Entries by Banister Nutrition

“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 […]

What Can Fiber Do for You?

Have you ever had a change in your gastrointestinal system and thought that fiber might be the answer to setting things, right? We often think about fiber helping with constipation, but did you know fiber has also been shown to decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease? There are two different types of fiber: Soluble fiber: […]

How to Revamp Holiday Leftovers

After the holidays are over, it never fails that we have leftover food. Personally, I only like to eat the same meal a couple of times before it just gets boring. So, keep reading to find out ways to revamp your leftovers to prevent food waste and enjoy all of your holiday favorites! Get creative […]

The History of Banister Nutrition LLC.

What inspired me to create an uncharted career path? After teaching at OU for several years, I started working at (what was then) Presbyterian Hospital. I wanted to know if I was making a difference in the healthcare of the patients I saw. I knew dietitians played a vital role in shortening patients’ time in […]