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.
I’ll admit, I have never been a big beet fan. It may be because as a kid, I was only exposed to the canned, pickled type my mom served now and then when we were out of other vegetables. I’m not faulting the woman, I just didn’t know any different! Flash forward 30+...read more
Dear friends, I recently met Leah Berger, the manager and director of the Madeira Farmer’s Market. Leah and I share a passion for home grown, delicious food and cooking. I was so flattered when she invited me to have a community booth at the Thursday market. I...read more
I am so thankful it’s almost fall. Growing up in Northeastern Ohio, summers weren’t quite as hot as they are in Cincinnati. To me, once the neighborhood pool is closed, I am done with super hot weather. Not to mention what it does to my hair. Not pretty....read more
Are you looking for a nutritious, delicious salad to share at your Labor Day picnic but tired of the same old thing? Give this one a whirl! Combining crimson beets and bright green kale will remind you of Christmas, but beets won’t be around til then. This is a...read more
For anyone that’s interviewed for a job or been nominated for an award, the word ‘vet’ conjures up interviews, background checks and interrogation of ones’ philosophy. You may not think about this, but you can also vet your healthcare providers, and they may vet you...read more
I’m sure everyone has tried some version of this delicious slaw at a block party or potluck. Every time I have it, I think, “I have got to get that recipe!”. So one day, I decided to just wing it. This recipe is not only pretty to look at it...read more
Truth be told, I have 3 dietary ‘vices’. They are the 3 C’s- coffee, cheese and chocolate and I must consume at least a little of each on a daily basis for my happiness. I really don’t feel too guilty about enjoying these, to be perfectly...read more
Bulgur salad with peaches and orange yogurt dressing It’s peach season! Time to enjoy this fragrant fruit of summer. I recently made this salad for the Wellness Community (AKA Cancer Support Center in Blue Ash) and it was a big hit! This salad combines high fiber...read more
Tired of the same old salad? This crisp, summer salad will delight you and your guests. Blueberries are in full bloom and great for your health. They’ve been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer, dementia and heart disease. The addition of edamame adds serious...read more
I love Saturday mornings. I am usually the first one up, which means I have complete rule of the kitchen. After a few cups of coffee (with a little milk for taste and calcium), I like to raid the pantry and start cooking. I tend to have a lot of quinoa on hand from...read more
I often get requests to help people plan meals, which is something most people dread. The difficult part for most is making a list of recipes and finding the time to get to the grocery store. For me, the tricky part is finding or developing recipes that most people...read more
Confused about cholesterol? First off, you should know that dietary cholesterol is ONLY found in animal foods. Cholesterol is made in the liver, meaning cows, chickens, pigs, etc. While those chips you’re chowing on are “cholesterol free”, that just...read more