Bean Bytes 73

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


On Yoga:
5 Tips on How To Love Yoga via Happy Fit Mama
6 Ways to Fit Yoga Into Your Life via Love Life Surf
Things I Have Learned- Yoga Lessons via Best Body Fitness

I’ve made dog treats, why not cat treats?!
Tuna Catnip Kitty Treats via Joy the Baker

Think about it:
Life Is Too Short To Stuff Tradition At The Bottom Of A Kitchen Drawer via A Gutsy Girl
Say Yes And Don’t Be Afraid To Fail via Got To Run For Me

5 Things To Add To Your Life via The Real Life RD
Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism via Buffer

Read the label:
How Natural is Crystal Light via Fooducate


Removing the Perfect Life Perception via The Big Man’s World

Good read:
Thank You, Jerk in College via Katy Widrick

Do this with your friends:
Creative Cooking Challenge via Matters of Course

On labeling your diet:
What I Didn’t Anticipate When I Stuck the Vegan Label on My Diet via Feminine Muscle

Why You’ll Never Have It All & That’s A Good Thing via Strong Inside Out
9 Important Lessons You Can Learn By Starting A Blog via Brazen Careerist

AWESOME breakdown if you’ve ever wondered:
How Bloggers Make Money via Neon Fresh

Love this:
Finding Your Motivation via Living Well Kitchen

Yes to so many of these for me:
16 Signs You’re a Type A via Huff Post

Great ideas:
Ways to Fight The Winter Blues via It’s Progression
Cheap Stress Relief Tips via Sensual Appeal

Love this! Focus on the positives:
Positive Customer Service Challenge via Our Freaking Budget

Have you crossed the line?
When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy via Erica D House

Get a reusable water bottle:
Why You Should Never Buy Disposable Water Bottles Again via Greatist


Do you agree?
Yoga is An Act Of Bravery via Carla Birnberg
Yes, Women Can Get Too Bulky via Your Trainer Paige

Love her:
I Don’t Give A Damn via Olive to Run

Great ideas:
6 Ways To Add Fun to Family Dinner via Real Mom Nutrition


Cute and easy:
10 Minute Patterned Acrylic Coasters via House of Earnest

10 Design Elements All Blogs Should Include via The SITS Girls

Good tips:
Tips on How To Love Yourself via Enjoy Your Healthy Life


Great replacement words:
Skinny- The Ultimate Compliment? via Snack Therapy

Love! Why do you blog?
What’s In It For Me via  Writing Wishing
Crossfitter in a Non-Crossfitter’s Body

Artificial Lighting Tips for Food Photography via Pinch of Yum

Good list:
Top 10 Whys & Hows of Keeping A Food Diary via Fooducate



Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal
Easy Oat Flatbread
30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
Spiced Banana Donut Holes
Avocado Goat Cheese Spread
Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Scramble
Easy Homemade Pretzel Buns
75 Easy, Healthy Lunches for the Office
Chocolate Avocado Donuts
Melted Goat Cheese & Chive Pancakes
Avocado Pesto Sauce
Power Greens Breakfast Skillet
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread French Toast
Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Scenes From The Week


Inspiration and funnies.
The shirt in the middle. NEED.
(Even though there’s a grammatical error!)


The sun came out one day last week.
Almost forgot what that was like :)


My babies.


My crossfit coach got a new puppy. How adorable is she?!
My friend’s great dane Bella. She thinks she’s a lap dog.

