Bean Bytes 71

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Do you agree?
Sculpting is for Clay (Not Your Body) via Healthy Helper

Love these:
Free Printable Wellness Calendar via Back To Her Roots

Good stuff to know:
Top 10 Easiest Cooking Tricks You Need to Know via Wannabe Country Cleaver

Go register!
Winter 2014 Best Body Bootcamp

Give them some staying power:
How To Make Your Curls Stay Put via Lauren Conrad

Read & Learn:
Are Quest Bars Really As Nutritious As Claimed? via Fooducate

So cute!
Quick Patterned Acrylic Trays via House of Earnest

How to Embed Tweets In Your Blog Posts via Jennifer Grayeb


How to Make a Wall-Mounted Mason Jar Planter via Running to the Kitchen

Try this:
A Better To Do List- The 1-3-5 Rule via The Daily Muse

So much happiness from so many different people- great roundup:
The Best Photos of 2013 via Pavement Runner

Bloggers have power!
Blogger Prompts Chick-fil-A To Remove HCFS & Food Dyes from Select Menu Items via Babble

Love this:
Feeding My Kids: What I’ll Be Doing Differently in 2014 via Real Mom Nutrition


Great attitude:
What If Every Day Were New Year’s Day via Best Body Fitness

20 Weeks of Different (Lightened-Up) Dinner Menus via How Sweet Eats

Runners- check it out!
Run This Year 2014 Begins via Running Hutch

Get organized:
31 Days To A More Organized Home & Mind via A Healthy Slice of Life

Such a fun idea:
365 Days of Good Memories via Running With Spoons

Honest and practical:
10 Workout Tips For Moms By Moms via Babble

GREAT read:
Sustainable Resolutions For Your Diet via The New York Times


Like yoga?
10 Instagram Yoga Challenges for the New Year via Oatmeal In My Bowl

10 Things To Let Go Of On Your Blog in 2014 via The SITS Girls

Cute way to save:
What To Do With Old Christmas Cards vis DIY Playbook

This about it:
What She Hears When You Say “I’m Fat” via Run To The Finish

Ever wondered?
How To Identify The Name of a Font via Hubspot


The First Time My Daughter Said I Hate You I Bought Her  A Cake

Do you agree?
3 Trends I’d Like To See End in 2014 via Miss Zippy

Fun free challenge:
Food, Fitness & Finance Challenge via Ready For Zero

Good reads:
The Important Thing About Yelling Via Huff Post
Jennifer Lawrence Body Shames More Than You Realize via Sweaters For Days
Love Is…Holy Shit I Have Cancer via Huff Post

Two Week Healthy Eating Meal Plan via Back To Her Roots

All you need to know:
Blog Tip Friday: Google Analytics via Slim Sanity

Love these:
30 Resolutions for 30 Something’s via 30-Nothings

So informative!
Multi-Sport Mind: Biathlon via Iron Rogue

Good ones:
10 Money Saving Habits to Adopt Now via The Daily Muse

Bad Photos Shouldn’t Destroy Your Self-Worth via Authentically Emmie



42 Healthy & Portable Fridge-Free Snacks
Pulled Pork Pizza
Homemade Sweet & Spicy Seasoning
Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal
Honey Orange Sesame Chicken
Vietnamese Pho

Twitter Favs

9 Yoga Rules To Know Before You Step Into The Studio
New Year’s Money Resolutions
Why Juice Cleanses Don’t Deliver
5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement
15 Whole Food Recipes For Condiments
4 Ways To Gain More Flexibility
Why I May Never Run Another Marathon
Ways To Increase Pinterest Traffic
Why Dudes Should Do Yoga
14 Things To Stop Stressing About in 2014
5 New Years Health Tips From An Unconventional RD
Top 10 Things We’ll Miss About AIM
10 Food Blog Trends That Should Stop
Don’t Judge A Wine By How It’s Sealed

Scenes From The Week


1&2. Kinda in love with the “A Beautiful Mess” app on my phone.
3. Hubby got a beer holster for xmas and had to try it out. Here’s where it’s from.
4. I looked over at the table the other day and this random collection of things made it look like a shrine to my hubby :)


New Year’s Eve!

