By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Chard, or silverbeet as it can be referred to in Australia and the UK, is a magical green leafy vegetable that is often overlooked. Kale and spinach seem to get the spotlight most often, but chard is absolutely packed with healthful nutrients. This is good news for anyone who needs to monitor their intake of raw cruciferous vegetables due to hypothyroid or Hashimotos. Another great thing about chard is that it has a milder taste than kale, making it more subtle in your smoothies, and an excellent add to your saute pan.Chard comes in a few varieties including rainbow, green and ruby chard; regardless of the variety they hold high nutritional value.
The next time you reach for kale, think about switching it up by using this different leafy green that is PACKED with all of these wonderful nutrients:
Chard is loaded with nutrients including:
Chard is easy to consume. Here are a few easy recipes you can make with chard:
Or… swap in chard instead of using kale in these recipes: