Try Tasty Swiss Chard

on April 1, 2009
Mark Boughton

Chard (aka Swiss chard) is a nutritional superstar—high in heart-healthy fiber, cataract-fighting vitamin A, bone-building vitamin K and antioxidant vitamin C. Plus, it's in season right now, ready to make an appearance on your plate as a side for grilled chicken, lean pork or fish. Substitute it for spinach in any recipe, or try this Greek-style preparation: Place 1 1/2 pounds chopped chard (stems and leaves) in a large pot of water, cover, and cook over medium heat until tender (about 10 minutes). Drain; return to heat, and toss with one tablespoon butter, lemon juice, feta cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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