Bean Bytes 76

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


link love


Good info:
What I’ve Learned In Being My Own Boss For A Year via Back To Her Roots

Love #2:
What’s Your Healthy via Mom’s Little Running Buddies

10 Reasons Runners & Crossfitters Understand Each Other via Run Wiki

Good perspectives:
How Could I Love You Better via Carla Birnberg
I Am A Duck, Hear Me Quack via A Gutsy Girl
Before You Compliment Someone, Think About This via Sensual Appeal

10 Pinterest FAQs via Hubspot
Tax Deductions For Bloggers via SITS Girls
Lessons From A Practice Race via Run To The Finish


The Art of Doing Nothing via Food & Nonsense
Blogging As A Couple via Pinch of Yum

Read & Learn:
When It Comes To Food Packaging, ‘Natural’ Means Nothing via Fooducate

A good read:
Russell Brand: My Life Without Drugs via The Guardian

Do you agree?
A Call For Candy Free Valentines via Real Mom Nutrition


These are AWESOME:
37 Sanity-Saving Kitchen Tips via One Good Thing

3 Gym Toys You Should Try via Energy We Bring

Get your workout on:
A Collection of Leg Workouts via Peanut Butter Fingers

On Finding Inspiration via How Sweet Eats
5 Things I Want My Kids To Learn From Sports via Love Life Surf
Food Shaming & Comparison via The Real Life RD

Great tips:
Media Pitching Tips From The Pros via Sound Bites

What do you think?
My Company Doesn’t Pay For Hotel Gyms via A Healthier Happier Bear


Why Everyone Should Learn to Budget via Fitting It All In
How To Perfect Your About Me Page via SITS Girls
27 Productive Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes via The Daily Muse

Are you?
Authentic Assessment: Are You Grading Yourself Fairly? via Run Pretty

Good reads:
Silence via Relentless Forward Commotion
How To Deal With A Picky Eater via Making Good Choices


I Came To Be Awesome, Not Skinny via Fit Nation
The Power of Sisterhood via Energy We Bring
Dear New Girl At The Gym via Emily Millard

Love pistols if they’re done right:
Exercise Spotlight: Pistols via Girls Gone Strong



Meyer Lemon Sprinkle Cookies
Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu
3 Surprisingly Quick Meals
Butternut Squash & Spelt Salad with Goat Cheese
Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos
Chocolate Waffles with Peanut Butter Sauce
7 Toppings To Make Your Salad More Satisfying
Gluten-Free Chik-Fil-A Nuggets
Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie
Chickpea Tempeh Burgers
Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies
Bourbon Caramel Almond Butter Cups
23 On The Go Breakfasts
Grain Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Bread
Black Bean Brownie Recipe Roundup
Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches
Tofu Curry
How To Make Crepes
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Nutty Protein Granola Bars
20 Creative Salad Ideas
13 Toddler Meal Ideas
Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (No Bake)
Caramelized Banana And Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake
Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs
Peanut Butter Banana Honey Bread
Ice Cream Stuffed Crepes

scenes from the week


Good stuff:

  • I’m excited to be part of the Cabot Cheese Board. You may have noticed the new badge on my sidebar!
  • Hopslam is my JAM.
  • Hubby got a great deal on bumper plates and a new bar on Craigslist for our basement gym!
  • Surprise treat from Blue Diamond- thank you friends!!


Best. day. ever. My friends at Blendtec sent me this amazing blender (for free). I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys…and stay tuned, there may or may not be a giveaway in your future 😉


  • Stretching buddies
  • My food prep helper :)
  • My FIL during the Super Bowl- not impressed.
  • Lots of snow and ice…but the sun has been out so I’ve been trying to walk the boys at least a little ways.


  • Hubby found this gem- a Coach sweatshirt- on Etsy and has pretty much been living in it since he got it.
  • Napping friends
  • That FACE. the cuteness.
  • Snow snow and more snow = LOTS of shoveling…even at midnight…and lots of snowy hair!


In case you missed it, check out Saturday’s post where I share some food blogs I’ve been loving lately!

cooking light


The Most Common Cooking Mistakes– are you making them?


