For most people, sauces are the perfect component to meat and thereby indispensable at barbecues. Whether with chili, curry or garlic – Exotic and extravagant flavours stimulate the appetite and tempt us to eat more than we normally would. It’s a shame that even a small amount of spicy sauce is full of sugar! Red variations contain an especially high level of sugar, while white sauces are very fatty. So if sugar is the first item on the list of ingredients, put the sauce back on the shelf!
Alternatives with fewer calories:
- Low-fat yoghurt products
- Low-calorie dips with yoghurt, onions, dried tomatoes and herbs
- Marinades with plain yoghurt, spiced up with herbs and garlic
If you still don’t want to miss out on sauces: Just cook your own low-fat alternative:
70.5 oz. tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 big onion, diced
1 half-cup (4 oz.) of:
Basil, freshly chopped
Oregano, freshly chopped
1 bag of pine nuts
Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel tomatoes and cut them in little pieces. Heat 2 oz. of olive oil in a large pot on low heat and lightly fry cut onions. Add garlic and heat it up for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes and spice it with salt, chili and pepper – as much as you want. Cook the sauce at mid heat for 15 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, roast the pine nuts in a frying pan on low heat while constantly moving the pan, and once lightly browned, purée them with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, basil and oregano. Afterwards, stir the puréed mixture into the tomato sauce. Serve with basil leaves.
Per 3.5 oz.: 39 kcal
Our tip: Calorie management with the CaloriScan
The CaloriScan from Omron is the perfect support during a well-balanced calorie management routine. Whether at barbecues or during sport – it should always be at your side. The handy device precisely measures the daily calorie consumption 24 hours
a day. The short walk to the grill or real physical fitness – thanks to the 3-D sensor technology, the CaloriScan detects the various activities and calculates them reliably. Therefore, users can monitor their individual calorie consumption and quickly know whether or not the next steak is a sin.
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