Ready for a serious nutritional punch? Listen up. "Once up of Swiss chard has about seven calories," Morgan says —yes, you read that correctly. "Yet, each cup also delivers about 44 percent of the daily value of vitamin A." On top of that, expect additional vitamins C and K, potassium, and iron.
Baked Chard Chips
4 large swiss chard leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat two large rimmed baking sheets with olive oil cooking spray or healthy oil such as coconut oil, walnut oil, or olive oil.
2. Trim the stems and cut out the large center ribs from the chard. Tear the leaves into 3-to 4-inch pieces; you'll have about 6 cups, loosely packed.
3. In a bowl, toss the chard and carrots with the olive oil, cumin, and salt. Keeping the carrots together at one end of a baking sheet, spread the chard and carrots on the prepared baking sheets, trying to keep the chard in a single layer.
4. Bake, without turning, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the chard is crisp and starting to brown at the edges. Transfer the chard to a serving plate. Spread the carrots out more on the baking sheet and return them to the oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes more, or until curled and lightly golden. Transfer to the plate with the chard and serve.
Adapted from Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight