Antioxidant-Rich Persimmons - in Season Now

Antioxidant-Rich Persimmons - in Season Now

Nicknamed "nature's candy," persimmons are available from October through February. Two of the most common varieties, the Hachiya and Fuyu, are fast becoming a popular staple in wintertime meals. Hachiya persimmons, when soft and ripe, make a great puree for baked goods, puddings and smoothies. Meanwhile, crisp Fuyu persimmons are sliced or chopped into things like salads and salsas. Raw, baked or roasted, persimmons make a delicious and healthy addition to any meal.

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Meet James Haley - Software Engineer at Zipongo

Meet James Haley - Software Engineer at Zipongo

“Nutrition is a great thing to focus on because it’s something everyone can do.”

Economics major James Haley transitioned to programming following graduation through a combination of attending App Academy and teaching himself the ropes. He went on to work as a front-end developer at Wrapp and recently joined Zipongo as a software engineer, working on the front-end of the Zipongo web application.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - Lightened Up

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - Lightened Up

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without indulging in seasonal treats. At Zipongo, we’re always looking for ways to enjoy our favorite sweets in a healthier way. Using a handful of easy swaps, we made a lighter version of our favorite recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. These cupcakes have all the delicious flavor and texture of the original recipe with 50% less saturated fat and added sugar.

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Meet Del Anicete - Senior Designer at Zipongo

Meet Del Anicete - Senior Designer at Zipongo

“After meeting with [the Zipongo] team, I knew I wanted to be a part of their passion for and commitment to good health through good food.”

Bay Area native Del Anicete has worked at Chevron, Curse (Design Den), Tagged and now Zipongo as its senior designer. Along the way, he picked up some front-end skills to help complement his design work. These days, you can find him pushing the creative envelope at Zipongo or in the East Bay trying to keep up with his two active boys.

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Healthy Baking Substitutions

Healthy Baking Substitutions

Baking is an exact science. Ingredients like flour, fat and sugar play an important role in ensuring that you end up with a tasty final product. Those same ingredients are sometimes the reason why baked goods aren't synonymous with a healthy diet. The good news is that you can make a handful of simple substitutions to lighten up any baked product without sacrificing the taste or texture. Next time you get baking, try out a few of these easy and healthy baking substitutions.

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Healthy Holiday Tips for a Lighter Season

Healthy Holiday Tips for a Lighter Season

With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to celebrate family, friends and delicious food. For many, this means indulging in foods that may not be friendly to the waistline. Rest assured, you can still enjoy your holiday favorites and stay healthy. Having one big dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas day is usually not going to result in extra inches around your waist. Rather, it's the over-indulging for days on end that will put on the pounds. Looking to stay a little lighter this year? Here are five easy ways to enjoy a delicious and healthy holiday season.

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Meet Zipongo's Director of Biz Dev Socheata Poeuv

Meet Zipongo's Director of Biz Dev Socheata Poeuv

“To prevent and treat obesity, it takes a sustained lifestyle change, and I believe Zipongo helps people build upon and stick to that healthy lifestyle.”

Before landing at Zipongo, Socheata was the founding CEO of a health tech company, which sold a digital behavior change program into the wellness sector. She started other social ventures including a media project that’s now housed at the Yale University, where she completed her MBA as a Soros Fellow.

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Get Your Brussels Sprouts - in Season Now

Get Your Brussels Sprouts - in Season Now

Remember when your mom would tell you to finish your Brussels sprouts, and you'd cringe because eating the little green veggies was like having to swallow the bitterest of pills? Well if you haven't yet jumped on the Brussels sprouts bandwagon, you may want to now. Check out our Barley with Brussels Sprouts, Kale and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. We guarantee it's nothing like your mama's Brussels sprouts. Try it and see.

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