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Feature Food -Hummus

By Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C. Legumes, a great addition to healthy diets, are an often neglected culinary delight.  Beans, peas and lentils are very nutritious and add variety, texture and flavor to dishes.  Legumes are…

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Athlete Spotlight

                      Runner of the Month: Steve King                      Steve King is a Fayetteville local and an army veteran. He attended Fayetteville State Universi…

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The Mediterranean Diet

By Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C. The Mediterranean diet is based on traditions of the people from the Greek island of Crete, as well as the eating patterns of Italian, Turkish, Moroccan and Spanish cultures, among others.  The …

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Lӓrabar Cherry Almond Energy Bites

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C.  This month’s feature food is the Lӓrabar.  Lӓrabars are a brand of granola bar that are made with only dried fruit, nuts and spices.  They do not contain any added …

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Larabar Cherry Almond Energy Bites

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C.  This month’s feature food is the Lӓrabar.  Lӓrabars are a brand of granola bar that are made with only dried fruit, nuts and spices.  They do not contain any added …

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Feature Food - SunButter

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C. SunButter is a brand of sunflower seed butter, sold as a peanut butter alternative.  For those who cannot eat peanut or other nut butters due to allergies, SunButter is a great option.  In…

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Flourless Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C.  These chewy cookies are a great options for those with dietary restrictions due to food allergies.  You can use sunflower butter, which is free from many allergens.  Also, the…

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Midlife Weight Management for Women

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C.  In my practice I often see women who are frustrated by weight gain and difficulty shedding extra pounds.  Those who could once drop five pounds without much effort may find that this is m…

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Feature Food - Siggi’s Yogurt

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C. Starting this month, ‘Feature Food’ is a new addition to the monthly newsletter.  Every month a food product will be highlighted, including a discussion of the unique health and die…

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Layered Overnight Oats

By: Kristin M. MacDonald, MS, RD, LDN Owner, Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C. Many overnight oats recipes call to soak the oats in dairy or almond milk.  In this version, the oats are mixed with Siggi’s yogurt and just a little almond milk for a thicker, creamier t…

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