Sweet Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is one of favorite green leafy vegetables. It is a mild tasting leaf that is similar to spinach.  I was first introduced to Swiss chard about eight years ago at a conference called Food As Medicine.  One of my friends, Rebecca Katz, is the executive chef for the program and she makes delightful whole food meals each day of the program. She made one of her wonderful recipes using Swiss chard and I was hooked from the first taste.  It can be used raw in salads or in green smoothies or it can even be cooked.

This very versatile green is also beautiful with reddish pink, yellow or white stems.  The best part about Swiss chard is that it is easy to grow in the garden in the spring and fall. Sauteing Swiss chard takes between five and seven minutes.  Adding a little orange juice or a drop of agave or maple syrup can turn this dish into a food that your children and the rest of the family will love.

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