Entries by Banister Nutrition

Let’s Talk Diabetes: New Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Sabetha Young, the new intern at Banister Nutrition. I am a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma and I am majoring in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management while working on a Business Administration minor. I was thrilled to be selected as the new intern at Banister Nutrition for the […]

Cooking for Just One or Two?

Are you cooking for just yourself? Or maybe yourself and one other person? If so, I am sure that you have dealt with the struggles of making the most out of your ingredients.  Just because you are cooking for less does not mean you have to eat out more! Here are a few tips to […]


KIND bars bill themselves as being “healthy”, but the FDA recently issued a warning letter to the brand demanding them to stop using the label for several of its snack bars.   The flavors they have asked to remove this label off of is, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, KIND Fruit & Nut […]

Simple Eating Tips For A Healthier Life

We all know making healthy choices can be a hard at times. Here are a few tips that can help you make better choices when choosing either the healthy or unhealthy option. Prepare more of your own meals. Cooking more meals at home can help you take charge of what you’re eating and better monitor […]

Tips To Cut Your Calories

When it comes to healthy weight management, small steps add up. In fact, little changes in eating have better positive impact on health than drastic ones. This is because you are more likely to stick with smaller changes over time than drastic ones. Here are a few small changes that will decrease your calorie consumption. […]

Say Goodbye to Cravings and Eat Right!

Do you ever have cravings that are so hard to resist? When your mind keeps yelling, eat me! eat me! eat me! Some dieters may believe a craving is an intense desire for a certain food, but it is actually a signal for their bodies needing the nutrients that food provides. Overindulging on cravings can quickly […]

Taste of India

While traveling in India for two and a half weeks I ate foods that were different from American delicacies, and found neat things that would be beneficial for me to use back in America.       Tiffin Jar: the Indian lunchbox. This container will keep items hot up 3 to 4 hours. I love […]

To Juice or Not to Juice?

This is a question we hear often. Juicing is the process of extracting juice from plants, such as fruits and vegetables. Juicing is different than blending and smoothies. You may consider juicing if identify with one of these categories: Picky eaters: If you are not a fan of fruits and vegetables this is good way […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

While traveling in India the one thing I saw the most on roadside markets was people selling coconut water. Coconut water has many health benefits. Many studies have shown that the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of coconut water may help with a number of minor to severe health conditions. This nutrient rich drink […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

Ingredients ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted ¾ cup maple syrup 2 eggs 1 cup almond butter, unsalted, creamy 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free) ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup chopped dark chocolate (dairy-free) Maldon sea salt (or any course sea salt) Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line […]