Bean Bytes 83

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes! If you’re looking for the Foodie Penpals Reveal Day post, CLICK HERE. Here’s what I’ve rounded up for you this week:


link love


For the athletes:
How To Pick A Race via Mom’s Little Running Buddies
How Athletic Training Builds Character via Wildly Fit
Benefits of Strength Training via Slim Sanity
Discomfort vs. Pain via Run to the Finish
Improve Your Cadence via Miss Zippy
6 Tips For Staying Energized on Training Days via Fit Betty

On body image:
8 Tips To Have Positive Body Image & Stop Obsessive Eating Habits via Trainer Paige
Bikini Ready Beach Body via Love Life Surf

Learn all about it:
Spotlight on: Quinoa via The Fueled Athlete

A new approach:
If At First You Don’t Succeed…Quit via Carla Birnberg

On leadership:
Lead Where Others Dare Follow via Fun & Fit


Skipping A Workout Won’t Make You Fat via Feminine Muscle
Embrace Tough Times via Nut Butter Runner

Great resource for bloggers:
Launching My New Blog + An Ebook via Oh My Veggies

What do you think?
Are Most Bloggers Liars? via Erica D House
Nutrition Is Complicated- You Can’t Figure It Out On Your Own…Or So You’ve Been Told via Lift Like A Girl

Good tips!
5 Tips For Interacting With People You Admire on Twitter via The Daily Muse
The 15 Minute Social Media Audit Everyone Can Do via The Buffer Blog

Pinterest Type Layouts Could Take Over Your Gmail Soon via Hubspot

Check them out:
The 41 Best Resume Template Ever via The Daily Muse


Love these:
The Well-Oiled Machine via Kath Eats Real Food
When Your Career Doesn’t Define You via Perfection Isn’t Happy

Get dirty:
How Germs Can Be Your Child’s Best Friend via Huff Post

How To Put A Toddler To Bed in 100 Easy Steps via Huff Post

Why We’re Removing Comments on Copy Blogger via CopyBlogger


Good ones:
5 Affordable Blogging Investments via The Mommy Mess
11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong On Twitter via Hubspot
Buck The Work-Life Balance Myth and Do This Instead via Brazen Life
Creating an Online Identity via Caroline Winn

Do you agree?
Why Magazines Geared Towards Women Suck via Olive To Run
Liars and Criminals via Just A Colorado Gal
That Trap of Clean Eating Treats via Real Mom Nutrition

Good tips for scheduling/organizing
The Well Oiled Machine- Part 2 via Kath Eats Real Food


Food for thought:
How Food Challenges Can Re-Ignite A Diet Mentality via The Big Man’s World
30 Pilots & Flight Attendants Confess What You Didn’t Know About Airplanes

Read and learn:
Antioxidants 101 via Nutritious Eats
Foto Friday: Focal Length via Caroline Winn
Put Your Blog Footer To Good Use via Slim Sanity
FAQs: All About Paint via DIY Playbook

Great resources:
8 Online Education Tools via Brazen Life

Great info about a new My Fitness Pal feature:
What’s New & Good via Eating Bird Food

Homemade for the win:
How To Make Vinaigrette vi Healthy Ideas Place




Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Espresso Banana Pancakes
Gluten-Free Blueberry Poppyseed Cookies
Sweet Potato & Apple Patties
5 Healthy Spring Salads
Hot & Sour Noodle StirFry With Peanut Chicken
Lebanese Chopped Salad with Chickpeas
Avocado Tuna Spinach Salad
20 Healthier Recipes For Easter
Barbacoa Pot Roast
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Savory Or Sweet Protein Crepes
Snickerdoodle Hummus
Breakfast Tacos with Sweet Potato Mango Salsa
The Best Lemon Bar Tart
21 Sneaky Vegetable Recipes
Almond Cashew Crackers
Banana Nut Teff Parfait
Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread
Lemon Vanilla Brown Rice Pudding
Cashew Almond Oat Bars
Twice Baked Oatmeal Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie
Healthy Nutella Shake
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
Double Chocolate Paleo Brownies
54 Ways To Have Breakfast For Dinner

scenes from the week


Sometimes, when you go to bed before your hubby, you wake up to texts with photos like these.
Poco enjoying the sunshine.
Marcus enjoying his new cat scratcher with fresh catnip!


