Eat Clean Barbeque Sauce {recipe}

clean barbeque sauce

Have you ever thought to check the ingredients list of your bbq sauce? Before I started eating clean, the thought never crossed my mind. Then, I looked. Guess what the first ingredient was? SUGAR! Chances are, that’s the first ingredient in your barbeque sauce too.

Let’s look at the ingredients for Diana Sauce Original:

INGREDIENTS
SUGAR, WHITE VINEGAR, TOMATO PASTE, WATER, SALT, WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE (Contains malt vinegar, hydrolyzed soy protein, anchovies), SPICES, FANCY MOLASSES, XANTHAN GUM, MUSTARD, SODIUM BENZOLATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER

Hmm. There are some similar ingredients with my homemade recipe, but there are definitely some iffy ones, such as the preservative sodium benzolate. For me, the worst offender is the sugar. As you probably know, ingredients are listed in order from most quantity to least, meaning there is more sugar in the bbq sauce than the other ingredients. Yikes!

-> Diana Sauce Original: (per 2 Tbsp serving) 60 cal, 11g sugar
-> My homemade recipe: (per 2 Tbsp serving) 30 cal, 4g sugar

I’ve got good news though!! You can make your own super delicious (and clean) barbeque sauce at home with ingredients you probably already have around.

Eat Clean BBQ Sauce:

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 tsp dry mustard
1 can (15 oz/2 cups) tomato sauce (plain strained tomatoes are perfect)
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp white vinegar

Step 1: Heat oil, add diced onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook another minute.

eat clean bbq sauce

Step 2: Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes.

eat clean barbeque sauce

And voila! You’ve got clean bbq sauce after spending 15 minutes in the kitchen. Totally worth the time! And, it actually works out slightly cheaper than store-bought sauce. The sauce goes great with my chicken muffins!

Feel free to play around with the amount of molasses and worcestershire sauce to create a sweeter or spicier sauce!

What do you like to put bbq sauce on? Share your favorite recipe!

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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