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Nutritional Bonus: The deep dark-green leaves of chard and kale indicate that they are an excellent source of vitamin A for vision and vitamin K for maintaining bone health, as well as a very good source of vitamin C. Contrary to popular belief that carrots are best for eye health, you’ll be doing your eyesight a favor by stocking up on greens.
Video: Leafy Green Vegetables
Like mom always said: Eat your greens! Chef Jo gives you the lowdown on super-nutritious leafy green vegetables and how to use them in your cooking.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add chard ribs and kale leaves and sauté for 2 minutes until softened.
- Add chard leaves, a handful at a time, stirring to coat with oil and garlic. Cover and cook until greens have softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir once to keep greens and garlic from sticking. Add raisins and stir. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serving Size 1/2 c
- Calories 115
- Carbohydrate Content 12 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 7 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 3 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 110 mg
- Sugar Content 5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g