Becel®, Canada’s leading margarine brand, reveals that the margarine you know and love is now available with simpler ingredients, made from blends of plant and seed oils like Canadian canola oil and sunflower oil. Becel® Original, Becel® Buttery Taste, Becel® with Olive Oil, and Becel® Vegan are now free from artificial preservatives, flavours and colours and have great taste your family loves.

The margarine you love, now with simpler ingredients

The Becel® margarine you love with simpler ingredients still has all of the great benefits you’ve come to expect from Becel products. While Canadians often think of using margarine instead of butter for spreading, it’s important to remember that margarine can also be a great go-to for any recipe.

Did you know you can swap Becel® for butter 1:1?  Or that Becel® has 80% less saturated fat than butter and can be used for cooking, baking, frying, sautéing and spreading? Well, I wanted to put Becel®l to the test!

Greek Style Pork Chops with Kale Recipe


Just three of the Becel® varieties of margarine with simpler ingredients.

For last night’s dinner, I decided to use some kale and pork chops I had in my refrigerator. I really love kale and cook with it often and pork chops are an old stand-by on our dinner menu. However, last evening, by using Becel® instead of butter – an alternative with for 80% less saturated fat and no trans fat – I put a heart healthy spin on our dinner favourite without compromising on flavour. Needless to say everyone in the family loved it so it was a win-win!

What I really love about this dinner recipe is its superior taste, simplicity and speed. With no trouble at all, you can have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes.

Here’s how I did it:


I melted some Becel® margarine in my frying pan, then added my kale. I then sautéed the Kale until cooked.


Next, it was time to cook my pork chops. I seasoned them with salt, pepper, oregano, lots of lemon juice of course, and my secret ingredient Becel®! I was so pleased to see that I could actually use Becel® to cook!


Look at the beautiful grill marks on the pork. The best part, those delicious lines of flavour were achieved with only a light coating of Becel® on my grill pan. No butter necessary.


Becel® Sauteed Kale with Greek Style Pork Chops

Why we like Becel® margarine you love with simpler ingredients!

  • It’s made from a blend of plant and seed oils–including Becel’s Master Blend of sunflower and Canadian canola oil–that provide a source of good Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need.
  • It has no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours, which means you can feel good about choosing Becel® margarine as part of your heart healthy lifestyle.
  • It has a great taste your family will love and can be used for cooking, baking, frying, sautéing and spreading.
  • It contains no trans-fat and has 80% less saturated fat than butter.
  • Becel® is versatile and can replace butter 1:1 in any recipe.

What family favourite recipe of yours could be made healthier by using Becel® with simpler ingredients?

Want to learn more about Becel margarine? Visit the Blend Bar by Becel® at Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the Master Blender at work, and to taste the fresh margarine blended on the spot.

  • o Dates: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Sunday, March 20, 2016
  • o Mon-Fri: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • o Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.




  • 2 Tbsp Becel® with Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Vidalia Onion
  • 4 cups of Kale
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Greek Style Pork Chops

  • 2 pork chops
  • 2 Tbsp Becel® with Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1/2 medium lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of Oregano