Bean Bytes #7

Hi Friends!

Time for more Bean Bytes!

Link Love


This girl runs 8 miles home from work! Impressive, no?
Tips for running home from work via The Sweet Life

Remember that bootcamp I did with Tina? Round 3 registration is now open!
Bootcamp Round 3 via Best Body Fitness

Some great tips if you’re thinking about eating more veggie meals!
Dappling with Vegetarianism via The No Sugar Sweet Life

This post raises a great point that we might be focusing too much on girls and neglecting boys
When Your Kid Uses the F Word via Foodtrainers

Love this girl’s life outlook
Do what you do via Lindsay’s List

How timely for me!
6 reasons to eat figs via Purely Twins

A must read if you’re thinking about dietetics/nutrition/grad school etc
FAQs: nutrition, a career change and grad school via Nutritionella

Need help with portion control?
Portion control…the tools for your success via Treats with a Twist


Cardio or strength first?
Fit Bit: Which should i do first? via Tina Reale

i’ve been meaning to do one of these forever!
Fit Test via Lindsay’s List

Fun little breakfast treat
Broccoli and cheese quinoa quiches via Hummusapien

Hiking tips
How to Hike a 14er via Just a Colorado Gal

Let’s talk about calories
Calorie-the new c-word via balance not scale


A great idea for a challenge!
Menu Planning Challenge via Mommy Run Fast

Benefits of Strength Training for Women
Why women should lift weights via Sprint 2 the Table

Why fast food isn’t always the cheapest
I have to stop for fast food via Best Body Fitness

Genius for fall
Mini Apple Phyllo Pies via Yes I Want Cake

More benefits of cross-training
Kettlebells for Endurance Athletes via Blonde Ponytail


Need to make these ASAP
Goat cheese and sweet corn stuffed peppers via Vegetarian Ventures

Because i’m just so darn happy for her!
Where our story continues via Determined. To Be

Just a little reminder
Something to think about: Self Care via The Lunchbox Diaries

Lots of great info about making your legs STRONGER!
Simply Shredded: Day 2 via CHAARG

An important message for the ladies
Things to try Thursday- Do it for the Girls via Chocolate Covered Diamonds


Baked pumpkin donut holes via The Comfort of Cooking

That’s all. I was out of town and didn’t open my google reader
So you tell me? What’d I miss?!

Scenes From the Week

 1. Bring a mug to work!
2. the buddies
3. why I do what I do
4. do it
5. the view from my sister’s new apt
6. Bella- her cat
7. Hubby got new kicks
8. yes, my husband bought that one in the middle of the top row
9. wedding bound

Giveaway winner

Danielle is the winner of my Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway! Send me an email!!

In the News

SNAP sees at least $2 million spent on sugary drinks
Is coconut water all it’s cracked up to be? 
Short burst of exercise make you fitter
Eating well during pregnancy reduces baby’s chance of obesity regardless of mom’s size
Renaming fruits and vegetables
GOP bill would repeal calorie cap on school lunches
Pros and cons of a vegan diet
Fat and getting fatter– TERRIFYING statistics
DASH diet works but African Americans less likely to comply 
Arsenic in Rice: Consumer groups urge FDA to set standards
FDA: Early data on arsenic in rice inconclusive
Obese children less sensitive to taste


That’s all I’ve got for you today!
How was your weekend?


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. Thanks for the shout out :) I’m loving all these links!!

  2. Love the shoutout, thanks so much!! :)
    Christy recently posted..#MotivationalMondays- How Christy Got Her Groove Back

  3. Definitely one of my favorite end of the week posts. Thanks again for all the great links!

  4. wow I missed a TON!!!
    Miz recently posted..Five months later….

  5. Thanks for the shout-out Linds!! I used all those calories to race a 1:28 first half-marathon this weekend and couldn’t be more excited! :) Thumbs up to energy and fuel!!
    Those running-home from work tips are excellent — definitely going to be using some through the fall as I switch back to working more at the hospital campus closer to my house.
    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale recently posted..Finish, Waffle, Nap.

  6. Ok, except for the fact that I spend so much more time reading…I love Bean Bytes! Gives me access and info to many more blogs that I want to follow! Thanks!

  7. I’ve got at least half a dozen links up in my browser to read now – thank you! :)
    Erica { } recently posted..Visit to the Fort and some Monday Motivation

  8. Thanks for the link love, my friend! I love that you tie in the links to the news, as well. That article about obese children sounds intriguing… that’s an issue I’m passionate about. Hope you had a lovely weekend!
    Laura recently posted..Fitbloggin Recap- part 1

  9. Great link ups! I’m checking out a couple of them right now! My weekend was good… One of my last low key weekends I’m going to have in awhile! :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..STL Bloggers, Run, Kids, Food

  10. Thanks for the love and for sharing these great posts!
    Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries recently posted..Injurys + Irrational Thoughts (and Staying Positive)

  11. Thank you for the shout out in my weight lifting post!

    I saw those doughnut hole too. I swoon.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Smoothie Demo + Cherry-Ginger Smoothie

  12. Love these! And THANK YOU for the shout out friend, you are so sweet!!! I love the pic of you two going to the wedding! super cute :)

  13. Thank you for the link and stopping by the Foodtrainers’ blog. I have to go check out your other suggestions.
    Lauren Slayton recently posted..Lady Gaga’s Weight Gain, More to it Than Lasagna

  14. Thanks for the link! You’ve got a lot of good stuff rounded up here…I’m honored to be included, lady!
    Katie recently posted..Crock Pot Cauliflower Sweet Potato Bisque

  15. Thanks for all the love!! :)

  16. So many great posts to check out! Glad you decided to continue Bean Bytes on Mondays :).

  17. Thanks for sharing :) PS. Love these posts – they’ve become my abridged google reader!
    Elle | nutritionella recently posted..back on the bike + weekly workouts

  18. love these posts, Lindsay!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..Meal Planning and Food Prep: Sunday 9.23

  19. Your sister’s new view is pretty sweet :) That is all!
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..Adventures and Eats in Charlotte

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