Bean Bytes 70

Hi friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes. Today’s edition is a little lighter than usual since last week was a holiday week…but there’s still some good reads & eats!


Link Love

Good advice:
Communicating With A Loved One With An Eating Disorder via Fitting It All In

Makes you think:
Is Antibacterial Soap Safe? via Greatist

Get moving!
Heart Pumping Commercial Workout via Greatist
Back to Basics Plyometrics Workouts via Mom’s Little Running Buddies

On caffeine:
Caffeine & Dehydration via Fun & Fit

Take care of yourself:
25 Ways To Practice Self Care via Greatist

Get inspired:
10 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Have The Best New Year Ever via The Daily Muse

Rant on Pinterest’s Health & Fitness Category via The Lunchbox Diaries

Love these:
33 Rules I Strive To Live By via No Meat Athlete
50 Bite Sized Resolutions For Better Health via Nutritionella
11 Things To Write Down Before the Year’s End via Oprah
Inspire Like No One Is Watching via Badass Fitness

Good info:
5 Over-Hyped Foods via Fooducate
What Is Browser Cache via Inbound Hub

On Being Ok With A Little Holiday Weight Gain via Trainer Paige
8 Tips For Blogging Etiquette via the SITS Girls

Must try this:
Homemade Simmering Potpourri via The SITS Girls



3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
New Year’s Breakfast Casserole
Black Bean, Pomegranate & Avocado Salsa
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Edamame Cranberry & Feta Salad
Breakfast Risotto
Caramel Chicken
No Knead Buttermilk Bread
Blackberry Brie Bites
Mini Spinach Artichoke Bites
Rich Chocolate Truffles
Plantain Flatbread

In Case You Missed It


I recapped all of our Christmas celebrations yesterday. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Check It Out


Over the holidays I got to check out some candles from a local candle company here in Columbus- Stink’s Candles. First of all- isn’t that the best name ever?! Here’s a little more about them:


The owner, Courtney, has created some awesome scents- everything from floral to seasonal to scents designed especially for men! She’s also great at customizing for special occasions like weddings, showers, birthdays, etc. She ships  all over, so if you’re a candle lover like me and like supporting small businesses- check out her website or follow along on Facebook!

Twitter Favs

Why Your Facebook Profile Could Be A Vital Travel Tool
9 Ways To Save More
When You’re Doing Nothing You’re Doing Something
13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Fat & Sick
Healthy Freezer Meals
18 Best Blogs & Websites of 2013
Sugar & The Science of Addiction
30 Amazing Food Photographers to Follow On Pinterest
11 Most Controversial Food Screwups of 2013
Top 10 FAQ About WordPress

In the News

Over 95% of Food & Beverage Ads On Children’s Programming Are For Unhealthy Foods
Snow Art <– so cool
Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Cuts Child’s Risk of Allergy
When It Comes To Walking, More Is Better
Why A New Year’s Theme Works Better Than A Resolution
13 of The Biggest Health News Stories of 2013
Why Looking At Buzzfeed Helps You Focus
Ask The ER Doctor: What’s The Best Diet?

Cooking Light

Looking for a quick dessert? Try this superfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding!


Want comfort food, but need it fast? Check out these superfast 20 Minute Comfort Food recipes – including Fettucine Alfredo with Bacon!


Have little ones? Try these superfast Kid-friendly recipes! Perhaps check them out even if you’re not a kid! Chocolate & Granola Dipped Apple Wedges? Yes please!

That’s all for today.


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 off now to read the post about FB and travel.
    AlexandraFunFit recently posted..Rethink Your Day: Move Just a Bit More

  2. lighter and still ROCKTASTIC.
    MIZ recently posted..How to build muscle and lose weight–without losing your mind.

  3. Lindsay you always have the BEST links to share!! Thanks girl!
    Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline recently posted..Cardio Crusher

  4. chocolate peanut butter pudding?? checking that out NOW!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Holidays 2013

  5. off to pin and pin and pin
    lindsay Cotter recently posted..New Year, New Word, New Workout

  6. I love the Bloggers do it better tweet someone left Martha Stewart over her #struggleplate. haha Thanks for all the great links!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..The weekend of ups and downs, but mostly ups

  7. that chocolate pudding looks amazing.. I wish I had enough time to click on all those links..Ill come back later to read more, I love all of them!
    sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..What Crossfit Has Taught Me {Part 2}: Setting PR’s

  8. Love reading these posts! So much great information!
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..The I Am Brand Running Shirt Giveaway

  9. Whoo! What a great list! I checked out a ton of these links. Always a great Monday morning read over coffee Lindsay- you rock!:)
    Heather Williams recently posted..Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Starter Pack- GIVEAWAY # 2!

  10. Thanks for including my macaroons! I’m loving those chocolate dipped apples… having kids isn’t a requirement for them, right? 😉
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Merry Monday

  11. Merry and Happy everything to you!! Hope you had a great holiday and visit to NYC!! Thanks for the great links as usual.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Top 5 Nailed It List of 2013

  12. as always chica another great round up!!

  13. This edition is especially helpful for me since I took basically all week off from blogging and am guilty of hitting “mark all as read” a few times! :-)
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..2013 in Review

  14. I seriously look forward to your Bean Bytes every Monday. I know I can count on you to find all the posts I missed :)
    Meme recently posted..Christmas Favorites

  15. Love the stove top scent. I made a new batch every 2 weeks in December and just started a new one today!! Smells so divine!

    • awesome! do you just reheat it every day after you make it?

      • Yes. I like to bring it to a low boil and then turn the heat down to a lower heat. I feel the bubbly cracks the cranberries and releases the scent! I keep it in the same pot or a closed container and put it in the fridge after it has cooled. Then when I can keep it on the stove much of any day, I pull it out. Hope you love it!

  16. Thanks for your links every week! This is always my go to on Mondays when I get bored at work haha
    Jessica Styers recently posted..Weekend Recap 12/28/2013

  17. I love you “In the News” section this week!! Thank you!

  18. I feel like it’s been a month since I spent much time reading blogs and I’m happy I came back on a Monday for this. Great roundup – I have 8 new tabs open to read. :)
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Looking Back at 2013

  19. Holy crap. that snow art is insane!!
    Thanks for mentioning my post :)
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..10 Things I Learned in 2013

  20. thanks for the great reads!
    sarah recently posted..Master Bathroom Plans

  21. thanks for sharing mine, linds!
    Clare @ Fitting It All In recently posted..Scenes From The Weekend 12.29.13

  22. THanks for the link love! Your bean bytes are always so satisfying. 😉
    Katie recently posted..2013 Recap: The Conclusion

  23. LOVED this post (and thanks for including me!) – so much fun and helpful stuff to read and be inspired by for the new year. Happy New Year! :)
    Kate @Framed Cooks recently posted..Caramel Chicken

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