If you have kids in your house, you will understand when I say that tomato sauce is a food group all in itself.
If my youngest would have her way, she would just throw back ketchup, straight from the bottle for breakfast lunch and dinner!
But my freakishly loud, ridiculously adorable little monster is not going to do that. If I wanted her hopped up on sugar all day, I’d just hand her the sugar jar and be done with it!
I can’t eat that much sugar in one sitting without either gaining 700kgs, or having a sugar crash the size of a jumbo jet.
So damn it, if I can’t do it, neither can the 3 year old!
That’s where this super easy, absolutely healthy and no (added) sugar tomato sauce recipe comes in!
2 ingredients, 3 steps and you’re ready to slather this sauce all over your kids favourite fish fingers and chips
(which thanks to this magic recipe, you now don’t have to feel guilty about giving your kids – woot woot!)
seiously, that’s it!
Step 1: steam your pumpkin (I even did it with the skin on for added nutrients)
Step 2: blend pumpkin and tomato paste until smooth – don’t forget to check taste, colour and consistency – remember it’s supposed to be tomato sauce here! Add a bit of water if necessary.
Step 3: make sure your little sugar addict is far far away from you, so they do not witness the deceit, and fill up an empty tomato sauce container.
If you’ve ever tried to fill up a bottle with a gloopy, sloppy ketchuppy mixture, you will know this is easier said than done! For a simple hack to do this, click here!
There, you’re done! this should last in the fridge for around a week, but seriously, would a bottle of tomato sauce last that long in your fridge if you didn’t limit the kids access to it?
If you have a true sugar addict, maybe try weaning them off their sauce of choice.
Trust me, it sucks to go cold turkey, no matter what you’re going cold turkey from. Try mixing half the real stuff and half your sneaky nutritious blend, then as they get used to it, up the healthy shit.
Love Mrs. Piggy.
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