A few of the things I’ve made recently we’ve gotten dinner to the table and someone will say, “This could use some sauce.” I confess to having thought so myself on a few dishes, like this chicken and sun dried tomatoes with rice dish that I prepared….
So why do we choose not to sauce? The biggest reason, it can be a big calorie bomb. Adding a sauce on a dish can create unnecessary calories that I would rather have elsewhere on my plate. As a secondary reason, I have to be careful what I thicken a sauce with due to my family’s allergies, in particular my wife’s gluten allergy.
Now, not all sauces are calorie packed and there are definitely thickening options that aren’t grain based, there are certainly sauces out there that are low calorie and I’m going to be experimenting with a few different things. I know that if I want to avoid sugars and gluten that Ill need to prepare my own sauces instead of buying jarred product, which generally means low calorie and lots of options.
What I’d really like is some suggestions! What are your favorite sauce options, tips for making sauce, so on and so forth? Dish it up and leave me a comment below.
Enjoy your time in the kitchen!