Bean Bytes #6

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of Bean Bytes.

Link Love


On mattering.
Mattering via MizFitOnline

A response to the article published recently.
On buying organic and why you still should via Making Good Choices

Yes.Just Yes.
Smoky sweet potato burgers via How Sweet Eats

Focus on Now.
Loving the current version of you via The Wannabe Athlete

Pinterst tip!
How to optimize your photos for pinterest via The Inspired RD

Another use for instagram
Create a visual fitness and food journal via FitKnitChick



Great blogging info
The business of blogging- self hosted vs hosted via Lindsay’s List

Double standards annoy me.
The Double Standard via Happy Fit Mama

This game sounds like so much fun!
Bachelorette Party Question Game via Peanut Butter Fingers

Bike safety. SO IMPORTANT!
Bike safety via Healthy Ashley

How 9/11 changed her life AND a must read article
Remembering via Food Fitness and Family
My Son Reads about 9/11 at school, but he lives 9/11 at home  via the Huffington Post

Right up my alley!
Mexican Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Avocado Spread via Clean Eating Chelsey



An incredible story about UC.
Invisible Illness Awareness Week via Run Stronger Every Day

Be a good role model
6 Ways to help our kids maintain healthy attitudes about food and fitness via Fit Pregnancy and Parenting



Breakfast anyone?
Pumpkin baked oatmeal via Fit2Flex

Need this.
Cheesy Italian Quickbread via Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Love her attitude
Pregnancy, food and body image via Making Good Choices

For all you mom and dad runners
Stroller Running via The Happy Runner



What’s your opinion?
New York City’s Ban on Sugary Beverages via Happy Mother Runner

A cool way to build a playlist
How to build the ultimate workout playlist via Your Trainer Paige

More about foam rolling and muscles
They see me rollin’ via Run Principessa

Drool-worthy peanut butter recipes
12 pb recipes for national pb day via satisfy my sweet


Scenes From The Week 


1. More Breaking Bad
2. Fashion!
3. Because you are
4. Picking out stain for our replacement fence
5. SO PROUD of this busy mom of 4
6. Spoiled kitty
7. Be better
8. Jeans day!
9. So totally my husband


Scenes from the Weekend


1. I made my first ever batch of vegan cookies! recipe soon!
2. It was a Starbucks kinda Saturday morning
3. Much needed grocery shopping
4. Bought figs for the first time
5. My fridge is restocked and happy :)
6. I made a huge batch of chili- recipe here
I added extra beans, veggies & spices to make a bigger batch
7. The boys BEGGED me for a walk
8. A reminder to wash your reuseable bags
9. Mailed my Foodie Penpals package!

Hubby did this all weekend:

After 4 years, we discovered that the company that built our fence didn’t bury the posts anywhere near as deep as they said they would in the contract, so they ended up having to build us a brand new fence. Hubby immediately stained it since we never got around to staining our last one.

I did a lot of this:

Homework, case studies and modules for my internship just never end…


In The News


Pedometer used in health and wellness programs in schools
Would-be healthy eaters face confusion
Fish Oil no lifesaver
Nutrition’s role in sarcopenia
McDonalds to post calorie counts
Some anti-obesity campaigns may backfire
Food insecurity leads to health problems in HIV patients 
NY oks first ban on super-sized sugary drinks


There you go! Have a great week :)

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. dang I missed a LOT LOT LOT last week.

    Miz recently posted..Role model Monday: It’s how I do.

  2. Thanks for the link love! Off to catch up on what I missed…
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Running with A Legend

  3. Life gets busy for us all during the week, but I never worry that I’m going to miss anything SUPER important because I know that I’ll be able to wake up to the Bean Bytes on Monday. Thanks again Linds!! :) Good luck this week Miss Intern!!
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently Sunday Goodbye!

