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.
We've all heard the adage "you are what you eat". And as a Registered Dietitian, I obviously believe that our diets affects our health- both inside and out. You can't outrun a bad diet, but you can get away with eating clean most days of the week and "cheating" here...read more
This simple dish is a staple of Indian cuisine and is perfect for a cool, autumn day. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, protein, fiber and iron- a nutrient that is difficult to obtain in vegetarian diets. Serve it over rice or with a loaf of...read more
November is National Healthy Skin Month. Why not “feed your face” something good to look younger? Below are some tips to keep your face (and body) young and healthy. Peel an orange. Oranges and grapefruit are in season now, so enjoy them while they last. A recent...read more
With the average age of Americans increasing, the risk of Alzheimer's may also go up. In individuals aged 75 to 84, one out of five has Alzheimer's. In those older than 85, the rate is two out of five. And like heart disease, you're stuck with some risk factors like...read more
Catch me 10-19, on Fox 19 @ 9:15 AM to chat with Kara Sewel about breast cancer prevention.read more
Fall is by far my favorite season. I love experiencing the cooler temperatures, watching leaves change color and getting psyched up for Halloween. I always enjoy the elaborate Halloween scenes my neighbors put together and getting "booed" with some treats on our...read more
We all have days when we don't want to go to work. We're tired, there's things at home to deal with or we just don't *love* the tasks ahead of us. Even as a consultant, I have days like this. Maybe it's a difficult client I am working with, or a day that I have a...read more
If I haven't mentioned it before, I love my neighborhood. Pleasant Ridge has lots of diversity, a strong art and cultural scene and a real sense of community. People look out for each other and new small businesses, including restaurants and pubs, are sprouting up....read more
I’ll admit, I have never been a big beet fan. It may be because as a kid, I was only exposed to the canned, pickled type my mom served now and then when we were out of other vegetables. I’m not faulting the woman, I just didn’t know any different! Flash forward 30+...read more
Dear friends, I recently met Leah Berger, the manager and director of the Madeira Farmer's Market. Leah and I share a passion for home grown, delicious food and cooking. I was so flattered when she invited me to have a community booth at the Thursday market. I will be...read more
I am so thankful it's almost fall. Growing up in Northeastern Ohio, summers weren't quite as hot as they are in Cincinnati. To me, once the neighborhood pool is closed, I am done with super hot weather. Not to mention what it does to my hair. Not pretty. In addition...read more
Are you looking for a nutritious, delicious salad to share at your Labor Day picnic but tired of the same old thing? Give this one a whirl! Combining crimson beets and bright green kale will remind you of Christmas, but beets won't be around til then. This is a great...read more