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This rainbow chard recipe will inspire you to use more chard in your eating plan. The chard with the cranberries makes for a superfood side dish!

This rainbow chard recipe makes a delicious and nutritious side dish. Filled with superfoods including cranberries and sun flower seeds, you'll enjoy this again and again!

I’m getting into Super Foods more and more these days. Packed with nutrition, these foods give you the most “bang for your nutritional buck”. You just can’t beat them! And this recipe packs a nutritious punch that will have your body thanking you for days to come.

This idea came from a Facebook fan who said she often cooks chard this way (or maybe it was Kale? Can’t remember now…). But either way I’m so thankful she mentioned it. I’ve never had chard taste so delicious!

WHAT IS RAINBOW CHARD?

Rainbow chard is the name given to chard that has many colors. It’s basically the same as other types of chard, just far more colorful and pleasing to the eye when it’s on your plate! Believe it or not, chard is a relative of the humble beet. But you won’t get that “dirt” flavor that comes with beets at all. This is more like a strongly flavored spinach leaf. Delicious when cooked well!

BEST SUPERFOODS

If you love superfoods and all the wonderful nutrition they give you, then you’ll definitely want to include chard in your meal rotation. Chard is loaded with vitamins K, C, A, magnesium and potassium as well as fiber and iron. It’s a wonderful way to increase the nutritional value of just about any meal you enjoy it with!

I also included dried cranberries in this recipe which give it a slight, sweet/bitter combination that packs even more of a nutritional punch. Cranberries and chard together? Oh, yes please!

If you’re interested in growing your own rainbow chard at home, here’s a great YouTube video to give you the basics of growing this delicious superfood.

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RAINBOW CHARD RECIPE

This rainbow chard recipe makes a delicious and nutritious side dish. Filled with superfoods including cranberries and sun flower seeds, you'll enjoy this again and again!

Rainbow Chard Recipe

A deliciously simple side dish packed with good-for-you nutrition!
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Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 182kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped, rainbow chard (regular chard works too)
  • ½ cup juice sweetened, dried cranberries
  • ½ cup roasted sun flower seeds
  • 2 tsp. oil (I used coconut oil)

Instructions

  • Wash your chard and cut off the ends of the stalks.
  • Chop chard into bite-size pieces, separating the stalks from the leaves as you do. (do not discard them!)
  • Place the oil in the pan and turn on the burner. Medium to high heat will work fine. Adjust as needed.
  • Place the chard stalks in the pan first and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften slightly.
  • Add the leaves and continue stirring until they leaves are wilted.
  • When chard has wilted, add the other ingredients and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Allow to cool slightly and serve.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4404IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

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14 Comments

  1. Hilliary Wolfe says:

    Looks like a great side dish!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Hilliary – Definitely!

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Getskinney – Sounds good!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    JButler – I hope you both enjoy it!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    AW – Let me know now it turns out!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Tasha! Great to hear from you! I haven’t tried it with raisins yet, but I will, thanks!

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Grannycan – Sounds good!

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  10. This looks awesome! I have never cooked Rainbow Chard before or eaten it for that matter. It looks so beautiful at the grocery and it was on sale I hade to try! Wish me luck!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kylie – Let me know how you like it! 🙂

  11. do you have a recipe for homemade juice sweetened dried cranberries?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nancy – I haven’t tried it yet, but I would love to take a crack at it this year. If you can’t find it locally, I know you can get them off Amazon.

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