This is one of those plants that you look at and know it’s just got to be good for you but you’re just not sure what to do with it. Swiss chard is related to spinach and beets and has a slightly pungent, bitter, and salty taste. Don’t let that turn you away. It’s loaded with phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, detoxification, and antioxidant support. Just one cup of cooked chard provides about 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. When you combine that with some avocado and sprinkle with nuts, you have a really power-packed healthy meal or snack.
- Swiss chard
- Garlic (1-3 cloves, depending on your taste)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts/seeds (you choose; I like almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
- 1 small heirloom tomato
- 1/2 an avocado
You can get as creative as you want with this. Sometimes I add whole beans and mushrooms. This is a great simple snack or it can accompany a meal…either way, you’ll feel great after eating this.