“What’s for dinner!?” A question every parent knows all too well! But between work, school, and extracurricular activities, pulling together a family meal that checks all the boxes (✓easy, ✓nutritious, ✓affordable, ✓tasty) often falls to the bottom of the list.
Don’t you worry, we’ve got the secret ingredient that will have everyone at the table asking for seconds! Canadian beans!
Beans may be the little wonders that often go unnoticed, but they are bursting with goodness. Not only can they take your family’s favourite recipes from ordinary to extraordinary, they’re an affordable pantry staple that can stretch your meals and nourish your loved ones with a powerhouse of essential nutrients. Talk about a win-win situation!
Mealtime is an opportunity to infuse love, creativity, and connection into family dining, leaving everyone happy, healthy, and satisfied. Join Ashley, Ava & Steph as they share their family’s favourite bean-filled recipes, unleashing the hidden potential of family mealtime.
We choose Canadian beans because they're nutritious, affordable, and we understand how passionate our farmers are about caring for their crops. My favourite thing about beans is how versatile they are -- a can of beans can add a quick and simple burst of protein and fibre to any recipe. We love adding beans to family meals like soups, chilis and pastas!
This Tuscan White Bean Soup is made with sautéed carrots, onion and celery plus white beans, Italian sausage and kale in a flavourful, creamy tomato-flavoured broth. It is a cozy, hearty meal that’s perfect with some crusty bread for dunking! I love using Canadian beans in this White Bean Soup because they are economical and provide great bang-for-your-buck nutrition-wise. Our kids love them and I know they’re getting everything they need for a busy week!
These bean and cheese taquitos are seriously so good. Honestly, they melt in your mouth and will leave you wanting to make them again and again!view recipe
I choose Canadian beans because I'm proudly Canadian and like to support local. My favourite thing about beans is that you can make desserts with it! My favourite way to eat beans is in a pupusa and cookies!
Experience the heartwarming flavors of El Salvador with these delectable pockets filled with creamy pinto beans and gooey cheese. Hand-formed and griddled to golden perfection, each bite is a delightful medley of savoury, comforting goodness. Serve them with a zesty curtido (pickled cabbage) for an authentic taste of Central America.
My approach to incorporating beans is to add them to already familiar and loved family meals when we can! I love to add beans to many of our family's favorite recipes as a cost-effective way to stretch those portions. Using Canadian beans also supports sustainable agriculture locally, and that is something that is really important to me!
Say hello to the ultimate Eggs + Beans Breakfast Skillet - the brunch squad's new BFF! This dish is all about those good vibes and awesome flavours that'll kickstart your family’s day. We're talking sautéed onions, zesty Rotel tomatoes, and Canadian beans, all cozying up with melty mozzarella and perfectly baked eggs. And the best part? It's a speedy 25-minute jam, so no need to sweat the small stuff. Serve it with slices of toasty French bread and you've got a winner for your crew.
Watch in awe as your family discovers a whole new world of flavours when their favourite dishes are transformed with beans. These tried, tested, and true recipes will have you falling in love with family meal time all over again.
When you want to gather for the Sunday evening game, or warm - up after street hockey , this one - pot “Sweet & Smokey Slow - Cooker Chili” is a guaranteed win! Loaded with kidney beans, sweet bell peppers, smoked paprika and lean beef this go - to recipe is a triple sensation. It’s satisfaction, energy, and comfort all in one bowl!
Elevate your family mealtime from ordinary to extraordinary with Canadian beans. Embrace the joy of creating delicious and nutritious dishes that will delight your loved ones and create a sense of connection around the table. From breakfast to dinner, beans will nourish your family and ignite a culinary adventure. Bon appétit!