Garlic Rainbow Chard with Pine nuts

Rainbow Chard with Garlic and Pine Nuts
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Rainbow chard is a thyroid friendly leafy green vegetable. With the added benefit of the nutrient rich stems, this vegetables is a very mineral dense and delicious dark green leafy. The red stems of the rainbow chard contain betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver detoxification support. This dish is versatile and will go with any other vegetable dish and makes for a great healthy side. You can add other vegetables to mix it up or add some dried cranberries or goji berries to add a slight sweetness. Enjoy!


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  • 12 rainbow chard stems and leaves
  • 2 tsp olive or coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • sea salt and pepper,  to taste
  • drizzle of fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Wash and dry the rainbow chard and finely chop the stems and roughly chop the leaves.
  2. Heat the oil in a fry pan on medium heat and fry the garlic, pine nuts and chard stems until the stems are slightly cooked and the pine nuts are slightly toasted (5 mins approximately).
  3. Add the chard leaves until they are wilted slightly (2-3 mins).
  4. Season to your liking and add the lemon juice if desired.
  5. Serve immediately!


  • Rainbow Chard – Chard (silverbeet), kale, spinach, bok choy, cabbage
  • Pine nuts – Slivered almonds, crushed macadamias

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.


Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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