This Low Sugar BBQ Sauce is sweet, smoky, tangy & super tasty! Made low in sugar with wholesome ingredients. Incredibly easy to make too! Perfect for salads, grilling, baking, or the crockpot! Vegan + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
I love going to the grocery store. It’s my favorite place to be. There I said it. Hello, my name is Megan and I love hanging out at grocery stores stalking food.
Not just any old grocery store. Actually, I can’t remember the last time I was at a real grocery store. Since I moved to Arizona in 2003, I’ve been blessed with having a healthy food market near me. Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are my food havens! I don’t know how people get by without them.
The guy thinks I’m a weirdo because I like to hang out at food stores inspecting food. This is coming from someone who loves to shop at Walmart. Every time he tells me that I remind him how I almost got abducted there.
So yes, I may be weird but when I experienced problems with my hormones a few years ago I started realizing what I put in my body was so much more than calories. The quality of foods play an important role in health. As I get older I start to have a greater appreciation for this as my body changes.
Now I inspect food a lot more to ensure I’m fueling my body with quality ingredients. A true test of this came when I tried to find a clean BBQ Sauce. I literally stood in Sprouts one morning going through every bottle of BBQ sauce. The second ingredient in every one was sugar. If you’ve taken my online program, you know this isn’t good.
I was baffled that every BBQ sauce was drowning in sugar. I guess that is the trend in our food so I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m not anti sugar by any means, but I do like to control the amount of sugar I put in my body. I feel a lot better when I eat less of it, which is why I created a Low Sugar BBQ Sauce. And I guarantee you’ll love this one too!
It’s sweet, tangy, spicy. Everything you need in a BBQ sans the bucket of sugar! Even better, it’s a breeze to make. Just toss the ingredients in a pan, simmer together then store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until you’re ready to drizzle it on the goods.
Perfect for summer salads, grilling, and in my case, crockpot using when it’s a thousand degrees out!
P.S. If you don’t have a healthy food market near you, Thrive Market (affiliate link) is a great resource, and they’re prices are often cheaper too. I recommend it to many of my clients who have trouble finding healthier food options.
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- 6 oz can organic tomato paste
- 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce (I use Annie's, it's Vegan)
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar (adjusted as needed)
- Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add all ingredients to the saucepan and stir to combine. Once bubbling, reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer on low 20 minutes.
- Use immediately, or transfer to a glass jar to store in the refrigerator.
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