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I am my own super fan of this Sugar Free Tomato Sauce, cooked right in my kitchen with wholesome ingredients and aromatic herbs. You, too, can easily make your own low carb tomato sauce to satisfy your lifestyle and taste buds.
As it is made with the ingredients that most of the kitchen pantries have a good stock of, you will enjoy a quick homemade recipe that is versatile and healthy.
Marinara sauce is a tomato sauce, usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions. Its many variations can include the addition of capers, olives, spices, and a dash of wine. – Wikipedia
This no sugar red sauce is a perfect match to a Keto marinara sauce, spaghetti sauce or any pasta sauce. If you make it a bit thicker, it can be served as a dipping sauce for cheese sticks, fish sticks, veggies and more.
How To Make Your Own No Added Sugar Tomato Sauce
For those of you who like sauces, this delicious sauce has a heavenly texture. You can make your recipe thicker or more liquid, depending on your goals and needs.
You can use water, vegetable or chicken stock to dilute a thicker consistency. I prefer to make my sauce a bit on the thicker side, but you can do what you love.
As a recipe variation, for the meat lovers, you can add hamburger meat or chicken pieces when you plan to use the sauce right away. When I plan for storing the leftovers, I leave this sugar free tomato sauce as is, without any additions to the recipe.
One more homemade Easy Romesco Sauce recipe for pasta, veggies and rice dishes.
This recipe is a one-pan dish of sorts. Just add all ingredients into a pan and cook for fifteen minutes. Voila, you are going to be rewarded with the best no added sugar tomato sauce.
For the fans of fresh herbs, here’s a recipe for Basil and Spinach Pesto add to sandwiches, salads, entrees of all sorts.
How To Store This Keto Friendly Marinara Sauce
Sometimes, I plan for a few weeks ahead and make a double of this recipe. I like to freeze the most of it and use portioned tomato sauce for my other meals and recipes.
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Here’s an example how I used my delicious no sugar added pasta sauce on the cheese ravioli. Simple and to the point!
Can You Use Tomatoes for Skin Care?
Tomatoes are the fruit rich in antioxidants and micronutrients that are super beneficial for your skin health. Acting as anti-aging agents, the phytochemicals found in tomato reduce our bodily inflammation, thus reducing the aging effect on the skin.
But do keep in mind that you need to eat tomatoes to rip the maximum benefits for your skin well-being.
Some people, though, can have allergic reaction to tomatoes once they eat them. But such allergies are not wide-spread. If you do not have allergies towards tomatoes, you have been consuming them in different forms, from fresh to tomato sauce, then your body loves this fruit.
Antioxidants in tomatoes support skin cells
The lycopene, a super carotenoid or plant chemical, is found in abundance in tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant and a fat soluble phytonutrient. Adding healthy fats to the tomato sauces and tomato salads is a must to increase its bioavailability by the body. Cooking tomatoes also increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene. That is why I absolutely love marinara sauces!
Vitamin C is a must for healthy collagen production, especially as we age
On the other hand, tomatoes have a water soluble vitamin C in them. Eating raw tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil is one of the delicious things ever! In addition to the taste, you can capitalize on a powerful synergies of vitamin C and its role it plays in collagen production. Vitamin C is a precursor, i.e., you have to have it before the process of collagen synthesis.
Both lycopene and vitamin C fight free radicals, thus reducing signs of skin aging: wrinkles, and sagging.
Moisturize your skin from inside out by including tomatoes into your diet
As we age, adding plant sources like tomatoes into our daily diet is a must to deliver that needed moisture to our skin. Being rich in potassium, tomatoes provide that necessary water balance in the skin layers. Decreased levels of potassium may contribute to dry skin and skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, type of eczema that can be itchy, flaky and producing skin cracks. Check out this research on this topic.
If you are looking for ways to increase moisture levels in your skin, check out Hyaluronic Acid Benefit for Women.
Sugar Free Tomato Sauce
Easy homemade recipe for a no sugar added tomato sauce that is perfect for any vegetarian or meat meal. Or if you want, you can use it as a dip, too.
- 2 cans of crushed tomatoes store-bought, 14 oz each can
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried basil
- Black ground pepper to taste
- 1-2 packets stevia
Put ingredients into a pot and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Stir the mixture in the pot during the simmering. Add a bit of water if you want the sauce a bit looser.
Serve it onto your pasta, zucchini pasta, hot dogs and hamburgers and anything where you would celebrate this amazing tomato flavor.
You can freeze the leftovers for up to 4 months.