Different people have different tolerant levels for spices. Kids, especially, prefer less spicy foods. My husband and I adore an "off-the shelf" pasta sauce: Emerils, but it is VERY spicy. My kids don't like it, and with so many traditional pasta sauces just LOADED with sugar, and many lower carb pasta sauces going off the market, I was at my wit's end. (Low carb spaghetti and meatballs is one of my "quick -- I don't have anything to cook tonight dinners!" And without a canned/jarred sauce that was acceptable to the family, it was out of my "quick" repertoire.)
HOWEVER, Hunt's has now come out with a No Added Sugar Italian Style Sauce. It is your basic sauce and it is kid friendly! There are no "chunks" to snarl at and pick out, and it has a very mild flavor with 6g of net carbs. (Just take a look at some of the other sauces out there. It isn't uncommon to see 15g or even over 20g of sugar in a serving! Who needs that???) I tell you, companies should be pumping out the No Added Sugar products for kids!
Now, is it for me and my husband? No. But it is for my kids. I pair it up with Dreamfield's pasta, which you can always order here and have it delivered, even if it isn't in your local grocery store. Throw in a few frozen meatballs and some sausages, if I have them, and, with a salad, it is a complete meal. All I do is have two saucepans on the stove, one with each brand of sauce.
You may have to look for it though. For example, my local Market Basket doesn't stock it, but my MUCH smaller market, Crosby's, does.
Let me know your favorite low carb spaghetti sauce!
|Hunt's No Added Sugar |
Italian Style Sauce
|Serving Size||1/2 cup|
Ingredients: tomato puree
Notice it is flavored with sucralose, which is Splenda. I'm sure that this is the "industrial" Splenda, which isn't combined with dextrose as the filler, which is just another carb laden filler that is used for bulk. Why Splenda doesn't come out with another version without dextrose, I just don't know.