Healthy Office Cooking in Less Than 5 Minutes

IL4A0259Every office has a way to make boiling water and you can use it to blanch fresh greens, like swiss chard which is in season in New York from May November.

Here is an easy Swiss Chard recipe you can make in less than 5 minutes:


Swiss Chard Recipe
Serves 1
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  1. few pieces of swiss chard (or the whole bunch if you're really hungry)
  2. 1tbsp unrefined extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, or sesame oil (I like Napa Valley Naturals Cold Pressed Organic Sesame Oil.)
  3. pinch of salt
  1. Wash and tear into 1-inch pieces, discarding the stems if you do not like that much roughage.
  2. Put the greens in a mug or a bowl, cover with boiling water for 30 seconds, discard the water.
  3. Toss the greens with 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and you have a delicious snack or side dish almost instantly.
  1. To increase the nutrition level, decrease or eliminate the salt and add gomasio instead (sesame seeds mixed with salt and seaweeds), which you can find in most health food stores.
  2. To turn this into a quick meal, buy a side of plain, steamed brown rice from your local sushi joint or Asian restaurant. Cut up a hard boiled egg, add your blanched greens and seasonings as mentioned above. You have near instant un-fried rice that is loaded with iron, magnesium, B vitamins, as well as fiber and healthy fats.

2 thoughts on “Healthy Office Cooking in Less Than 5 Minutes

    • It contains more nutrients if it is eaten immediately and not heated twice but given the choice between eating already prepared greens and not eating greens at all, I say go for your pre-prepared greens.

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