Swiss Chard – My Hero!

After years of steaming swiss chard in a big pot, we’ve found a much easier and tastier way of cooking chard – Grill It!

One cup of chopped swiss chard has only 35 calories and provides more than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K. It’s a powerhouse punch of vitamins A and C and comes to your rescue with a good share of magnesium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber. Know anyone who needs more fiber?

Swiss chard is so good for your insides, it deserves it’s own action hero! 

  1. Harvest from your garden (or store) at least 5 large chard leaves. Remove the stems
  2. Cut up into large pieces
  3. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt – (not drowning with BV, but barely coated)
  4. Add to two large pieces of tin foil in a cross shape
  5. Close it up and grill for 10 minutes

We like to use the same approach for garlic cloves with olive oil and sea salt. By grilling the garlic separately, each person can add to their plate just what they want.

Add some sweet potato to the grill (olive oil, balsamic and sea salt) and you have just done something heroic for your body.

Try this on a campfire too. But watch it closely and recommend you place the foil on grates if possible.