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Fit Blogger We Love: The Lean Green Bean

Written on May 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm , by

When she's not creating new recipes, Lindsay loves to head outdoors.

Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean knows a thing or two about good food (just look at her substantial recipe database!). And as you might guess by the name of her blog, many of those dishes are health-conscious—Lindsay is studying to become a registered dietitian. We caught up with creative and fit foodie to learn more about what makes her smile and how she satisfies her sweet tooth.

My favorite way to work out: At home! I love putting together Tabata and circuit workouts that get my heart pumping but don’t require a lot of equipment and never take more than 20 to 30 minutes.

5 things I can’t live without: My family and friends, my iPhone, fresh fruits and vegetables, my contacts or glasses and a water bottle.

I’m happiest when I’m… Spending time outside with my husband!

My favorite fit snack: Plain Chobani Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, almonds and chia seeds.

My fitness mantra: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for”

To try out one of Lindsay’s go-to vegetarian dinners, click below.

Mexican Loaded Sweet Potato

Serves 4

  • 4 small sweet potatoes (or 2 large)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced,
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup cooked grain (rice, farro, quinoa)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Mexican cheese
  1. Poke the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and microwave on high for five to six minutes, or until soft.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion, red pepper and black beans in a medium-sized pan. Add spices and mix well.
  3. Add the grain and stir until heated through.
  4. Slice the sweet potatoes in half length-wise (or cut them in half, if using two large).
  5. Top with bean mixture. Add the avocado, tomato and cheese. Serve warm.
  • http://www.theleangreenbean.com Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    Thanks so much for featuring me! I’m so honored :)

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  • http://www.foodfitnessandfamilyblog.com Madeline @ Food Fitness and family

    I LOVE Lindsay!! You definitely picked a winner when you decided to feature her :)

  • http://victoriaruns.com Victoria

    Congratulations on being featured. I may need to try that potato :)

  • http://dareyouto.blogspot.com Meredith @ DareYouTo

    Lindsay’s blog is one of my FAVES! She shares the most creative food combinations and recipes. Thanks for featuring her

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  • http://eatdrinkbreathesweat.com Jess

    Rock on, girl! I heart you too! I especially dig that mantra of yours – keep at it girlfriend!!

  • Tracy Hawk

    Lindsay is amazing!! I know her personally and she really is as wonderful as she appears on the web ;-) rock it out, girlfriend! Her food is DELICIOUS!

  • http://www.breakfasttobed.com Cat @ Breakfast to Bed

    congrats, lady!!

  • http://www.veggienextdoor.com Diana @ VeggieNextDoor

    Congrats, Lindsay! Thanks for always being such a great source of healthy inspiration!

  • http://2retirednewmans.blogspot.com/ Marje @ 2retirednewmans

    Congratulations to you, Lindsay!!! You are doing such a GREAT jot. I enjoy your healthy blog lots.