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.

5 Reasons to Pick Blueberries!

Anthocyanins. I dare you to say that word 5 times fast. You can certainly impress friends at your next party with anthocyanins. These are plant flavonoids that gives blueberries (and other deep red and purple fruits and veggies like cranberries and cabbage) their... read more

Super salad tips

Summer is here and by God, it’s hot! I don’t know about you, but when the thermostat hits 90 and above, all this girl wants is salad, watermelon and popsicles. But alas, I need more sustenance. Honestly, I could eat salads daily in this heat. There’s... read more

Beans & Greens

In honor of Father’s Day (and Men’s Health Month), I thought I’d share a favorite dish my dad used to whip up every now and then when I lived in Youngstown- beans and greens. It was a classic dish on every menu in my home town. I can still recall the... read more

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. OPA!

If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a party, this is for you! Take advantage of this summers’ harvest of vegetables in this simple, delicious salad. Quinoa is a ‘super grain’ from Peru that cooks up very similar to rice. You can spice it up with garlic or... read more

5 tips to prevent cancer

Just about everyone I know has been touched by cancer. Whether it was a parent, a cousin, a neighbor, a co-worker, a child or themselves, it seems to single no one out. News of cancer hit my family this week and it got me thinking. Why? While many are cancers can be... read more

Easy overnight oatmeal

There’s a lot of anti-dairy people out there, but I’ll be honest. I’m not one of them. Unless you’re allergic to milk (rare), vegan or lactose intolerant, there’s no good reason to avoid dairy. In addition to protecting your bones and teeth, calcium from low fat dairy... read more

Why Watermelon? Here’s why.

Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summer. I get as giddy as a school kid when I see the oversized, dark and light green striped fruit in the grocery or farmers’ market. It’s not the same to see it wedged and pre-packaged in the middle of winter. I want... read more

Will work for food

My girls have been off school less than a week and are already in an apathetic mood. Being pre-teens, I get it. They need their space. They’ve just finished school and don’t feel like doing anything but “vegging out”. But as a responsible parent, it’s my obligation to... read more

The thrill of the grill!

Its Memorial Day weekend! The official “kids are out of school”, start of summer. In addition to enjoying the tasty vittles at the Taste of Cincinnati, you may be planning a cook-out with friends or family. And by the looks of the Kroger parking lot, my... read more

Baked Pears with Pistachios and Cinnamon

I’m a simple gal with simple taste. I also hate to waste food. My husband and I joke that I inherited frugality from my depression-era parents that never threw anything out. Our running joke is a quote from my mother. “It’s still good!” While I had great intentions of... read more

FDA Updates the Food Label!

While you were out having fun this weekend, the FDA announced it has agreed to update the Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged food. This is big news for nutrition geeks like me, as well as consumers. The food label has taken flack in the past for being too vague, or too... read more

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