Welcome to The Lean Green Bean!
My name is Lindsay and I'm a mom of three and Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. I love sharing my passion for nutrition and healthy living with my readers!
I believe that life is all about being balanced, simple and real....and I strive to show all of you how I live this message in my everyday life via my blog and social media posts.
If you're interested, you can read more about my journey to becoming an RD.
Day to day I wear a variety of different hats:
- I care for my three kids full-time.
- I post on this blog and do additional freelance writing and recipe development.
- I share our daily life over on Instagram stories.
In May 2016, we announced that baby number two was on the way. Little Miss arrived in November 2016, making us a party of four.
Then in December 2018, we added one more little nugget to our family!
We also have a dog and two cats! My husband and I have been doing CrossFit for the past 6 years or so. We even owned our own CrossFit gym for a couple years, but we closed up shop in 2017 and turned our garage into a gym to better fit our crazy schedule. When I'm not too busy falling to sleep the second my head hits the pillow, I enjoy reading mysteries.
My Food Philosophy
Over the past several years, first as I became an RD and then as I became a mom, my nutrition philosophy has developed, evolved and shifted. I strongly believe that healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated or expensive and one of my main goals with this blog is to prove that to people.
I believe that connecting with your body and learning to eat for both nourishment and enjoyment is more powerful than dieting and restricting food to lose weight. Unless medically necessary, I don't believe that cutting out gluten or going dairy-free to follow the latest food trend is the best choice for everyone.
I believe that super restrictive diets aren't sustainable and don't do much to help you develop healthy eating habits that you can call upon for the rest of your life.
The recipes I share on the blog are the recipes my family and I eat regularly. They're made with real, simple ingredients that most people already have on hand. I'm happy to share my food successes and failures when it comes to feeding my kids in hopes that inspires other parents out there and reassures them that they're not alone in their struggles!
If you're not sure where to start, check out my Best of the Bean page where you'll find links to some of my best posts and recipes from the past 9 years.
If you're a brand that's interested in collaborating, please check out some of my past sponsored posts and feel free to email me ([email protected]) to request a media kit. I'd love to chat further about working with you!
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to say hi! I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, comments, requests or ideas.
I can be reached by email at: [email protected]
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