Spread the health at every meal!
Great news! Our Benecol® Original Spread can be swapped at a 1:1 ratio in place of butter. As it is an oil-based margarine spread with less fat, the consistency of your recipes may change - check out our Recipe Box for tried and true examples. We recommend using Benecol® Light for spreading and light melting.
And, in case you were wondering - the plant stanols do not lose their cholesterol-lowering abilities in the cooking process. You can bake, cook, fry and melt with our buttery spreads and get the benefits just the same!
A good morning gets even better with these simple, delicious ways to enjoy Benecol® Spreads on your favorite breakfast foods - look beyond the toast, bagels, and muffins!
Melt 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original Spread in a skillet and scramble 3 egg whites or 6 tablespoons of egg substitute.
Serve extra creamy hot cereal by topping 1 cup cooked oatmeal or other hot cereal with 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread. Add some berries for color!
Healthy Apple Slices
Slice up an apple and combine with 1 tablespoon of water in a microwave save dish. Microwave for 1 minute, or until apples are soft. Melt 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original Spread on top; sprinkle with cinnamon and a dash of sugar.
To accompany your eggs, melt 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original and saute a 1-cup mixture of diced potatoes, chopped onions and bell peppers until soft.
Fruit Fusion Spread
Prepare 2 slices of toast and top with your favorite reduced-calorie fruit spread mixed with 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread.
Almond Crunch Spread
For a scrumptious breakfast treat, prepare an almond spread by combining 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread with finely chopped almonds and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on your favorite toast or English muffin.
When the mid-day meal comes around, make it meaningful with the healthy taste of Benecol® Spreads. Here are some simple and tasty ways to enjoy Benecol® Spreads every day at lunch.
Sun-dried Sandwich Topper
Substitute mayo for this great sandwich topper - stir chopped sun-dried tomatoes into 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread and use as a condiment on your favorite sandwich.
To add a sweet topping to the standard roll accompanying your steaming hot soup, stir 1 teaspoon of honey into 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread.
Melt 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original Spread in a skillet with minced garlic, cooking 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup of cooked pasta and chopped fresh basil and toss until coated.
Zesty Bread Sticks
Get creative with a family favorite! Make bread sticks by spreading 2 tablespoons of Benecol® Original Spread onto refrigerated pizza dough. Top with Italian herb seasoning and lightly sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cut into strips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping, or alongside your favorite salad.
Herbed Vegetable Spread
Melt 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original Spread, add a pinch of fresh or dried Italian Herbs and pour over 1 cup of steamed mixed vegetables.
Unwind and enjoy a delicious, healthy meal at the end of a busy day. These tasty tips make meal planning easy and add great flavor to a variety of dishes. Make extra to bring leftovers for lunch the next day!
Crunchy Seasoned Vegetables
Add flavor and crunch to any steamed vegetable. Stir seasoned 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs into 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread and add to warm vegetables of your choice.
Garlic-Crumb Pasta Sauce
Switch up your traditional pasta sauce! Finely chop 1 clove of garlic into 2 tablespoons of Benecol® Original or Light Spread, and then mix in 1-2 tablespoons of seasoned breadcrumbs. Spoon mixture over 1 cup of hot, cooked pasta and stir to melt and coat.
Mediterranean Herb Butter
Add delicious Mediterranean flavor to a grilled chicken meal. Mix 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread with a dash of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of dried Italian herb seasoning, and spread onto warm cooked chicken breast.
Mix a squeeze of lime juice and 2 dashes of chili powder with 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread and brush onto your favorite seafood for a creative flavor.
Baked potatoes? Mashed potatoes? Swap traditional butter and sour cream for Benecol® Original Spread. Don't forget to add some pepper for pizzazz!
Create a spicy Asian-style topping by mixing a dash each of soy sauce, ground ginger and garlic powder into 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original or Light Spread. Allow it to melt over warm chicken or fish, and pair with rice and your choice of vegetables.
Broiled Peaches - Dessert, anyone?
Spread 1 tablespoon of Benecol® Original Spread on cut sides of canned peaches. Broil until golden. You can also microwave to make a fast version of warm, buttered peaches.