I'm always stumped when the "toss out" date is approaching and I need to use it up and fast. Here's an unusual use of swiss chard and for snacking of all things.
Don't be chased away by these leafy greens, they actually taste quite good as chips. Ainsleigh couldn't get enough.
Swiss Chard Chips
1. Rinse a head of swiss chard. Tear the big leaves into pieces and lay out on baking sheets.
2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt over the leaves.
3. Bake on 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes, until the leaves begin to crisp a bit.
So Ainsleigh went crazy with the swiss chard chips. I loved watching her stuff her face--hey, talk about a totally nutrient-packed snack. It even left green in her teeth.
"Oops, missed a few specks of swiss chard."