Last night I went into the garden and cut some chard – some green chard and some Swiss chard. I came inside and put a little EVOO (thank you, Rachel Ray!) in a pan, and put the chard in and covered it. I stirred it every once in a while – just for two minutes. I put it on a plate, salted it and ate it! Pure heaven on a plate.
Popeye was right! Eat your greens and be healthy. Leafy greens are packed with nutrients, especially vitamin C, calcium, folate, lutein and beta carotene. One cup of cooked spinach or Swiss chard will provide us naturally beautiful women with about a third of the USDA daily recommendation of iron (and naturally healthy men take note – that cup of chard will give you guys half the recommendation).
Here’s a list of leafy greens that are available right now: Dandelion, arugula, kale, collard, mustard, spinach, watercress, Swiss chard, green chard, bok choy, broccoli rabe, sorrel, purslane, chicory, and all the lettuces – Romaine, Bibb, butter, Boston, mesclun, iceberg (just kidding!). Whether you put them in a salad, or saute them like I did last night – you’re in for a treat!