Bean Bytes 85

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!



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Stressing Over Stress Makes Stress Stressful via Cotter Crunch
10 Things I’ve Learned From My First “Grown-Up” Job via Freeing Imperfections

What do you practice?
Practicing Graciousness via House of Earnest

For the planners:
Daily Command Center Printables via Back To Her Roots

On the fitness side of things:
How To Speed Up Recovery via Eat Spin Run Repeat
The 3 Cardinal Sins of Fitness via Side of Sneakers
8 Benefits of Yoga Inversions via Love Life Surf
Challenge Yourself At The Gym via Slim Sanity
Cross Training Benefits + Workouts via Nutritious Eats

Good question:
When Does A Weakness Become A Strength via Olive to Run

Good to know:
What To Do When Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked via Hubspot
7 Things To Remove From  Your Resume ASAP via The Daily Muse
The Social Media Frequency Guide via Buffer
How To Optimize Your Emails For Gmail’s New Image Heavy Inbox via Hubspot

Do you agree?
Don’t Compare You…To You via Carla Birnberg


Did Self magazine go too far in firing their editor?
When An Apology Is Not Enough via The Great Fitness Experiment

For the parents:
Our Experience Potty Training A Two Year Old via A Healthy Slice of Life

On willpower:
Little Known Ways To Have Superhuman Willpower via Feminine Muscle

On hashtags:
A Scientific Guide To Hashtags via Buffer

Do it:
Why You Should Eat A Serving of Beans/Chickpeas/Lentils A Day


7 Reasons I’m Closing Comments On My Blog via Katy Widrick

Meditation 101 via Wildly Fit
5 Ways To Create Office Zen via Energy We Bring

A good approach:
Why I Cancelled Monday via A Gutsy Girl

Yes yes yes:
Why 1200 Is Oh So Wrong via The Real Life RD

Fun idea!
Summer Book Swap via Girl Gone Veggie

Loved these:
This Model Is A New Body Image Hero via The Sweet Life
To The Momma In The Dressing Room A Few Doors Down via Scissortail Silk
Why I Am A Wedding Photographer via Caroline Winn Photography

Good ideas:
40+ Real Ways To Make Money At Home via Our Freaking Budget
How To Get More Blog Traffic & Keep Readers Engaged via Fannetastic Food

In the news:
Is Organic Better For Your Health?
Carbs, Not Just Fat, May Influence Blood Lipid Levels

Fight stress with fitness & nutrition:
Finding A Stress Busting Combination via Jill Conyers

A must read:
What I Want For Olivia’s Relationship With Food via Making Good Choices


Fun DIY Project:
Personalized Mugs via Fitting It All In

Photography Tutorial via Fit Food Finds

Do You Agree?
Are We Making Healthy Too Hard? via Run to the Finish

Get strong!
Get Stronger with the 54321 Method via Nia Shanks

Read and learn:
7 Awkward But Common Grammar Mistakes via Hubspot

No, You Can’t Pick My Brain, It Costs Too Much via Forbes


So helpful:
Progressing Your At-Home Beginner Strength Workout via FitKnitChick
6 Tips For Running When You Travel via Better With Veggies

Being An Elite Athlete Isn’t All Glamour via Jill Conyers & Tina Muir




Sweet & Spicy Mango Shrimp
Greek Spiced Turkey Sliders
Sweet Potato, Kale & Sausage Bake
Spinach Goat Cheese Swirl Rolls
No-Bake Banana Nut Protein Bars
Healthy Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
Kicked Up Oven Baked Steak Fries
18 Dairy Free Sources of Calcium
Peanut Butter Raisin Muffins
Roasted Veggie Grilled Cheese
Thai Curry Sweet Potato Noodles
Chipotle Avocado Spread
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
Lemon Shortbread with Salted Caramel Drizzle
Black Bean Tostata With Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Crispy Herb & Hemp Crusted Tilapia
Cookies & Cream Recovery Smoothie
Sweet Corn & Bacon Ice Cream
Carrot Cake Quinoa
Easy Chicken Meatballs
Artichoke Enchiladas
Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie Dough
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Protein Bars 
Apple Pie Pizza
Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

scenes from the week


The many spots Tucky sits throughout the day.
Love this quote.


