Oops! You’ve done it again. You agreed to that last beer at closing time, tequila shot with your persuasive friends, or victory champagne after the Eagles win. Here are 5 tips to get your brain and body back to full throttle today: For nausea: Ginger tea or...read more
I take my kitchen for granted. Last year, I turned 50 and decided that what I really wanted for my birthday was an upgrade in appliances. We spend the majority of time in our kitchen, so this was the equivalent of new furniture to me. Our dishwasher with the...read more
I’ll admit, as a dietitian and fairly decent cook, I figured it would be no big deal when my 12-year old daughter decided to become vegetarian this year. She’d been on the fence about it for a while, so my husband and I knew it was coming. She voiced being “grossed...read more
This simple recipe is not only quick, but very healthy. Beans provide a hefty dose of belly-filling fiber as well as protein, potassium, folate and magnesium. In addition, adding tomatoes or bell peppers (high in vitamin C) increases the bioavailability (absorption)...read more
This seasonal salad will become a favorite among your guests. Kale is one of my favorite greens to toy with. Did you know that eating just 1-2 servings of leafy greens may improve your memory? To improve the texture of kale, place it in a Ziplock bag after cleaning...read more
I've had a cylinder of steel cut oats in my pantry for months, but had not used it due to sheer laziness. Steel cut oats are meant for a weekend breakfast when you've got a little extra time to sip coffee and let them cook. The beautiful thing about them though, is...read more
It's hard to believe it's almost mid-January. If you're like many of my clients, you might be beating yourself up over the cookies and/or alcohol you consumed over the holidays The past is past. It's time to move forward! Below is a great article with tips from...read more
This recipe comes from Sweet Peas & Saffon, but was shared by a fellow neighbor, Doug Olberding. Doug is an avid runner with a biting sense of humor and taste for adventure. Did you get an Instant Pot or crock pot for the holidays and are itching to try it, but don’t...read more
Growing up in an Italian family, calories, fat and fiber were not exactly on the forefront of my mother's brain. I admit that I grew up on sausage, meatballs and white pasta. Pizza, olives and all varieties of cheese were staples in our home. But, I give the woman...read more
Need a tasty, colorful side dish? Look no further! Broccoli slaw, made of shredded broccoli stalks, red cabbage and carrots, contain loads of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate- nutrients that help protect your heart. This simple dish can stand alone or be...read more
Need a beautiful appetizer for your next holiday party? You’ll be invited back if you bring this dip! This colorful appetizer is not only tasty, but also healthy. A good source of protein and fiber, hummus is versatile and vegetarian-friendly. Chopped tomatoes,...read more
Is the answer to weight loss just a spice away? Perhaps! A new study performed by Chinese and US researchers finds that cinnamaldehyde, the substance in cinnamon that provides its taste and smell, promotes thermogenesis (heat production) in fat-derived human stem...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