100 Healthy Dessert Ideas
Perfect for Valentine’s Day!


Need help planning your meals?
Check out this drag & drop Weeknight Meal Planner!

google love

I’m trying to get into Google+ because I’ve been reading a lot about how it’s the next big thing. It’s taking some adjusting, but so far so good!
Are you on it? Find me here!

Here are some posts I found via Google+ this week:

Improve Your Running With Tempo Runs
Sriracha Ginger Cabbage Slaw
How To Follow A Dairy Free Lifestyle
Free Blog Planner Download
Baja Fish Tacos
21 Suggestions For Success
5 Tips For An Epic Care Package
3 Activities to Get Your Toddler Away From The iPhone
20 Minute HIIT Workout
Spicy Chocolate Bark
Caramel Bacon Popcorn
Crazy Skater Workout

check it out


My girl Taylor over at Taylor Made It Paleo just released her first ebook.
Paleo Treats & Healthy Sweets
I’m so proud of her! Go check it out!
The recipes look amazing and it’s only $5.

twitter favs

Run Because You Can
Why Coke’s Superbowl Ad Matters So Much
10 Common Mistakes Parents Make
When A Good Writing Opportunity Is Anything But
37 Sanity Saving Kitchen Tips <– AWESOME
Trusting A Baby To Know How To Eat
What’s Wrong With Run Disney
PFC Balanced Eating
3 Weekly Tasks To Increase Pageviews
How Slate’s Latest Article on Pesticides Got It Really Wrong
Why This May Be The End of Really Expensive Super Bowl Ads
Less is More- Set Limits To Get More Done
CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes
An Open Letter To Slushy Corners
The Shocking Outcome of the Biggest Loser Isn’t That Shocking
Why Your Weight Shouldn’t Matter
Are Meat Nutrition Labels Based on Raw or Cooked Meat
Rethinking Kids’ Drinks
End Mealtime Battles With 5 Words
Saturated Fat Phobia Among Dietitians
Skewer the Stigma: An Addict Shares Who We Are
10 Stupidest Thing You’re Doing With Your Smart Phone
That Chemical in Subway Bread is Everywhere
Startups- This Is How To Score With Bloggers <– yes
Worth “It”

in the news

Health Groups Call For Soda To Be Removed From Kids Menus
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Weight
Half of Eating Occasions Now Snacks
Academy Applauds Passage of Farm Bill
Subway Takes Chemicals Out of Bread


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. I am so glad you agree! Thank you so much for the shout out! My mouth is watering over those sprinkle cookies!!
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Homemade Low Carb Powdered Vanilla Coffee Creamer

  2. Can I just say I nearly got booted out of a meeting today after legit laughing out loud at mr beans dance post squat? Something I will no doubt strive to do if I ever hit such numbers!

    Cheers for the week recap- I’m behind in my reading so as usual, much appreciated!
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..MIMM- Giveaway of randomness

  3. We’re so happy to have you on the Cabot Cheese Board. Looking forward to lots of cheesy fun in the months to come!

  4. Congrats on Cabot! I have “met” Candace via a mutual friend. They are such a great company–and one of my favorite, fun IG accounts to follow!

    Wow…so many good recipes this week!
    misszippy recently posted..Five steps to affordable running

  5. i need to A) check out all those awesome recipes and B) figure out google+
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..No More Rabies Vaccinations

  6. Whoa so much good stuff! You are living the life right now :) I saw a lot of your pictures on instagram, but love seeing them again! I am going to check out many of these links, so many good ones to think about, but right now I cant get those cookies out of my mind!!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Tina Muir recently posted..Fiber Love Review

  7. I love how big this has grown. You are really doing an awesome thing here Lindsay. I really need to update my about me page so that post was super helpful.
    LOLZ recently posted..Base Building Week 2 (76 miles)

  8. You do KNOW that Bean Bytes is the absolute BEST part of Mondays? (Monday mornings more specifically because I can never wait to read!!)

