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
There's a push to eat more "pulses" (read beans, lentils) because they are so damn good for your gut and heart in addition to being convenient and easy on the wallet. Beans are loaded with fiber, especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol, helps manage...read more
We're two months into 2018, the time of year when everyone is either into a groove of new habits or have completely given up. If you're having trouble motivating yourself to reach the goal you set out for yourself (weight loss, more water, fill in the blank...), maybe...read more
Despite the recent warm up in temperatures, I still consider February to be soup season. In all honesty, I eat soup almost year-round with the exception of July and August when the temps rise above 90 in Cincinnati. I have picked up a few tricks to making soup faster...read more
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
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