kale's actually not the healthiest green on the block. In fact, in a recentreport published by the Centers for Disease Control that ranked 47 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables," kale placed only 15th (with 49.07 points out of 100 for nutrient density)! Here's a roundup of the 10 leafy green cousins that researchers say pack a greater nutritional wallop. Read 'em, eat 'em, and reap the benefits.
Pasta With Caramelized Onion, Swiss Chard and Garlicky Bread Crumbs
NYT Cooking: The warm, nutty flavor of good varieties of whole wheat pasta is robust enough to stand up to intense, complicated sauces, yet satisfying with just a little butter and Parmesan shaved over the top.
It’s 5 o’clock and you just realized there is practically nothing to feed your family in your house. It’s to late to defrost anything and you are absolutely not fighting traffic to go to the store. What do you do? No, you don’t order pizza. I mean you could but then you know you will …
What they do need, usually, is at least 6 hours of sun a day along with well-drained soil and plenty of water. In general, this means pairing them with heat-and-sun-loving ornamentals with similar moisture needs, although there are exceptions. Shown: Pink petunias pop against the dramatic hues of 'Charlotte' Swiss chard.