Entries by Banister Nutrition

Fresh Produce Tips

Do you struggle with consuming fresh produce in the winter? In Oklahoma, we have a wide variety of produce through warmer months, and fortunately, we also have a wide variety of produce that is in season this time of year! At Banister Nutrition, we post a list of produce in season for Oklahoma at the […]

Heart Healthy Blueberry Walnut Baked Oats

Heart Healthy Blueberry Walnut Baked Oats Prep Time: 15 Minutes ● Baking Time: 45 Minutes ● Total Time: 1 Hour Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 mashed bananas 1 1/4 cups skim milk (or plant-based milk of choice) 2 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ½ […]

National Soup Month

One of our Banister Nutrition team members, Ruth, is blessed with a wonderful South Indian family heritage.  As January is National Soup Month, she’d like to share a favorite soup her parents make: South Indian Sambar. Ruth says, “We usually eat this soup along with another dish called Idli, which is a steamed rice cake.”  […]

Nutritional Psychiatry

“Food and mood” is gaining attention in the mental health field. There  is considerable increase in research between psychiatric disorders and diet. Nutritional psychiatry means using food and food supplements as alternative treatments for mental health disorders. Your brain is on 24/7, taking care of  movement, breathing, heartbeat, sleep, senses and millions of daily decisions. […]

Sunday Stew

From our registered dietitian Annie Thorp, MS, RD/LD: “Hello Friends, Happy New Year! This recipe is a family favorite for us that we call “Sunday Stew”—a delicious hot stew that covers our food groups for dinnertime—rich in protein along with tasty veggies and sweet potatoes to help us fill our meal with the macronutrients we […]

Embracing the Future Plate: 2024 Food Trends

In the ever-evolving landscape of food and nutrition, 2024 brings forth a harmonious blend of health-conscious choices and innovative culinary experiences. Let’s dive into a few trends that are reshaping our relationship with food.   Functional Foods: Beyond mere sustenance, consumers are seeking foods that offer targeted health benefits. From gut-friendly yogurts to immune-boosting teas, […]

Scents for the Holidays

From our dietitian Lauren Northcutt, “My family loves to fill the house with the scent of Christmas around the holidays. Potpourri is also one of my favors gifts to give friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers. It can look super festive when combined in a mason jar. BONUS: I love a good food themed gift!!” Ingredients: […]

Collagen Supplementation and Health – Making the Connection

Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in the structure and health of our skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. As we age, our body’s natural collagen production decreases, which can lead to various signs of aging and joint stiffness. Taking collagen supplements has gained popularity in recent years, as people […]

Sweet Victory: The Science Behind Your Sugar Cravings

Do you ever find yourself desperate for something sweet and not finding satisfaction until you finally get that bowl of ice cream or a slice of cake? Many of us have been there, wrestling with a sugar craving that feels impossible to shake. While sugar and other simple carbohydrate foods are not to be demonized […]