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Swiss Chard and Apples

November 15, 2012

This recipe is a great way to get a serving of seasonal greens AND fruit into your meal!

3-4 pieces of Swiss chard
2 apples
1 small onion
1 medium carrot
1 handful sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp olive oil
Dash of turmeric

  • On low-medium heat, combine olive oil and diced onion.  Cook 3-5 minutes.
  • Separate Swiss chard greens from the stalks.  Set aside the greens.  Chop stalks into 1/4 inch pieces the stalks, add to pan.
  • Cut carrot into 1/4 inch pieces, add to the pan.  Continue to cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Core the apples.  Cut into 1/4 inch wedges and add to the pan.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan (at low heat), and place a lid onto the pan.
  • Cut Swiss chard greens and add to the pan, recover with lid.
  • Cook until greens are slightly wilted/a texture you enjoy.
  • Add non-salted sunflower seeds during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Add a dash of turmeric for an extra cancer fighting boost!

Notice how this recipe has a little bit of everything: healthy oil, green veggie,  fruit, carbohydrate (carrot!),  and protein (sunflower seeds!).  Having this combination in the dish helps nutrients absorb more easily and will have you feeling fuller, longer.

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