Bean Bytes 72

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Get your fitness on:
5 Reasons Women Should Strength Train via Stylista Fitness
How to Take Measurements & Progress Pictures via Wildy Fit

Lots of people struggle with this:
When Compliments Feel Like Lies via Sensual Appeal

Good ones:
9 Self-Destructive Habits to Ditch in 2014 via Side of Sneakers

Do these:
41 Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Cash via Greatist

Is it OK To Want Material Things via Cupcake Kelly’s


How do you decide?
To Keep or Delete- Cleaning Up The Blog Reader via The Big Man’s World

Which ones get you?
Marketing Ploys Caught Me Off Guard via Barefoot Angie Bee

Love these:
10 Resolutions Everyone Should Make in 2014 via Lauren Conrad

Ever wanted to try spinning?
8 Tips For Taking Your First Spinning Class via A Daily Dose of Fit

Glad to see people like Kelly Sterrett, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Jamie Oliver, Joy Bauer & Ellie Krieger on this list!
100 Most Influential Fitness & Health People via Greatist

Did you know?
Mason Jar Blenders via Pomegranate Bandit

Women’s Difficulty With Pull-ups Is About More Than Biology via Fit & Feminist


Thought provoking:
How We Tell Stories via Love Life Surf

Learn it:
7 Times You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Learning HTML via Inbound Hub

Good tips:
Tips for Packing Everything in  Carryon Suitcase via Peanut Butter Fingers

Good Read:
I Have a Dream: That People Will Look At A Picture Like This & Not Think It’s A Big Deal

Did you save yours?
33 Childhood Toys That Are Worth A Fortune Now via Buzzfeed


Have fun together!
5 Ways to Design An Awesome Partner Workout
via Feminine Muscle

Have you tried it?
How To Make Your Own Deoderant via Fit Mom in Training
Homemade Lotion & Lip Balm via Making Good Choices

Agreed- Stock up!
10 Healthy Pantry Staples via Running To The Kitchen

GMO Labeling Trek- Into the Darkness via Fooducate

Myths That Need to Go: Fat Makes You Fat via Thrive Personal Fitness


What’s your answer?
If You Could Have Good Health From a Pill, Would You Still Exercise? via Fit & Feminist

Do this:
4 Things To Include in an “I Need Help” Email via Katy Widrick

Say Hello via Heavy Steps

Everyone should do these:
5 Hip Exercises for Runners via Crazy Running Girl

Great read:
Wanna Quit Blogging? Read This First via Gala Darling

How to:
Add A Custom Signature To WordPress Posts via The SITS Girls

Sister Perspectives: What Rest Does via Determined To Be

Best things I read all week:
Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500 via Buzzfeed
Giving Up Food Guilt via The Gouda Life




Brussels & Prosciutto Skewers
Lentil Enchilada Wonton Cups
Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls
Return of Meatless Mondays A-Z!
5 Salad in a Jar Combos
How to Make Salted Caramel Without A Candy Thermometer
Edamame & Black Bean Salad
Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Lessons in baking San Francisco Sourdough
Vegan Pesto
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken
How To Drink (or Eat) More Green Tea
Thai Chicken Tacos
Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread
GF Orange Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Sauce
Sweet Potato & Cheddar Pancakes
Banana Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes
Shrimp & Tofu Pad Thai
21 Meals With Tons of Protein And No Meat

Scenes From The Week


Instagram Inspiration


1. It got cold here
2. We need new windows – ice inside = no good
3. If you like murder mysteries, Iris Johansen is on of my favs
4. Typical
5. Rare occurrence- both chewing on bones at the same time instead of fighting over 1
6. Abner didn’t like the ending of Insurgent
7. Went a litttttle crazy at World Market and Pier 1 over the weekend. In my defense, my sister gave me a giftcard for xmas :)
8 & 9. I won a giveaway from Blonde Ponytail for a pair of custom nanos. I cannot WAIT for them to come!!

Twitter Favs

30 Reasons Women Should Strength Train
18 Things Women Shouldn’t Have To Justify
A Mental Shift in Lifting <– confidence is key
10 Scientific Advances That Will Get You Fired Up About Health in 2014
Parents Rewrote the Lyrics to Lorde’s Royals
How Being Heavy or Lean Shapes Our View of Exercise
Why Is Crossfit So Popular Right Now?
Is Intuitive Eating Always A Good Thing?
Why I Got Married At 23
10 Reasons Crosfitters Should Do Yoga
On The Misuse of Sippy Cups
Why People Have To Squat Differently
50 Happiness Quotes That Will Change The Way You Things

Cooking Light


Like casserole? Here’s 80 Healthy Casserole Recipes for you to try!


