Swiss chard is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is surprisingly easy to grow. If you cannot grow your own, buy a good quality organic bunch of Swiss chard. I produce my own eggs and choose breeds of chickens that lay medium-sized eggs which make better poached eggs. If you buy eggs, buy medium eggs – preferably free-range pasture-fed eggs as these have a better nutritional profile. Again, if you can grow your own carrots – do so!! If not try and buy baby carrots that are fresh and still have their tops on. The ones in packets that have been treated with preservatives are not very good for one and have far fewer nutrients.
High in Vitamins A, C, and K: Beneficial for immune system, skin, and bone health.
Rich in Dietary Fiber: Good for digestion.
Low in Carbohydrates: Suitable for low-carb diets.
Protein-Rich: Important for bariatric and diabetic diets.
Swiss Chard (roughly 180g)
Carrots (roughly 70g)
Cut the Swiss Chard relatively finely.
Poach or fry your eggs while waiting for the steamer to cook the vegetables.
Plate the vegetables and eggs together for a delicious healthy breakfast treat!
The final product is a ridiculously nutrient-dense,
healthy, and filling breakfast that will carry you for hours before you feel
hungry due to the healthy energy-rich fats in the chicken eggs, and the low
carbohydrate nature of the meal. On alternate days I either add sour cream
butter or skip it. This works for me – today was a no-butter day. The butter
has some health benefits in moderation.