Just a little Spring snow!
Ready for sunshine.


Wedding fun.
Wearing shower caps to protect our curls from the rain!


That face…
Not fun driving with a broken wiper in the rain.
So true.
All dolled up…and then back to my normal uniform of sweats :)

twitter favs

How To Take Better Food Photos
How To Become A More Mindful Eater In Less Than 30 Minutes
Being Skinny Fat- Why Your Health Is At Risk
18 Songs From The 90’s You Grew Up Singing But Shouldn’t Have
Science Compared Every Diet and the Winner Is Real Food
4 Questions To Ask Before Deciding What To Share On Social Media
Sorry Selfie Bandits, I’m Not Impressed
5 Ways Dr. Oz Scares Me
How To Treat Tight, Sore Hip Flexors
No BS Guide To Food Photography
How To Build SEO Backlinks Naturally
Science Compared Every Diet & The Winner Is Real Food
Scientists Fix Errors in Controversial Paper About Saturated Fats
15 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do
3 Reasons Women Should Lift
How To Deal With Emotional Eating


check it out

My good friend Paige recently re-launched her online personal training business. She offers one-on-one training, semi-private training and  i an 8 week bootcamp that sounds awesome. Here are some details:

what does it include

You can check out her post from last week for more details about the bootcamp if you’re interested in participating and you can also check out her other services if you’re interested in a different option.

in the news

Nutrition Coaching Helpful in Reducing Depression in Older Adults
Activity Level in Moms and Kids Directly Linked
Popular Probiotics Have Few Cons
Meet The Super Taskers
Consumers Still Confused About Food Labels
Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

That’s all for this week!

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 link love friend! xo
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..“Be a writer not a waiter.”

  2. Any once again, I have about 15 tabs open thanks to all of these awesome links :) Thanks Linds!
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..The Skinny Ain’t So Confidential Anymore

  3. I love your weekly round-ups of interesting articles. Thanks for putting them together!
    Lisa recently posted..Maple & Curry Acorn Squash

  4. You really need to make wearing shower caps part of your attire. Thanks for once again, fuelling the procrastination amidst a tonne of work.

    Much appreciated. And this week…..someone’s big 2-9. Heeeey. I dedicate my recipe tomorrow in your honour. Even though I recall your birthday wish being nice weather. #birthdayfail.
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..WholeArman Recap- the Good, the Bad and a reality check

    • awww thanks friend! still 2 more weeks til my bday…but tomorrow is officially april…which means birthday month. i like to celebrate all month long!

  5. I always enjoy your links and I’ll probably post that each week LOL.

    You look gorgeous in your photos! I am loving that dress!
    LOLZ recently posted..Training (80 miles)

  6. My teen daughters and I have been writing a blog on teens and fitness, nutrition and body image ( in fact I am launching a full on program next month due to all the amazing feedback we have been getting) and I have to say I love the post about body image that you have linked to… so amazing when woman finally realize they are “enough” they way we are, what breaks my heart is when our daughters can not understand that themselves… and I have made it my life’s work to help these girls … ” find their AWESOME”!! Thanks for all the amazing links.
    Rory Lazear recently posted..What makes you beautiful?

  7. The shower caps are the best!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..7 Running Things To Do

  8. so many great links, as always! looks like yall had a great time at the wedding! :) :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Weekend Highlights

  9. Love all the links, but the shower cap picture made my morning!
    Maryea {happy healthy mama} recently posted..7 of the best workouts for tank top arms

  10. Omg that snow! We got hit by an unexpected snow storm on Sunday afternoon, and it was so nasty and slushy outside!
    Jojo @ RunFastEatLots recently posted..Training log 3/30

  11. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I love your cats! All those photos are just GOLD :)

    Lots of interesting reads this week. I’m intrigued by the social media audit and the ‘are most bloggers liars’ ones so off to read those now.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted..Exploring the market and more

  12. Beautiful lady all cleaned up! That’s awesome about Paige- I hadn’t seen her online training. Enjoy this final day of March!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Time for a Spring Reset Challenge!

