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.
A few things you should know about me. I love to play in the kitchen, but am terrible at following recipes. To come up with one that includes measurements and ingredients that I would have on hand, well- this is just not my norm. I also love a challenge. So, when...read more
Eat potatoes! No worries. I don't know about you, but I'm real tired of the low carb diet phase. Sure, Atkins may be dead (literally and figuratively), but any number of carb bashing diets keeps popping up at any given time. Rather than avoid carbs, why not...read more
Happy Mother's Day! My mom raised 5 kids. FIVE. I can't even fathom this. But my mom never skimped on meals. She spoiled us with home cooked meals daily. I am blessed to have 2 awesome daughters that may be mothers one day themselves. In honor of Mother's day, I'd...read more
I haven't met one client that hasn't been on a "diet' at one time in their life. Adkins, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Whole 30, Jenny Craig, you name it. I mean, they're coming to see me to put them on a diet. In reality, what should be worked on, is their attitude...read more
When shopping with my daughter the other day, she spotted a beautiful bunch of kale and asked if we could get it. What kid asks for kale? Normally, we eat more kale in the winter in soup, but I love a good kale salad. I think many people don't like it is because of...read more
I'm afraid to admit it, but I screwed up bigly the other day. Being an optimist, I thought, "I've got plenty of time to get from A to Z", and took a phone call before getting packed up to do a food demo for Fox news. What modern, multi-tasking woman can't handle...read more
Nothing beats a church pot luck! We joined a new church about 3 years ago and are clearly in our element. My husband is on the bread guild, which bakes bread for Sunday services. I am part of "Main Dish" and the "goodie guild" to provide meals and treats to the...read more
In an effort to eat more salmon, I decided to take it to the grill. Salmon is a great source of omega-3-fatty acids, which are not only good for your heart, but also your noggin. Eating just 2 servings of fish per week may ward off dementia. Below is a great recipe...read more
Now that spring has sprung, it's time to fire up the grill. I like to cook a little extra chicken or fish to "recycle" into another recipe to save time during the week. Below is a recipe I came up with using leftover chicken. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chicken cut...read more
Sometimes, the universe is telling you something. Yesterday was one of those days. I'd asked Fox 19 if I could do a segment on minority health in April. They replied, "how about something on diabetes prevention"? Sure, I said. Having 2 parents with diabetes and...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!”. 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