Kid’s recipe – easy peasy tomato sauce. Gluten free, wheat free, grain free, refined sugar free, clean and paleo friendly.
Today’s recipe came from a desperate need for some type of sauce to dip my gluten free chicken nuggets in. I’d just finished experimenting with the nuggets (recipe coming soon by the way) and found my cupboards were dangerously bare, bar for a jar of tomato paste. Usually I’d grab fresh tomatoes and cook them down to sauce consistency but as tomatoes aren’t in season, then the paste just had to do. Anyway, it’s nice when most of the work has been done for you 🙂
This easy peasy tomato sauce is for kids and adults alike and tastes quite similar to the real tomato sauce we’ve all grown up on and continue to enjoy with steaks, pies, sausage rolls, pasties, hot chips, hot dogs or even mashed potato for some of us.
As a kid, whenever my dad served mashed potato with dinner, I’d smother the crap out of it with a pool of tomato sauce – much to his horror. (Sorry dad!)
So why have I called it easy peasy? Because it’s soooo ridiculously easy to make it’s not funny! (It will take up about 10 minutes of your time.)
If this sauce is too thick for you, feel free to add more water. I’ve purposely made this sauce thicker than your average bottled tomato sauce so that you can “draw” pictures and write things on your child’s plate to make meal time more fun. The recipe is enough for a meal or 2, so feel free to double or tripple the recipe.
Also, if you can’t get your hands on no added salt tomato sauce, that’s fine – just don’t add it to the recipe.
If you or your kids prefer sweet chilli sauce then I am pleased to say I’m working on a healthy version of that too, so stay tuned…
Why this is so good for you
Tomatoes aid in the prevention of prostate cancer, reduce the risk of stroke, protect against loss of muscle mass, preserve bone mineral density, reduce the formation of kidney stones and keep bowel movements regular.
Honey helps reduce the risk of heart disease, reduces ulcers, reduces throat irritation, strengthens the immune system, enhances performance and topically can help treat infections.
Apple cider vinegar fights diabetes, aids digestion, reduces the risk of heart diseases, aids in weight loss, helps relieve upset stomach, boosts energy, helps the body detox and helps alleviate sinus infection, sore throats and headache.
Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties, supports the circulatory, digestive and immune systems, helps lower blood pressure, assists in detoxification, prevents formation of blood clots, reduces blood pressure, helps with asthma, regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics and lower the risk of most types of cancer.
Pink Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Love, Tash x
- 1/2 cup "no salt added" tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Tiny pinch of ground allspice (softer version of ground clove)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or onion powder)
- Combine all ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan on low - medium low heat.
- Pop on lid and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring at intervals. If sauce seems too thick once done, add a little water.
- Pour into a glass jar, small bowl or plastic ketchup container.