Bean Bytes #5


Time for another Bean Bytes. This week I’m trying it out on Monday instead of Saturday. I want more people to see all these awesome posts! So, in case you missed some of the previous Bean Bytes, you can check them out here, here, here and here.

Now, for this week’s roundup, here we go!

 Link Love


Tear-jerker ahead!
Hey, Fat Girl via Can You Stay For Dinner

For all you sports moms (and dads)
How to Fuel Your Child Athlete via Myers Cross Training

Clean Throughout the Week!
Household Cleaning Schedule via Run Pretty

This looks like a perfect fall appetizer
Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade via Wanna be a Country Cleaver

Great way to use up the last of those tomatoes from your garden
Roasted Tomato Focaccia via Vegetarian Ventures

Make sure your heart’s still in it
A blog reduction via The Smart Kitchen

Freakin’ LOVE this post
Active Parents equals Active Kids via The Business of Losing Weight.


More lunch Ideas!
Healthy back to school lunches via Healthy Way to Cook

Brutally honest
How Rev3Tri Training Rocked Me To My Core via @Banana BuzzBomb


Read these and take note!
10 Rules to Being a Race Spectator via Happy Mother Runner

One of my friends from highschool hiked the whole length of South America over the past year with two friends and they just finished their journey. Check out their blog. It’s been amazing to read about their adventure!
The Final Leg via Eat Hike Sleep Hike

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
Genetically blessed via Darwinian Fail guest posting for Mizfit Online

The Scary Side of Instagram
The Ugly Side of Instagram via My Mission Impossible


Just. Yum
Baked Almond Apple Cinnamon Rings via Running to the Kitchen

always love her honesty
Maybe you SHOULD stop working out via Lindsay’s List

A beautiful body attitude
Post baby body thoughts via I’m an Okie

For all you oatmeal lovers
30 Heart-Healthy Oatmeal Recipes via Oatmeal in my Bowl

Need to make these
Veggie Fritters w Tomato Corn Relish via Vegetarian Ventures

Another great challenge from Lindsay
Slow Food September via Cotter Crunch





Scenes from the week

Hubby’s grandma and one of her great grandkids celebrated their bdays!

Hubby’s skin cancer screening went well

Marcus is the best cat snuggler


This past weekend:

We went to an antique mall and found some great stuff!

We watched the entire first 2 seasons of Breaking Bad

Oh, and I chopped 5 inches off my hair! Yikes!


 In The News

Organic produce no healthier or more nutritious
USDA urged to update nutritional guidelines on Greek yogurt 
Apps for eating right on the road
Pressuring children to eat increases risk of obesity
New cookbook extols power of plants
How to talk to your kids about nutrition
How to change the breakfast skipping kid
Online tracking beats paper for weight loss

Happy Monday! I haven’t decided which day I’m going to keep Bean Bytes on.
So you’ll have to check back this week on Saturday AND Monday to see what I decide :)


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. Def. Need to check out the final leg. That’s awesome. And scary, too!

    Thanks for the inclusion.
    And this Monday post is great! Lots of info to start my morning!
    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl recently posted..Oatmeal Toppings – Link ♥ Love

  2. i love all those motivational quotes!
    Julianna @ Julianna Bananna recently posted..Bangs! {& Homemade ‘Vitality’ Bowl Recipe}

  3. Another great Bean Bytes! Thanks for the introduction to new blogs and great posts… already pinned a bunch of things that caught my eye!

  4. I live for your Bean Bytes recaps!! You always pick the best reads!
    Ps. Your hair is TOO cute! I got rid of 8 inches off mine this week — isn’t it SO liberating?!
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently posted..Breaking-ED Food Challenge!

  5. Great links and love the motivation at the end! Last week must have been the time to chop off hair. I cut 4 inches off! Doesn’t it feel lighter? :)
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Chasing the Runner’s High

  6. Love the bean bytes! :)
    Kierston recently posted..Cheesy Egg Mmm-Muffins!

  7. Another great Bean Bytes! I have clicked on only a few but can tell I have my reading for the week. Your antique finds are great ( especially the Green Bean sign) and the hair cut looks fabulous. Hope you have a great week.
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Hello Again

  8. I can’t wait to read some of these!!
    On another note, I did read about the greek yogurt and how they want it to be included as a “protein” on the dietary guidelines. I’m curious about your thoughts on that one. I don’t think I agree. I still consider it a dairy, because of the calcium and sometimes the vitamin D. Anyway..I thought it was an interesting debate.
    Gina (The Candid RD) recently posted..Clean Eating’s Panko and Sage-Crusted Pork Cutlets

