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.
Considering intermittent fasting? It's not just for weight loss. Here's a few pros & cons as seen on Fox earlier: ...read more
It's almost the weekend! Looking for a simple, guilt-free appetizer for your next party or book club? Look no further! Just 2 ingredients- you can’t go wrong. White beans offer a smoother texture than traditional chick peass and boast plenty of protein and fiber. ...read more
I'm providing a webinar Thursday, 7-13 from 2-3 PM EST through Food & Health Communications. If you're interested, click on the link below to register! https://foodandhealth.com/debunk-fad-diet-webinar/read more
I know what you're thinking. This sounds like a weird combination of produce, but trust me. You won’t be sorry you tried this seasonal salad. Watermelon and tomatoes are both excellent sources of fiber, vitamin C, potassium as well as cancer-fighting lycopene. ...read more
I am not proud to admit this, but recently, I had a very unsatisfied customer. From the time she walked in from the time she left, I could tell she was going to be difficult. Maybe she'd had an off day and was taking it out on me, or maybe she expected me to...read more
It’s peach season! You really need to embrace this fragrant fruit of summer. Here's a salad idea that combines high fiber bulgur with peaches, peppers and cucumbers in a simple yogurt dressing. Bulgur, a traditional staple of Mediterranean cuisine, has been...read more
Ask anyone to name a source of potassium and inevitably, they’ll say “bananas”. But ask why we need potassium, and few can answer the question. Potassium is a mineral that’s not only found in bananas, but also citrus fruit, green leafy vegetables, yogurt, beans,...read more
Water Salad Baby, it's hot outside! Staying hydrated this time of year (and any time of year), improves energy, metabolism and maintains blood pressure. We consume about 80% of our fluid needs from water, juice, milk, coffee and tea and 20% from food. Combine the...read more
Don't ask me why, but lately I've seen a rash of patients with elevated liver enzymes. When enzyme levels are elevated, it's an indication that an organ in the body may be under stress or inflamed. In the case of your liver, it may also be related to being...read more
I bet you have leftover chicken from Father's Day grilling. Here's a simple recipe that your whole family will enjoy. I love the simplicity of jarred pesto, but feel free to make fresh if you've got the time and basil on hand. Tofu or cooked turkey would also work...read more
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sadly, it’s the meal most often skipped! One of THE most important things to remember is hydration. While it’s easy to grab coffee or tea, don’t forget to hydrate in the morning. Drink...read more
I wish I could say I was working in Findlay Kitchen because I'm starting a small cupcake or empanada business, but alas, I am not. I was there a few weeks ago because I volunteered to help with a program called "Cooking for the Family". The program is...read more