It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Organic Swiss chard (red, green and rainbow) is $1.50/bunch at Sunflower Market. This week’s feature might not be at the top of your grocery list, but I encourage you to give Swiss chard a try!
Chard has an impressive list of nutritional benefits: it’s high in vitamin K, vitamin C, zinc, and lots of other antioxidants. Eating chard and other greens on a regular basis is thought to help improve bone health and protect against cancer. And when it’s prepared right, it’s quite tasty! Here are five ideas for using Swiss chard!
This 5-star Ricotta Omelet with Swiss Chard is simple to make and requires just a few ingredients. Try cottage cheese or mozzarella in place of the ricotta for a more affordable substitute.
Have you ever tried a green smoothie? Green smoothies are usually made up of mostly fruit with a handful of leafy greens added. They’re a great way to include more fruits and especially veggies in your (and your family’s) diet. This website has several ideas for incorporating Swiss chard into green smoothies.
Swiss chard is most commonly served as a side dish. Here are two yummy recipe ideas — one is roasted and the other is braised:
Chard is also a great addition to soups and stews. This 5-star recipe for White Bean-Chard Soup looks delicious and it’s ready in 40 minutes! (Try substituting canned, diced tomatoes for the roasted red peppers — you can get Hunt’s tomatoes for as little as $0.19 this week in King Soopers’ Mega Event!)
Does your family enjoy Swiss chard? Do you have any tips for preparing and serving this leafy green veggie?
For more great recipe ideas, visit the (new!) What To Make With What’s On Sale archives, organized by meat, produce, and pantry items!
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