    • i agree! it’s an interesting debate. I’m on the fence. i agree about the calcium and vitamin D, but it also has more protein per serving than a lot of other protein sources…

  9. Love the third quote! and thanks for including me!
    Presley @ Run Pretty recently posted..Kickin’ It Old School: Full Body Workout

  10. Really love these types of post! …helps me navigate the blog world, which I’m fairly new to! Thanks :)

  11. Great blog love! :) And I love the motivational quotes for a Monday morning!
    Maureen recently posted..SEO – WebExpy

  12. We match!!!! My hair’s right where yours is…feels weird doesn’t it? I still can’t get used to the feeling of 10″ being gone. You go to wash the shampoo out and boom! Where’d it go?? lol

    Love the pinnables, Linds! I especially love the “Be better than you were yesterday” pin. <3
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..#WeeklyChase: Food Journals & New Badges

  13. I love all your motivational pics! I need a bulletin board in my house for those.
    Carissa recently posted..Monday Goal Setting

  14. Thanks so much for linking up my post! Love the other blogs you’ve featured too :)
    Nicole @ Healthy Way to Cook recently posted..International weight loss secrets

  15. I love all the link love you shared! And antiquing is one of my favorite things to do on weekends, your finds like awesome! Love the new hair cut :)
    Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings recently posted..Meal Plan Monday + Soccer & Sunshine

  16. You know I’m partial to short hair anyway, but this shorter ‘do is perfect for you! Love the way it frames your smiling face. 😃
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Maple Bacon Pancake Cookies

  17. Season 2 is my absolute favorite season of BB. I watched it twice! And love Jesse. What did you think?!?
    Your hair looks awesome!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..My Four Go-To Exercises to Target the Glutes and Shape the Booty

  18. Great blog choices!! Have a great Monday! Looking forward to “FPP”:)
    Rachel Layfield recently posted..Weekend Recap+A Favorite Thing

  19. 1) Your hair looks adorable and glad all is well with your hubby! 2) I’m still sooo upset that I have no Walter White in my life…you’ll have to start posting weekly recaps :) 3) Thank you so much for including my post….I love the idea of highlighting posts from the week and it’s sweet of you to spread the love!

  20. Yay for hair cuts! I got one last week and I feel like a new person :) Oh and glad you are enjoyed Breaking Bad! I’m in withdrawal…
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Fudgy Cookie Dough Brownies

  21. your hair looks gorgeous!!! great link ups!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Marvelous J’adore La Vie

  22. I’m glad you decided to post Bean Bytes on a Monday!! Otherwise, I may not have seen it and what a shame because it is awesome :) I’m lovin’ the link love! It’s so fun to find new blogs and posts I had missed.
    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit recently posted..Fit in Fall (Total Body) Circuit Workout

  23. Great links, Lindsay! I need to check out that roasted red pepper tapenade. I saw that organic produce article, too and was a little bothered by it… it may be true (in a nutritious sense) but that doesn’t reflect the potential harm that pesticides may have on our bodies. Curious to hear other reactions…
    Laura recently posted..Core strength: Can we skip the crunches?

  24. This is a great post for me this week – thanks for the roundup! I deleted my reader yesterday after a week of vacation, it was too stressful. Now I found a few posts I would have missed that you highlighted!
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Meatless Monday from A-Z: Edamame Two Ways {Recipe} + an Apology

  25. Hey love! Thanks for the inclusion, and for picking out the best of the best. I loved Lindsay’s post about working out, and Lindsay’s Slow Food challenge is amazing, but a lot of these are posts or bloggers I don’t even know about. Thanks for doing the research. :)
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Edamame and Quinoa ‘Croquettes’ with Apple, Basil, and Mint

  26. love love love all of your images! what software do you use to write on them?

  27. I have been MIA this week, so I LOVE this post!!!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..MIMM #14

  28. Love this! So many great new blogs to read! :)
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food recently posted..Find that Motivation

  29. Love all of the Monday motivation! Great post :)
    Jamie @ couchtoironwoman recently posted..Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

  30. Love the hair cut – super cute!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Music Monday // Madness

  31. breaking bad– ah! my husband and I can watch seasons straight through too!
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings recently posted..Chicken Fried Steak

  32. Wow! Thank you for the shout-out and mention. I appreciate it so much.
    Lisa @ I’m an okie recently posted..Post baby body thoughts


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