I think that rainbow chard is absolutely beautiful.
Look at those colors. Amazing.
Usually I just do a simple saute with chard and eat it as a side, but as I mentioned in this post , this week has been an adjustment in terms of time management. While I try to limit my pre-packaged food intake, I’m a firm believer in moderation.
Like many other people when I am tired and busy I often crave easy comfort food. A big part of it is waiting way to long to eat dinner so I walk into the kitchen starving. And for me, the comfort food is pizza. Hot, cheesy, doughy pizza. But in an effort to save calories, fat, and my health I decided to create a healthier version of convenience food vegetarian pizza.
I started with a Trader Joe’s Cornmeal Crust Pizza. Anything that uses feta as an ingredient is alright with me.
Sautéed some Rainbow Chard in olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic, and a dash of red pepper flakes until it was wilted. Some people don’t like the stems because they are too dense, but I like ‘em.
Threw the chard over the pizza, and shared the pizza with Greg. The chard added fiber and upped the nutrient density of the dish.
Making these adjustments did add to the nutrition of the pizza, but it still was really high in sodium (like most packaged food). Everyday meal? Probably not. But as an every once in awhile dish it was delicious.