World’s Easiest Tomato Sauce

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, a vitamin that has been shown to help your immune system ward off and fight colds and other illness. When you are pregnant, your body’s immune system is compromised and your ability to take medication to handle illness is limited, that’s why it’s so important to stay as healthy as possible!

This is my basic recipe for the easiest homemade tomato sauce in the world. It uses canned tomatoes – which are perfectly healthy as long as you buy the ‘no salt added’ variety. Really. Read the the labels, if you are not buying ‘no salt added’ tomatoes then you are in for a shock. Regular canned tomatoes can have up to 400 mg of sodium per serving vs the approximate 28 mg that ‘no salt added’ tomatoes have. I do add salt for taste, but even with adding your own salt the sodium level is still way lower.

Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion chopped
1 Can of plum tomatoes – 14 oz – No Salt Added
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a skillet heated on medium heat, warm a small amount of olive oil. Add to it onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes juice and all (though if you are using diced tomatoes drain 1/2 the liquid from the can) and break up the plum tomatoes using a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until liquid reduces and the sauce is the consistency you like. Add in oregano and cinnamon – these are optional but add a depth of flavour to the sauce.

That’s it! As easy as opening one of those jars of pre-made sauce but without the preservatives. Feel free to add any number of other items such as other veggies or meat. Add them to the pan and cook after the onions but before the tomatoes.


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