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Almond Cherry Biscotti with Citrus
Category: Baking, Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Almond Cherry Biscotti with Citrus

Italian for "biscuit," biscotti are twice baked for extra crispiness.

Apple and Pear Dessert
Category: Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Apple and Pear Dessert

With a brief turn in the pan, diced apples and pears transform into a quick dessert – or even a special breakfast! The mild taste and…

Asian Orange Soy Marinated Salmon
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Asian Orange Soy Marinated Salmon

This Asian-inspired marinade blends together traditional ingredients found in teriyaki sauce such as soy sauce, garlic and ginger, but…

Asian Shrimp Soup
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Asian Shrimp Soup

This earthy Asian soup is perfect to warm you up on a cold day and canola oil'’s light taste won’t interfere with the soup’s layered…

Baked Acorn Squash with Cranberry Orange Sauce
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Baked Acorn Squash with Cranberry Orange Sauce

Harvest the colors of fall in this pretty side dish. It is a great replacement for heavier dishes like green beans or sweet potato…

Baked Apple and Banana Oatmeal
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Baked Apple and Banana Oatmeal

Upgrade your oatmeal with this baked version – made especially heart-healthy with the use of canola oil, which is rich in plant-based…

Baked Chicken
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Baked Chicken

This chicken is easy to prepare and just as tasty as deep-fried chicken, yet much healthier.

Barley With Caramelized Vegetables
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Barley With Caramelized Vegetables

This recipe is a delicious and easy way to incorporate vegetables into dinner. Canola oil is used to sauté and toast the barley to bring…

Basil Focaccia Wedges
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Basil Focaccia Wedges

These healthy mini-pizzas will inspire children to eat vegetables! The canola oil browns the vegetables, brings out their rich flavors,…

Bean Sprouts & Tomatoes
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Bean Sprouts & Tomatoes

Ideal for northern climates where all the ingredients for this salad can be readily available most of the year.

Bean, Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole with Chipotle Peppers
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Bean, Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole with Chipotle Peppers

Beans, lentils and brown rice pack a whole grain and vegetable protein punch.

Beef Tenderloin and Portobellos with Marsala Sauce
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Beef Tenderloin and Portobellos with Marsala Sauce

Marsala wine and spicy pepper flakes elevate this dish to steakhouse quality.

Beet Salad with Mint and Spices
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Beet Salad with Mint and Spices

Maximize the flavor by toasting spices with a little canola oil. For a quick version of the recipe replace fresh beets with 1 can (14.5…

Black Bean and Corn Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly

Black Bean and Corn Salad

For variety you can add some crumbled feta cheese to this salad.

Black Bean Avocado Salsa with Home Baked Tortilla Chips
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Snacks

Black Bean Avocado Salsa with Home Baked Tortilla Chips

A heart-healthy snack for your next celebration!

Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Lime Mayonnaise
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Lime Mayonnaise

Jazz up these yummy burgers with avocado-lime mayonnaise and you'll have a vegetarian dish that even the biggest meat eaters you know…

Black-Eyed Peas with Jalapeno and Tomatoes
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Black-Eyed Peas with Jalapeno and Tomatoes

Blacked-eyed peas are generally cooked with bacon, but you won't miss it in this recipe because of the seasonings. It's "thyme" to enjoy…

Blueberry Bannock
Category: Baking, Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Blueberry Bannock

A whole-wheat, baked version of a traditional Aboriginal recipe. Canola oil helps produce a light and tender crumb.

Blueberry Lemon Country Cobbler
Category: Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Blueberry Lemon Country Cobbler

Adding diced pear and a generous amount of fresh lemon zest gives a true freshness to this extraordinary fruit cobbler.

Braised Greens
Category: Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Braised Greens

Serve as a sublime side dish along with lean cuts of pork, roasted chicken or meaty fish dishes such as salmon or tuna steaks. Using…

Breakfast On the Go Cookies
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Breakfast On the Go Cookies

Beat the morning rush with this hearty breakfast cookie. Just grab and go!

