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Eating Clean? 6 Processed Foods You Can Avoid & Easily Make at Home (Page 5)

4. Pasta Sauce

We don’t often think of pasta sauce as being “sweet,” but many jarred pasta sauces have sugar listed as an ingredient. Although it’s not a lot of sugar, it certainly isn’t necessary. Another problem with jarred pasta sauce? It’s high in sodium. You can do much better at home. You can make a simple sauce by just adding garlic powder and fresh basil to canned no-salt-added crushed tomatoes (look for crushed tomatoes in glass or aseptic packaging if you’re worried about BPA) and add a pinch of salt to bump up the flavor. Or you could sauté fresh chopped tomatoes and minced garlic in olive oil in a sauté pan until they melt into a nice thick sauce. Either way, you have options. If you make a big batch, you can freeze leftovers for later use.

Recipes to Try: Healthy Homemade Pasta Sauces

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