Ever check the back of a bottle of tomato sauce? It makes a healthy ingredient super unhealthy!
One serving, about a cup, is 224 calories! Give or take. 23 grams of sugar with 7 grams of fat and sodium that’s worth 44% of your daily serving! Convinced yet?
On the other hand, it does take a bit of time and money investment to make your own pasta sauce, but it’s so worth it to be able to eat pasta guilt-free. A blender is a must-have, but such a worthwhile investment! (Also see my hummus recipe).
- 4 plum tomatoes (1/2 inch chunks)
- 1/4 cup of diced garlic
- EV olive oil
- 2 fresh bay leaves
1. Saute diced garlic in EVOO until brown
2. Toss chopped tomatoes and bay leaves in a pan. Saute and simmer for 3 minutes or until mushy
3. Combine garlic and tomatoes in the blender and blend until even
Final calorie count: ~100 calories, about 2 cups. It’s full of healthy omega-9 fatty acids and oxidation-fighting vitamin C.
Stayed tuned for my super healthy pasta recipe using this freshly made sauce! 🙂