Broccoli Black Bean Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly

Broccoli Black Bean Salad

Every pantry should have a few cans of black beans on hand to use in quick salads like this one! Canola oil keeps this healthy dish low in…

Bunless Bison Burger with Sautéed Vegetables and Balsamic Reduction
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Bunless Bison Burger with Sautéed Vegetables and Balsamic Reduction

Upgrade this bun-less burger with a balsamic reduction and sautéed vegetables, made with canola oil to help keep saturated fat in check.…

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Wild Rice and Toasted Almonds
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Wild Rice and Toasted Almonds

This tasty, autumn-inspired soup will make you look forward to the end of summer.

Butternut Squash Soup
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Butternut Squash Soup

This hearty soup combines the earthiness of pumpkin with the sweeter notes of apple juice and a little spicy kick. Canola oil is ideal for…

Cabbage Roll Casserole
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Cabbage Roll Casserole

This casserole provides all the flavor of cabbage rolls without the work of rolling them! Canola oil helps keep saturated fat content low.

Cajun Garlic Chicken Thighs
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Cajun Garlic Chicken Thighs

Now this is definitely a “slow-simmered” skillet of comfort! Tender pieces of chicken are smothered in a rich, brown, garlicky onion…

Cajun Pile Ups with Pepper Sauce
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Cajun Pile Ups with Pepper Sauce

Reminiscent of New Orleans, these sandwiches are ragin' with flavor from the hot sauce and banana pepper.

Canola Granola
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Canola Granola

Fill several small snack bags with this healthy granola to have on hand when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Caribbean Grilled Pork with Tropical Salsa
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Caribbean Grilled Pork with Tropical Salsa

This tangy, sunny dish will help you feel that summer is just around the corner.

Chana Masala
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Chana Masala

A spicy vegetarian dish made healthier with the use of canola oil, which has the least saturated fat of all common cooking oils. If you…

Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta

Combine three shades of green in this healthy pasta dish. It’s so good and so good for you that it will quickly become a staple meal!

Chicken and Mango in a Warm Coconut Sauce
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Chicken and Mango in a Warm Coconut Sauce

A different and delightful way to enjoy mango. If desired, cubes of pre-roasted squash or pumpkin can be used in place of the mango.

Chicken and Okra Creole
Category: Entrees, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Chicken and Okra Creole

This Cajun-inspired dish makes a great one-dish meal. It’s packed with tons of flavor, fast to make, and even faster to clean up. Only one skillet required. Canola oil aids in browning and tenderizing the chicken, plus blends the flavors of other ingredients.…

Chicken Soup Mexicana
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Chicken Soup Mexicana

All of your favorite Mexican flavors mix together in this soup while the canola oil and avocado supply healthy fats. ¡Muy delicioso!

Chickpea Salad with Seared Sirloin
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Salads

Chickpea Salad with Seared Sirloin

This addictive salad’s texture and flavor will make your mouth sing. It’s a great way to use up leftover steak or grilled vegetables. Plan…

Chili Roasted Root Vegetables
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Roasting, Side Dishes

Chili Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasting vegetables in a little canola oil brings out new depths of flavor.

Chunky Avocado Black Bean Salsa
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Chunky Avocado Black Bean Salsa

This healthy and hearty twist on salsa has a nice balance of spice and texture. Canola oil helps all the flavors meld together.

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Soups & Stews

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew

Here's a great one-pot meal to warm and soothe a hungry, weary body after a hard workout. By using chicken, vegetables and beans, this…

Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole

The best thing to say about this recipe is Yum! Enjoy this delicious guacamole as a snack or appetizer with a few whole grain tortillas.…

Cilantro and Black Bean Farro Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Cilantro and Black Bean Farro Salad

Farro is a type of wheat and commonly grown in Italy and the Middle East. It has a nutty flavor with a slightly crunchy texture. Although…

Citrus Chicken with Tarragon and Mustard
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Citrus Chicken with Tarragon and Mustard

Here is a quick and easy supper with the fresh taste of lemon, earthiness of tarragon and zing of mustard. Canola oil blends all of the…

Classic Split Pea Soup
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Classic Split Pea Soup

This timeless soup will have your guests green with envy over your culinary skills.

