Folate is an important nutrient for women and their babies before and during pregnancy. Many doctors along with the Center for Disease Control recommend women get 400 micrograms of folic acid everyday. Proper intake of folate reduces the risk of babies being born with serious neural tube defects. Prenatal vitamins often include folic acid in their formulas. I’m always a fan of getting nutrients from whole foods instead of synthetic sources. So I turned to food!
What are the most folate rich foods?
I tried to eat beans at least once a day since they are high in folate. I included beans on a salad, in soup, or in a quinoa dish!
Check out some of my favorite recipes when I was pregnant:
- Healthy Tortilla Soup
- Quinoa Salad with Black Beans & Avocado
- Easy Bean Burritos
- Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans