Entries by Banister Nutrition

3 Make Ahead Breakfast Meal Ideas

What do your mornings look like? I know for me, the morning can be a chaotic time – getting myself ready, cooking breakfast and getting two kids ready, fed and out the door by 7:30AM. Working with clients, I notice others struggling with this as well. Breakfast can often get skipped due to lack of […]

Benefits of Vegetarian Diets

Eating less meat in your diet can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people envision a diet of tofu and veggies. This is a common misconception. There are many new meat alternatives that taste very similar to meat. For example, there are meatless crumbles that can be used for tacos or spaghetti […]

What is HAES?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of your size found by taking your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared: BMI = kg/m2  Recent studies have shown that BMI alone is not an accurate depiction of overall health. This is because it does not take into account gender, race, ethnicity, age, […]

“POGO Automatic” The Only One-Step Blood Glucose Meter

Simplicity and convenience are key to checking your blood glucose level. If you have diabetes, T1DM, T2DM, or gestational diabetes, you know that checking your blood glucose level several times each day is necessary to be informed of your level and know how to make adjustments. Traditional monitoring requires several pieces of equipment to be […]

Pigeon Peas: A New Addition to Your Pantry

Pigeon peas are a type of legume similar in taste and texture to edamame. They have a green shell, a nutty taste and a crisp texture. They are part of the bean family. Pigeon peas are also related to chickpeas, alfalfa, and peanuts since they are a perennial legume. They can be used in: Soups […]

Airfryer vs. Deep Fryer

There seem to be new kitchen gadgets every week, but which ones are useful and won’t just take up cabinet space? The air fryer is a countertop device that works like a small convection oven. By circulating heated air, the air fryer decreases the need for cooking oil while still producing foods with a crispy […]

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavor, texture, and color to any meal, and you can grow your own. Herbs are visually appealing but can be intimidating if you don’t know how to take care of them or properly use them. Have no fear! Here are some tips: Sage, rosemary, and thyme […]

What is Metabolism?

The new year brings many things, a renewed focus on goals, perhaps transitioning out of a more relaxed approach to nutrition. If improving your health or comfort through weight loss is one of your goals, you may be asking, “How can I overcome my slow metabolism?” So, what does metabolism have to do with your […]

Grab a New Grain

Grains have been a staple in our diet for thousands of years, and with good reason. Whole grains have been shown to help with prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal cancers. Many of us are familiar with grains such as rice and wheat, but have you ever considered trying a […]