Let’s Get Saucy! The Nutritional Benefits of Super Simple Tomato Sauce

There are so many nourishing reasons to get saucy in the kitchen with super-star fruit tomatoes. Tomatoes are rich in fiber, Vitamin K, which helps heal wounds, and the B vitamins, Thiamin, Niacin, and Vitamin B6, which prevent that “run down” feeling because they aid in energy metabolism at the cellular level, and are an excellent source of cancer-fighting, immune boosting antioxidants, A, C, and E. Need I say more?!

A high quality, nutritionally sound tomato sauce is super easy to make from scratch (see recipe below) however if you don’t have the time to DIY, there are a plethora of options available on supermarket shelves. However, not all jarred tomato sauces are equal. Make sure the sauce you select has no high-fructose corn syrup and/or trans-fat added, and isn’t chock full of preservatives and chemicals.

Wild Oats has a large variety of tasty jarred sauces available that DO NOT contain these 125 NO-NO ingredients. . Try for yourself, and let us know your favorite and why!

Super-Star Tomato Sauce

1 28-ounce can Wild Oats organic crushed tomatoes

¼ cup organic Wild Oats extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon Wild Oat dried organic basil

1 tablespoon Wild Oats organic garlic powder

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Warm olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add tomatoes and spices. Lower heat to medium-low and stir continuously for five minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the pasta of your choice or use as a dipping sauce for appetizers.

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