Homemade is always the best bet, but if you absolutely have to grab a jar, Prego Heart Smart is a decent option with better sodium levels than most and 70 cals per 1/2 cup. Other jar options I like: Newman's Own Sockarooni or Marinara, both have just 70 cals per 1/2 cup as well.
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7,903 1/5/11 1:50 P
This is my basic vegetarian pasta sauce recipe recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp? recipe=1387577 If you want meat, you can add ground beef or Italian sausage. If you're keeping it vegetarian, you can increase the protein by adding 1/2 cup red lentils to the sauce. Nigella Lawson uses red lentils in many dishes including pasta.
This is my favourite sauce that I make at home and store/freeze in batches.. You can play around with the ingredients according to your tastes..
Basic pasta sauce can/bottle (I just buy whatever is on sale Ragu, Chef Boyardee, etc) 1-2 Onions 3 stalks green onion 1 large (or 2 if you like them) green/yellow/red pepper 1/2 bag of spinach 5 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup cilantro 1 tbsp organo 1/2 tbsp basil 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning..
You just blend all this in a mixer and the result will be a thick healthy sauce that you can use for pasta, stews, sandwiches.. You can play around with the ingredients as much as you like..But the trick is to get as many veggies in as possible!!
Hope this helps..
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815 12/31/10 6:00 P
You are welcome. Any time you would like me to see if I have a recipe that would fit your plan let me know I have thousands of recipes and I do a healthy makeover on 3 recipes per day.
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