Ketchup

I am/was a condiment queen! As you know, they don’t always jive with clean eating principles. Over the next week, I am going to post 7 DIY condiment recipes that are not only easy to make but healthify some of our fav cabinet fridge friends.

1 – Ketchup
The ketchup industry tried to reinvent their product as a health food by advertising that it contains the antioxidant lycopene. They were hoping we’d ignore the fact that it still usually contains high fructose corn syrup and mysterious “natural” flavoring. Sorry, but we’re not buying that squeeze bottle. Our good, old-fashioned ketchup recipe uses tomato sauce, vinegar, and a little coconut sugar or maple syrup. Want to come up with your own variation? Try adding curry or allspice

Store-bought ketchup can have hidden sugar, salt and preservatives. Making your own from scratch is easy and delicious.

Total Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 10 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each

Ingredients:
1 (15-oz.) can organic tomato sauce, no salt or sugar added
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar (or pure maple syrup)

Preparation:
1. Heat tomato sauce, vinegar, and sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat; cover. Cool to room temperature.
2. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hoursKetchup-700x350_ys436m


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