Yup, we’re still gone, and you’re still suffering through Healthy Hour here on M&M.  It’s ok, Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here, and I like to bake a lot. There’s sugar in the near future, friends.  But today, there’s more Swiss chard.




Swiss Chard Over Polenta
Serves one, and if you don’t like vegetables, send it my way – I’ll be happy to eat your portion of this one


1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic

1 shallot (just the bulb), finely minced

1/8-1/4 cup chopped red onion (depends on your love of onions)

1 bunch of Swiss chard, stems cut off and loosely chopped

1/8 cup chopped walnuts

1 square/circle of cooked polenta

Salt, pepper to taste


In a saucepan over medium heat, heat oil.  Saute garlic, onion, and shallot until fragrant.  Add chard, and cook until it’s completely wilted down.  Add walnuts, season, and heat another 1-2 minutes, and dump the whole thing in a bowl.  Cover to keep warm.

In the same pan (you don’t need anymore oil), grill the polenta until brown on both sides, and fully heated through.  Plate the polenta, and place the chard on top.



GUESS WHAT!?  Boyfriend’s back in town!  Well, actually we’re BOTH out of town: we’re in State College, Pennsylvania watching the Nittany Lions beat the pants off of the Hoosiers.  Since we’ll be cuddling under the Penn State Snuggie I sent him last week (seriously) and tailgating all day, someone should be enjoying some healthy meals – stay tuned for more of the same for the rest of the weekend!