Bean Bytes 69

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Good tips:
Feeling Frazzled or Fat? Try This! via Foodtrainers

Try these:
6 Ways to Change Up Your Workout via Your Trainer Paige

You don’t always need weights:
Why Bodyweight is Heavy Enough via Feminine Muscle

Love this idea:
Homemade Christmas Gifts: Cookie Dough via Live Well Kitchen

Don’t forget:
6 Important Muscles Exercisers Forget via Huff Post Healthy Living

Check these out:
16 Awesome Content Creation Tools & Apps via Hubspot

Why I Choose Not To Watch The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show via The Soulful Spoon


Check it out- I’ll be there speaking!
IDEA Blogfest 2104 via Live From La Quinta

On resumes:
Meet The Robots Reading Your Resume via The Daily Muse

When you’re sick and pregnant:
8 Natural Pregnancy-Approved Cures For Cold Season via A Healthy Slice of Life

On label reading:
The Most Important Thing To Look At On A Food Label via The Gypsy Dietitian

10 Rules for Holiday Decorations via Olive to Run

Wanna conquer your goals?
The Gorgeous Guide to Goal Setting via Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat

Fun snow day idea:
Snow Paint via The SITS Girls


12 Weight Loss Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make via Huff Post Healthy Living

Be you:
On Authenticity & Being Real via Determined To Be

Good ones:
7 Email Newsletters We Actually Like Getting via Inbound Hub

Christmas on the cheap:
21 Ways To Give Big On A Small Budget via Greatist

Do it:
The Most Important Thing You’re Not Doing To Start 2014 via Elizabeth Weinstein

Love these simple tips:
Get Started In The Kitchen via Making Good Choices

Want to learn something new? Check out the Share Your Expertise Elf4Health Challenge Linkup:
Share Your Expertise Linkup via Nutritionella


Keepin’ it real for all you moms out there:
It Isn’t Always Easy via Food Fitness & Family

Good party planning tips!
How To Host an Unprocessed Holiday Party via A Gutsy Girl

Do it right:
You’ve Been Taking Breaks All Wrong via Huff Post Healthy Living

Must read for bloggers:
We Don’t Have An Advertising Budget – The Dirty Side of Blogging via Mini Penny

Read and learn:
10 Immunity Boosting Foods for Cold & Flu Season via Fannetastic Food

Workout Music Resources for Fitness Instructors via Peanut Butter Fingers


Who’s up for the challenge?
New Year’s 30 Day Burpee Challenge via Your Inner Strong

Good read:
Rebel Dieting via Kath Eats Real Food

I’m sure many parents agree:
All I Want For Christmas Is For McDonalds To Leave My Kids Alone via Fooducate

Do it:
Love The One You’re With: A Case for Unplugging via Everyday Family

DIY Sprinkles Ornaments via Gimme Some Oven




Crispy Goat Cheese Risotto Cakes
Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites
Sweet Potato Gingerbread Smoothie
Indoor S’mores
Christmas Breakfast Cookies
Cranberry & Kale Turkey Burgers
Chocolate Cornbread
Gingerbread Almond Cashew Butter
Light Shrimp Puffs
Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa
Healthier Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Dip
Spiced Ginger Cake
S’mores Almond Butter
Cranberry Meyer Lemon Biscuits
Gingerbread Monkey Bread with King’s Hawaiian Rolls
Peppermint Puppy Chow
Gingerbread Smoothie
Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix
Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk Granola
Sweet Potato & Apple Madness
Apple Wrapped Salmon and Bacon Hash

Scenes From The Week


1. My friends at Food Should Taste Good & Larabar sent me a fun holiday entertaining kit, complete with chips, snack bars, a cheese board and recipe ideas! Have you tried combining Larabar pieces with cheese cubes?! You can make some fun flavor combos!
2. Driscoll’s Berries has a new #3PM snack campaign. They’re encouraging you to replace your unhealthy snacks with healthy options like Blueberry Trailmix. They sent me some to try and it’s delish- packed with nuts, and Barbara’s Puffins and a nice mix of salty & sweet!
3. My sad co-pilot on his way to get his nails trimmed
4. You still have today to read my review and enter to win a Fitbit Force!


