Lemon & Garlic Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Foliate, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, E & K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

12 cups Swiss chard, chopped (about 10 ounces)

2 tablespoon chicken stock or water

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Fresh ground pepper to taste

4 teaspoons fresh shaved Reggiano-parmesan cheese (Fat-free feta would work as well)

Instructions:

1.     Heat skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil to pan and heat oil.

2.     Add garlic, sauté’ 2 minutes or until golden

3.     Add Swiss chard and liquid. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the greens gently wilt.

4.     Stir in lemon juice, pepper, cheese.

There are so many directions that you could change and still enjoy Swiss chard.  Try adding low-salt bacon and hard boiled eggs, shaved Brussels sprouts and apple cider vinegar, caramelized onions, roasted carrots, raisins or apricots with gorgonzola, quinoa and sweet potatoes.  Your imagination is the limit!

Also try: Roast Vegetable Bake

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