Cod Fish with Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Cod Fish with Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots

Enjoy this seafood and vegetable dinner with simple ingredients and instructions, but with the taste and look of a restaurant meal.

Couscous, Watermelon and Gorgonzola Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Couscous, Watermelon and Gorgonzola Salad

A flavorful watermelon salad with the sharp tang of Gorgonzola cheese will make any luncheon a success. Canola oil’s light taste and…

Creamy Beef, Mushrooms and Noodles
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Creamy Beef, Mushrooms and Noodles

This is a healthier version of beef stroganoff. Canola mayonnaise adds moisture, creaminess, and flavor to the dish without guilt

Creamy Black Bean Stack Dip
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Creamy Black Bean Stack Dip

With this no-bake, colorful recipe, you'll never toil over the perfect potluck dish again!

Creamy Pumpkin Apple Bisque
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Creamy Pumpkin Apple Bisque

Curl up by the fire and enjoy the taste of winter with this decadent soup.

Crisp Cucumber with Nutty Peas
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Crisp Cucumber with Nutty Peas

This summer recipe is easy to put together, and uses up those pervasive cucumbers from your garden patch. It is downright cool, crunchy,…

Crisp Salad with Chayote and Orange
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Crisp Salad with Chayote and Orange

Chayote fruit are grown in warmer climates such as Mexico. They are mild in flavor with a crisp texture. Canola oil lets the…

Crunchy Chicken Cilantro Lettuce Wraps
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Crunchy Chicken Cilantro Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps look fun and festive, especially when they're arranged on a large platter.

Crunchy Turkey Lentil Lettuce Wraps
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Crunchy Turkey Lentil Lettuce Wraps

Using dark green lettuce in place of the traditional iceberg gives these lettuce wraps a more vibrant colour and makes them more nutrient-dense.…

Crunchy Wild Rice Salad with Blackberry Dressing
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Crunchy Wild Rice Salad with Blackberry Dressing

Prepare the wild rice up to 2 days in advance to make quick work of this gorgeous salad. A perfect accompaniment to any grilled or roasted…

Crustless Apple and Roasted Fennel Quiche
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Crustless Apple and Roasted Fennel Quiche

Fennel offers a sweet and mellow flavour that complements the apples beautifully in this easy breakfast or brunch dish.

Cumin and Garlic Scented Lamb Skewers
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Cumin and Garlic Scented Lamb Skewers

This grilled spiced kabob is inspired by the popular street vendors of Western China. Traditionally made with lamb, the recipe works with…

Cumin Crusted Fish
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Cumin Crusted Fish

Sauté is quick, easy and healthy when using canola oil.

Curried Lentils and Vegetables
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Curried Lentils and Vegetables

A simple, yet richly flavored dish. Enjoy on its own or over warm quinoa, brown rice or millet. Make lentils a regular part of your meals…

Curried Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Curried Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

This stew is perfect year-round, although it's most appreciated on a cold winter night!

Curried Tofu in Pita Bread
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Curried Tofu in Pita Bread

Make sure your curry powder is less than six months old to ensure the best flavor! Using neutral-tasting canola oil helps those lively…

Deep, Dark and Stout Chili
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Deep, Dark and Stout Chili

Heart healthy chili made with dark stout beer!

Easy Chicken Biryani
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Easy Chicken Biryani

A quick, easy and healthy version of this traditional East Indian dish! Canola oil’s neutral taste allows the spices to shine through.

Easy White Cake Over Fruit
Category: Baking, Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Easy White Cake Over Fruit

Use your imagination to substitute other fruit combinations or even pie filling in the versatile cake! This recipes works well with…

Eggplant with Apples, Fennel and Cumin
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Eggplant with Apples, Fennel and Cumin

While pork and apples may seem like a steadfast couple, eggplant does a mean tango here, tapping pork out of the picture and weaving in…

Eye of Round Roast with Rich, Dark Gravy
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Eye of Round Roast with Rich, Dark Gravy

Start off the New Year in a healthy way filled with cozy comfort! The secret to this deep-flavored dish is instant coffee, which “beefs”…

Fall Apart Beer Brisket
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Fall Apart Beer Brisket

A hearty, comfort food meal with rich flavor.

