Breakfast Recipe: Swiss Chard Omelet

By Margaux J. Rathbun

Swiss Chard is not only rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber but also has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer, boost eye and heart health and, as an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and vitamin K, is also great for building strong bones. Ready to add this dark, leafy vegetable to your diet but not yet ready to take the plunge and go for a green juice? Try making this omelet at your next breakfast. Have leftovers? Serve it over brown rice for dinner too!

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Swiss Chard Omelet

1 ½ lb Swiss chard leaves, stalks removed
4 Tbsp. cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
1 white onion, sliced
5 eggs (or egg whites)
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Stir occasionally. Add chard and cook for another 4 minutes or until leaves are tender. In a bowl, beat eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir in cooked vegetables. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil in pan over medium heat.

Add these healthy greens to your omelet too!

Pour egg mixture in and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered for 5-7 minutes until the egg is set around the edges. To flip the omelet, slide it off onto large plate. Place frying pan over omelet and while holding them tightly, invert pan and plate together. Lift off plate and cook for another 3 minutes. Slide omelet onto plate and cut into wedges. Serve and enjoy!

Want a sweet breakfast? Make this berry couscous instead!