Bean Bytes 54

Hi Friends!

I’m headed to the airport this morning for a trip to California! Thanks to The Almond Board of California, I’ll be spending the next few days on an Almond Orchard Experience Tour learning all about one of my favorite nuts! I can’t wait to recap my trip for you…but in the meantime, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter for a sneak peek :)

Not to worry though, I’ve still got Bean Bytes to share with you guys!


Link Love


Great upper body workout (with video) using a wall!
Wallbanger workout via Run to the Finish

Recipe Jackpot!
135 Recipes for Football Season via How Sweet It Is

Please do this! Or use Vaultpress like I do!
How to Back Up Your WordPress Blog via Freeing Imperfections

Do you agree?
8 Reasons the Half Marathon is the Perfect Distance via Live from La Quinta

Julie Moss, Diana Nyad and the expansion of what it means to be a female athlete via Fit and Feminist


Great tips!
4 Tips for Keeping Up With an Active Child via Mizfit Online

How to Balance Running and Strength via Feminine Muscle

Do this with your kids:
What Makes You, You via Olive to Run

Everyone should do this:
How a Very Little Favor, Daily Can Change Your Life

Great tutorial:
How to Make a Media Kit Using PicMonkey via The SITS Girls & SlapDashMom

Use these:
5 Time-Saving Tips for Food Photography via Pinch of Yum

Loved this:
Counting Calories is Flawed…but Here’s Why I Still Do It via Greatist


Dream Big:
Success is a Lie…Follow Your Passion Instead via Brazen Careerist

Own Your Day:
Today is Hard, Tomorrow is Easy via Olive to Run

A detox with real food from an RD:
Five Day Real Food Detox via Guard Your Heart

The Best Roasted Almonds via Sweet Foodie

Excellent tips:
11 Simple Weight Loss Tips via CNN Health

On GMOs:
What’s Wrong with GMOs and How to Avoid Them via A Dash of Soul

Just Live It via Coffee Cake & Cardio

For the runners:
Yoga for Runners via Love Life Surf

Great ideas:
30 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day via Mom’s Little Running Buddies


Yes to all of these:
Top 5 Reasons Editors Decline an Image via Healthy Aperture

Think about it:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Engaging in Social Media via Inspired RD

Good Read:
We’re Not Dogs, We’ve Earned Better via Mizfit Online

Use these:
30 Networking Conversation Starters via The Daily Muse

How to Carry a Heavy Bag Without Wrecking Yourself via Greatist

Read and Learn:
Start Here When Starting a Business
13 Biggest Failures from Successful Entrepreneurs


How To Remove the Background of an Image in Powerpoint via Hubspot

Good advice:
To Weigh or Measure via The Candid RD

Love this:
If They Ate It, Why Can’t I? via My Health, Happy Home

Such creative ideas to get kids to eat their veggies:
Play With Your Food via The Running Mom


Twitter Favs

20 Ways You Know You Went to a Small Liberal Arts College
Want the job? Read the Job Posting!
25 Acts of Kindness
Are You A Nutrition Expert?
Fair is Fair…or Is It?
How Snacking Became Respectable
How Exercise Changes Fat & Muscle Cells
28 Ways to Use Tahini That Are Not Hummus
The 80 Rules of Social Media
The Community Manager Checklist
Optimize Your Resume
For Low Income Families, Healthy Choices Are No Easy Choices
Does Your Dream Job Fit Into Your Dream Life?
20 Things You Need To Let Go Of To Be Happy
7 Senior Citizens With Super Human Strength
Stop Giving All Or Nothing
The 24 Greatest Things That Could Ever Possibly Happen To You
If You’re A Teenage Girl <– amazing
How To Pick Contest Winners From Likes on a Facebook Post
Fake Foods You Are Eating
Easy Lunch Box Upgrades
Everyday Luxuries Worth Your Money
Not Picture Perfect? Bounce Back From a Body Image Blow
How To Make Positivity A Habit
4 Seeds You Need
Top 50 Vegetarian Blogs of 2013
12 Biggest Mistakes Entry Level Job Seekers Make
11 Untranslateable Words from Other Cultures
How To Write An Introduction
How To Make Friends As An Adult
17 Secrets to Improve Body Language
What Is Real Food?
10 Things That Will Happen When You Start Crossfit
What People Really Look Like
How Fat-Free Can Be Misleading


Scenes From The Week


1. Someone got his hairs cut!
2. Bella makes Abner look so little!
3. Had some friends over for a little Tuesday night hangout time on the deck with the pups!
4. Evening bike ride with hubby


1. Suns out, all smiles!
2. Game day :)
3. Love my frands!
4. Forgot I had a milk frother. Busted it out this weekend!


Marcus is OBSESSED with popcorn. For real.

