Increasingly we are becoming more aware of just how bad sugar is and the addictive hold it has on us. For a long time we were all led to believe that fat was the real issue in food, but it seems that sugar is the real bad guy. All too often it’s hidden in processed foods and condiments, tins and jars of sauces, and we don’t even think about what we’re eating.
I’m really keen to try and ditch the “ready-made” sauces that we add to our meals which contain a crazy amount of sugar. The latest news is that we should only be consuming one jar of “pasta sauce” each week – although in my opinion I think they are completely unnecessary.
It’s easy to make a simple tomato sauce from scratch that you can use as a base sauce for so many dishes, the good thing also is you can make up a huge batch and freeze it. All you need are tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, if you want to then make this into a pasta sauce add basil and oregano or add anchovies to get an extra depth of flavour.
Processed foods will make you feel sluggish, no matter what your body shape. Too much sugar will make you feel sluggish, make your skin and hair dull and have a negative effect on your mindset. What you put into your body affects your inner workings and if your inside is in turmoil, so will you be!
Try eating whole foods, or what is termed as “clean eating” which basically means eating food as it is in its natural state. Try and check labels and see how much sugar is added, it’ll open your eyes!
Sugar free ambassadors, such as Sarah Wilson of www.iquitsugar.com, Ella Woodward of www.deliciouslyella.com/ and Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley www.hemsleyandhemsley.com/ all have some great tips on starting out on your journey to cut down on sugar, and it’s all delicious food. So if you still don’t feel you have time to cook your own sauce from scratch, I’ll talk you through it with this easy recipe and in five minutes you’ll be done!
Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce
- Good glug of olive oil
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 5 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and finely chopped
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Add the oil to a heavy based saucepan and heat gently. Add to it the garlic and red onion and stir until softened. Add the tomatoes, puree, anchovy and any herbs, and gently bring to the boil. Boil vigorously for two minutes and then simmer until sauce has thickened.
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