Must trys from the most recent issue:

1. Raspberry Ricotta Waffles
2. Bacon & Leek Risotto
3. Hearty Beef & Stout Stew
4. Chicken With Turnips & Pomegranate Sauce

In the News

Is Cauliflower the new Kale?
9 Reasons to Eat Fish
The Best Diets, According to US News & World Report
Healthy Eating Habits Often Start At Your Desk At Work
Child Nagging and Negotiating With 3 Simple Words
Trans Fat Backlash Pushes Butter Consumption To A 40 Year High

That’s all for today, friends!

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. Such a fun list Lindsay! Especially loved the inspiration bits (NEED them this week.) Thanks so much for including my slow cooker recipe too! xo Erin
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife recently posted..Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

  2. Thank you Lindsay for including my post! So many great ones. I’m off to check out if I have any of those childhood toys!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..6 ways to fit yoga into your life

  3. Thanks! I love Bean bytes. I enjoyed that piece about why not to quit blogging. I agree about the cringe-worthiness though of looking at earlier posts, LOL!
    Samantha recently posted..The Ultimate Guide To Going Paleo

  4. Really loved the 10 Resolutions you should make by Lauren Conrad…especially reading for pleasure…that was part of my resolutions anyway…read more! So yay!
    Charissa recently posted..7 Colourful Things

  5. Thanks for the shout out, Lindsay- you stayed on the blog reader purely so I could get avocado envy. 😉

    Just kidding, but in all seriousness- Thanks for being a blogging gem- your resources and posts are invaluable. Cheers!
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Marvelously heatwaved

  6. My catch up resource! Thank you! Now off to read more about HTML. Blech.
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..5 Tips on How to Love Yoga

  7. so many good reads! i want to check out tons of these links!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Core Power Fit Kit GIVEAWAY

  8. Interesting collection of reads this week Lindsay. I know that in the Spring I want to grow my own garden so that was an interesting read.
    HollieisFueledByLOLZ recently posted..Treadmill Training (70 miles)

  9. Ooh, I don’t know where to start! Maybe make my own deoderant!
    Jennifer F recently posted..Healthy Dessert Recipe | Broiled Grapefruit with Feta & Balsamic Syrup

  10. LOVE this recap every week, and especially touching when you include a post from me!! Have a great week :)
    jobo recently posted..Sister perspectives: what rest does.

  11. oooo…your shoes look awesome!!
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently with me!

  12. How cool you won those shoes!!! I really don’t know how you read all this stuff! :)
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude & So Much Gratitude Below!

  13. So many great posts last week!
    Kierston recently posted..Embrace The Change Of Pace…

  14. Had to read the Detroit story–long, but what a great read. I have immense respect for the author. It would be interesting to follow the neighborhood’s progress, or lack thereof, moving forward. Sad place, Detroit.

    Lots of other great reads to get to, as well!
    misszippy recently posted..What’s it like to rest for two weeks?

  15. Great articles!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. It is official. These are my favorite Monday posts! I learn SO much from these. Thanks for taking the time to put these together!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Slow-Cooker Spicy “Sausage” and Bean Chili

  17. Thanks for including my Brussels skewers! SO many great recipes this week!

    I can’t believe your windows! I ended up with a ring of ice in my tub where I’d left the water dripping. So glad that arctic blast has passed.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Easy Oat Flatbread

  18. 80 healthy casseroles? Woah! Now that I work from home, it’s actually possible to make something that requires baking for an hour… I used to be all about the fastest possible throw together meal, but I’ll have to check those out!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..The 5 by the 5th Challenge is back!

  19. I love your Monday posts, Lindsay. The articles you choose are very helpful and informative! =)
    Helen recently posted..Weekly Meals and Workouts 2

  20. Love love love this!
    Jackie recently posted..Weekend recap

  21. Some great ones today!!
    Loved the link to the toys – my 12 year old enjoyed that one, too.
    And, I want to try and figure out the Word Press signature from the SITS girls – thanks!
    Kim recently posted..Great Weekend Reads

  22. Thanks for the shout out on our post! Also, I am in need of recipe ideas…definitely going to hit up some of your suggestions!
    Ana @ Stylista Fitness recently posted..Fitbit Challenge: Week One Results

  23. I love these posts, always find some new interesting links. Thanks for including my caramel post!

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