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As an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and the mineral manganese, and a good source of the mineral zinc, Swiss chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables around.  And the amazing variety of phytonutrients is observable by its vibrant colors including dark green leaves and red, purple, and yellow stalks and veins.  The stems are often woody and not eaten, so cut those away and use the leaves for this recipe.  If you’re not sure how to do this, simply google a YouTube video for prepping tips!


2 x 15.5 oz cans spicy black beans
2 x 15.5 oz regular black beans, drained
2 large bunches Swiss Chard, stems removed and leaves chopped into large pieces
2 TBS olive or coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
Shredded mozzarella or Mexican cheese
Salt/pepper to taste


Saute the  onions and the Swiss chard with the oil for about 3-4 minutes, over medium heat, until the leaves are wilted.  Add in the black beans and stir thoroughly.  Heat on medium heat until all ingredients are warmed.  Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Fast, delicious, and super-healthy!