Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard and Onion

This past week was just one of those weeks... Do I sound like a broken record yet? I have to be honest: College is HARD. Even as you accomplish great feats and work your butt off, you finish the day feeling like you got hit by a truck. At least that has been my experience lately.

Even if you're not in college, everyone has times like this in their lives, whether it's with work or in relationships or other things. In fact, you might feel bad for for no reason at all, even if everything seems to be going well on paper.

And it's okay.

When you feel this sort of thing happening to you, the important thing is to recognize it for what it is, just a feeling, and try your best to do something that makes you feel good. Give yourself time to recover. Treat yo self well. With a positive outlook, the hard times will pass and you will find yourself in a better place, guaranteed. (At least that's what I keep telling myself...)

With so much work and other things churning in the background right now, I'm actually going to keep my post as short and sweet as possible. Just like this little side recipe I whipped up here!

I have been all about the sauteed greens lately, and the bunches of rainbow chard at the farmer's market last weekend were too pretty to pass up. As I have mentioned before, dark leafy greens are really good for you. They're a great source of plant-based protein, iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and they can be really tasty! I threw in the onion because I had an extra, and why not? They're a good source of numerous vitamins and minerals and a very good source of biotin, which plays an important role in metabolism.

If you're busy and having "one of those weeks," take care of your health and your taste buds with this recipe for a quick and delicious side dish!

Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard and Onion

Serves: 4 as a small side

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


Cooking spray (or a small amount of oil to grease a pan)

1 bunch of swiss chard or rainbow chard (or really any dark leafy green really), sliced into ribbons

1 onion, chopped into rings and sliced in half (you'll have pieces that look like rainbows or smiley faces :D)

Garlic powder and black pepper to taste


  1. Spray a pan with the cooking spray and heat it over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add some garlic powder and pepper as well as the swiss chard. Cook until the greens wilt, adjusting the amount of spice as you go.
Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.
— Buddha