Did you know? Just one cup of cooked Swiss chard provides a whopping 636% of your daily vitamin K needs! Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for bone health — and reduces fracture rates because it activates the major non-collagen protein that helps form bones.
This nutrient – along with calcium which is also found in Swiss chard – helps modulate bone metabolism, aids in bone growth, and protects the body from bone mineral loss common in the aging process.
Sautéed Garlic Chard
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
1 bunch swiss chard
3 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
1. Chop ends off chard and wash.
2. Place chard in deep stove-top pan with a touch of water, cover pan and let chard wilt over medium-low heat.
3. Once chard is wilted and stems are tender, reduce heat to low, drain any excess liquid and add garlic, olive oil and salt. Cook for another 5-minutes while coating chard in olive oil.