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.
Here’s a great fun fact to share at your next friendly gathering: 60% of your body’s immune cells reside in your intestines. And while washing your hands is still one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease, researchers are focusing more and more attention...read more
It's that time of year! Out with the old, in with the new. What's in your pantry? Join me Friday, 1-6-17 @ 9:00 for a lively chat on stocking your pantry. Go to #NutrigirlChat to get started. "See" you soon!read more
Oops! You’ve done it again. You agreed to that last beer at closing time, tequila shot with your persuasive friends, or second glass of champagne at the stroke of midnight. Here’s some tips to get your brain and body back to full throttle the day after: For nausea:...read more
Curried Pumpkin Soup If you want something seasonal and delicious, give this pumpkin soup a try. Canned pumpkin is not only versatile, it’s a great source of beta-carotene, potassium and fiber. Using light coconut milk reduces the fat and calories in the soup...read more
Pizza Soup As the temperatures drop and my pantry is looking a bit like an episode of Hoarders, it’s time to make some soup! The beauty of soup is you can’t really mess it up and you can add as many (or as few) ingredients as you’d like. I like this combo platter of...read more
It's the end of the year, which means time to manage your holiday waist! If you get a minute (or 30), join me for my first Twitter chat, Friday, 12-9 from 10-10:30 AM. Search for #NutrigirlChat to sign up!read more
This dip is a personal favorite. You’ll be invited to more parties if you bring it! This colorful appetizer is not only tasty, but healthy to boot. A good source of fiber and protein, hummus is very versatile and vegan-friendly. Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and red...read more
This time of year, no one wants to count calories. But, the sad reality is that most Americans gain an average of one pound every year between Thanksgiving and New Years. While that may not sound like a lot, that one pound is typically not lost and can add up over...read more
This holiday season, try something new that won’t wreck your waistline (like sweet potato casserole can). Carrots are not only high in beta-carotene (a nutrient needed for healthy eyes and skin), they’re also a decent source of fiber and are naturally sweet. Ginger...read more
On the eve of Thanksgiving, I like to reflect on what I am most thankful for. Like others, I am grateful for my spouse, who supports and tolerates my wacky consulting schedule, in addition to being a great dad. I'm thankful for my 2 healthy daughters that make me...read more
This recipe was shared by Indian cuisine expert Maria Simmons of desidakaar.com. Check out her site for other delightful dishes! http://www.desidakaar.com/dal-makhani-reciperead more
I am a huge fan of broccoli slaw. If you've never used it, it's a combination of shredded broccoli stalks, shredded carrots and red cabbage. I can usually locate it in Kroger next to bagged salads or containers of snap peas. I love the convenience, fresh taste and...read more