Usually, I add it to salads, but last night, I tried something new that my mother suggested. I chopped up the Swiss Chard leaves into 2 inch by 2 inch squares and the stems into little pieces. Then I sauted both the leaves and the stems with olive oil and garlic and added a little salt and pepper. It was simple and tasty.
Olive oil and garlic is such an amazing combination. You can pretty much saute anything in olive oil and garlic and it is sure to taste and smell good.
Swiss Chard is known to be very healthy. It is high in vitamins K, A, and C, and is great for your bones and preventing certain types of cancer. According to whfoods.org:
If vegetables got grades for traditional nutrients alone, Swiss chard would be the vegetable valedictorian. [It earns] excellent marks for its concentrations of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. Swiss chard also emerges as a very good source of copper, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, protein, phosphorous, vitamin B1, zinc, folate, biotin, niacin and pantothenic acid.