  9. i recognize that nap picture.
    lindsay recently posted..3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks

  10. YOu always have a great roundup!
    Sarah Kay Hoffman recently posted..30 Things I am Glad I Didn’t Know Would Happen in Year 30

  11. WHOA! So much information today…I’ve got a lot to look at. And Google+, what to do with it???
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..5 Reasons to Workout in the Morning

  12. HOORAY BEAN BYTES! Love these!! Thank you Lindsay. :)
    Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted..10 Tips to Show Love…Part 2

  13. Hey Lindsay!
    Love your weekly roundups! They are the best part of Mondays :) just out of curiosity, as a dietician, what’s your view on coconut oil and saturated fats? I’d love to hear your opinion :p

  14. All I can say is thank goodness I have a huge cup of coffee to accompany my reading this morning. Thanks for the links, girl!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted... currently – february 2014 .

  15. I love your Bean Bytes – so much good stuff. The picture of your pup is adorable.
    Carrie Skoll recently posted..Move, Nourish, Believe

  16. Glad to see Christine’s guest post on my blog made the list (5 Things I Want my Kids to Learn from Sports). She knocked it out.

    I’m definitely going to read the post about tax deductions for bloggers. I wish I’d kept all my Taco Bell receipts.

    And when I saw the link about candy-free Valentine’s, I had to read it three times before I realized it wasn’t “free candy Valentine’s.” I was looking at where to sign up.
    Eli@coachdaddy recently posted..On the Road Again: This Time at Home on Deranged

  17. thx for including me lindsay!

  18. I need to start following that SITS girls blog. I always learn so much from the links I click over from Bean Bytes :-)
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..My Battle with Disordered Eating, and How I Overcame it

  19. Love spending my Monday morning picking through bean bytes!
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted..The Weekend Where I Didn’t Really Cook Anything.

  20. Another great roundup!! I hope everyone reads the article from Russell Brand…it really opened my mind about addiction.
    Maureen recently posted..In February, I LOVE Mondays

  21. Thank you so much for linking to one of my posts, Lindsey!! xo
    Gonna go check out the others! Have a great week!
    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal recently posted..Before you compliment someone, think about this first

  22. I so appreciate that you do this everyweek. It really helps me catch up since I don’t have a lot of time to read other blogs. thank you for including me! :)

  23. Seriously I am impressed with your link round up every single week. There isn’t once that I haven’t clicked through a ton of them!
    Amanda @runtothefinish recently posted..Running Laps for Punishment – #bestfoot weekly link up

  24. I’m jealous on a number of reasons. That set of weights are awesome! We are dying to get some at home. And I LOVE that blendtec..UGH..

    Thanks for the link love.
    Katie recently posted..HUGE PopChips Giveaway

  25. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to read & so many cookies! 😉 Great round up AND I don’t have a blender so I need that giveaway & I heard that Blendtec is better than Vitamix! :)
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude Monday & a Gratitude Giveaway!

  26. Always love these round-ups! So exciting about being a part of Cabot. The Cabot store is pretty close to where I live, so I always have to take visitors there (& Ben & Jerrys!) for the free samples.
    Lauren recently posted..Heart-Healthy Fruit: Benefits of Pomegranate

  27. I don’t know how you do it! Great stuff. I have made those chick-fil-a nuggets before- not that exact recipe but close. Really good. I just linked that menu planning thing to my Wed post about meal planning. Too funny! Thought it looked pretty cool!
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..6 Healthy Habits To Feel Your Best

  28. Another awesome round-up! Now please excuse me, I have some reading to do… 😉
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..New Beck

  29. Meyer Lemon Sprinkle Cookies- yes please!
    allie@sweetpotatobites recently posted..Paleo Bacon Crab Cakes

  30. Love Bean Bytes as usual!
    Read This Before You Compliment Someone was like reading what I never knew how to say :)
    Amber recently posted..MNB Challenge Week 1

  31. Thanks for including my cookies!! Love these roundups.
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..Mini Chip Brownie Bites with Pink Marshmallow Buttercream

  32. Awe; thanks chica!!! Love you; so appreciate you including me here. BIG Hugs From NYC!!!

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