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.

Baring it all- Bowel prep 101

Having worked in a hospital a good part of my career, I knew exactly what a clear liquid diet was. It’s a diet that allows only clear liquids- black coffee or tea, apple juice, jello, popsicles and broth. It is a short term diet used preoperatively for patients having... read more


A Taste of Honey I’m a little late with this, but in honor of Earth Day, I want to celebrate the humble honey bee!  My web designer extraordinaire, Julie Bolton, also happens to be a bee keeper and owner of and blog  Below is... read more

Give your immune system a boost!

I had the opportunity this morning to talk about nutrition during breast cancer treatment of Fox 19 today, but honestly, these tips can (and should) be used to keep your body healthy all the time. Thank you to Trader Joes in Kenwood for sponsoring my food for this... read more

Don’t be a food elitist

I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years and I’m sure I’m not alone here. I call it “food elitism”. It’s a term I use to describe individuals or groups that either overly restrict their diet (gluten-free, no dairy, no processed... read more

My favorite marinade

I recently heard Cincinnati weather described as “Sprinter”- an unsettling combo platter of snow and daffodils. Thankfully, as we move into spring, its time to dust off the ol’ grill and get outside again. Grilling has always been a healthy... read more

Beets don’t kale me now!

Every year we hear about the latest super foods- exotic fruits and vegetables like acai, gogi berry, avocado, kale and watercress. You may be surprised to hear that this year’s latest super food comes from the root family- the same family as the humble potato. Beets... read more

A “B” for A Tavola

My girls were on spring break last week. I had to work most of it. Thankfully, my husband took the week off and I was lucky to get (most of) Friday off. We shopped a bit and dinner time rolled around. Being Friday, we had to have pizza! This has been a family... read more

Spinach Tofu Dip

If you’re not a big fan of tofu, this recipe may change your mind. Tofu is a versatile, plant-based protein source containing all 9 essential amino acids. It is 100% vegan and can be made into a dip (or a smoothie) by adding various fruits or vegetables. Soft tofu is... read more

Asparagus with Tarragon Vinaigrette

This seasonal favorite is great for Easter or Passover, but simple enough to make as part of a weekly dinner, too. Asparagus is a great source of folate and potassium as well as fiber. A compound called inulin in asparagus is a pre-biotic, which feeds the pro-biotics... read more

Savannah Smile Parfait

It’s likely no surprise that 95% of Registered Dietitians are women. And with that, many of us have families. And with families, you’ll have boys or girls. I have 2 lovely girls, and both are in Girl Scouts. I have a love/hate relationship with scouts. I... read more

Eat green for St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s St Patrick’s Day! Don’t just drink green beer, eat more greens! Most Americans (of all ages) don’t meet their recommended number of servings of vegetables per day. At minimum, we should eat 2 cups of vegetables daily, but health experts suggest more is even... read more

M is for Maintenance

As a mom of two and nutrition consultant, I’m in my car A LOT. Between dropping off and picking my girls up, driving from the gym office to a grocery store to a corporate venue, my car sees a lot of mileage. The bright yellow maintenance light has been on for a... read more

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