Fiesta Rice
Category: Side Dishes, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Fiesta Rice

With its nutrient-packed wild rice, bell peppers, walnuts, and raisins, this dish offers a range of health benefits and a rainbow of colours. The visual appeal and Latin tastes of will impress your friends and family when served at your next holiday fiesta. …

Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Since experts recommend eating seafood at least twice a week, take a break from the standby beef taco and go fish! See the recipe video…

French Toast with Blueberries and Creamy Apricot Sauce
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

French Toast with Blueberries and Creamy Apricot Sauce

The secret ingredient in this citrus-y French toast is the orange zest. Also, the blueberries contrast beautifully with the peach hues of…

Fresh Spinach and Sweet Tomato Omelette with Feta
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Fresh Spinach and Sweet Tomato Omelette with Feta

Omelettes are one of the easiest dishes to prepare and one of the most fun to fill. Canola oil’s light taste helps all the fresh flavors…

Garlic Snow Peas with Cilantro
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Garlic Snow Peas with Cilantro

Ready in less than 5 minutes, this oh-so-simple dish is perfect for the busiest of days. See the recipe video below.

Grandma’s Beef Barley Soup
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Grandma’s Beef Barley Soup

A classic featuring a healthful whole grain: barley!

Green Salsa
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Green Salsa

Canola oil’s neutral taste is a perfect backdrop for these bright and lively flavors!

Grill Pan Chicken with Fiery Mango Ginger Salsa
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Grill Pan Chicken with Fiery Mango Ginger Salsa

This dish offers a medley for flavors. Using salsa in place of more salt lowers the sodium content and boosts taste! See the recipe video…

Grilled Chicken on Mustards with Pineapple Vinaigrette
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Grilled Chicken on Mustards with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Take a break from the typical bagged salads and reach for mustard greens instead! They taste a lot like endive, and serve up not only a…

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

This is a light and summery dish that shows off corn and tomatoes at their best. Canola helps keep saturated fat to a minimum.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Ginger Couscous
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Ginger Couscous

This company-worthy dish is made by marinating tender lamb chops and serving them over a mound of pearl couscous with heady sweet spices…

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet Hot Sauce
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet Hot Sauce

The orange zest brings out deep, sweet flavors in the sauce. Because of its high smoke point, canola oil can take the heat on the grill.

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad

This light dish is a great choice for a summer luncheon or al fresco dinner.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Cilantro and Basil
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Cilantro and Basil

Tuna is a very lean fish and will dry out if overcooked. Cook to an internal temperature of 145 °F (65 °C).

Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Stacks
Category: Entrees, Grilling, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Stacks

You’ll look like a professional chef when you present this attractive dish at the table.…

Hash Browns with Ham and Chunky Vegetables
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Hash Browns with Ham and Chunky Vegetables

This hot and hearty fare will bring comfort with every bite.

Herbed Pork Chops on Mustard Sauce
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Herbed Pork Chops on Mustard Sauce

Kick your pork chops up a notch with this tasty mustard sauce!

Hoisin Orange Pork on Asian Vegetables
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Hoisin Orange Pork on Asian Vegetables

Canola oil works well with stir fries because of its high heat tolerance. Get cooking! See the recipe video below.

Hoisin Whiskey Glazed Meatballs
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Hoisin Whiskey Glazed Meatballs

Hoisin sauce, also called Chinese barbecue sauce, adds a lot of flavor and helps to thicken this Asian-inspired glaze.

Indonesian Tofu Stew with Spring Vegetables
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Indonesian Tofu Stew with Spring Vegetables

With a light coconut lime flavor, this recipe features green beans, bell peppers and zucchini. Other vegetables such as spinach,…

Jambalaya with Smoked Turkey Sausage and Chicken
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Jambalaya with Smoked Turkey Sausage and Chicken

Jambalaya is a Creole dish of Spanish and French influence.

Japanese Sesame Slaw
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Marinades, Salads, Side Dishes, Vinaigrettes

Japanese Sesame Slaw

This colourful salad offers tangy flavor and crunch. Much lighter than a classic coleslaw, pack it along on your next picnic or enjoy as…

Jicama and Sweet Lemon Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Jicama and Sweet Lemon Salad

This crisp and refreshing salad is ideal for dining outdoors in the summer sun. Canola oil helps the flavors meld.