Words of wisdom


1. Hubby and his mom
2. How awesome is this table my friend is making?!
3. Boys got new bones for xmas. happy dogs.
4. I got a new headband from friends. love it!

Twitter Favs

What An RD Doesn’t Eat
The Agony of Instagram
Snapchat or Instagram?
A Whole Lot Better Than Good Enough
5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Mental Strength
Skip The Supplements
10 Steps For Parents & Kids To Tame The Worry Monster
27 Shocking & Unexpected Things You Learn in Your 20’s
9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than A Krispy Kreme Donut
How One Hike Led To The Massive Success of Larabar
Stop Doing These Things If You Want To Get Healthy
37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older
Talk-To: The Best App Ever
100 TED Talk Lessons in 5 Minutes
Note to Selfie
Egg Substitute Baking Guide
Living Sick & Dying Young in Rich America

In The News

Healthy Oils Besides Olive Oils
Pay Kids to Eat Healthier?
6 Dos & Don’ts for First Time Vegans
Barley- The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About
Kids Can Go Vegetarian With A Little Planning
2 in 3 13 Year Old Girls Afraid Of Gaining Weight
As Food Labels Get A Closer Look, Ingredients Vanish
Are Trans Fat Alternatives Any Better?


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. Great links as usual! I thought I had my baking plans set for today but I’m adding a few more recipes from your list. Too good to pass up!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Old School Blogging – Holiday Edition

  2. Always great link ups!
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..Savour The Holidays!

  3. Great links. I really enjoyed the “What a dietitian doesn’t eat” post. You could create a whole series on that yourself!
    HollieisFueledByLOLZ recently posted..Slow and Steady Wins the Race (60 miles)

  4. lots of good reads, as always! and since i’m off work this week i have lots more time to read them – woot woot!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Veggie Power Smoothies at Smoothie King GIVEAWAY

  5. I never know where to start with all the great reads! :) Always love the pics!
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Happy Bday to my Hubby!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe!! I am glad to see that there are a lot of other gingerbread recipes, too. I am slightly obsessed right now ;).

    Isn’t that trail mix from Driscoll’s so good? I love that they added Puffins!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

  7. I clicked on Why Bodyweight is Heavy Enough and then I must have clicked on at least 4 more! I’m going to be smart and not click on peppermint puppy chow today – I’m the only one that likes peppermint at my house!
    Tina@GottaRunNow recently posted..5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Run

  8. Thanks for mentioning my blog post about the Victoria Secret Fashion Show Lindsay!! YOU ROCK!:) PS- I mentioned your Sunday Food prep in an article I wrote yesterday for All Women Stalk- I’ll let you know when it airs!!:) <3
    Heather Williams recently posted..HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #1- LARABAR VARIETY PACK

  9. So much good stuff here this week! Can’t wait to catch up on it–most of it is new to me.

    Merry Christmas to you!
    misszippy recently posted..My attempt to keep weight gain at bay while not running

  10. Thanks for sharing my cookie dough link!! I love the weekly “Bean Bytes” and always feel inspired after reading :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Meme recently posted..Christmas Favorites

  11. Looks like an awesome round up this week!
    AmyC recently posted..Training Truths: Bonding with my Treamill

  12. WOW such a great list!! Girl, you are a linking queen. Bookmarking this page asap!
    Sarah @ Sweet Miles recently posted..Last Minute Running Gifts!

  13. Ahh, so many great links to read! And, I must make the chocolate corn bread – two of my favorite things :)
    Thanks for mentioning my post!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..Quiet the Noise

  14. Great links as always. Thanks for sharing mine. I can’t wait until Blogfest 2014. I look forward to meeting you and so many other bloggers!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..To My Sister Susie. It’s been 10 years!

  15. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I LOVE these posts! They’re so full of useful info and delicious recipes. Thank you so much for mentioning my Gorgeous Guide to Goal Conquering! It’s funny you should mention Blogfest because I’m actually on holiday in La Quinta right now! It’s so beautiful and I wish I could be here to hear you speak too! I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat recently posted..Scenes from Palm Springs (so far)

  16. Aww! thank you for including me in your roundup! I love these and always love how much you read, and put together so nicely in these recaps. you always have the best finds! merry christmas!
    Jolene recently posted..Living with intention.

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