I LOVE working with pregnant women! My own pregnancy was such a discovery and learning experience: I was totally and completely nauseous the entire first and third trimesters but felt better than I ever had before (or since) during my second trimester. I craved beer and cardio, while lifting weights made the nausea worse. I felt stronger in some ways, too. Working with pregnant women who want to feel strong, healthy and prepared for childbirth (and beyond) totally rocks my world. What a privilege to get to watch that kind of empowerment. And then, when baby arrives, I get to bring them gifts! A Vered Music CD for the whole family to enjoy and homemade lactation cookies for mama.
Here’s my recipe (adapted from Milkin’ Mamas)
½ cup butter
¼ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup almond meal
½ cup flour
2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups rolled oats
ADD INS: chocolate chips, dried cherries, chopped walnuts, carob chips, coconut flakes, banana chips, raisins etc
Mix all ingredients except ADD INs to form dough, then fold in whatever else sounds good. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes. Don’t share with anyone who’s not lactating!