Entries by Banister Nutrition

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 […]

From a Dietitian’s kitchen: Fish

The American Heart Association recommends we increase our consumption of fish to twice a week. Many fish are good sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. I recommend line-caught varieties (this will be stated on the packaging) because wild fish eat a healthier diet and are better for the environment than farmed fish. Fish can be […]

Healthy Substitutions for Delicious Pillsbury Pumpkin Quick Bread Muffins

Looking for a delicious and healthy dessert for Thanksgiving? Try this easy and amazing Pillsbury Pumpkin Quick Bread Muffins recipe! Ingredients: 1 box Pillsbury Pumpkin Quick Bread Then follow the instructions but use these substitutions.. Replace fat-free milk for the whole milk Use the individual serving size of natural unsweetened applesauce for the oil in […]

Feed your child like a giraffe!

Do we feed our children better than zoo animals? This was something I was pondering as I was stuck on the Centennial Cho Cho in the OKC zoo. An animal had escaped so our ride was stopped for a few minutes. I could see the giraffe feeding area with a long line of those willing […]

From a Dietitian’s Kitchen: Lentils

My whole family (yes even the children) love lentils. I love that they are inexpensive, easy to prepare, and high in protein, iron and fiber. Ingredients: One pound of lentils 1 tablespoon oil 1 medium onion, chopped 6-8 cups of broth or water (I use 4c vegetable broth and 2c water) 1 tablespoon of chopped […]