Swiss chard — the vegetable “valedictorian” ??

So this is how last night went (warning:  this is absolutely ri-donk-u-lous hahaha)

What are we doing?!

What are we doing?!

Okay, I must confess, this was not a creation that I took part in devouring — that was The Man — ALL OF IT!!!  Ahhh to be 6’4″ …..

Anyways, as we all know I am slightly obsessed with my main man PB Loco so therefore I was uber-excited to crack this puppy open and give it a whirl!  (I had some tastes guys, sue me) 

This PB tasted just like a caramel apple, seriously peeps.  Not like fake-y caramel apple flavor (as we all know is bleck) but like the real deal itself!  The one thing about this jar vs. the cookie dough flavor is that it had to be stirred, had all the liquid on top… oh well, The Man was fine with that bc it actually made it easier for drizzlin’!!!  

A+

PB Loco – you’ve done it again!

This morning I woke to RAIN!! Nooooooooo it’s friday – grrrrr 😦 

So I decided to cheer my spirits with some Christmas oats — yea, I know, doesn’t make much sense considering it’s September but just roll with it!

The mix today included some of the leftover coconut milk and it was AWESOME!  Plus I did them stove top — lovveeee.

  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk + 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin butter
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tblsp peanut butter
Ho ho ho?

Ho ho ho?

 I was singin’ jingle bells after that…. really.  No, not really.  But that would have been amusing 🙂

So this brings us to….. fall vegetable fun fact time!!

DAY 2:  SWISS CHARD!!!

Swiss Chard vs. cookinfanatic —- never had it before!!

 

Mystery veg

Mystery veg

Nutritional Information

If vegetables got grades for traditional nutrients alone, Swiss chard would be one of the vegetable valedictorians (I read this fo realz’ online peeps). The vitamin and mineral profile of this leafy green vegetable contains enough “excellents” to ensure its place at the head of the vegetable Dean’s List.

  • Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol
  • High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Thiamin, Folate and Zinc.

 How the heck to pick the good stuff out?

Crisp, tender leaves that are not overgrown. Bright color.

How to store?

Keep refrigerated in plastic bags to maintain moisture. Rinse as many times as necessary to remove sand. Remove thick, tough leaves.

Swiss-a-licious recipe

 

Not exactly sure what’s on the menu for Din tonight, but I’m feelin’ the creative juices flowin’!  Goin’ to try to use up some items in the house and a veggie/turkey mexican taco/casserole/burrito recipe is currently being built in my mind 🙂  Tune in to see!

But for now I gotta go chow down on some lunch real quick (huge turkey sammies and brownies provided) — no pics today considering I’m in a conference room of 60+ and they may find me to be a bit crazy haha — although someone has already asked me if I needed a pic of their fruit plate (obvi sarcasm was involved in that convo haha)

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  🙂 🙂

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17 responses to “Swiss chard — the vegetable “valedictorian” ??

  1. Swiss chard rocks! I like your fall veggies :):)

  2. I have never had swiss chard before. I love greens so I bet I would like it! Thanks for all the info about it!

  3. I have been DYING to try the caramel apple PB Loco flavor: where did you find it?! I love PB Loco!

    • I actually ordered it online believe or not (first online food purchase):) The prices are reasonable but the shipping really gets ya — I still think that it was totally worth it though!!

      • Hmm… maybe I’ll have to find a friend to order with to make the shipping cost per jar lower. 🙂

        Have you ever tried making PB cookies with the Cookie Dough PB Loco? Absolutely amazing!

  4. Alright I think we might need to stage an intervention girl…you are PB obsessed!

  5. Must. Order. Now!!! You had me at Cookie Dough.

  6. haha I’ve been rockin’ out with my christmas mugs since August — no shame 🙂

    oh dear me that PB sounds like a dreaaaaaam!

  7. I think swiss chard may be the one green I haven’t tried. This should change! 🙂

    I wish I could find those PB’s. THey all sound so fantastic.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • I actually had to order them online — but it was totally worth it! I just did some research and looks like they may sell it in Jamestown, like an hour from my house, but that’s the closest place — I’ll just have to keep on ordering 🙂 I am hooked :/ haha Have a wonderful Friday!

  8. I love swiss chard. I actually used it in a soup a couple weeks ago (very basic and delicious). good for you for discovering it’s awesomeness! I had no idea what to do with it until this season too!

  9. debraintheraw

    Swiss Chard is one of my stables being a fairly new raw foodist (almost 2 months) I place at least 2 leafs in all my green drinks and it is yummy. Another wonderful green leaf veggie is Kale. Again it too is full nutrients and vitamins. As a raw foodist I am thrilled it is so easy for me to get my daily requirements with such delicious veggie’s. Nice to hear you enjoy the swiss chard too!
    Enjoy
    Debraintheraw.wordpress.com

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