Today Lisa was a guest on Good Day NY to remind parents of the importance of breakfast for children. She shared family friendly meals ideas and reminded viewers that favorite morning meals can be eaten anytime for overall good nutrition.

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2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

2 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 1/4 Cup Reduced Fat Buttermilk

1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries

-Mix Dry Ingredients together.  Make a well in the center and pour buttermilk in.  Stir from the inside out until well-mixed.  Shape the dough into  a round shape  on a lightly floured surface.  Put on a greased and slightly floured baking sheet.  Make an ‘X (score) on the top and bake  for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.  Turn down the heat to 400 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Cool on cooling rack and serve.  Serves 16.

**Recommended to have with unsweetened Irish Black Tea

**Per serving (1/16th of a piece): 143 calories, 5 grams protein,  5 grams fiber, 0.5 grams fat



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Clear your calendars for Saturday December 10th to celebrate the global event, Terra Madre Day!  Once again Slow Food has organized a day dedicated to good, clean, and fair food.  Over 160 countries are participating in Terra Madre Day, all with a vision of local food production, environmental respect, biological diversity and taste education.  Terra Madre Day celebrations range from communal dinners to money-raising concerts and everything in between.  This year’s events will be supporting “A Thousand Gardens In Africa,” a project to create food gardens with schools, and villages across the African continent.

Want to participate in this awesome day? You can either create your own event or join someone else’s.  Here at Park Avenue Nutrition we advocate the Slow Food movement and encourage you to be active this December 10th!

For a list of Terra Madre Day events in your area check out:


For more information about A Thousand Gardens In Africa check out:



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Park Avenue Nutrition Seal of Approval: Reviews

Marmara Mediterranean Restaurant
1160 3rd Avenue (Between 93rd and 94th)
Lisa Cohn gives her seal of approval to Marmara; this Mediterranean and Turkish style restaurant uses fresh and all-natural ingredients to create their delicious meals. The grilled calamari is prepared with tarragon olive oil and lemon juice. This delicious dish is low in calories and full of flavor. Getting an A+ from Lisa Cohn and her nutrition assistants.

Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health
Lisa Cohn gives her seal of approval to the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health. This institute holds classes for the public on all different types of cuisine. One of Lisa Cohn's assistants, Naomi, had the honor of participating in an authentic Mediterranean vegetarian cooking class taught by Jennifer Abadi, author of A Fistful of Lentils. Mrs. Abadi shared that most of the spices in Mediterranean cooking came from India. The class made Laban, a tart thick yogurt that can be used as a spread as well as Shakshuka, a hearty tomato and egg stew with white beans.

Farainella Italian Bakery, Pizza & Panini
1132 Lexington Ave
Lisa Cohn gives her seal of approval to Farinella, Italian Bakery, Pizza, & Panini. This pizzeria makes their food with fresh, all-natural and organic locally produced ingredients. The 4ft long rectangular pizza is baked to perfection, and the shape reflects on the way pizza is cooked in Italy. One of Lisa Cohn's assistants, who has just returned from living in Rome for 4 months, says Farinella's pizza is delicious and reminds her of living in Rome. She gives her seal of approval to the Primavera slice, loaded with fresh mushrooms and zucchini; the pizza has very little sauce but tons of flavor.

Park Avenue Nutritionist Lisa Cohn in the News


Lisa on WFAN 660 New York, NY
+The best ways to start and maintain a diet or nutrition routine
+Steps that can be taken nutritionally to address the winter blues
+How media/societal influences about body image impact persons with eating disorders.
Listen to the Interview



Park Avenue Nutrition Wellness Services