It may be the start of November but that won’t prevent me from cooking and baking with pumpkin. After all, it’s what the season is all about (on the food front)! These cookies are made with so many good-for-you ingredients that they could barely be considered an indulgence. In fact, you could even have a few with your breakfast- now isn’t that a novel concept (cookies for breakfast).
Here at Nutrition By Mia, we are all about taking classic favorites and making them nutritious while adding a festive spin. These cookies would make a great healthy Thanksgiving dessert or small bite to enjoy with tea at the end your holiday festivities.
Chia seeds: For such tiny morals, chia seeds boast an impressive nutritional profile. 1 ounce provides 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 18% of your RDA for calcium. Omega-3s and and free-radical scavenging antioxidants are also standouts.
Hemp seeds:Hemp seeds are a vegetarians best friend when it comes to quality protein. They happen to be one of the only plant-based sources of a complete protein meaning they contain the essential amino acids that our body cannot make (and therefore must obtain from food). Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, our mineral linked to better sleep, elevated mood, and activation of more than 300 reactions in the body including metabolizing our food to energy and maintaining bone integrity. Our collagen-forming, healthy-skin-maintaining best friend, manganese (yes, they do sound similar) also happens to be particularly rich in these seasonal seedlings. And that just scratches the surface– vitamin E, phosphorous, copper, zinc, iron and protein are major standouts as well. Now that’s what I call a superfood![yumprint-recipe id=’89’]