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Healthy & Delicious: Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage Over Polenta

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Is there a greater leafy green than Swiss chard? It's more versatile than Meryl Streep. It's edible both raw and cooked. It's packed with vitamins A, K, and C. Plus, it's related to the sea beet, which is really fun to say out loud. Bitter, but not so much as broccoli rabe, chard is lovely own its own, in soups, or as part of a bigger recipe.

Sauteed with a little garlic and red pepper flakes, Swiss chard is the star of the recipe, a subtly spiced counter for sweet turkey sausage. On top of cheesy, creamy polenta, the whole deal makes for a rounded, balanced weeknight meal. Serve it with a glass of wine, and it's ready to go for company.

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