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.

Snickers

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.

Variety IS the spice of life

Any time I teach a class or meet with an individual, the topic of being ‘bored’ with the same meals or food comes up. Man cannot live on bread (or anything else for that matter) alone! Eating a variety of food every day is not only more enjoyable, but also... read more

Diner food is good for the soul

It’s a little known fact that I am a part-time optional dietitian for Tri-health. I picked up this job last summer doing corporate health screenings. It’s a great little gig. I choose a shift when it’s convenient for me, show up at the office in my... read more

What’s in your lunch sack?

I’m happy that my girls are at an age that A. they can tell me their food likes and dislikes and B. they are old enough to pack their own lunches. That said, I still need to have nutritious food for them to pack and enjoy throughout their long days at school, which... read more

Don’t eat your heart out!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, February is also Heart Health month. And while many of you reading this may think, “I’m too young for heart disease”, think again. Heart disease is still the number one killer in America- beating... read more

Sugar…ah honey honey

Don’t be fooled when shopping for “sugar-free” foods. Foods labeled “without high fructose corn syrup, light, sugar-free, diabetic, low sugar or dietetic” may still contain sugar, but use a different name on the label. These foods may contain other... read more

5 tips for using flaxseeds

Got flax? You should! Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, are a vegetarian source of two essential fatty acids (linolenic and linoleic acid) as well as omega-3-fatty acids, the type that may help reduce risk for heart disease and potentially dementia. Flaxseeds also... read more

Cherry cordial cookies

I am not ashamed to admit I like cookies. In fact, I love cookies- especially home made, chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t? It’s one of those comfort foods from my childhood that will always be special to me. And when your kids’ school gets called... read more

Asian broccoli slaw with chicken

Asian broccoli slaw with chicken If you haven’t tried broccoli slaw, it’s time. This simple slaw is made of shredded broccoli stalks, carrots and red cabbage shreds, all of which are loaded with phytochemicals that fight disease as well as vitamin C,... read more

Simple Greek Yogurt Parfait

Simple Yogurt Parfait There’s a reason Greek yogurt is so popular these days. Greek yogurt is higher in protein and naturally lower in sugar than its traditional yogurt counterpart. The benefit of protein? It maintains muscle mass, aids in blood sugar regulation and... read more

Curry Lentil Soup

It’s Sunday! In our house, that means church and soup. I love to dig around my pantry and see what I can create. To me, there’s something therapeutic about chopping veggies and stirring them in a big pot. And as long as you cook it long enough, soup is one... read more

New Dietary Guidelines- not that “new”

I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn when I say most dietitians are a bit nerdy. I mean, we’re a profession that gets excited about the grocery store! We are usually really jazzed when big nutrition research hits the newsstand. It makes us (or at... read more

Foods that boost metabolism

So this is the new year and many people are on a quest to lose weight. To do this appropriately, you have to support your body’s ability to burn calories (AKA metabolism). In addition to regular, aerobic and strength training exercise, there are a few foods that... read more

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