Bean Bytes 65

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Hate deadlifts like me? Try these:
Exercise Alternatives to Deadlifts via Your Trainer Paige

What do you think?
Where Do You Draw The Line Between Having Drive & Being Driven via The Great Fitness Experiment

5 Top Tips For Taming Sugar Cravings via Eat Spin Run Repeat

Love this:
5 Easy Steps For Making Your Unrealistic Goal A Reality via No Meat Athlete

Good ideas:
Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies via How Sweet Eats

Good read:
Thoughts on Exercise via Me & The Mountains


So true:
Find The Extraordinary in the Ordinary via It’s Progression

Love this guy:
Blog World Bullying via The Big Man’s World

Good takeaways for everyone:
Cancer & Exercise via Life to the Full

The Power of Ignoring Mainstream News via Buffer

GREAT advice:
45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You To The Top via The Daily Muse

So so true:
The Crossfit L1 Cert Doesn’t Make You A Coach via Breaking Muscle

Great ideas:
50 Ways To Help The Planet ย 

So helpful:
Finding & Working With Blog Sponsors Part III: Paperwork via Katy Widrick


Like this:
The Secret To Recovering From A Running Injury via Live Do Grow

Need to remember this:
Do You Do Working Intervals via Best Body Fitness

Good advice:
10 Elements of a Successful Life via Run to the Finish

I’m Sexy & I Know It via Slim Sanity

Good list:
10 Social Media Blunders Even Big Companies Can Make via Hubspot

A Turkey Day roundup I put together:
A Healthier Thanksgiving via Healthy Aperture


Love this campaign from Invisalign:
Smile It Forward via Neon Fresh

More great gifts:
Holiday Gift Guide for She & Him via How Sweet Eats
Holiday Gift Guide for The Practical One via How Sweet Eats

If you’re looking for gift in a jar ideas, check out all the linkups on this post:
Recipe Redux: Merry Mixes

Some of my favorite mixes in the linkup:
Healthy Cookie Dough
White Chocolate Ginger Pecan Multigrain Pancake Mix
Layered Cacao Spiced Coconut Almond Butter
Coconut Birthday Cake Sugar Scrub

Why You Can’t See My Abs via Blonde Ponytail

Good advice:
DNS, DNF, Push Through- How to Decide via Run to the Finish

3 Inbox Mistakes You Might Be Making via The Daily Muse

Good ones:
F Words Required for a Transformational Workout via Feminine Muscle

More cute DIY ideas:
DIY Gift Guide via Lauren Conrad

Good tips for beginners:
Crossfit for the “Unfit” Crossfitters via Tabata Times

Randomness found on Facebook:
If Famous Historical Events Had Instagram
These People Recreated Childhood Photos & The Results Are Epic
Every Year of Your 20’s Ranked From Best To Worst
40 Clever Life Hacks To Simplify Your World
Photos That Will Make Your Stomach Drop


Love rest days!
Rules of Recovery via That’s What Domi Said



Sweet Potato Stacks
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Portobello Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
42 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes
Broccoli Kale Salad
Green Beans With Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Bacon
Healthy Pumpkin Scones
Ultimate Dinner Roll Guide
Curried Carnival Lentil Stew
Whole Grain Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars
Cauliflower Meatballs
100 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
25 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Cranberry Lemon Oat Waffles

Twitter Favs

Increasing Your Social Media Presence on Instagram
25 Rules For Moms With Sons
10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Health
Top 5 Non-Food Subscription Boxes
Dietary Interventions For Common Pregnancy Problem
Trending Upwards
How Many Days Can You Go Without Checking Social Media or Email
Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workins Of Our Brains
Things You’re Only Afraid of If You Live in New York
It’s Not Easy For Anyone
The 27 Most Passive Agressive Things To Ever Happen
Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA
Your Body’s Best Time For Everything
The State of Blogging
Jennifer Lawrence on Body Image
15 Breakfast Ideas For You
Why Every Body Deserves Some Love
Why Diets Don’t Work
The Real Truth About Boring Men & The Women Who Live With Them
Make Your Own Swiffer Pads & Solution
Emotionally Invested In Crossfit
Famous Photos Reimagined As Selfies
A Love Story In Photos
Alcohol: Practice vs. Preach
Why I Will Not Quit Crossfit
Why This Lululemon Scandal Is Different
A Message to Lululemon from Fleet Feet Sports
Intuitive Exercise
Yoga & Makeup

Scenes From The Week


Loves of my life :)


1. Personalized notes from companies are amazing.
2. Pretty much sums up my day on Saturday.
3. #foodie
4. This is a GREAT ebook if you’re looking to learn more about photography. Pinch Of Yum is a great blog and Lindsay wrote a fantastic ebook. I spent the weekend reading, learning and taking notes! Click the image below to check it out! (*Note: It’s an affiliate link so I will earn a little money if you end up purchasing the ebook. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own).

