5 Simple Meals With Store-Bought Sauce
Need a quickie dinner?
Pop open a jar and turn the store-bought stuff into a five-star meal.
Curry: Traditional Indian sauces can be high in sodium, so look for those with less than 300 milligrams per serving like those from Stonehouse 27.
Gingery Butternut Squash and Tofu Curry
Ingredients: olive oil, butternut squash, onion, curry-style simmer sauce, 1% low-fat milk, water, tofu, broccolini, jasmine rice
Try this recipe: Gingery Butternut Squash and Tofu Curry
Avoid barbecue sauces with high-fructose corn syrup. Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce is sweetened with organic cane juice instead.
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Ingredients: onion, garlic, olive oil, skinless, boneless chicken thighs, jarred barbecue sauce, light sour cream, cider vinegar, agave syrup or honey, coleslaw mix, pepper, ciabatta rolls
Try this recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Bottled pestos can taste bitter. BelAria surprised us with its great flavor—and top-notch ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan and Sardinian sheep’s milk cheeses.
Ingredients: part-skim ricotta cheese, pesto, egg white, baby spinach, wonton wrappers, roasted red peppers, part-skim mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese
Try this recipe: Spinach-Pesto Lasagna
Want a delicious marinara? Try Mario Batali’s version, made from Italian-grown San Marzano plum tomatoes.
Turkey, Pine Nut, and Currant Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey breast, breadcrumbs, dried currants, basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pepper, olive oil, kale, marinara sauce
Try this recipe: Turkey, Pine Nut, and Currant Meatballs
Seafood needs a tangy, bold sauce like a Mediterranean one from Good Clean Food (find it in the refrigerated section).
Lemon Provencal Baked Snapper
Ingredients: fennel, red onion, red snapper or tuna fillets, lemon, olive-caper simmer sauce, tarragon or thyme, couscous
Try this recipe: Lemon Provencal Baked Snapper