Entries by Banister Nutrition

Convenient OKC Metro Meal Ideas

Fast food is not your only option if you are lacking time or energy. Convenience is usually the main reason my patients are eating fast food or snacking on junk food. If this is your challenge, there are healthy options available to you. Here are a few ideas around the OKC metro that can save […]

Doc Cooks–Spaghetti Putanesco

Doc Cooks…………yes, physicians do cook, and, per the dietitian here—quite tasty and healthy! I recently enjoyed “Spaghetti Putanesco”, salad, wine, and great conversation with friends. An interesting addendum to the story, he (MD) manages his diabetes and a few cardio issues with cooking healthy, walking 4 miles regularly, managing his weight and fitness with lifestyle—a great example […]

A closer look at the milk shelves

Dairy, non-dairy…coconut, almond, soy… what’s the best option? Let’s take a look:   Type of Milk Calories Carbohydrate Sugars Protein Fat 2% Dairy 120 12 12 8 5 Almond, Original 60 8 7 1 2.5 Coconut, Original 80 7 7 0 5 Soy, Original 110 9 6 8 4.5   At first glance, it may […]

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

INGREDIENTS: 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling […]

The Minnesota Starvation Study

The Minnesota Starvation Study is a famous research study conducted by primary investigator Ancel Keys. This study revealed much of what we know today about how our body responds to starvation. Taking place at the end of World War II, the current scene involved discovering severely malnourished Jews that had been held captive in the […]

Confessions of a Dietetic Student

Studying nutrition has been an interesting and exciting journey. Before starting school and even a little way into my classes, I remember hearing about every nutrition claim in the media…and not knowing how to feel about nearly all of them. “Does this really work?” “Is this just popular talk or is it actually scientifically based?” […]

Roasted Eggplant Hummus

Looking for a new dip to serve at mealtimes or a friendly gathering? Most dips can be heavy in calories, but the recipe below includes more fiber and vitamins/minerals with fewer calories than the traditional cheesy dip.   Roasted Eggplant Hummus* –Serves 6 to 8   Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided […]

The Reality of a Registered Dietitian

  The nutrition profession does not make us less human. “We were in a hurry to pick up birthday donuts as a treat for my daughter’s classmate. The donut shop threw in an extra dozen donut holes. After dropping her off, I headed to Target, finding myself very hungry after the rushed morning. I ate […]

Smart Grocery Shopper: Do you hate the thought of going to the grocery store? Are you overwhelmed by the crowds at the grocery store? Are you too busy to get to the grocery store this week? Do you always end up with extra foods in your cart as you go through the grocery aisles? Great […]