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’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!”. One day, I decided to just wing it. This recipe is not only pretty to look at it (remember, you eat with your...read more
Think that juicing all your food or following a gluten free diet will cure all that ails you? Or that coconut oil is the new avocado? Think again. While food fads come and go, the science behind them is not always that convincing. A new review of scientific...read more
When it comes to produce, you can never go wrong with more veggies. Rich in potassium, beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin C and phytochemicals, vegetable intake is linked with lower rates of heart disease and certain cancers and may also help with “waist control” given...read more
If you had one too many Irish whiskeys, green beers or glasses of Merlot last night, this post is for you! Did you know that dark liquor or heavier beer (read Guinness) can give you a worse hangover than lighter alcohol? Or that drinking when dehydrated or on an...read more
Truth be told, I don't think I sat in a normal dining area once this week for lunch. Having multiple meetings and consults during the week forced me to eat in my car A LOT. Below are a few things I prepped ahead of time before scrambling out the door: Turkey and...read more
It's National Nutrition Month! Where neRDs like me get to celebrate food and teach ways to eat healthier every day. This year's theme is "put your best fork forward". Below are some simple tips to do just that. Keep frozen berries on hand: Frozen berries are...read more
Part of the beauty of being a grantee through People's Liberty is the great meeting opportunities it provides. Kate Zaidan is a young woman in my 8 member class that shares my love for cooking, teaching and connecting people. She took over her dad's store, Dean's...read more
Today I met a true hero: a woman that works for Habitat for Humanity who shared her own story of poverty, and how ironic it is that she's now working to build affordable housing. She is the second person to recommend the book Evicted by Matthew Desmond. The book...read more
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