Weekly Eats 8

Hi Friends!

I hope your New Years celebration was wonderful! We had a low-key evening. We went to a wedding for one of our friend’s from college. It didn’t start until 7pm so we went for a while but wanted to be home early- hubby has a cold and we’re getting old :) We spent a few hours at the wedding and then came home to drink tea and watch the ball drop by the fire! It was wonderful.


Then we cooked up a fancy dinner to eat at home last night for New Year’s Day!


It was delicious! We had mini crab cakes for an appetizer, a delicious salad and then hubby made scallops for me and ahi tuna for him. (He’s the best at making scallops for me!! Love him!) We also had green beans, sweet potato with goat cheese and some black eyed peas for good luck! It was a feast!

So, what else have I been eating?


1. Our neighbor made us candied pecans- YUM!
2. I made more curried sweet potato soup and added some black beans
3. Carrots & hummus and some pesto & goat cheese stuffed mushrooms
4. Morningstar black bean burgers & homemade sweet potato chips


1. Tuna Quinoa Cakes on salad
2. Hubby made one of his best salads ever: Lettuce, quinoa, black beans, shrimp, cottage cheese, pomegranate arils & pecans
3. Taco salad w/ quinoa and black beans, tomato, red pepper, avocado, onion and cheese
4. PB toast, hb egg and a clementine for a light lunch


1. Hubby caught the cold my dad had at xmas so we’ve been drinking a LOT of hot lemon ginger water
2. Open faced egg sandwich, Frozen Greek Yogurt Trailmix Bar and a clementine
3. French toast with berries
4. Eggs and toast with a pear and blackberries


I’ve also been snacking on A LOT of these:


Frozen Yogurt Trailmix Bars were posted yesterday in case you missed it!


I’ve also been enjoying the newest product from Love Grown Foods!


There are 4 different flavors and they’re packed with protein and fiber. They also have NO SODIUM which is a huge plus for me! I enjoyed the peach almond vanilla for breakfast one morning.


This product was just revealed last week. They will be in the following retailers as of January/February:

-Raley’s (Northern CA)
-Whole Foods – Southern CA
-Whole Foods – Rocky Mountain Region
-Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
-King Soopers/City Market (Colorado)
-Sobeys (Canada)

But have no fear if none of those stores are near you! They’ll also be available on AMAZON.COM this week! So you can order them from anywhere!


And finally, the last thing I’m working on:


That, my friends, is Greek Yogurt Bread. It’s delicious, but I haven’t quite perfected the recipe yet so stay tuned! I’ll share it as soon as I do :)


That’s all I’ve got in the food department…but just as a reminder, you still have a couple more days to enter my giveaway to win these beautiful Oakley Sunglasses!


And also remember that you only have 2 more days to sign up for Foodie Penpals if you’d like to participate in January. CLICK HERE to fill out the form. Remember that you have to sign up EACH MONTH if you want to participate.


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. YUM. I am drooling.
    Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. recently posted..Highlights of 2012

  2. I love candied nuts, those pecan look delicious! And I am so excited to try the Love Grown oats, I can’t wait for them to hit stores.
    Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate recently posted..Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  3. We spent NYE in too. Sometimes it’s just better that way!

    Greek Yogurt bread?? I’m intrigued. Tell me more!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..The Best Way to Start 2013

  4. OOOH I am so looking for an activity today with the child.
    Miz recently posted..The secret to YOUR 2013 success.

  5. Your food always makes me hungry! We had a pretty low key NYE as well, since I am getting over a cold.
    You look o cute in your Oakleys!
    Maureen recently posted..1-1-2013

  6. I want to hire you to cook for me! ; )

    So with you on an early NYE. I was out by 10. Felt so good the next day!
    misszippy recently posted..Let’s get this party started

  7. YUM! Love scallops!! Excited for the return of FPP!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Green Coconut Banana Smoothie

  8. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!

    I’m so glad you mentioned that hot oatmeal is available in Canada! Excited to go look for it. Will be a perfect take-along when I go back to work next month!
    Stephanie recently posted..My 6×6 Goals and Plan

  9. Your eats are always so delish! :)
    Kierston recently posted..It’s A New Year!

  10. 1. you are so cute in your sunglasses
    2. all your food is beautiful and looks so delicious- i’m coming over for dinner
    3. you and your husband are so stinkin cute- i love it
    4. Happy New Years!!! xoxox
    Andrea recently posted..Cauliflower Crust Pizza With Roasted Vegetables

  11. You didn’t have your collards for wealth??? Haha. Someone told me that was just a southern thing. Those scallops sound good! I made them for myself once and messed it up so badly that I haven’t attempted again. Maybe in 2013…
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..2012′s Popularity Contest + WIAW

  12. Mmm, your bread looks delicious! We’ve gotten out of the habit of making bread… but it’s such a nice treat right out of the oven. Glad you had a nice NYE!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..New Year’s WIAW + Avocado Tuna Salad

  13. We had a very similar New Year’s…we just watched TV on the couch in front of our Christmas tree and fell asleep at 12:20. It was wonderful :) Happy New Year’s!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..34 – 35

  14. You never disappoint in the food picture department! Wahoo :) Thank you for getting my stomach excited for LUNCH!
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..It’s time to get SMART in the New Year

  15. Happy New Year, friend! So sorry I’ve been so absent from everything. I’ve been so sick for the past three weeks. Your eats look delicious, of course – always making me drool. (I say this all the time. I know. lol) Looking forward to raiding your recipes this year. 😉
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..Happy New Year!

  16. Those crabcakes look soooo good! I’m adding those to my list of things I’d like to try cooking in 2013.
    Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog recently posted..Hitting Reset

  17. This post made me SO hungry! It all looks delicious :)
    Brooke @ Running In Heels recently posted..My Dog Thinks She’s Jillian Michaels

  18. Your husband is one lucky man… but I’m sure he already knows this 😉 Happy New Year gorgeous! xoxo
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Looking Back and Looking Forward… The Art of Transition

  19. My brother is getting married in a few weeks, it’s not over until 1am, but I can pretty much guarantee I’ll be upstairs in my hotel room by 10:30 or 11…I’m old!
    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily recently posted..2013 Goals

  20. Cannot wait to make those yogurt bars! I’ve never done the Foodie Pen Pals, but definitely considering it. Happy 2013 and I hope the husband feels better. :)
    She Rocks Fitness recently posted..To Be Happy In 2013

  21. love the first picture of you two!!

    Happy New Year girl!!! wishing you all the best
    purelymichelle recently posted..love your body

  22. DELICIOUS!! Looks like the ideal New Years! Yummy, Nutritious, and Relaxing!! Happy 2013!
    Krysten recently posted..Resolutions, Rehashing, and Racing

  23. No fair, your husband cooks!! I can’t wait to try those oats!
    Sara@fitcupcaker recently posted..New Year’s Day 2013 : Healthy Apple Nachos

  24. YAY! So glad that the Hot Oats are going to be available on Amazon =)

    Happy New Year to you and your hubby! We went over my sister’s which was totally low key and relaxed! I can’t imagine going out til the wee hours of morning anymore =)
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