Store bought marinara sauce can be packed with nasty ingredients and loaded up on sugar and is a great example of a food you can easily make at home. Ours takes a mere 30 mins to make (but of course the longer a sauce cooks the better it taste!). And it’s worth it to avoid all that glucose-fructose syrup and preservatives. Feel free to freeze it (it gets better with age!)
JMTraining Marinara Sauce (makes 24 x 1/4 cup servings):
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp of sugar
28oz of canned, diced tomatoes
28oz of canned, crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1) Saute the onions and garlic in the 1 tsp of olive oil (over medium high heat) until softened and slightly browned.
2) Add in the canned tomatoes, herbs some salt and pepper (to your liking) and 1 tbsp of sugar. Combine then turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 mins (adding water if you want the sauce a little thinner or plan to simmer it longer and it starts to get too thick).
Macronutrient Breakdown (per 1/4 cup serving):