Kale, Beet, and Chickpea Power Bowls
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Kale, Beet, and Chickpea Power Bowls

The “secret sauce” here is the amazing dressing! It also makes a great dip for grilled vegetables, prawns or chicken.

Lamb with Lemon Rosemary Cucumbers
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Marinades

Lamb with Lemon Rosemary Cucumbers

Cut your work load in the kitchen by making one flavor base and using it two ways! In this recipe, the herb mixture is used in both the…

Latin Fusion Sirloin Skewers
Category: Entrees, Grilling, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Latin Fusion Sirloin Skewers

The summer season is here! Time to light up the flames under some mean, tasty food. Of course, no summer get-together is complete without…

Lemon Walnut Chicken with Kale Chips
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Lemon Walnut Chicken with Kale Chips

A side of kale chips add crunch to this yummy meal!

Lemongrass Cheesecake with Mandarin Oranges
Category: Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Lemongrass Cheesecake with Mandarin Oranges

An impressively rich-tasting version of a classic cheesecake, lightened up with a surprise ingredient that also adds protein - cottage…

Lettuce Wraps with Agave Chipotle Sauce
Category: Appetizers, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Lettuce Wraps with Agave Chipotle Sauce

This easy and flavorful starter combines Asian and Latin ingredients for a dish with unique flair. Canola oil’s high smoke point makes it…

Lime Zested Tomatillo Black Bean Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Lime Zested Tomatillo Black Bean Salad

Tomatillos give a bite to this Latin-inspired dish, so the lime juice and zest are only needed as accents. Canola oil’s mild taste lets…

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa

This mahi-mahi tastes like summer with the combination of mint and pineapple. Canola oil's light taste helps those fresh flavors stay…

Mango Banana Phyllo Nests
Category: Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Mango Banana Phyllo Nests

This show stopping dessert will win you compliments every time you serve it. Canola oil helps keep it light and healthy.

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash on Arugula Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash on Arugula Salad

Peppery arugula and sweet-spicy glazed butternut squash bring lively contrasts to this colorful winter salad. Canola oil’s light texture…

Marinated Cantenaar Cheese
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Marinated Cantenaar Cheese

A wonderful appetizer for a special occasion. Cantenaar has 40% less fat and 25% salt than ordinary cheese and it is the perfect…

Marinated Italian Vegetable Toss
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Marinades, Side Dishes, Vinaigrettes

Marinated Italian Vegetable Toss

This colorful vegetarian dish includes protein from chickpeas, which are nutrient-dense and popular around the world.

Mexican Baked Eggs on Black Beans
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart

Mexican Baked Eggs on Black Beans

This dish can be prepared in one large casserole or in 6 individual ramekins. Accompany with fresh salsa and a mixed dark green salad for…

Mini Corn Cakes with Chipotle Aioli
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Mini Corn Cakes with Chipotle Aioli

Aioli is traditionally a creamy garlic dip. Chipotle aioli serves up smoky, subtle heat while complementing the corn cakes. Canola oil’s…

Mustard Chicken Breast
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Mustard Chicken Breast

If you are in the mood to make something simple but with a spin try this chicken with mustard dish, the combination will result in…

North African Lamb with Chickpeas and Couscous
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

North African Lamb with Chickpeas and Couscous

This recipe is filled with delicious, exotic flavors that are sure to please the senses.

Papaya, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Papaya, Avocado, and Orange Salad

The combination of sweet and tangy flavours in this salad is always a hit. Using papaya seeds in the dressing makes it extra special.

Parmesan Crusted Halibut & Spicy Sprouts
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Parmesan Crusted Halibut & Spicy Sprouts

The crunchy crust and spicy Brussels Sprouts make this a tasty, quick yet elegant meal.

Pork and Okra Creole
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Pork and Okra Creole

This is a great one-dish meal. It’s packed with tons of flavour, is quick to make, and even quicker to clean up. Only one skillet required. Canola oil aids in browning and tenderizing the pork, and it blends the flavours of the other ingredients.…

Pork Fajitas with Mango
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Pork Fajitas with Mango

This zesty yogurt sauce and mango add a new twist to fajitas!

