Entries by Banister Nutrition

Say Cheese!

With most grocery stores carrying a wide variety of cheeses these days, it’s easy to forget the long process it takes to make those cheeses. Thousands of years ago, people were in need of a way to better utilize milk from their cattle, sheep, and goats so they started experimenting. Starting with salt and acid, […]

Healthy Eats OKC!

Eating out can be a fun treat or a necessity.  I love to dine at new places often and try some local favorites. There is a new place in Nichols Hills that is a breath of fresh air with a new twist on healthy eating. Provision Kitchen is a versatile eatery and the most “local” […]

Systemic Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation, in its broadest sense, is the body’s response to tissue injury. The four cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, heat, swelling, and pain. However, did you know there are different kinds of inflammation? You’re probably familiar with the kind we can see but what if there is a kind that we can’t see that’s […]

Cooking With Fat – Smoke Point

Saturated, unsaturated, olive, canola, lard, butter…the list could go on. There are many different varieties of fats which can lead to some confusion but the main topic we’re going to discuss is: smoke point. The “smoke point” of a fat refers to the temperature at which a fat begins to smoke (pretty straight-forward). Learning how […]

Heart-Healthy Meals for Your Sweetheart

We all know that a well-balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and unsaturated fats not only help with weight maintenance, but also with overall heart health. What could be a better gift to your sweetheart then a healthy heart for the years to come? Even though Valentine’s Day has come and […]

Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Is your mouth watering yet? Just the word “chocolate” makes me want some! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we as Americans will buy at least $345 million worth of chocolate candies next week alone! This makes up approximately 5% of the yearly chocolate sales! Below is a chart I downloaded from the International […]

Lentils – A Middle Eastern Beauty

A member of the legume family (with things such as beans), lentils are what we call edible pulses (dried seeds grown in enclosed pods). Lentils are very high in protein and fiber; one cup cooked contains 18g of protein and 16g of fiber. A one cup serving is also an excellent source of folate, iron, […]

Inflammation and Food

Inflammation is a sign of injury or illness. Increased inflammation in your body can be a risk factor (or symptom) for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Your diet and lifestyle can increase or decrease the amount of inflammation in your body. Here are some tips to help decrease the amount of inflammation in […]

Chicken Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

As we start the New Year, the temperatures continue to chill us, the leaves are gone, the days stay short and the air continues to crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to make soup! Grab your ladles and start simmering… We are “souping” with style. I pulled this recipe from the Academy of […]

The Latest Dietitian Approved Health Apps

Technology is everywhere in today’s world. Most people have a smart phone and are on their smart phone all throughout the day. A recent study by Kleiner Perkins Caugield and Byers found that the average user checks their phone approximately 150 times/day! With apps galore the opportunities are endless. Check out some of the latest nutrition […]