  13. First, thanks so much for linking to my tahini cookies!
    Second, I always click on at least 10 of your stories to read! you find the best links!
    I love the photo of y’all in shower caps, and the quote about never being ready. Thanks, Lindsey! :)
    DessertForTwo recently posted..Comment on Mason Jar Lid Pies: Spiced Peach by ra’s Healthy Cravings% | ra’s Healthy Cravings%

  14. Thanks for all the great links! Happy Monday!

  15. Thanks for the link love, Lindsay! Love reading through all your links. Have a great Monday!
    Marie recently posted..How to Make Vinaigrette

  16. I see some I missed – meaning a lot! 😉
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..Gratitude Monday, Quest Bars, Arctic Zero, Lemonesse & More!

  17. Bahah – love the kitty + hubby pic texts :)
    Some good – and controversial – reads this week!
    Thanks so much for the shout outs, girl! xo
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..5 Ways to Safely Add Sprints to Your Workouts

  18. Thanks so much for the link love! Great lineup as always. I go back to this post throughout the week each and every week!
    misszippy recently posted..Out and back or loop?

  19. Bahahahaha I love the shower caps!
    Jackie recently posted..Meal plan 3/31-4/4

  20. Such helpful links! I really like the ones about the resume templates !:) Thanks for sharing Lindsay!:) Have a great week!
    Heather Williams recently posted..Sweet and Creamy Pumpkin Tomato Sauce Soup- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

  21. Thanks for the link love friend! Lookin’ good in the LBD :)
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..Put Your Blog Footer To Use

  22. I love the quote about “being ready”. So, so true!!! And did you say snickerdoodle hummus? Holy crap that sounds good.
    Megan @ Fiterature recently posted..Me Likey Monday 3/31/14

  23. One of my favorite collections, as always! Just opened 12 links, so I’ll be reading for a while :). You look gorgeous at the wedding!
    Megan (The Lyons’ Share) recently posted..Here’s to Healthy… Plus Spring Reset and My First Video!

  24. Such great links, thanks for making this list!
    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly’s recently posted..Weekly Updates: 03/24/14 – 03/30/14

  25. Oh I have a lot of these I want to read this week. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link love. :)
    Cori @olivetorun recently posted..Tobacco Road Half Marathon [Recap]

  26. Great links, Lindsay! Thanks for sharing. =)
    Helen recently posted..Half Marathon Training

  27. Love these posts! Now I need to go procrastinate my hw for another hour while I read all of these goodies :) I read the article about the airplanes the other day and all I can say is YIKES, I will not get ice in my water ever again!
    Kim @FITsique recently posted..Tracking Your Macros – The Ultimate Guide

  28. kids and germs! going there first!
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted..scenes from the weekend

  29. You look hot in that black dress! 😉 Thanks for the link up friend. I just started drilling just reading the titles of your recipe link ups. Must go grab a snack and continue on. XO
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Roasted Salmon with Leeks

  30. Dear goodness you read a lot! I don’t even know where to begin here!!

    Yay for birthday month!! Mine is the 7th! And I will go along with the dozen other commenters saying….you look awesome in that dress! :)
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..The Walking Dead Workout

  31. I love this weekly series! So many great reads that I missed during the week! Thanks for including my post, too! XoXo
    Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner recently posted..March Miles

  32. Thanks for the links!
    Matt @ Runner Savvy recently posted..Weekly Rundown: 3/3/14-3-9/14 and Spill It Sunday

  33. That’s a lot of big brains on that page!
    Brad Gouthro recently posted..Healthy On The Go Grocery Store Snacks #LLTV

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