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Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict

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I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict

To lighten these, I skip the Hollandaise sauce which shaves off hundreds of calories, since the egg yolks are perfectly silky on their own! This is delicious, you won’t miss it!

Swiss Chard is a healthy leafy green vegetable in season in the Spring. It’s a great addition to this breakfast but you can also add chard to pasta, soups, salads, and more!

I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

How To Make Poached Eggs:

  • Crack eggs into individual small cups or ramekins.
  • Bring a deep skillet filled with 2 to 3 inches of  water to a boil. Add vinegar and salt. Reduce to simmer.
  • Use a spoon to stir the water so it is spinning around in a circle. This will keep the egg whites from spreading out away from the yolk.
  • Carefully drop eggs one at a time into the center of the pot.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes then turn off the heat. Cover and let sit for 2 more minutes.
  • Gently remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place on plate lined with paper towels.

What does Swiss Chard Taste Like?

The stems of Swiss Chard look a little like celery, and come in rainbow, red or green varieties. You eat the leaves and the stems. The leaves are similar to the taste of spinach, while the stems are crunchy and slightly sweet.

How To Select Swiss Chard

Select chard with fresh green leaves, avoid leaves that have turned yellow.

Swiss Chard Benefits

Swiss Chard is high in antioxidants and an excellent source of Vitamin C and A and a good source of magnesium.

I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

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Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict

5 from 2 votes
3
Cals:244
Protein:19.5
Carbs:25.5
Fat:9.5
I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
I love this lighter take on Eggs Benedict made with Canadian bacon, Swiss chard and poached eggs on a whole wheat English muffin. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 Egg Benedict

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch 6 cups Swish Chard, washed well, stems and leaves separated
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 light multi-grain or gluten-free English muffins toasted and split

Instructions

  • Dice the stems of the chard, and slice the leaves.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat; heat the butter and oil until melted.
  • Add the onions with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Bring the heat up to medium-high, and add the stems with 1/4 cup water, cover and cook until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the chard leaves with 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside on a dish and keep warm.
  • To the skillet on medium-high heat, add the ham and cook until lightly browned on each side, about 1 minute. Set aside.

Meanwhile, for the Poached Eggs:

  • Crack eggs into individual small cups or ramekins.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add vinegar and salt. Reduce to simmer.
  • Use a spoon to stir the water so it is spinning around in a circle. This will keep the egg whites from spreading out away from the yolk.
  • Carefully drop eggs one at a time into the center of the pot.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes then turn off the heat. Cover and let sit for 2 more minutes.
  • Gently remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place on plate lined with paper towels.
  • Divide the muffin half among 4 plates.
  • Top each muffin half with a piece of ham, 1/4 of the chard and top with 1 egg.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 Egg Benedict, Calories: 244 kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.5 g, Protein: 19.5 g, Fat: 9.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 202 mg, Sodium: 1136 mg, Fiber: 10 g, Sugar: 4.5 g

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10 comments on “Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict”

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    Willow Woodall

    This was ssooo delicious! I used deli ham instead of Canadian bacon, because that’s what I had, but it still worked great 

  2. This is absolutely delicious! I can’t imagine that it’s really only worth 3 WWG points though, since the egg alone is worth 2 points, then you have the Canadian Bacon, English Muffin, butter and oil. I would guess it’s more like 5?

  3. Hey Gina, any new ideas for low carb, non-egg breakfast options beyond the smoothie?
    With last week’s recently published study re: eggs now on the bad list again, I’m struggling for something to replace my egg cups and frittata that have been my breakfast go-tos for so long.
    They were easy, portable for work and had lots of protein, low carb.
    I guess I could do all egg whites, but that gets costly. Help!

    1. I feel like next year eggs will be good for you again! Anyway, yogurt, cottage cheese are good easy options.