What do you do with Chard?

We get one of those awesome organic fruit and veggie boxes each week, and there are occasionally a few items that we struggle with.  But is chard not the most challenging healthy food to include in your family’s diet?


With all the benefits packed into this green powerhouse, I was getting desparate to find a way to get the kids, and hubby to eat it and hold it in their body longer than it takes to “chew and spit”.

I have tried a few different options, such as: stir fries  – FAIL!  with eggs – FAIL!  with salad – FAIL!  In chili – my normally chili-crazed family could not spit it out fast enough!

I came across a swiss chard stew that was rated poorly online.  With a few tweaks, I thought it might actually be a hit with my kids.  And it was!  Especially Isabelle… but that girl loves to eat any healthy food.

1 bunch of swiss chard, chopped (only the green part)
1 cup baby carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
A bag of baby red potatoes, or equivalent, chopped  (around 12)
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil (leaves torn or chopped)
5 cups broth (I used chicken once and beef once, the chicken was better)
1/2 t black pepper
1 t kosher salt

Everyone loved the stew.  The exception was my son.  He loved it the first time I made it, and didn’t like it the second time around, (I am guessing it’s because I ran out of garlic the second time).

Otherwise it was a hit!

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