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.
If there’s one spice I never like to run out of, it’s cumin. As far as spices go, it's one of the least expensive, but most versatile spices around. Cumin is an herb that originated from Iran and the Mediterranean and comes from the umbelliferae family. Say that...read more
Do you like tacos, but dislike the non-fried shells because they crack when you fold them? You're not alone! Once you try this simple recipe, you'll never use them again. As for flour tortillas, I was hooked on them, but once I tried fresh corn tortillas, I never...read more
Need a back to school treat that's not too high in sugar, but your kids will eat? Here's one that's not only gluten and nut free (for those that need it), but also high in potassium and iron, two nutrients growing kids and teens need. Sunflower seeds can be subbed...read more
With the return to school in August comes National Family Meals Month! Who knew this was a thing? But- it makes total sense to me. Did you know that families that dine together have children with lower rates of depression and drug use? Or that family meals foster...read more
I just returned from a lovely vacation in Florida. It was the first time we (self, 2 girls, husband and in-laws) ate most of the food we purchased. Fruit, yogurt, crackers- gone. But we also made use of the restaurant leftovers. Do you wonder why restaurants don't...read more
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad This is a favorite salad for lunch, dinner, picnics or parties. Quinoa is a ‘super grain’ from Peru that cooks up like rice. You can season it with garlic or onions or light soy sauce in a side dish. Naturally gluten free, quinoa is...read more
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