Lunch, anyone?

I had one bunch of rainbow chard in my fridge that needed to be eaten, as well as the rest of my Lentil Loaf.

Hmmm…. lunch, anyone?



The chard was amazing! I usually eat kale but chard has such a green and earthy taste to it, more so than kale.

For the entire bunch of chard I sautéed a teaspoon of minced garlic and 3/4 cup yellow onion in one teaspoon of EVOO with a pinch of sea salt. I waited until it was slightly brown then added a teaspoon of brown sugar to caramelize. I also added some pine nuts to the mix.

I washed and chopped the chard into large, bite size pieces, added it all to the pan and covered. I let it wilt down for about 8 minutes. I always forget that greens wilt down so much – one bunch of chard makes 2-3 servings.


This was the last of my lentil loaf. If you are on the fence about making it, DO IT! I promise you will not be disappointed!


And J says hi, too!


He did pretty well for eating today, but then again I made sure to give him foods that I know he would eat.

And thanks to EVERYONE who left comments on today’s post. I know it’s a phase… but it is so hard! I care so much about his health and I obviously worry a little too much. But then I think about when he turns 15 and probably will never STOP eating! =) What comes around goes around.


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8 Responses to Lunch, anyone?

  1. Mo – lol!! That's what my husband said, too!

  2. Mo says:

    Your rainbow chard looks amazing, as does everything you make! I like your wine collection there in the background. 😉

  3. Mmmm, I have not had chard in awhile and need to give this a try. I'm tempted on the lentil loaf, it does look amazing.

  4. greensandjeans says:

    My little brother was the world's pickiest eater and now he eats everything under the sun! I really need to make your lentil loaf…

  5. you know, i bought some chard and then got scared of it 🙂 this sounds really good though!

  6. janet says:

    I usually use chard in my smoothies, but that looks so yummy I will have to try cooking some.Your little one is a real cutie!and as a mom of four, I can tell you, they are NEVER full when they become teenagers 😉

  7. I'm a big fan of swiss chard, but I've never sauteed it. I'll have to pick some up at the store because that looks really good.Aw, J is so adorable!

  8. Katie ♥ says:

    Yum! The lentil loaf looks delish!!!Thank you for the sweet comment!! Before you know it, little J will be that big!! xoxo

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