Swiss chard is a dark green, leafy vegetable that is in the same family as beets and spinach. It is a nutritional power horse, loaded with nutrients like Vitamins A, C, K, potassium, iron, and calcium. Swiss chard is packed with disease fighting antioxidants and fiber, which may help to control blood pressure & diabetes and help keep our gut and hearts healthy.
In the kitchen:
Swiss chard is plentiful in the summer and comes in beautiful stem colors like red, orange, and yellow. The different varieties can be used interchangeably in recipes. No need to remove the stems of Swiss chard; just chop them and add them to the sauté pan first to give them a few more minutes to cook before adding the leaves. Swiss chard’s mild flavor can be used in place of spinach in any recipe. Swiss chard can be sautéed; added to soups, eggs, & pasta dishes; and even used
as a salad green, in smoothies, or as a pizza topping!
1. In a large pot, heat oil and cook bacon over high heat until bacon is well browned.
2. Stir in garlic and cook 45 seconds. Deglaze with chicken stock and vinegar.
3. Add sugar and greens, turning greens with tongs until they start to wilt. Lower heat, partially cover, and cook for 30 minutes until greens have wilted completely and have softened.
4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve while warm; enjoy!
Per Serving: Calories: 170 Saturated Fat: 3 g Sodium: 270 mg Dietary Fiber: 5 g Added sugars: 2 g