Entries by Banister Nutrition

Sodium Savvy

Decreasing the amount of sodium you eat can make a big improvement in your health, especially your blood pressure. 75% of American’s sodium intake isn’t from our table salt shaker, it’s from processed and restaurant foods! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft of sodium-reduction targets for the food industry, encouraging food […]

What is Soy?

Have you ever eaten a soy product? Soy products are made from soybeans, which are grown in Asia, South America, and North America. Soy products, such as tofu and miso, are often associated with Asian cuisine, but there are many ways to eat soy. You can eat immature green soybeans as edamame or the mature […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey Taco Bowl – Get Creative Looking for a new slow cooker recipe? We’ve found just the one to zest up your menu! This Turkey Taco Bowl makes some simple healthy alternatives that help lower sodium and fat while increasing protein, all while using lots of pantry staples. It’s easy and super versatile! Check it […]

A Change in Fast Food Trends – Fast Casual

When I say “fast food” your mind probably goes instantly to an image of greasy burgers, fries, and drive-thru service. With over 60 years of business, it’s hard to imagine not being able to get a hot meal in a matter of seconds, pay for it with pocket change, and go on with your day. […]

Let’s Talk Diabetes – Traveling

Planned or spontaneous, road trips for a person living with diabetes requires a little extra planning. “Okay, how long will we be gone? What will we be doing? Will we be walking a lot or active? Will there be a refrigerator for my insulin?” If you have Type 1 diabetes these might be questions you’ve […]

Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

You may have heard through “fad-diets” to avoid colorless foods and to only eat the foods that bring a lot of color to your plate. While a colorful plate can be appreciated, don’t count cauliflower out! Cauliflower contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer, fiber that helps with satiety (feeling of being full), […]

Easter Dinner from a Dietitian’s Kitchen – The Entrée

This recipe is packed with flavor and is sure to hit all of your taste buds! Moroccan Cornish Hens Ingredients 4 large oranges, sliced 2 C whole pitted dates (about 8 ounces) 4 (1 ½ pound) Cornish hens Paste (best made the night before): 2 C cilantro sprigs ½ tsp ground cardamom 2 tsp ground […]

Easter Dinner from a Dietitian’s Kitchen – The Vegetables

Crispy Salt and Vinegar Potatoes Ingredients 4lb baby Yukon gold potatoes, halved (quartered if long) 1 C 1 T kosher salt 2 T unsalted butter Fresh ground black pepper 2 T chopped fresh chives Flaky sea salt Instructions Combine potatoes, 1 C vinegar, and 1 T kosher salt in a large saucepan. Add water to […]