Reduced Sugar Barbeque Sauce with Rosemary

Reduced Sugar BBQ Sauce
Reduced Sugar BBA Sauce

Fresh rosemary rocks in this  barbeque sauce that cuts both calories and sugar compared to most bottle sauces. Make it in under 15 minutes and use for dipping, grilling or marinading.I’ve been  AWOL, but  it’s good to be back doing what I’m most passionate about;  showing you how to create delicious meals and snacks that will both fuel an active lifestyle and improve longevity. Earlier this Spring,  I suggested three  herbs  perfect for the garden and for the grill.  BTW, did you get an herb garden started? If so,  you’re probably already enjoying fresh cuttings.

I love having fresh herbs at my fingertips because I can reduce the number of  trips I take to the market, cut down on waste (no more wilted herbs in the refrigerator) and  elevate culinary creations in an instant. This summer, I ‘ve been doubling up on my use of  rosemary; adding it to salad dressings, marinades and bbq sauce.  Sometimes I add it  to bottled bbq sauce, but most often  I make  bbq sauce  from scratch. Today I’m sharing a homemade bbq sauce recipe with fresh rosemary that eliminates additives and slashes sugar. I modified a favorite sweet bbq sauce recipe by using canned tomato sauce and tomato paste instead of catsup; then eliminated the sugar by substituting maple syrup and molasses. Yes, these both contribute some sugar, but they also have added benefits that sugar does not have (hello antioxidants and nutrients.) The total sugar content is  about one half of that  in a typical bottled bbq sauce, but your taste buds won’t miss it . Make it today and  try it on chicken and shrimp and even temph.

Please let me know in the comments, how your using fresh herbs this summer.

 

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Barbeque Sauce with Rosemary

No added sugar BBQ sauce with rosemary

Fresh rosemary rocks this homemade bbq sauce that has about half the sugar of bottled sauce,

  • Author: Diane Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: sauce
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  •  1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash of hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, saute until tender.
  2. Add together all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer , partially covered for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Use as desired.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 25
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 6
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

 

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Strawberry Lemonade with Stevia

Strawberry Lemonade with Stevia is light and refreshing and the perfect beverage for all your outdoor gatherings this Spring and Summer.

 


Strawberry Lemonade made with Stevia is delicious without any added sugar and makes a refreshing beverage for al fresco dining!

Hello Spring! I sense everyone is enthusiatic about welcoming warmer weather, and all that the rejuvenating seasonbrings. The Recipe Redux wants you to celebrate with healthy recipes for enjoying al fresco (National Picnic Day is April 23). Let’s get started with something strawberry!  It’s perfectly convenient that this fragrant edible berry is in season the same time we are heading  back outside to garden, to barbecue, and to reap the benefits of some good old fashioned fresh air. Ahhh! Doesn’t it feel good?!!!

Strawberries are not only a healthy and delicious stand alone snack but a versatile fruit that can be the  used in a myriad of recipes, like spring salads and desserts . I’m going to keep this real simple with a  homemade strawberry lemonade made light with Stevia. It’s a slim 70 calories per each refreshing 8 ounces,  and has no added sugar!  Whether you’re planning a brunch or a backyard barbeque, this  light beverage is sure to fit in!

What are your favorite al fresco foods?

Be sure to visit more links at the bottom of this post to see what my colleagues are bringing to their outdoor gatherings this picnic season.

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Strawberry Lemonade with Stevia

Strawberrry Lemonade with Stevia

A light freshing lemonade with no added sugar .

  • Author: Diane Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Beverage
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Ingredients

  • 10 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 23 tablespoons powdered organic stevia
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Puree strawberries in a blender.
  2. In a large pitcher, add strawberries, lemon juice, Stevia and water. Stir.
  3. Serve over ice tall ice tea or high ball glasses.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 70
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0

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