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Cooking with Alcohol

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food” – W.C. Fields As it turns out alcohol can be great addition to meals and we are not just talking about complimentary beverages. Alcohol adds flavor to dishes without increasing the sodium or fat content. Here is my quick guide to seasoning, flavoring, […]

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Homemade Healthy: Cholesterol-Friendly Hamburger

Homemade Healthy: Cholesterol-Friendly Hamburger

Earlier this week, we talked about cholesterol and the kinds of foods that impact it. Hamburgers have a reputation for being a cholesterol enemy, because of their high saturated fat content. Many varieties are loaded up with high fat toppings and high sodium condiments. Fast food varieties may have tons of unpronounceable and artificial ingredients. […]

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Cholesterol 101

Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood that is vital to normal body function. It is used in production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin metabolism, and nerve insulation. Every cell in your body has cholesterol in its outer layer. The liver makes cholesterol which is transported through the blood by lipoproteins. The most commonly tested […]

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Top Foods for your Heart

Your heart is probably the coolest muscle in your body, not to mention the most important (if you had to pick). It works hard day and night to keep you going. Here are a few ways to show your heart you care: Turmeric Turmeric is the spice that makes curry and mustard yellow.  It is […]

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Homemade Healthy: No-Sodium French Fries

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to banish your favorite foods from your diet. Any food can be made healthier simply by cooking it at home. For example, making a homemade version of french fries allows you to be in charge of what exactly goes in your food. This is especially helpful, considering McDonald’s French […]

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Wiser Wednesdays #9: Chocolate Appreciation Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Zipongo team is taste-testing our favorite chocolate brands for Wiser Wednesdays. While we know that dark chocolate is generally healthier than milk chocolate, each brand has its own distinct taste and nutrition. Welcome to Wiser Wednesdays #9: Chocolate Appreciation Day! Competitors L to R: Newman’s Own Organics, Godiva Chocolatier, […]

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Why We Love Salt

In Oversalted  we reviewed why we need salt, the roles it plays in our body, and food sources of salt.  I want to take the time now to describe why salt is such a compelling ingredient. Salt Makes Food Taste Good Salt enhances almost every food item you can think to add it to.  The more […]

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Oversalted?

Salt is a constant topic of controversy. In my head the argument usually goes a little like this: Too much salt is bad for me, but my body needs it and my taste buds want it. So, how much is too much? Lets break it down and reach a compromise. The Role of Salt in Your Body: – […]

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Top 8 Hidden Sources of Protein

Top 8 Hidden Sources of Protein

Typically we think of protein as coming from animal meats. But,  you can easily eat enough protein per day without being dependent on animal sources. There are tons of foods that give us protein without the extra fat and sodium present in animal products. Here are our top 8 hidden sources of protein. 1. Quinoa Quinoa […]

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Paleo Bowl

In honor of the big game this weekend, let’s have a Paleo Bowl! We have found some Paleo-friendly football food, to help you be well-fueled and energized for your football extravaganza. Finger Foods and Munchies Zesty Chicken Bites Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Kabobs Zucchini Fritters Garlic and Dill Sweet Potato Wedges Spicy Roasted Cashews Pumpkin and […]

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