Tasty Food Photography eBook


Bought myself flowers just because!

Cooking Light

Not quite sure how to carve your Thanksgiving turkey? Check out this video.

Need to use up that leftover turkey? Try theseย Leftover Turkey Recipes!

I’m in love with this #bakeasecondbatch holiday campaign. As you’re doing your holiday baking, make an extra batch for someone that needs it, snap a pic of you with your second batch and share for a chance to win!


In the News

Food Allergies Linked To Early Introduction Of Solid Foods
Lightening Up Thanksgiving Favorites
Fresh Ideas For School Lunch
Myth Busting: The Nutritional Facts Behind The Hype
Your Brain Processing Info Even When You’re Not Conscious Of It
10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workout
Save 1,000 Calories at Thanksgiving
Barley: The Next Supergrain
Kids Less Fit Than Parents Were
3 Most Misleading Label Claims
Target Empty Calories in Kids’ Diets At The Source
Being Green Can Be Easy On The Wallet
Is Nut Milk The New Kombucha?
Pregorexia- Extreme Dieting While Pregnant
6 Proteins on Students’ Trays

That’s all for today, friends! Elf4Health kicks off today and Elle & I are so thrilled to have over 800 of you joining us for the challenge!!


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. I need to read those tips for taming a sugar craving! Thanks for the awesome links!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Celebrating the Holidays with Whole Foods

  2. I must have been oblivious to it- but just realised your Nutrition counselling button is an AVOCADO. Trust you to do that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the shout out and as usual, for the array of links to check out- something I can finally enjoy now exams are done! Just saw your thanksgiving prep pics on instagram…I’ll check my mail tomorrow for the invite ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Marvelously finito

  3. Love the bake a second batch idea! I’m on it!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..A Week of Thanks in Workouts

  4. Love these posts. Lots of great reading material all in one spot! Thank you!!
    Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline recently posted..Sleep

  5. Great round up as always Lindsay! Definitely one of my favorite posts of the week! :)
    Kaila @healthyhelperblog! recently posted..“In the morning…I’M MAKING WAFFLES!”

  6. definitely checking out those gift guides! i have no idea what to get anyone this year!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Weekend Highlights

  7. So many great reads & I can see with me being behind, I missed some great ones plus always stop at the food ones! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude Monday and Life & Death & Life

  8. Love reading these each week! So many awesome new articles to read!
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..Weekly Recap: 11/18 โ€“ 11/24

  9. As always, great links!
    Maureen recently posted..Savory Breakfast Casserole

  10. great list of links as always and now I’m off to waste more of my day reading :)
    Amanda – RunToTheFinish recently posted..Stretching is Not Yoga

  11. Marcus, Marcus, Marcus… He almost made me spit out my coffee. Plump Orange Bean is such a character! Love him, love you… Have a wonderful Thanksgiving… SO grateful for you! xoxoxoxo
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Why weโ€™re drawn to warmth and a Oiselle Infinity Scarf Giveaway

  12. Thanks for the link love! :)

    I love Pinch of Yum too. I’ve been considering buying the eBook!
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..One Rule For A Guilt-Free Holiday

  13. I loved that “boring” men post! Thanks for sharing so many great reads, as usual!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food recently posted..The laziest weekend Iโ€™ve ever had

  14. Thanks for the link love, Lindsay! :)
    Kelly recently posted..How To Be A Morning Person On Race Day

  15. Whatever those squares of yummy goodness are, I need them. Like now.
    Megan Thode recently posted..Me Likey Monday 11/25/13

  16. So many great link. I don’t know where to start! Though I tend to go for the blogging and social media links first.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..Monday Runday: 5 More Running Questions Answered. Plus the Week in Running

  17. As always, I now have 50 million tabs open ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe
    Thank you for mentioning my post!!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Being Care-Free

  18. Great links!!! Lots of reading to catch up on! I bought the ebook from Pinch of Yum too, so good!!! She makes it all sound so easy, she has some amazing skills!
    Shel@PeachyPalate recently posted..Two times over tiramisu squares

  19. I think in every link up I discover a new blog- I love the variety you share here!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..2 year blogiversary and a Shoe Giveaway

  20. love the round ups. i have lots of reading to do! recently posted..Weekend Guilt

  21. I always love your round ups :)

  22. Thanks for including me in your list Lindsay! Means so much to have your approval! I love how your pup still thinks he can fit on your lap!! Mine too!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..How I Increased My Upper Body Strength

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