Pork Sliders with Raspberry Mustard Sauce
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart

Pork Sliders with Raspberry Mustard Sauce

These sandwiches are great for a tailgate party.

Pork Stir Fry
Category: Entrees, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Pork Stir Fry

Making a stir fry is a fun and exciting culinary experience with a certain exotic flare. Here, I use a combination of asparagus, onions…

Pork Tenderloin, Potatoes and Horseradish Mustard Seed Sauce
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Pork Tenderloin, Potatoes and Horseradish Mustard Seed Sauce

The meat and potatoes in this zesty dish never tasted so good!

Protein Powered Hummus
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Protein Powered Hummus

It’s always fun to sneak in a secret ingredient - this one is an egg! Protein satisfies a hungry bunch and this twist on an old favorite…

Pulled Pork with Smoked Paprika Lime Oil
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Pulled Pork with Smoked Paprika Lime Oil

Bring the flavors of Mexico into your kitchen. This easy-to-make dish of tender pork over warmed tortillas is topped with a citrus oil of…

Quinoa and Browned Onion Salad with Apples
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Quinoa and Browned Onion Salad with Apples

If you've never had browned onions in a salad, this is the time to try it. Sautéed in mild-tasting canola oil, the onions are sweet and…

Quinoa Stuffed Tri-Colored Bell Peppers
Category: Side Dishes, Roasting, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Quinoa Stuffed Tri-Colored Bell Peppers

Wow your friends and family at your next potluck or gathering with this meatless main that also works as a great side dish. Using tricolor…

Red Beans and Rice
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Red Beans and Rice

Traditionally, red beans and rice is served on Mondays, especially during the Mardi Gras season. It is generally made using dried beans…

Red Pepper and Fennel Frittata
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Red Pepper and Fennel Frittata

Eggs are a complete source of protein and here they are baked with veggies like a casserole. The frittata is perfect for brunch, lunch or…

Rich, Warm Brownie Wedges with Java Cream
Category: Baking, Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Rich, Warm Brownie Wedges with Java Cream

Dense wedges of chewy chocolate are paired with a sweet coffee-flavored cream and fresh berries. See the recipe video below.

Roast Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roast Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce

This hearty, yet simple meal bursts with flavor due to the sauce.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

You just can't "beet" the pretty colors in this nutrient-dense salad. The vinaigrette will stay free-flowing even in the refrigerator…

Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Roasting eggplant imparts a smoky, nutty flavor and a silky, smooth texture. This simple side dish is delicious served alone, as part of a…

Roasted Squash and Mushroom Ravioli
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Squash and Mushroom Ravioli

Simple flavors come together to create tasty ravioli that can be enjoyed simply with canola oil and vinegar or your favorite pasta sauce.…

Roasted Tomato and Farro Side Dish
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Roasting, Side Dishes

Roasted Tomato and Farro Side Dish

This side dish can easily be served alongside your favorite roast or grilled chicken or fish. If you have leftovers, enjoy it cold with…

Roasted Trout with Avocado-Mango Salsa
Category: Entrees, Roasting, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Trout with Avocado-Mango Salsa

This is a basic recipe for roasting fish – quick, easy, and simple. The salsa is made with canola oil because its neutral taste doesn’t…

Roasted Veggies with Pasta and Feta
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Veggies with Pasta and Feta

There’s been a resurgence of interest in the slow cooker and it’s being used for way more than “stewed” meals! In this recipe, vegetables…

Roasted Winter Veggies and Tri-Colored Potatoes
Category: Side Dishes, Roasting, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Roasted Winter Veggies and Tri-Colored Potatoes

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best and roasted vegetables provide pure comfort that is hard to beat. …

Root Vegetable Mash with Coriander
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Root Vegetable Mash with Coriander

Visions of sugar plum fairies while the fireplace crackles with a glowing warmth may be your panacea for the winter, but mine is a bowl of…

Rosemary Feta Pearl Couscous Salad
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Salads, Side Dishes

