Adam, my husband, LOVES to eat swiss chard. Hands down, it is his favorite vegetable. This pretty vegetable is not only packed with vitamin A, but contains phytochemicals called zeaxanthin and lutein. For simplicity’s sake, my definition of “phytochemicals” are “healthy chemicals found in plants.” Zeaxanthin (pronounced zee-ah-zan-thin) and lutein (pronounced loo-teen) are thought to play a role in preventing cataracts and macular dengeneration. So enjoy eating Adam’s simple recipe, and your eyes will thank you.
ADAM’S EASY BALSAMIC SWISS CHARD RECIPE
One “bundle” Swiss Chard that he picked up at the store.
Balsamic vinegar – To Taste
1. Wash swiss chard
2. Cut the chard into one to two inch strips. Include the stems.
3. Steam the vegetables in vegetable steamer for about seven to eight minutes.
4. Once the swiss chard is “crisp tender”, place on a plate or platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar to your taste.
“ADAM’S EASY BALSAMIC SWISS CHARD RECIPE”