Blogs

Contact With LindaRD

Recent Posts

Is Intermittent Fasting a Good Way to Lose Weight?

View More

Lose Your Weight Forever The New Year The Healthy Way

View More

Nutrition for New Weight Loss Medications

View More

Best Nutrition for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes

View More

Swiss Chard with Shallots

by

recipeofthemonth

shallots

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 bunches Red or White Swiss chard, rinsed well (I prefer the red, it is sweeter)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar (I prefer the balsamic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

  • Cut off and discard chard stems and any tough center ribs. Thinly slice leaves. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shallot and pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add chard, vinegar and salt and continue cooking, tossing often, until wilted and softened, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  • Or, to cook in the microwave, place shallot, oil and pepper flakes in a very large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high until shallot is soft, about 1 minute. Add chard, vinegar and salt and toss. Microwave on high, stopping to stir every minute or so, until chard is wilted and soft, about 6 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid before serving.

Nutritional Info per Serving (about 7oz/197g-wt.):

  1. 90 calories (60 from fat)
  2. 7g total fat
  3. 2.5g saturated fat
  4. 10mg cholesterol
  5. 680mg sodium
  6. 7g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar)
  7. 3g protein

Swiss chard with shallots is absolutely delicious and healthy at the same time! Try the red chard, buy it fresh and cook it the same day.

(Source and Photo Credits: Whole Foods Market : Swiss Chard with Shallots)