Best of the Bean

It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for four and a half years now! If you’re new to The Bean, this is the best place to start.

To celebrate 4 years of blogging, I rounded up all the best recipes and posts from year 4. You can find them here:

Best of the Bean: Year 4

To celebrate 3 years of blogging, I put rounded up all my favorite posts from year 3. You can find them here:


Best of the Bean: Year 3

To celebrate 2 years of blogging, I put together a collection of round-up posts showcasing the best posts from years 1 & 2. You can find them here:


Best of the Bean: Appetizers, Snacks and More


Best of the Bean: Main Dishes


Best of the Bean: Baked Goods and Desserts


Best of the Bean: Odds & Ends


Best of the Bean: Top 30 Workouts


Best of the Bean: Favorite Family Recipes


Below is a start of the BEST OF THE BEAN- Year 5. These posts were all published after the year 4 roundup was complete:

Sausage & Egg Vegetable Bake
Pumpkin Buckwheat Porridge
Crockpot Meatballs
Frozen Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bites
Easy Dehydrated Mushrooms
Pumpkin Energy Balls
5 Ways To Make Sandwiches More Fun
Sweet Potato Waffles
Tuna Quinoa Cakes
Chicken Pasta Salad with Hummus Dressing
15 Freezer Meals and Snacks
Easy Pumpkin Bread
20 Kitchen Tips and Tricks
Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing
Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars
5 Last Minute Gift Ideas
Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Berry Crunch French Toast Cups
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Apple Cinnamon Blender Waffles
Curried Tuna Salad with Apples
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Chicken Fried Rice
Freezer Chicken Tenders
25 Healthy After-Work Snacks
Double Chocolate Granola
Frozen Spinach Cubes
Banana Cream Pie Bars
Egg Waffles
Beer Braised Pulled Pork
Weekly Eats
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Italian Wedding Soup
How to Roast Chickpeas
A Week of Gluten-Free Meals
4 Spring Vegetables to Try
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
12 Ways to Use Leftovers
Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Lentil Macaroni and Cheese
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Coffee Protein Shake
Potato Soup
30 Healthy Dessert Recipes
California Turkey Burgers
Chili Cornbread Skillet
Almond Butter Banana Cookies
Salsa Yogurt Dressing
Breakfast Nachos
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
Homemade Chocolate Milk
Almond Butter Protein Balls
Shrimp Edamame Succotash
Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Meatballs
Spicy Red Pepper Feta Dip
Frozen Yogurt Bites
Maple Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter
How to Make Chia Jam
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Pie
Zoodles with Chicken and Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Mexican Layer Dip v

Weekly Meal Plans
A Week of Slow Cooker Meals
A Week of Quick, Healthy Meals
A Week of Vegan Meals
A Week of Spring Meal Ideas
A Week of Grab and Go Meals
A Week of Kid Friendly Meals
A Week of Paleo Meals
5 Easy Weeknight Dinners
A Week of 5 Ingredient Meals
A Week of No Cook Meals
A Week of Grilled Meals
A Week of Summer Meals
A Week of Dairy-Free Meals v


10 Things That Surprised Me About Pregnancy
Don’t Be Fooled By The Sugar-Free Label
A Day In The Life
SEO 201: How To Optimize Alt Tags, Images & Page Speed
What Busy Moms Feed Their Kids 
5 Traits I Hope Our Son Gets From His Dad
Baby Bean’s Nursery
Pin It Party 6
Introducing Baby Bean
Baby Chase: Weeks 1 & 2
What Busy Moms Feed Their Kids- Part 2
Breastfeeding is Hard
Dear Chase – Months 1 & 2
10 Tips For New Moms
A Day In The Life- 3 Months
The Difference A Year Makes
Dear Chase- Month 3
Crossfit After Baby
Blog Updates
Mexican Skillet Casserole
Nutrition For Runners
7 Tips To Reduce Your Sugar Intake
12 Thursday Things
I Want to Freeze Time
Dear Chase Month 4
Registered Dietitians Who Blog
Dear Chase Month 5
Pin It Party 7
Fitness Friday 70
You’re Still a Great Mom If
A Look in My Diaper Bag
Homemade Oat Cereal for Babies
Dear Chase Month 6
A Day in the Life – 6 Months
Dear Chase Month 7
How to Modify Baby Led Weaning
Fitness Friday 71 v



Guest Posts
Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Mash Bowls
Curry Roasted Acorn Squash
Beginner’s Guide To Mindfulness and Meditation
How To Workout With Kettlebells
Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinners
The 20 Minute Mom Workout
How Water Affects Your Mood
Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups
Bowtie Pasta with Sausage, Kale and White Beans
Slow Cooker Barbacoa- Shredded Beef
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
All About Apple Cider Vinegar
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Butternut & Arugula Salad
Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds
4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken
Mini Greek Yogurt Pies
Tips for Gluten-Free Baking
10 Healthy Toddler Snacks v



Sponsored posts
14 Healthy After-School Snacks
Wild Blueberry Ice Cream
Homemade Raisin Newtons
10 Minute Sweet Potato & Apple Saute
15 Healthy Recipes Using Apples
Edamame Sliders
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Chips
13 One Pot Comfort Meals
Blue Apron Meals
Spicy Roasted Garlic Walnut Hummus
10 Canned Food Recipes for Heart Health
Berry Green Smoothie
We Rise By Lifting Others
Almond Sweet Potato Flatbreads
Wild Blueberry Energy Bars
4 Ways to Drink More Water  v


Happy Reading!


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