Weekly Eats 5

Hi Friends!

Time for another weekly eats…combined with some scenes from the week since I haven’t done Bean Bytes in a couple weeks! (It’s coming back on Monday I promise!

1. Roasted acorn squash rings
2. Loaded sweet potato for hubby
3. Squash rings and leftover soup for me
4. Ran out of cereal so pb&j toast with tea for breakfast
5. Roasted my acorn squash seeds
6. Peaches and cream oatmeal and tea
7. Tuna salad with chips, orange peppers and an apple with pb
8. Leftover dumpling soup, leftover mexican layer dip with chips, cran apple pear sauce
9. Farro with black beans and peppers, squash seeds & some squash rings on the bottom
Plus carrots and hummus and an apple

For the squash rings: i just sliced them as thinly as possible, misted with EVOO and baked at 400 for about 20 minutes, flipping once
For the seeds: I just threw them in the oven once the squash was done baking for about 10 min. A few burned since the temperature was so high, but most were ok.
For the oatmeal: Make oatmeal with milk instead of water and some diced frozen peaches, added a splash of vanilla and cinnamon
For the cran apple pear sauce: Chopped up an apple and a pear and threw them in a saucepan with 1/2 c cranberries and 3/4 c water. Brought to a boil and then let simmer for about 1/2 an hour. Mashed everything with a potato masher, added cinnamon and enjoyed. Most people would probably need to add a little sweetener, but i liked it kinda tart from the cranberries.

1. Egg sandwiches with black beans and salsa for hubby
2. Egg and cheese on a piece of toast plus cereal for me
3. Kashi Heart 2 Heart cinnamon
4. Clementine and trail mix for a snack (almonds, raisins and pumpkin seeds)
5. Better Beans
6. Nature Valley protein bar- always in my purse
7. Stirfry veggies with quinoa and lentils
8. Homemade veggie broth
9. Salmon quinoa chowder with an apple for lunch

Better Beans: I got a sample case of these in the mail and we’ve been loving them. Check out their website to see if they carry them near you! The ingredient list are simple, natural ingredients and sodium is WAY down on the list. I was very impressed.

For the chowder: I made my own veggie broth, then I sauteed some pepers and onions, microwaved a diced sweet potato and added that in, then dumped in a bunch of veggies. I covered the veggies with broth and let them simmer while i cooked the salmon. Then i added about 2.5 c skim milk to the broth, along with the salmon and some old bay seasoning and black pepper. At the very end I stirred in a bunch of cooked quinoa for more protein.

1. Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with soba noodles
2. Lentil pot pies
3. Leftover pot pie, carrots and hummus and cran apple pear sauce
4- 6. Healthy Bites up the wazoo!!!! so good AND they’re an #elf4health sponsor
7. Hummus from our fav restaurant
8. Black bean quesadilla loaded with extra veggies from our fav restaurant
9. Salmon Quinoa chowder

I’ve also been getting all sorts of shipments of swag for my #elf4health winners!! Lots of good food and some awesome non-edible things as well :) Check out some of our sponsors!

1. Love Grown Foods
2. Sparkly Soul Headbands
3. Healthy Bites
4. Sia Botanics and Fine Featherheads
5. Cabot Cheese
6. Peanut Butter and Co
7. Kamut Wheat
8. Naturebox
9. Larabar

Speaking of Elf 4 Health, there’s still time to signup for rounds 2 & 3. Round 2 starts sunday and we have over 930 elves signed up! CLICK HERE to signup. Here’s a list of all the sponsors donating prizes:

I just got some of the Avia shoes the winners will get and they are AWESOME! They’re super light weight and have a really low profile which is perfect for all of my crossfit workouts and the circuit workouts I do at home! Plus the colors are super fun!

Huge thank you to all of these awesome companies for their support of our challenge! We couldn’t be more excited about the awesome prizepacks the winners will be getting!!

And just a few scenes from last week!

1. Cat stalking leaves…it’s never not funny.
2. Our xmas cards came. I love them.
3. Spooning
4. My preceptor has the best socks!
5. I won some mizuno running shoes in a giveaway and they came!
6. I have friends that love my cat as much as I do.
7. 2 of my recipes were featured in the newspaper’s reader favorites section of the holiday cookie insert
8. Dog sitting for uncle Max the golden retreiver
9. We got our xmas tree in the pouring rain

1. More xmas tree adventures
2. We shopped for our salvation army family over the weekend
3. Got some new lamps and buckled them up for safety
4. Cat. Enough said.

Ok, I think that’s all. Happy Wednesday!



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. What a cute kitty!! And I love all the food pictures, everything looks delicious!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Finding Happiness (Or That Time I Jumped Off A Cliff)

  2. now that some good eatin! i think i eat a squash a day! and whoop whoop for the Elf4Health sponsors! that’s me giving a fist pump!
    lindsay recently posted..I Had Plans

  3. I missed the first round….so excited for round 2!!!
    Fancy Nancy recently posted..Downtown Jingle 5k Recap in Pictures

  4. that trail mix with almonds caught my eye. i want trail mix!
    Brad Gouthro Fitness recently posted..Eat This When You Have Nothing Prepared #LLTV

  5. i want to taste those better beans!! and your chowder!! AWESOME sponsors!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Quick & Easy WIAW

  6. Ohh, I’m going to try your take on oatmeal…I have a hard time with oatmeal. It’s super thick most of the time, and it’s the one food (of course) I have a hard time with in terms of texture.
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..#KeepItTight: Pro Compression Socks Review

  7. Signed up for round 2!! :)
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..WIAW // Cranberry Sauce Bonanza!

  8. I just made squash rings too! And that cinnamon Kashi is my favorite flavor. I had to ban it from myself for a while. LOL!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Chili-Lime Crab Salad + WIAW

  9. Your food is always delicious!
    Kierston recently posted..All Things Food.

  10. I might have to sign up for round two… I’m a little overwhelmed with the challenges I’ve already joined, but I love the elf 4 health idea!
    Laura recently posted..Gingerbread People Recipe and Curbing my Sweet tooth

  11. Haha! I love the lamp buckled up all safe in the seat :)

    And those are some good eats!!
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  12. love your xmas cards…we sent ours out today!
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings recently posted..GIVEAWAY and French Onion Soup Casserole

  13. I love that he’s crossing his paws. #PlumpOrangeBean love
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Christmas Crackers for Runners

  14. I’m loving your Elf for Health challenge! Its great to do something new for a healthy lifestyle and encouraging someone else along the way is rewarding..great idea!

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