I like big breakfasts (and I cannot lie). And all Sir Mix-A-Lot puns aside, this Swiss chard breakfast recipe was pretty delicious indeed. Chard is a dark leafy green that earns high regards as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple does a great job explaining the benefits of leafy green veggies so check that out if you want to know more about the health benefits of this nutritional powerhouse.
For this healthy breakfast recipe you’ll saute the Swiss chard with some coconut oil, fresh onions, grass fed whipped butter (I love the Organic Valley brand), pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), and fresh herbs. Then you’ll top it off with an egg and some hot sauce. The flavor combination when you break the yolk over the greens is outstanding. Here’s what it looked like (excuse the shoddy camera work):
A glance at the nutrition facts for this recipe may have you second guessing it because of the amount of calories and fat: 439 calories and 37 g fat. But don’t fret, because the fats in this recipe are the healthy kind: the good type of saturated fat found in coconut oil, healthy animal fats in the grass fed butter and pastured eggs, and some good unsaturated fats in the seeds.
Plus it only has 10 grams of carbohydrates (including 3 grams of fiber) and 12.5 g protein … a pretty solid way to start your morning, in my humble opinion.
So here you go … let me know what you think!
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Ingredients: Swiss Chard Breakfast Recipe
- 1 bunch of Swiss chard
- 1 small onion
- 1 T extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 T grass fed, whipped butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 T pumpkin seeds
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- 2 T fresh parsley
- 2 T fresh oregano
- 1 egg (from a pasture-raised chicken)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- Hot sauce (I used Cholula but Frank’s Red Hot works great too)
1. Rinse and chop the chard and dice the onion.
2. Bring the 1/2 cup of water to a boil and add the Swiss chard. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until water evaporates, stirring occasionally, then add the coconut oil, onions, seeds, salt, and pepper. Saute for about 6-8 minutes or until onions are cooked. Add chopped parsley, oregano, and butter and continue to cook on low heat for another couple minutes.
3. Cook the egg over easy in a separate frying pan.
4. Top Swiss chard mixture with egg, break yolk and mix it in, and add hot sauce to taste.
439 calories, 37 g fat, 10 g carbs (3 g fiber), 12.5 g protein, 554 mg sodium
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