Lisa C. Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

Sound Bites empowers individuals and groups to take charge of their health through balanced nutrition. Lisa Andrews, a seasoned dietitian, transforms overwhelming scientific nutrition information into consumer friendly, easy to follow “sound bites”.

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Lisa Andrews is Nutrigirl!

I’ve paired my love of food, science and people by becoming a Registered Dietitian. My nickname Nutrigirl started about 20 years ago when I needed an email account. Having a painfully long, Italian last name didn’t lend well to an email address, and so Nutrigirl was born. I’d be lying if I said I am “mild mannered”. Outgoing by nature, my friends and clients know I’m not going to sugar coat my nutrition advice. With so much food and health information out there (good and bad), Nutrigirl is your nutrition hero. I’m here to provide sound, nutrition advice, while making sure you are enjoying your food! When I like a health article, recipe or nutrition-related advice, I will stamp it #Nutrigirlapproved.



We knew after adopting Snickers in July, 2014 that she was no ordinary kitty. She is a tortoise cat and has “tortitude”. Snickers is a true foody and always in the kitchen at meal time. Despite her candy bar name, Snickers literally reaches for kale, spinach and broccoli when we’re prepping it. Snickers likes a challenge and will seek hydration from the sink, toilet or your water glass. If she likes what you’re making (or eating), she’ll give you the “high paw” and you know your recipe is #Snickersapproved.

Eat, sleep and be healthy

OK people- holiday’s up! And while we’re all feeling more stuffed than that turkey last Thursday, our focus needn’t be on “weight loss” right now. Let’s put our energy into not getting a cold or flu this season! Below are some... read more

Thai Peanut Noodles with Turkey

Thai Peanut Noodles with Turkey: Got leftover turkey and need something deliciously different post-Thanksgiving? Skip the turkey pot pie, tacos and tetrazzini this year and try this! The combination of peanut butter, soy sauce and ginger is delightful. You can add... read more

Food stamps & junk food

Far be it for me to criticize the government. I’m not a political person by nature, but I’ve always felt that the food stamp program could use a little tweaking. I am all for helping prevent hunger in this country. I don’t think anyone (especially... read more

Waist Management throughout the holidays

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, the holidays are just about in full swing. While I don’t advise trying to lose weight during the holiday, making a few swaps may help you manage your waist and prevent weight gain before the new year. The tips below can be... read more

Soup for you!

I don’t know about you, but once the weather dips below 50 degrees, I start craving soup. Unlike my daughter who categorically hates soup (with the exception of Italian wedding soup), I love the stuff. The beauty of soup is that you can’t really screw it... read more

Home cooking reduces diabetes risk

Need another reason to eat at home in addition to saving money and eating cleaner? Recent research suggests that consuming home-cooked meals reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes. Research presented at the American Heart Association meeting found that individuals that... read more

Diabetes 101

November is American Diabetes Month and time to reflect on this national problem. This chronic disease has always been near and dear to my heart. My dad died of complications of diabetes at 73 and my mother developed the condition in her late 60’s. I also have friends... read more

Mediterranean Bean Dip with Pesto

Need a simple, “go to” appetizer for your next party that will please any palate? Look no further! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make and will fit into anyone’s diet (gluten-free, vegan, low fat, you name it). Based off the highly regarded... read more

Trim the treats for healthier holidays

I had the opportunity to share some holiday cheer on Fox 19 this morning (no, not champagne- just some simple swaps for healthier holidays). Check out the replay! Below is one of my favorite recipes for... read more

It starts in the grocery

I know lots of people that literally loathe grocery shopping. Is it the long lines, fishing for coupons or getting behind that one person that insists on writing a check that they hate? I’m not sure, but I don’t get it. I love grocery shopping. It means... read more

Broccoli with pesto

This Halloween, dress up your broccoli! Broccoli is a polarizing vegetable- you either love it, or hate it. I am the former. I could eat the stuff daily. But I also crave variety and spice in my food. To keep your broccoli (and other veggies interesting), try adding a... read more

Snactivity for scouts!

Besides feeding my 2 girls, I don’t normally work with kids. But as a dietitian and supporter of Girl scouts, I never pass up an opportunity to teach kids about healthy snacks. The other night, we made veggie robots. The beauty of this ‘snactivity’... read more

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