Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery Recipe

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery - a simple and delicious way to prepare Swiss chard

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery is a deliciously easy way to prepare this healthy vegetable.

I’m always looking for new ways to get my boys to eat leafy green vegetables. Out of all the vegetables, I’ve found leafy green veggies to be the hardest sell.

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery - a simple and delicious way to prepare Swiss chard

Over the years, I’ve turned kale into pesto , made kale chips and roasted kale to get the boys to eat kale. When it comes to Swiss chard, I either cook it by steaming it first, then sautéing it , or make pesto out of it. The reason I steam Swiss chard before sautéing it is that I find the stems become tender at the same time as the leaves. Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C and E, as well as magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium and iron, so there are some great health benefits to getting your family to try it.

Typically, I just saute Swiss chard with onions, but recently, I tried adding garlic, carrots and celery to the mix and it has transformed my typicalsimple preparation of Swiss chard into something so much more flavorful. Onions, carrots and celery are oftenused togetheras the base in soups, stews and braises (“mirepoix”), so it’s not a surprise that this works for a simple sauteed vegetable.

I’m not sure why I didn’t think about this before, but I’m glad I now have a tastierway of serving Swiss chard to my family.

For more Swiss chard recipes, check out this post on Favorite Swiss Chard recipes .

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Serves: 3-4

Source: Jeanette’s Healthy Living