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.
With the average age of Americans increasing, the risk of Alzheimer’s may also go up. In individuals aged 75 to 84, one out of five has Alzheimer’s. In those older than 85, the rate is two out of five. And like heart disease, you’re stuck with some...read more
Catch me 10-19, on Fox 19 @ 9:15 AM to chat with Kara Sewel about breast cancer prevention.read more
Fall is by far my favorite season. I love experiencing the cooler temperatures, watching leaves change color and getting psyched up for Halloween. I always enjoy the elaborate Halloween scenes my neighbors put together and getting “booed” with some...read more
We all have days when we don’t want to go to work. We’re tired, there’s things at home to deal with or we just don’t *love* the tasks ahead of us. Even as a consultant, I have days like this. Maybe it’s a difficult client I am working...read more
If I haven’t mentioned it before, I love my neighborhood. Pleasant Ridge has lots of diversity, a strong art and cultural scene and a real sense of community. People look out for each other and new small businesses, including restaurants and pubs, are sprouting...read more
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