They don’t get much easier than this one. If you’re in a rush when you get home from work, you can whip this Vegan Seitan Swiss Chard recipe up in just a few minutes and enjoy a glass of wine while it cooks. And it tastes delicious!
With only 124 calories per serving and 16 grams of protein, it’s also a great recipe to support your weight loss goals. You should eat a starchy complex carb with it though, like a purple or orange sweet potato, or some brown rice.
That’s a purple sweet potato in the picture. We get them at the mercado near our home in Cuenca, Ecuador and they’re delicious. They’re so sweet and creamy that they don’t need anything else on them. Amelia eats hers plain, but I usually put a little tabasco on mine. The sweet and spicy flavor is to die for!
In case you’re not familiar with seitan, it’s a meat substitute made from gluten so if you’re a gluten-free eater, this recipe isn’t for you. However, if you don’t have any issues with gluten (99.3% of people don’t), seitan is a great addition to a vegan diet. It’s low calorie but it’s also a great source of protein and other healthy nutrients.
We bought our seitan from Fratello Vegan, a vegan restaurant here in Cuenca that makes their own seitan and other mock meats like vegan chorizo. That’s why it looks a little different (more yellow) than the packaged seitan you’ll find in the states, which is usually more brown in color.
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