Entries by Banister Nutrition

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 […]

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 […]