Pick of the Week: My Favorites

I definitely slacked this week. I haven’t been to the grocery store and I didn’t get anything new for pick of the week. So, I decided to do a little round-up of some lovely posts I’ve come across lately. It’s a pretty long list. I couldn’t narrow it down! But hopefully something will strike you. Ready? Here we go.

Remember these:

Well here’s the homemade version and I’m definitely making them this weekend:
Homemade Wheat Thins from Two Peas & Their Pod

Like this place?

Check out their design studio:
Pottery Barn Design Studio from Professor’s Wife


Are you brave enough to try?
Black Bean Brownies from A Healthy Slice of Life


Crockpot Recipes from A Year of Slow Cooking


Finding the Motivation to Get Motivated! from Beth’s Journey


Kroger deals, anyone?
Info about Kroger’s Big Sale from Bran Appetit


Please go drool over these, and then make them!
Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas from Can You Stay For Dinner


We started leaving these two characters out of their cages this week after Tucker figured out (after months of trying) how to unlatch both latches on his cage while inside of it. The first afternoon we left them out I was a nervous wreck…and then I came home and saw this blog post. It did nothing to calm my fears :)
Dog Destruction from The Daily Garnish


A great comparison of different granola bar brands
A Granola Bar Comparison from Eat Spin Run Repeat


Did you know it was National Nutrition Month? Tips on how you can add more color to your plate.
Add More Color To Your Plate from Inspired RD


Another drool-worthy recipe that I’m thinking about making this weekend!
Salted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Little Bitty Bakes


Wish you could make this at home?

Check out this post!
How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract from My Life as a Mrs.


I’m in love with stovetop smokers!

Smoked Salmon from Reckless Abandon


Want to make these at home?

Check out this recipe:
Whole Wheat Homemade Goldfish Crackers from Smitten Kitchen


Quinoa Roundup from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life (check the comments for lots of recipe ideas!)


Who needs Milkbones?

Homemade Dog Treats from The Novice Chef (check out the photo shoot with her dog and his big tongue!)


Check out Rue-La-La….a great website to find designer stuff at cheap prices. Thanks to Julie @ PB Fingers for introducing me :)

So there you go friends! Did you find anything you enjoy?!


I only have a couple of Weekend News articles for you. Nothing really caught my eye this week:

Can You Get Hooked On Diet Soda?

E. Coli on Shopping Carts

Happy Saturday!

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 shout out Lindsay!! I’m glad you enjoyed my post! :)
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat recently posted..Good food- good mood

  2. Black bean brownies? Whaaaat! I have to check that out.

    I loved this post!

  3. Thanks for the sweet shout out Lindsay! And also, thanks for pointing me to a whole slew of awesome blogs and recipes!! Have a great weekend!
    Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com recently posted..Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

  4. There is so much amazing information out there in the blogosphere!! Thanks for sharing some of your faves! (so tempted to try the black bean brownies soon!!) Have a good day Lindsay.

  5. What a wonderful and informative post!! I kind of feel like the “too much coffee guy” I have been SO unmotivated lately!!

    FYI, I have made the black bean brownies, and they’re kind of amazing, I will have to make them again soon!
    Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen recently posted..BabyCakes Blondies Spring Fever

  6. Thanks for the mention!!! Love this post.
    Rachel recently posted..Israeli Pearl Couscous with Spinach

  7. Fabulous post! I love the two peas wheat thins recipes! I used to eat massive amounts of wheat thins and would love to try a homemade version. Hope you’re having a great weekend
    Erica recently posted..M- Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce

  8. OH I like this post! Thanks for all of the great links. Of course, the Giant Eagle deals should be up there too :) hehe

    I read the article about diet soda. I did find it interesting, and I truly believe it’s addictive. Maybe not the product itself, but like the article said, it turns into a habit FAST!
    Gina (The Candid RD) recently posted..A Healthier Frozen Meal!

  9. woah i’ve never heard of black bean brownies but i’d love to try it someday! so glad i found your blog :) i love all the recipes you’ve posted!
    cait recently posted..Pretty Pretty Princess

  10. Thanks for the shout out on my National Nutrition Month post! That stove-top smoker is super cool!
    Alysa (InspiredRD) recently posted..The Kids Cook Monday – Making Fresh Lemonade

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