Rosemary Feta Pearl Couscous Salad

Pearl couscous looks just like that pearls! These tender bits of pasta are tossed with crunchy red peppers and cucumber, white beans,…

Sage Leaf Turkey Au Jus
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Sage Leaf Turkey Au Jus

No need to season the turkey skin, since it will be thrown away. But first tuck lemon zest, thyme and sage leaves under the skin so these…

Salmon and Quinoa Patties
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Salmon and Quinoa Patties

Delicious. Simple. Healthy. Enjoy these patties accompanied with grilled vegetables, on whole grain rolls or made into 16 mini-patties for…

Salmon with Cilantro Crust
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Salmon with Cilantro Crust

This recipe is so good you will want an extra serving. Salmon is known for its heart-health benefits, and becomes even healthier when…

Salmon with Mango Chutney
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Salmon with Mango Chutney

Here is a quick and easy meal with a gourmet taste. Both the salmon and canola oil are good sources of omega-3 fat, which may help protect…

Salmon with Sliced Zucchini
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly

Salmon with Sliced Zucchini

This beautiful pink and green dish is culinary simplicity at its finest. Minimal ingredients flavor the salmon while canola oil takes the heat of sautéing the fillets…

Sautéed Pork Loin Chops with Burgundy Mushrooms
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Sautéed Pork Loin Chops with Burgundy Mushrooms

Rich, meaty, wine-flavored mushrooms provide an unctuous texture for lean, clean protein such as pork loin chops. They are delicious…

Sautéed Scallops with Peas in Lemon Tarragon Sauce 

Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Sautéed Scallops with Peas in Lemon Tarragon Sauce 


For this classic French sauté, plump scallops are seared in hot oil, then the pan is deglazed with liquid to release the brown bits…

Skewered Lime Spiced Chicken
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Grilling, Heart-Smart

Skewered Lime Spiced Chicken

Lime spiced skewers of chicken - perfect for your next barbecue!

Slow and Easy Turkey Breast with Dill
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Slow and Easy Turkey Breast with Dill

Turkey should be served more than a few times a year. It's economical, oh-so-good for an entrée and yields great leftovers for limitless…

Slow Cooker Po’ Boys
Category: Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Slow Cooker Po’ Boys

Sink your teeth into this succulent sandwich of “fall apart” beef that slow cooks for hours, but requires little to no work on your part!…

Soba Noodles with Mushroom, Spinach & Tofu
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Soba Noodles with Mushroom, Spinach & Tofu

Instead of high-sodium packaged ramen for lunch, try healthy soba— buckwheat noodles—with a protein-packed vegetarian sauté. Because…

Spicy Corn with Poblano Peppers
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Spicy Corn with Poblano Peppers

Enjoy this dish for a quick trip to Mexico! Canola oil’s high heat tolerance is perfect for sautéing.

Spinach and Mushroom Barley Pilaf
Category: Side Dishes, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Spinach and Mushroom Barley Pilaf

A dynamic duo in any dish, spinach and mushrooms have rustic texture and earthy flavors.

Spinach Salad with Grilled and Fresh Fruit
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Spinach Salad with Grilled and Fresh Fruit

Serving grilled fruit with fresh fruit not only makes a great-looking combination, but also provides two layers of flavor. See the recipe…

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Jumbo Prawns
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Jumbo Prawns

Asian greens like Bok Choy, Sui Choy and Chinese cabbage are loaded with nutrients including folic acid and calcium and well worth making…

Super-greens Caesar Salad with Roasted Chicken
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Super-greens Caesar Salad with Roasted Chicken

Enjoy the taste of Caesar salad in a much lighter, fibre-rich version featuring three pretty, nutrient-rich greens and almonds instead of croutons.…

Sweet Corn with Habanero Chiles and Lime
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Sweet Corn with Habanero Chiles and Lime

Nothing screams summer more than golden kernels of corn with their natural sweetness and succulence. When sweet corn overflows the bins at…

Sweet Potato Fries with Cajun Dipping Sauce
Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Fries with Cajun Dipping Sauce

A tasty appetizer or side dish!