In the News

5 Pressing Health Priorities in 2014
Google’s Most Popular Diets of 2013
Wayne State Grad Student Takes On Fat Bashing
The Most Important Thing You Can Do In 2014
Health Law To Put Calories on Vending Machines
Stanford Football Adds Yoga To Their Routine
Meat & Smoking Have Highest Link To Cancer Incidences
Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar- One Variety Might Be Best
Teen Eating Disorders May Impact Weight Later
Children’s Science Museum Exhibit Promotes Healthy Eating
Social Norms Influence Food Choices
The Quest For A Natural Sugar Substitute
Social Media As A Megaphone To Pressure The Food Industry
Slow Eating May Reduce Hunger But Not Calorie Intake
Marines Delay Female Fitness Plan After Half Fail


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. Thank you, as usual, for the round up- time to sit back go through these gems! Cheers!
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Recent Marvelous Happenings

  2. Thanks for interesting links… At me it is opened about ten pieces now 😀
    Marina @ PBlover and Runner recently posted..#MIMM: Простые Вещи

  3. we are doing that planter this year.
    I hope.
    If I dont mess it up.
    As I so so can.
    But we’re trying.
    MIZ recently posted..If one woman told the truth…

  4. The beer holster is cracking me up! I’ve read several of those posts this week and I’m excited to tap into several more (the entitlement one in particular–always a goal to avoid this w/ my kids). Thanks so much for including me.
    misszippy recently posted..The things I’ll do for running

  5. Hmm, pulled pork pizza? My husband would be in heaven! Great links, as always!!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Some exciting news…

  6. As always, thanks for including some great links! You reminded me to sign up for Tina’s bootcamp too! :)
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted..A Case of Post-Holiday Monday Blues

  7. you know i gotta read up on that wine article! and you look beautiful linz! love your NY outfit
    lindsay Cotter recently posted..Make it, Move it, & #LBT Review

  8. The ‘Love is…’ article is so powerful. I’m trying hard not to openly cry here on the stationary bike at the gym. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. That cancer story is so heartbreaking. Her positive attitude is amazing.
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Garlic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

  10. Such great reads! I can’t wait to check out the Quest Bar post… it seems to be uber popular in the blog world but I’ve always questioned the “natural” aspect of them, even though I’m a lover of Quest myself :)
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Funky Monkey Bread

  11. I always love these wrap ups! I get to see what I have missed!
    Fancy Nancy recently posted..Monday Motivation

  12. thanks for the love! beautiful mess is such a fun app!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..St. Louis Snowpocalypse

  13. Thanks for the Link LOVE!!! I really appreciate it!
    Kaila @healthyhelperblog! recently posted..Sweat then Snack 2.0! [workout + recipe]

  14. thanks for making my surfing life easier! good ones!
    Jennifer F recently posted..Pear Pressure! Healthy Dessert Recipes for Poached Pears and More!

  15. Thanks for the great links!! Always look forward to this!
    Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline recently posted..Leg Burner

  16. love these links… we always learn new things 😉

  17. i learn so much from there. thanks for sharing..happy monday!
    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted..Spring Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

  18. Thanks for including my post, Lindsay!
    Emmie recently posted..Interview on the Launch Yourself Podcast

  19. Thank you for sharing these posts, Lindsay. Great round-up. =)
    Helen recently posted..Why I Sweat

  20. Always such a great round up of reads & always LOVE the pics!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & Giveaway winner – ME! :)

  21. I swear it feels like way longer than a week since the last Bean Bytes!! Can’t wait to check these out.
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted..Scenes from a weekend #9

  22. I’m so thankful someone is saying something about Quest bars…it’s such a huge pet peeve of mine that because they’re marketed as a “nutrition bar” they’re assumed to really be good for your health. They’re so not, and it’s rare that a “nutrition bar” really is nutritional anyway!
    And end rant. 😉
    Thanks for another great week of link-ups!!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..scenes from the weekend 1.6.14

  23. Annnd now I have 100 tabs open. Thanks, Lindsay!
    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted..January Reset: 21 Day Detox Plan

  24. Thanks for sharing our Christmas Card post!! You are too sweet. Happy New Year!! Xo, Bridget & Casey
    Bridget @ DIY Playbook recently posted..Rustic Ikea Shelves

  25. Just when I thought I was going to get my work done!…NOPE! Thank you Lindsay! :)

  26. sorry to quick on the trigger!! I actually sent my cousin the DIY mason jar planters link already! Thats a great one. Have a great week!
    Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted..See Ya Later Scale!!

  27. Love Love Love….as always! Especially loved how to embed a tweet in your post! Super helpful and super simple :) Have a great week!
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted..Whole 30 Week 1 Review AND 20 Min Bodyweight Tabata Workout


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