This magnesium packed leafy green can help in reducing stress, as suggested by IHG nutritionist, Nicole Moretta MS, RD, CDN.  Try making garlicky swiss chard!

Garlicky Swiss Chard

We all could use some stress relief.  Ever consider how your food choices can aid your body in reducing stress?

Dietitian Nutritionist, Nicole Moretta, offers this simple side dish boosting stress reducing benefits.  Swiss chard is naturally packed with the vitamin magnesium, which has many health benefits including stress reduction. 



Garlickly Swiss Chard

  • 2 bunches of Swiss Chard stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or broth or water
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste


Step 1:

Dice swiss chard stems into 1/4" pieces

Step 2:

Stack swiss chard leaves & slice into 1/4" strips

Step 3:

Heat a very large skillet (or soup pot). Add oil, broth or water, garlic, chard stems and red pepper flakes and sauté for 30 seconds, until garlic is fragrant.

Step 4:

Stir in the chard. Cover pan and let cook for about 2 minutes, until chard is wilted. Uncover, stir and cook for 2 minutes longer. Season with salt.

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