Baby bean is already collecting toys thanks to my mom & aunts.
Got my most recent order from Swanson’s Health Products.
Some old favs and some new stuff to try.
My parents & sister got me a Kindle for my birthday.
I love it.
Have already read 2 books since Friday.

twitter favs

30 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge
Top 10 Tips For New Bloggers
3 Poses For Neck & Shoulder Pain
Raise Your Daughters To Be Leaders
All The Things I Wish I’d Said About Water Safety
5 Tips For Google Adsense Newbies
Why Paying Attention To Your Body Is The Best Diet of All
Banana Hair Conditioner
Does Social Media Help Or Hurt The Fitness Industry?
Just Because It’s Sweet & Sticky Doesn’t Mean It’s Honey
Tips For Finding Time To Workout With Kids
The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most
Body Fat Isn’t Preventing You From Looking Cut
Turn Ice Cream Into Muffins With Just One Ingredient
25 Real Food Easter Basket Ideas
Thoughts On American Blogger
5 Myths of Pregnancy & Strength Training
Stress Related Eating Among Kids- How Parents Can Help
27 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Unsolved Mysteries

check it out


My friends over at Cook Smarts are having a pretty cool Instagram contest! If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to read my review from a couple months ago…and then click here to sign up to give them a try (referral link).


That’s all for today, friends. Hubby & I worked hard this weekend. Saturday we spent all day cleaning the house and gathering up stuff for our garage sale next weekend. Sunday we gave Abner a buzz cut and then cleaned out the garage! We’re exhausted…just in time for Monday!


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. ohh a garage sale?! nice one!

    PS I made your peanut sauce vegetables to eat as a side this week…mine turned out ridiculously unaesthetic. Fail. But tasted amazing.
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Catching up- Weekend, blog and all that jazz

  2. Always love your bean bytes!!

  3. Oh the pick your brain post is a classic, I actually just sent that out this week to a person who needed to understand my time is not free. I actually noticed I commented on that post way back in 2011 when it was posted. I have it bookmarked on my computer because it says perfectly what I often struggle to say. I’ve built my knowledge and information up over years of practice. Staying ahead of current trends takes up A TON of time. You can’t pick my brain. Great read as usual Lindsay!

  4. Always love these posts! So many awesome new things to read and discover!
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..Japanese Chicken and Yakisoba Noodles

  5. Good roundup girl! Need to go pour a coffee and go through these!
    Jennifer F recently posted..Southwestern Roasted Veggie Wraps, Veggie Snacks & Workouts

  6. I loved Tina’s guest post about being an elite athlete- she wrote with such a great sense of humor! Hope you’re feeling better every day, Lindsay!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Garden Spot Half Race Recap

  7. Thank you so much for linking to my recipe! :)
    Kaila @healthyhelperblog! recently posted..Fourth Blogiversary: Bar Bonanza Giveaway!

  8. I’m having a garage sale in a couple of weeks, too. I’ve never had one before, so this’ll be interesting! Gotta start gathering stuff to sell
    Jojo @ RunFastEatLots recently posted..Hagerstown Duathlon Race Recap

  9. Aw thanks for linking to me! I’m going to be posting a book swap update with the books available for people to claim from other readers this week.
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..April 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

  10. if you only knew how much time Bean Bytes takes of my day… 😉 Thanks love!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..It’s Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies

  11. You rock. Seriously. This post provides me with tons of entertaining information to keep me busy on slow mornings at work 😉 Just don’t tell my manager…
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Italian White Bean Loaf (Vegan)

  12. It was a good week for blogging. I actually got to read a lot of these. Love the list! SO excited for you to be a mama bean. And I have always wanted a kindle. Didn’t know if i would actually use one so I’m glad to see you like it.
    Katie recently posted..Marvelous Monday: Memories and Music

    • my husband actually got me one a couple years ago but i returned it because i wasn’t sure i would use it and didn’t want to pay for books…but i think things have come a long way since then…there are tons of website where you can find free books….or books on sale for just a dollar or two…and you can also get books to your kindle from your public library!

  13. I love this list. Thank you for taking the time to find all of these.
    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub recently posted..Makeup Monday – Recent Makeup Purchases

  14. Thanks for including my Easter basket ideas!

  15. I always look forward to finding some good reads from this weekly post of yours. Thanks again for sharing!

  16. Thanks for sharing my recipe!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..first of the year

  17. So many good reads this week! I especially loved “Why 1200 is so wrong” and Fit Foodie Find’s photography tutorials… and now I have about 10 more tabs open to read some of your other Bytes!
    Cassie recently posted..Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Chip NuttZo Blondies (and a Giveaway!)

  18. Thanks for sharing my post L! :)
    Cori @olivetorun recently posted..10 Ways My Spouse Has Changed Me

  19. Looks like a lot of great reads! Thanks for sharing :)
    Alyssa @ Lyss the Nutritionist recently posted..My First Marvelous Monday

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