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.
Ask anyone to name a source of potassium and inevitably, they’ll say “bananas”. But ask why we need potassium, and few can answer the question. Potassium is a mineral that’s not only found in bananas, but also citrus fruit, green leafy vegetables, yogurt, beans,...read more
Water Salad Baby, it's hot outside! Staying hydrated this time of year (and any time of year), improves energy, metabolism and maintains blood pressure. We consume about 80% of our fluid needs from water, juice, milk, coffee and tea and 20% from food. Combine the...read more
Don't ask me why, but lately I've seen a rash of patients with elevated liver enzymes. When enzyme levels are elevated, it's an indication that an organ in the body may be under stress or inflamed. In the case of your liver, it may also be related to being...read more
I bet you have leftover chicken from Father's Day grilling. Here's a simple recipe that your whole family will enjoy. I love the simplicity of jarred pesto, but feel free to make fresh if you've got the time and basil on hand. Tofu or cooked turkey would also work...read more
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sadly, it’s the meal most often skipped! One of THE most important things to remember is hydration. While it’s easy to grab coffee or tea, don’t forget to hydrate in the morning. Drink...read more
I wish I could say I was working in Findlay Kitchen because I'm starting a small cupcake or empanada business, but alas, I am not. I was there a few weeks ago because I volunteered to help with a program called "Cooking for the Family". The program is...read more
Happy Spring! Yup- I said Spring. Even though your kids may be out of school and temps are warming up, it's not quite summer and we've had some lovely cool weather this spring in Cincinnati. I may not want soup, but Indian food always satisfies. My husband...read more
Strawberry season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite salads for a dinner party or picnic because it never disappoints. Balsamic vinegar pairs really well with strawberries, but apple cider vinegar or orange juice would work well, too. If you're not a blue...read more
I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge fish eater, but not because I don’t like it. My girls aren’t crazy about it and I hate having to cook 2 separate meals. But when the grill is calling, why not mix things up a bit? We picked up some frozen cod this past weekend...read more
This simple salad is great for spring or summer. I had the chance to work with Litehouse foods to develop a few recipes and this was one I created. Spinach and blueberries boast cancer-fighting phytochemicals as well as potassium and fiber. Mukamame (shelled green...read more
Sick of the same old slaw? Me, too! Try this version using cole slaw mix, tart apples, Litehouse homestyle ranch dressing and fresh mint. I like the savory flavor or ranch dressing over the overly sweet stuff that's traditionally used in cole slaw. Chopped...read more
I've been a fan of broccoli slaw for a long time. This is a simple combination of ingredients that’s not only colorful, but really nutritious. Broccoli slaw adds a crunchy texture and is high in vitamin C, potassium and folate. Black beans add a nice dose of fiber...read more