I feel a little late to the kombucha party, but recently a friend posted that she had “extra scoby” and I jumped at the chance to make my own kombucha. For starters, kombucha is simply black or green tea that has bacteria and sugar added in and is left to ferment. The...read more
Summer is a perfect time of year to enjoy grain salads. If you've got a picnic, potluck or just want something delicious for dinner, look no further! This salad combines farro, fresh spinach, arugula and dried cherries in a simple orange dressing. It can be made ahead...read more
Now that my daughters (12 and 14) are old enough to realize that I counsel people about their food choices, I worry at times about what message they're receiving about their own. What they hear from others is likely not the same as what I teach. Do they think carbs or...read more
You'll pinch yourself when you realize how easy and delicious this tuna salad is. There's no doubt- green is the new black! Avocados have become wildly popular for their versatility, availability and nutritional prowess. Loaded with heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat,...read more
This springs’ harvest of vegetables belong in this simple, delicious salad. Farro is an ancient ‘super grain’ that cooks up like steel cut oats, meaning it needs more water than other grains (about 4:1 ratio, liquid to grain). Season it with garlic or onions or...read more
Recently, I bid on and won a silent auction at a school fundraiser. I was pretty excited since I: A. don't win much and B. wanted to try Dream Dinners to see what it was all about. The "voucher" said I had to bring a friend, so I invited my friend Chris Glass, who...read more
I am a proud dairy consumer and make no apologies for it. While the Whole 30, Paleo and multiple holistic health or other "coaches" may dis dairy, I am not in agreement. Give me yogurt, milk, and cheese please. Consider this- any time you remove an entire food group...read more
Join me Sunday, 4-22 from 12-5 PM at Washington Park OTR for my first official booth sale! Be your best as you "wear the wurst". "Praise Cheeses" for mother earth! "Give a fork about food". Sizes range from S to XL in most designs. Shirts available for sale online and...read more
Though carbohydrates (read starches, grains, breads) have been demonized by the media and diet gurus over the past several years, the truth is- diets containing grains are healthier than those without. Research shows that whole/unprocessed grains are higher in fiber,...read more
Contrary to popular belief, many dietitians (like myself), do not spend their entire lives prepping and planning meals. While we may peruse the grocery store a bit longer than the average bear, we like short cuts just as much as the next shopper. We’re busy wives and...read more
Arugula Salad with Raspberries in Citrus Dressing Now that spring is here, it's time to get your salad spinner out and get your greens on! Raspberries pair nicely with local greens and arugula and fresh lime vinaigrette. Add feta cheese or blue cheese or any...read more
If you're a working parent, you recognize that some weeks, the bottom just falls out. Maybe your kid started a new sport and you're running him/her to practice right around dinner time. Or you have meetings every other night of the week. This is what happened in our...read more
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.
Lisa Andrews helped our company administer a “Biggest Loser” weight loss competition. Several employees lost almost 20% of their body weight! She provided healthy recipes, coupons, and met with employees to discuss their individual needs. Lisa’s wealth of nutrition knowledge helped many of our employees change their lifestyle and improve their overall health. We loved working with her and would definitely make use of her expertise in the future!
- Nancy Myles, PHR, SHRM-CP-Human Resource Manager, Kadant Black Clawson
Lisa Andrews spoke at our manufacturing facility several times as part of our Wellness Program. Lisa was able to present nutrition in an easy to understand manner and gave great tips for easily packing a nutritious lunch and getting through the holidays without going overboard. Our employees greatly enjoyed Lisa’s presentations.
- Mary Kay Swadener, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Human Resource Manager
Lisa was wonderful to work with! She was thoughtful in her approach and shared her expertise around nutrition in an accessible and approachable way. She helped us create the curriculum and recipes for a pilot program, Culinary Camp. Her work strengthened the program and inspired kids to learn about cooking and make healthier choices.
- Michelle Stawicki, Design Impact, Social Innovation Specialist
I had Lisa speak to a group of company president’s and she kept it light while giving us great information. With so many strategies out there for diet and nutrition, she was able to make it concise and clear. She was well prepared for all of our Q&A. I recommend Lisa for your group or company.
- Joe Desch, OneTouchPoint