Easy New Year’s Resolutions: Trade Out Store-Bought Pasta Sauce!
You don’t have to be Italian to know that pasta and tomatoes just go together — and tomatoes are vitamin C superstars. But commercial tomato-based pasta sauces amp up the sodium (more than 1,000 mg per cup, which is almost half the recommended daily allowance), and many contain high-fructose corn syrup, which adds about 23 grams of sugars.
Canned tomatoes, on the other hand, have half the sodium and sugars, and they’re fat-free! Sauté the tomatoes in a little olive oil and toss with pasta and fresh herbs (or click here for our Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe). An added benefit: cooked tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant known to fight cancer.
New Year’s resolutions you can keep! Every day in January, we’re bringing you healthy (often surprising) tips that are easy to incorporate into your regular diet.
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