Sweet Sausage, Sweet Pepper Frittata
Category: Sauté/Stir-Frying, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Sweet Sausage, Sweet Pepper Frittata

Frittatas are fun to make, but this one goes beyond the norm. It’s topped with fresh arugula, red onion and a splash of vinaigrette!…

Taste of the Mediterranean Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Taste of the Mediterranean Salad

A simple and refreshing side salad.

Thai Sweet Potato Bisque with Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Thai Sweet Potato Bisque with Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini

Warm your heart with this healthy Thai soup.

Three Grain Salad with Goat Cheese
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Three Grain Salad with Goat Cheese

If you haven'’t tried the new “old” grains, now’'s the time. They'’re fun to eat and when mixed up, they make an intriguing presentation…

Toasted Coconut Almond Granola
Category: Breakfast, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Toasted Coconut Almond Granola

Keep a batch of this in the fridge for a quick, fibre-rich snack or to top Greek yogurt with berries for breakfast.

Toffee Pecan Topped Cookies
Category: Baking, Dessert, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Toffee Pecan Topped Cookies

These decadent drop cookies will drop out of sight if they're left on the counter without supervision!

Tofu Stir-Fry
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Tofu Stir-Fry

Marinating the tofu adds flavor to this tasty vegetarian dish! Canola oil’'s high smoke point makes it perfect for high-heat stir-fries.…

Traditional Pan Fried Trout
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Traditional Pan Fried Trout

When fresh trout is in season, this mild-tasting fish offers great variety from the usual fish selection and it’s a good source of…

Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Stack Over Quinoa
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Stack Over Quinoa

Quinoa has a lighter, fluffier texture than most whole grains, and is a rich source of protein.

Vegetarian Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Spread
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Vegetarian Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Spread

This will definitely be a hit at your next picnic or patio party.

Vietnamese Pho
Category: Soups & Stews, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Vietnamese Pho

This recipe was inspired by Pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup. It breaks from tradition slightly in the preparation method, but offers…

Walnut and Flax Carrot Cookies
Category: Dessert, Snacks, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Walnut and Flax Carrot Cookies

Part cookie and part muffin, these soft cookies are loaded with cinnamon.

Warm Yam, Sundried Tomato and Arugula Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Warm Yam, Sundried Tomato and Arugula Salad

Prepare the roasted yams in advance to make quick work of this gorgeous salad. A perfect accompaniment to any grilled or roasted meat.

Wheat Berry and Apple Salad
Category: Salads, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Wheat Berry and Apple Salad

This whole-grain side dish offers crunch with a refreshing taste. Canola oil is the perfect base for a salad dressing with its light…

White Fish with Roasted Garlic and Lentil Mash
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

White Fish with Roasted Garlic and Lentil Mash

Looking for a healthy dinner with layers of flavor and texture? This is for you! Mashed lentils make a great bed for tender halibut while…

Wild Rice and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying, Side Dishes

Wild Rice and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

The sweetness of the apple here complements the delicate flavors of squash, celery and thyme. Canola oil’'s high-heat tolerance makes it…

Winter Vegetable Pork Ragout
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Winter Vegetable Pork Ragout

A comforting meal on a cool evening that warms the kitchen and smells delicious as it simmers. Canola oil, because of its high smoke…

Yucatan Spiced Sauce
Category: Sauces, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Yucatan Spiced Sauce

Lime, garlic and chilies are ingredients synonymous with Mexico and canola oil allows them to shine in this zesty sauce. It will make…

Yucatan Spiced Skirt Steak
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Yucatan Spiced Skirt Steak

Lime, garlic and chilies are ingredients synonymous with Mexico. Skirt steak is the cut of beef mainly used in fajitas and renowned for…

Zesty Beef Stir Fry Over Brown Rice
Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Zesty Beef Stir Fry Over Brown Rice

Assembling the ingredients and preparing the vegetables help make stir-fries cook up fast and easy.

“Lentils of Arabia” with Rice, Cumin and Caramelized Onions
Category: Entrees, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

“Lentils of Arabia” with Rice, Cumin and Caramelized Onions

A Lebanese peasant food staple, this dish is a nutritional powerhouse that combines quick-cooking brown lentils with starchy rice and…