Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans makes an interesting combination for a super healthy meal. Thanks to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live Cookbook,” we’ve been experimenting with new vegan recipes. We got the book at our local library, but it’s so handy we ordered it from Amazon.
- 1 pound Swiss Chard
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 and 1/2 cups of tomato sauce
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 can of low-sodium, organic beans (we used chickpeas)
- 1/2 teaspoon no-salt Italian seasoning blend
Combine all ingredients in a pot, cover and simmer on low heat until chard is soft, stirring occasionally.
This recipe serves four with only 174 calories per serving. My wife and I both enjoyed it with some brown rice. It has an earthy taste that is delicious. We finished the meal with nectarines and a banana. I am full!
Chard is very healthy: “Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber.”
That said, we’ll be looking for additional ways to add Swiss Chard to our meal lineup.
Check out this video by Dani Spies for a Swiss Chard 101: