When it comes to pregnancy nutrition the main thing you need to focus on is nutritional density. What does that mean? Well, it's basically getting as many nutrients into you as possible in order to support the demands of a growing baby and your own body. Meeting your daily nutritional requirements can be tricky when your pregnant, especially when you are battling cravings, morning sickness and exhaustion.
To help you meet your requirements, I've created 'the pregnancy cookie'. A cookie packed with iron, antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats that also happens to be extremely tasty. You don't have to be pregnant to enjoy these cookies. My kid's love these too. They are a great lunchbox option as they are nut free and really quick to make.
1 1/4 cups of oats
1 2/3 cups of brown teff flour
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
2/3 cup goji berries or currants
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat your oven to 160.
2. In a small saucepan melt the coconut oil until it is runny and in liquid form. Once the coconut oil has melted, remove from the heat and add in the coconut sugar, stir together and then set aside.
3. Measure out the oats, brown teff flour, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, baking soda, salt and add to a large bowl. Mix everything together until everything is well combined.
4. Add the coconut and sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until the oil and sugar have covered the dry ingredient.
5. In a separate bowl beat two eggs and then add the eggs into the main mixing bowl. The mixture will be very sticky.
6. Using a spoon, scoop the mixture onto a lined baking tray, making sure you leave plenty of room between each blob of the mixture as it will expand when cooking. Using the back of the spoon or your hands, flatten the mixture out into a small circle shape.
7. Pop the baking tray in the oven and bake for 15 - 25 minutes, checking from 15 minutes onwards.
8. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes or so. Try to resist eating them too soon as if you pick them up before they have had chance to firm up they fall apart.