Twitter Favs

A Guide To Joining a CSA
Promoting Positive Body Image In Kids
11 Tips To Save Time & Money At The Grocery Store
15 Quinoa Recipes
Johnson & Johnson Baby Soup Exposed
My Arena
365 Quotes To Inspire You in 2014
8 Reasons To Drink Water Instead of Coke
10 Things You Need To Know About Inherited High Cholesterol
So You Want To Do A Handstand T
Top 5 Food Ingredients You Should Be Avoiding
The Millennial Generation Becomes Parents
7 Steps To Becoming A Better Cook
Oatmeal Body Scrub
Is GMO Labeling Worth The Fight
The Unbelievable Amount of Sugar in “Healthy” Juice
Strength Training 101 – Where to Start
The Power Within
Is Crossfit Really Killing Us- A Response
The Best Thing To Come Out of The Bikini Bridge Hoax
How To Reduce Your Bounce Rate
7 Twitter Accounts To Follow To Make Your Next Trip Easier
7 Frugal Tips for Kitchen Organization
Yoga for Abs

In the News

What Is Clean Eating
Caffeine May Boost Memory
Signs Encouraging People To Take The Stairs May Work
25 Ways To Improve Your Finances in 2014

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. WHAT! No picture of the new hair did? Lucky for instagram ha!

    Thanks for the shout out and some much needed reading material- I forgot my book and kindle and am in the middle of the Australian bush en route to Sydney.

    Completely off topic but there’s a link above me for pepperoni pizza puffs…I think it’s time for me to stalk your recipe page.
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Marvelously manic.

  2. Whoa! So many great links to read through! I know what I will be doing when i get back from my training run. I am meant to be resting up my body, you have given me something to do while I do it!

    Lots of great recipes to look through also! You are just the source of my existence today :)
    Tina Muir recently posted..Mary’s Gone Crackers Gluten Free Products Review

  3. Some amazing sounding recipes in that list today! And some good reads, too. I loved Cori’s post.
    misszippy recently posted..Cultivating the right attitude

  4. Here is something else to think about!!! Have a good week!!
    Rory Lazear recently posted..Please take the time …

  5. There were a lot of great articles in here once again Lindsay. You always find the most useful and interesting information.
    HollieisFueledByLOLZ recently posted..Letting Myself Slide…Six months of Training Thoughts

  6. as always, tons of good links! and puppies are so fun – even if they’re not yours! :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Albion Fit GIVEAWAY

  7. Great links, thank you for sharing mine! :) The crossfit puppy is SO adorable!!! xo
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..What’s With the Gluten-Free Trend? Debunking the Myths

  8. So many great reads here! Thank you Lindsay for including me. I am behind on reading last week so this is super helpful!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Coffee Talk

  9. Thanks for the shout out! Happy Monday friend!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Slow Cooker Beef Chili with Lime Crema

  10. Great picks as always!!
    Kate @KateMovingForward recently posted..I have decided to stick with love…

  11. Whoa! I’ve got to set some time aside to go through all I haven’t read. Really stellar week! And thank you so much for including me.
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..My Reverse Bucket List

  12. Your fur babies are SO cute!! Isn’t a dog’s love just the best thing ever? :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Chocolate Cran-Blueberry Buckwheat Bake

  13. So I just spent the last uhm… hour reading the majority of these. Thanks for catching me up AND sharing my post.

    p.s. Love ya too!
    Cori @ olivetorun recently posted..All I Want to Do is ZOOMA ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM! [Race Recap]

  14. Thanks for sharing my post! I always make sure to check the Bean Bytes every Monday to catch up on my blog reading. You always share the best links, and it is an added bonus when one of mine is included :)
    Meme recently posted..Finding Your Motivation: part two

  15. Lots of great links to catch up on, as always :)

    Thank you for including MY link, Lindsay!
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..DIY Vitamin C Serum for Healthy Glowing Skin

  16. Thank you sunshine!! Can’t wait to dive in. Your curls looked awesome BTW!
    Happy Monday! :)
    Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted..The Lighter Side to Coconut Shrimp…

  17. thanks for including my post!!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..scenes from the weekend 1.20.14

  18. All great information!! Lots to read this week.
    Nicole recently posted..{Giveaway} Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation Program

  19. Thank you for including my post!
    These are some great links, gotta check them out.
    Alison recently posted..Full

  20. these are truly the best!


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