Swiss Chard

Swiss ChardSwiss chard is one of my favorite leafy greens and can easily be incorporated into a variety of dishes. It cooks up just like fresh spinach, but be sure to use the stems as well. It’s full of vitamins A, C, K, as well as magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, folate, and many others.

I needed to make a satisfying lunch after a workout at the gym but did not want it to take too long as I wanted to be able to head outside to enjoy the sun and warm weather. What did I have on hand to use…a bunch of Swiss chard,  a can of spicy green chiles, a tomato, and kidney beans.

I chopped up the Swiss chard, stems and leafs, and added them to a sauté pan with the can of green chiles, the chopped tomato, and kidney beans.  Allow everything to heat up and enjoy! If you have onions and garlic on hand, sauté them first in a bit of coconut oil (or an oil of your choice)  and then add the remaining ingredients.

For a filling entree, serve over a bed of quinoa, buckwheat, or millet for a great gluten free meal.

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