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.
It’s Valentine’s Day and February is heart health month, so let’s eat to the beat! The following are foods to include this season to keep your ticker, ticking: Avocados- fat is the new black, especially heart-healthy, mono-unsaturated fat. Add some avocado chunks...read more
About 8 weeks ago, I met with a woman that had struggled with her weight her entire life. She'd been a chunky child, a heavy college student and now, an obese adult. She'd always felt bad about her weight. It was tied to her self-esteem and self worth. If she...read more
I hate to waste food. Pasta is no exception. I made this recipe on a whim with leftover chicken and cooked penne. I keep jarred pesto on hand because of its convenience and delicious taste. It's made with olive oil and garlic, so you can't go wrong here! If you...read more
Be kaleful! Kale is in season and it’s time to embrace the leafy green. This nutritional powerhouse is loaded with vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and vitamin K, nutrients needed to fight cancer, high blood pressure and protect your immune system. You may ask...read more
Truth be told, I had a significant birthday this year. But after so many deaths of some of my favorite artists (read David Bowie, Prince, George Michael), I am so grateful to have another year above ground. Below are some simple tips for women hitting the milestone...read more
If there’s one spice I never like to run out of, it’s cumin. 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 one five times fast! ...read more
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