Today’s ‘Friday Favorite’ goes against the popular opinion…. but I need to come clean.
I love jarred pasta sauce.
There- I said it. I don’t taste the difference with ‘homemade’ sauce, I’m not even crazy about tomato sauce to begin with. Jarred sauce is just so darn handy to keep in the cupboard and has saved me from resorting to last-minute take out food many times. Eating at home with a dish made from jarred sauce is better than ordering a pizza. Sue me.
Yes, I know it’s ‘so easy’ to make your own sauce. But you know what’s easier? Opening a jar. In particular- opening THIS jar:
This gem comes exclusively from Walmart (of all places!). It’s a bargain compared to other jarred sauces at less than $2 a pop. I love that the ingredients are all organic and pretty stinkin’ close to what I would add in if I were to make it from scratch.
I’ve spent my fair share of time in the pasta aisle reading sauce labels, and this is truly the best one I’ve come across for the price point. I’ve tried all of the flavors in this line and have never been disappointed. I always stock up!
Are there any healthy swaps you make in the name of convenience? Don’t be ashamed, a key to creating a lifestyle you can stick to is deciding what matters most to you. For me, red sauce from scratch just doesn’t rank.
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I apologize to all Italian readers and family members for any offensive sauce comments made in the above post.