If you want to eat a food that is nutrient dense, Swiss Chard is a food in the top 10 list of foods with the highest ANDI scores, and is popular in Mediterranean cooking. I love the colorful stalks and veins in Swiss Chard which can come in white, red, orange, yellow and purple hues.
From the World's Healthiest Foods site, here are some health benefits of Chard like it can help with blood sugar regulation which is good for diabetics. Here's an interesting factoid, Swiss Chard originates from the Mediterranean not Switzerland. Good to remember if the question ever comes up on Jeopardy or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
To help you get excited about chard, woo-hoo! because I know you are on the edge of your seat, here are some chard recipes from coolio food bloggers around the noshosphere:
- Lentil and Swiss Chard Tacos with Homemade Corn Tortillas [Naturally Ella]
- If you like Kale Chips, try these Spicy Swiss Chard Chips [Family Spice]
- Swiss Chard, Sweet Potato, & Feta Tart with Whole-Grain Teff Crust [The Flour Sack]
- Swiss Chard, Cannellini Beans and Italian Sausage Soup [Full Fork Ahead]
What's one of yoru favorite Swiss Chard dishes?