Better with Beans

Low in fat and packed with fibre, beans are a source of quality protein and are extremely
versatile. Whether baked into muffins, added to tacos, or mixed into any favourite dish, the mild,
complementary flavour helps everyday families make healthy choices easier and every meal
better—everything is Better with Beans.

Contest Alert! Make Your New Year Better with Beans

It is the start of a new year and we know that one of the most popular resolutions is to make healthier food choices. We would like to help you make your New Year Better with Beans so are holding a contest to see who among you can create the
best bean smoothie.

Recipe:

Braised Romano Beans with Polenta

I try to use dry beans whenever possible, but let’s be honest – there are days where I need to get dinner on the table ten minutes ago and that is when I reach for a can of beans. I find the best way to make canned beans more flavourful is to simmer them with lots of good olive oil and some broth. Romano beans are grown in Ontario and Manitoba under the moniker of Cranberry Beans or Speckled Sugar Beans and are soft with a sweet, almost nutty flavour, making them perfect for this type of braised dish.

I serve this over polenta that I make in my Instant Pot but feel free to make polenta any way you like or even spoon the beans over thick slices of toasted bread or even mashed potatoes.

Recipe:

Harissa White Bean Dip

Recipe:

Flourless Pumpkin-Spice Muffins with White Kidney Beans and Cream Cheese Frosting

Adding beans to your favourite snacks can help boost fibre and protein levels without you even tasting them! With as much as 6 grams of fibre and 8 grams of protein in ½ serving, white kidney beans taste great in many sweets including these flourless pumpkin-spice muffins with cream cheese frosting! Affordable, nutritious, heart healthy and anti-inflammatory – everything is better with beans!

Recipe:

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet

Beans are always in my pantry and their mild flavour makes them work well in so many dishes. #ad They are also packed with fibre and are a source of quality protein while being an economical choice. I love adding beans to salads, soups, casseroles, and even baked goods, they are so versatile and make healthy choices easier! Everything is better with beans!
Tacos are a family favourite meal but today I am switching things up a bit with this Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet. It has all the flavour of tacos but with less mess since it is all made in one pan. It is a perfect family meal and uses lot of ingredients that are probably in your pantry. Give it a try for your next #tacotuesday

Recipe:

Creamy White Bean Hummus with Paprika Zaatar Oil

Exotic flavors and texture that will tantalize your taste buds to no end. Beautiful silky pureed white bean and tahini meets garlic, a bit of sour cream, some citrus from the lemon, and a paprika zataar oil that looks beautiful and is perfect with some toasted pita.

A healthy perfect starter to any meal or midday snack.

Types of Beans

Ontario grows nine types of beans. Learn more about each variety here.

Nutrition & Health

It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good?

Bean Basics

Learn how to properly store, select, soak and cook Ontario beans.

Better with Beans

Learn more about this amazing superfood
and why everything is better with beans!