In the News

When Good Food Makes You Feel Bad
Freekeh- The Next Hot Supergrain
5 To-Dos After You Accept A New Job
The Skinny on Healthier Snacks in Schools
Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing
Can Crossfit Improve Running?
How to Fend Off Sitting Disease
What To Do When Nature Calls
How to Alleviate Pain From Text Claw
Sneaky Sources of Sugar
The Dangers of Upcycling Pallets
Meal replacement shakes- good or bad?

Coming Up!

pin it party

Join me THIS Thursday, September 12th for the 3rd Pin It Party! It’s been a few months since I hosted one so I figured it was time! In case you missed the last one, here’s the basic idea:

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!

You can check out my post from Pin It Party #2 for an example! Hope you’ll join me :)

That’s all for today!


P.S. Today and tomorrow I’ll also be thinking of my hubby and family back in Ohio as they celebrate the life of this beautiful lady:


Hubby’s grandma passed away on Friday. His grandparents are wonderful people who have treated me like their own grandchild for the past 10 years. Grandma Ethel will be greatly missed!

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. ohmygoodness I need this! Thanks for helping me get caught up on all the posts I missed. And thank you for including me. Have a great trip to CA and sending lots of thoughts and love to hubby’s family.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..16 Things I Learned on Summer Vacation (+ pictures)

  2. Have an amazing time in California! Thanks for all the links. They’re always fun to read as I start my Monday morning.
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  3. Yes, have a great time in Cali! It might be nice to disconnect from the computer for a while but of course keep up-to-date with your Twitter and Instagram. It is so nice to be able to come to this post as a one-stop-shop for some great links, rather than having to poke around and find them myself. Great way to start the week with some good reading!!
    Allie @ The Nutritional Epiphany recently posted..Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

  4. Thanks to you and Bean Bytes I never miss anything! My thought are with your family. Grandmas are the best!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Fox Point Sunset 5 Mile Race Recap

  5. i’m sorry to hear about his grandma xoxo have a wonderful trip in california – what a neat experience!
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  6. Very sorry to hear about your husband’s grandmother.

    I am very jealous that you are going to an almond farm–I’d be in heaven!

    Great round up; I read several of those this past week. Seems like getting back in the school swing has everyone pushing out great content!
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  7. You know I love the bean bytes!
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  9. yay for pin it party! i missed it! and safe travels friend.
    lindsay recently posted..Make it Monday

  10. I am sure your visit to Cali will be quick, but I’d love to see you, and now that my kids are in school, I can get away for a few hours. Let me know if it is at all possible. I am so sorry to hear about B’s grandmother, my heart is with you and your family today.
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Hood to Coast – a Paradox of Sport

  11. Great group of reads as always!
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Baby #2: 28 Weeks Pregnant

  12. Can’t wait to read these – especially the one about counting calories. Thanks Lindsay!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Arugula & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

  13. Sorry for the loss of Grandma Ethel. Losing a family member is hard & I hope for healing for your husband & his family.
    Have a great time in CA! :)
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  14. Wow have an amazing time in Cali! I love almonds! They are my favorite nut :)
    Laura@ recently posted..The Price and Time of Eating Healthy and the Value of Planning

  15. Oooo have so much fun in Cali!! Bring back some almonds!!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Fast and Healthy Recipes for Back to School

  16. Love all your links on bean bytes! We’re so lucky to have you share with us. :) Sorry to hear about the passing of grandma, I wish you and the family well in this tough time.
    Samantha @ 10,000 Squats recently posted..Food for Thought: Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone

  17. I love your Monday Bean Bytes! Thank you! Have lots of fun in California, I love Almonds! I hope you have lots of great ideas when you get back!
    Samantha Scruggs, RD, LDN recently posted..Nutrition Services Available in South Raleigh, NC Area and via Skype

  18. Oh, looking forward to the top vegetarian blogs link. I also enjoyed the If they ate it post. I’m not one for food posts but I enjoyed reading that perspective.
    abbi recently posted..I’ve Made It To The Big Time

  19. So cute, Usually dogs like popcorn. I have never seen a cat interested in it though.
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  20. Ooh, how exciting! Enjoy it- can’t wait to hear about your trip!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Fall 5 and 10 September Recap and Winners

  21. Can’t wait to hear about the trip & join in on the pin it party! Woo hoo! I actually lol’d at Marcus eating the popcorn when I saw it on IG the other night.
    Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted..Subbing [Half-Marathon Monday]

  22. I use your Bean Bytes as my reading list for the week. Thanks for the roundup. Awesome articles, as always! :)
    Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life recently posted..RUN10 FEED10

  23. I am so amazed that you keep up! I can barely keep myself together! :)

    So, HUGS on grandma – I get it too well!!!

    AND you are on my time – where in CA are you?

    OK – kitty is so cute!!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & FAMILY! Birthdays too!

  24. Sorry about the loss of your hubby’s gram. That’s always a tough one.

    Thanks for the links!
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  25. Another fabulous link round up. Can’t wait to get to reading!


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