3 Cheers for Chard!

Greens such as kale and chard are a nutritional powerhouse.  They  holds up well in soups and stews and it doesn’t leave that weird tooth feel that cooked and raw spinach does.   Until recently I’ve stuck with spinach and kale but now have a new favorite green; chard!

Swiss, red and green chard is delicious steamed with a bit of drizzled olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.  Chard is a great side dish with baked salmon, broiled chicken, in a hearty turkey sausage and white bean stew or tossed with your favorite pasta and sauce.

Chard has only 7 calories per cup, 1 gram of fiber but packs a whopping 44% RDA of Vitamin A plus folic acid and zinc.

Pick some up today!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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