  4. Thanks for all the great links! I am still finding new blogs (which doesn’t help my reader) and they inspire me to make mine even better!)
    Tami Grandi recently posted..New Perspectives, Kind Words, and Joy

  5. I love all your pics from the weekend! I made chili too- the perfect fall weather was just calling for chili! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Andrea recently posted..Welcoming Fall With A Cozy Recipe

  6. ditto to what Carla said up there. where have I been all week?!?! :)
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently what you do

  7. Love when you post this! And the little news recaps are super helpful too! I hadn’t seen a lot of those! Off to do some serious reading!
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..Marvelous in my Monday!

  8. lots going on in the world/blogosphere! have a great week! :) :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Marvelous Runs

  9. Great list! I missed out on some of these!
    Kierston recently posted..5 Tips: Easing The Pain in Fitness Competition Heels!

  10. So many great links! I think that from now on, I’m not going to read anything during week and I’ll just check out bean bytes, K? 😉

    Plus, it looks like you had a great weekend!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..It was a good day

  11. Thanks for the link love, Linds! :)
    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life recently posted..Dance Party Time at Seth and Nicole’s Wedding

  12. I’ve already clicked over to some of these! Thanks for sharing some good posts! :)
    Maureen @ Organically Mo recently posted..3 Reasons I Love Sundays

  13. That happy fridge pic is awesome. Making my fridge happy is always the highlight of my weekend.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Fig and Edamame Salad with Sriracha-Lime Vinaigrette

  14. Speaking of washing your reusable bags — any tips on how to clean insulated lunch bags? I wipe mine down once or twice a week but it never seems good enough and I end up buying a new one.
    Brittany recently posted..Weekend Recap

  15. Great links! I needed that reminder to wash reusable bags… doing it today. I also have a sad fridge that I’m off to make happy today. :)

  16. great links! thank you for including me twice! :)
    Nicole recently posted..Pumpkin Spice Muffins

  17. I’m pumped to try your chili recipe…and can’t wait for the vegan cookie recipe!!

    ~ Jillian
    Jillian {Her Split Ends} recently posted..Monday Mantra: Do it

  18. Thanks so much for this (exhaustive!) list Lindsay (and for including me!). I’ve bookmarked you and know what I’ll be reading during kids’ lessons tonight!
    Tamara recently posted..Is the paleo diet right for you? My experience with going grain and dairy-free

  19. Jeez, this must take you forever to put together! I love it, so much great info all in one post…I also love them on Mondays, it’s a great way to catch up on all the stuff I missed the week before!

  20. I have so much to catch up on, but I just want to sit here and click through all your links… sigh… what to do!?! :)
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..My First 10k : Davidson Run for the Green

  21. Man I got some catching up to do! NICE RECAP POST!
    Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) recently posted..Marathon Training Thursday – Running Questions

  22. Great round up, Lindsay! Sounds like a productive weekend. Also – saw you weren’t feeling well on (Instagram? I think?) Hope you’re not getting sick…it’s going around!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Move it Monday: 3-2-1 Run! Workout (-& Virtual Personal Training Winner Announced!)

  23. i love these posts! theres always links included that interest me! :)
    Julianna @ Julianna Bananna recently posted..Making Me Happy

  24. Loved your outfits this week hehe 😉 And your eats, as always! all colorful and full of variety!
    jobo recently posted..Striving for a set-apart life.

  25. Great list, girl! I loved Angela’s post on the Double Standard…I wrote a whole long comment and it kicked me off! lol
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..#WeeklyChase: Mindful Eating

  26. The amount of work your internship is scares me!!! haha! I’m enjoying 2 “easier” classes before my last clinical nutrition class.
    Carissa recently posted..Central Florida Bloggers Conference

  27. thank you for this! things have been crazy for me, need to go catch up on a lot of things
    purelymichelle recently posted..oh where, oh where did our workouts go

  28. Thanks for the link-up Lindsay! Have a great week!
    Mercedes recently posted..Top 12 Peanut Butter Recipes for National Peanut Day 2012

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