When I need to pick up a vegetable for dinner, but I'm not sure what I'm serving it with, I buy a bunch of Swiss chard and skip right over kale. As much as my family has wanted to love kale, we're out of step with the starry-eyed food world. We have never liked it, no matter how hard we try.
Swiss chard, however, is just as nutritious, mild enough in flavor that it plays nicely in a variety of dishes and preparations, and is easy and quick to prepare. It's won a place on our dinner table and should have a spot on yours!