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Carrot Cake Cookies (with Pumpkin Seeds)

Did you know that pumpkin seeds are considered a pregnancy “superfood”?

It’s true! And when you’re experiencing tons of food aversions (especially in the first trimester), you’ve gotta take those nutrients where you can get them. I was especially excited to learn about pumpkin seeds, because I suffer from chronic high blood pressure, and these little powerhouses are chock full of magnesium, which is believed to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

From what I can find, pumpkin seeds also containĀ protein, iron, and omega-3s. That’s a lot for one little seed! And if there’s one thing I love even more than giving my growing bean a great burst of nutrition, it’s….COOKIES!! :) In moderation, of course…

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