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Angie Bourque

Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

Have you ever made a pudding or mousse with a base of avocadoes?  This is a unique way to make a delicious dessert power-packed full of nutrition! 3 avocadoes 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup honey 15 drops liquid stevia Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  This …

Tastes Develop Before Age 5

I heard myself saying tonight at the dinner table, “Drew, eat your fish, then you can have more salad.”  You see, our three-year-old loves salad. Of course, he hasn’t always loved salad.  Initially, he wouldn’t eat it – any of it.  This conversation reminded me of a headline from our local …

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

I created a fun salad last week that I’d like to share.  It was delicious and very easy to make. 1 bunch of asparagus 1 pint cherry tomatoes 6 oz. mozzarella or feta cheese Wash and trim the asparagus ends.  Lay asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet …

The Beauty of Oats

Oatmeal has got to be one of America’s favorite healthy foods. Who doesn’t like a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter morning?  A 2/3 cup serving of oats contain 8 1/2 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, along with potassium, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, …

White Flour and Homemade Glue

Did you ever make your own glue as a child?  Your mom probably mixed a little white flour and warm water into a glue-like paste for creative play. Have you ever considered the wisdom in eating something that has glue-like properties?   With no fiber left to keep white flour moving, …

There is No Substitute. . .

I’ve spent the last 19 years trying to regain the health that I lost quite suddenly as a teenager.  The process has been full of highs and lows, successes and failures.  But after a recent health “crash,” I was reminded yet again that there is NO substitute for a healthy …

What Does Sugar Cost You?

In my last post, Sugar: The Nutrient Depleter, I discussed how many vitamins and minerals are depleted during the digestion of sugar.  These nutrients are pulled from healthy tissues and organs throughout your body in order to digest sugar through the Kreb’s Cycle.  Over time, the body’s nutrient storage will …

Here’s to Healthy Eating in the New Year

In light of my last post, Holiday Calories, here’s a great quote to keep in mind: “People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.” -Author Unknown Here’s to …

Holiday Calories

Doctor Oz reported on his show today that the average American eats 600 extra calories every day between Thanksgiving and New Years!!!!!  That’s a total of 22,800 extra calories over 38 days!  And we all know that those extra calories are mostly from sugar and fat.  Doctor Oz recommends replacing one stick of butter …