I could live on this kind of food. I kind of do live on this kind of food.

This week’s #energize2016 challenge is all about eating at home so I wanted to share a recipe that shows you just how easy it is to throw together something delicious and nutrient-dense. Even if you’re tired, you can get this meal together and be on the couch watching Netflix before you know it.

This simple sauté would make a delicious brunch with some good bread or served over a cooked grain (wheat berries would be perfect or go for millet so it’s gluten free) and if you fancy eggs, #putaneggonit.

Simple Chard and White Bean Saute

Super easy and simple recipe that includes nutrient-dense foods AND you can get this ready while watching some Netflix!
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  • 1 bunch chard, greens sliced, stems reserved and chopped, (or your favourite cooking green)
  • 1 can navy beans, (or other soft white bean)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, (or more...I like more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add chard stems, garlic, cumin and white beans and sauté until stems soften, about 5 minutes.
    (Bonus points: crank up the heat and let the beans caramelize a bit!)
  • Add chard greens and cook until wilted. Season to taste.

Photo Credit: Melissa Quantz