Why to try: You may choose a bunch of turnip greens for a low-calorie, fiber-rich side, but young (or expectant) moms will appreciate the serious hit of folate, too. Folate – or folic acid in its supplement form – is a vital nutrient that can help prevent birth defects and anemia. Although potential moms-to-be should get folic acid through prenatal vitamins, a cup of greens delivers almost half of most adult women’s dietary folate needs.
How to try: Switch up your classic frittata by sautéing 1 bunch of thinly sliced turnip green leaves (stems discarded) with 2 sliced leeks in olive oil until softened and wilted. Mix into a bowl with 8 beaten eggs, 2 tbsp minced sun-dried tomatoes and 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese and transfer to a pie dish. Bake the frittata at 375°F until set, about 10 minutes.