Entries by Banister Nutrition

Banister Nutrition’s Holiday Tips for Managing Food

Holidays can be tough when it comes to managing food and drinks in relation to our weight. How do you even begin to stay balanced with snacks and sweets around every corner? We decided to have our Registered Dietitians weigh in with some tips and tricks to help you tackle the holiday food challenges! Here […]

Top Stress-Reducing Foods

Unfortunately, one of the number one things that seems to come with the holidays is stress. Dinner parties, family get-togethers, gift shopping, hosting, planning, ahhhhh stress!! While we’d all like to never have stress at all, sometimes it’s just part of life and we have to deal with it. The good news is that there […]

Let’s Talk Diabetes – Myth Busters

Going through my daily activities, I often run in to a lot of “diabetes myths”. When people find out I have diabetes, I start to hear things like, “Oh, do you have the bad kind?”, “So you ate a lot of sugar as a kid?”, “Is that a pager? I didn’t even know people still […]

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

At my house, pumpkin pie is a must have on Thanksgiving. We all have those traditions that we don’t really like to change but if we could save 254 calories, time it takes to make the pie, and it still tastes great, why wouldn’t we!? This Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie is super easy to throw […]

Fruits and Vegetables – Who’s who?

“All fruits are vegetables, but not all vegetables are fruit.” You’ve probably heard this saying before, but yet we’re still always questioning what is what? The confusion often comes from the answers of two different sources: scientists and chefs. By scientific definition, a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower […]

Old Fashioned Apple-Nut Crisp

“Desserts” and “healthy” don’t usually go together, right? At least that’s what everyone thinks… However, there are numerous ways to make those desserts a little more “healthy”. Obviously moderation is still important but with the right substitutions, desserts can easily contain less fat and sugar and still taste good! I don’t know about you guys, […]

Fall Fun – Sweet Potatoes

Fall is all about oranges, reds, and yellows. Not only do the leaves change color, but so do the foods we eat! Pumpkins, apples, squash, and oh yeah… sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are not always the number one food talked about in the fall but they should be; I love sweet potatoes! Because of their […]

Play More – Laugh More

When is the last time you played so hard and had so much fun you broke a real sweat and couldn’t quit laughing? Yes, I’m talking to adults here. As adults if we remembered how to play (moving, sweating, laughing), and moved past our inhibitions to be childlike we wouldn’t have to exercise so much. […]

Why Could ‘Jack Sprat’ Eat no Fat?

‘Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean’….was she eating soybean oil (which of course is fat)? Could the type of fat you eat affect how much weight you gain and not just the amount of fat you eat? New research which could add new confusion to the age old question—does […]

Dinner in a Box – Delivered!

“Hmmm…what should we have for dinner tonight?”   “Honey, what’s for dinner?”   “Chinese take-out? Yes.”   “What do you mean you don’t have anything planned? It’s 8 o’clock already!”   “I’m way too tired to cook; besides there’s nothing to cook, let’s do take-out again.”   Do you ever feel like there’s not enough […]