granola

  26. Love this idea! Thanks for the link love! :)
    Shannon @ Girl’s Got Sole recently posted..Loving You for You

  27. Oh thank you so much for the mention Linds! :) Lots of other great posts and articles here too! xoxo
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..“Urbanites” and A Hike

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