Swiss chard comfort food

21 Apr

Another Tuesday down, another CSA delivery in my fridge.

This weeks mix included:

Spinach
Garlic greens
Swiss chard
French sorrel
Red leaf lettuce

The farmer threw in the leaf lettuce which was sweet.  It looks like it’s getting a little wilty so we’ll have to use it right away.  Another week I’m happy with the produce we received.

For dinner I knew just what I was going to make with swiss chard, and it was inspired by my aunt Arlene.

Reasons to eat swiss chard:  It is also a good source of Thiamin, Folate and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

What a mouthful!  Guess it’s time to eat a mouthful of it.

Back to the food.  There is a name for this meal but it’s escaped my memory. 

Basically I sauted the swiss chard stalks, 1 apple and chicken sausage and 1 stalk of garlic greens in some olive oil until it became tender, then I added the swiss chard leaves.  This cooked for about 1 minute then I cracked 4 eggs ontop of the swiss chard mixture and sprinkled a bit of sea salt on them.  Next I covered the pan with foil and ‘steamed’ the eggs until the yellow was just getting hard (we don’t like runny yolks in our house).

I had a roll on the side and found this meal so comforting and delicious.  The swiss chard kepts its wonderful flavor and the apple and chicken sausage brought a little sweetness to the dish.  I’m excited to have leftovers for the next day.  Definately a meal I will make again!

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7 Responses to “Swiss chard comfort food”

  1. Maria April 21, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Looks like a great dish!

  2. Naomi(onefitfoodie) April 21, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    i LOVE swiss chard, such a nice change up from spinach!!

  3. cardiopizza April 21, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    I love experimenting with different green leafy veggies! There is so much more than just lettuce and spinach!

  4. Swanky Dietitian April 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love to do CSA delivery. I don’t think it is offered in Vegas, I could be wrong though.
    Looks great!

  5. Andrea@WellnessNotes April 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    Great CSA delivery! We have been getting a lot of Swiss chard in our CSA box, and I’m really enjoying it! I like your dish!

  6. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition April 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Those greens look so pretty : )

  7. Kris | iheartwellness.com April 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I love dark leafy greens and mix them up each week. Last week I had a ton of chard! I love this stuff. I eat it raw as my salad 😉

    I look forward to your next post!

    XXOO

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