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With fall approaching fast, we’re looking forward to the cooler air, warmer clothes and comfort food. Our latest recipe lets you enjoy a hearty dish with a healthy twist that is great to add over pasta, chicken or roasts.
Jessica Hicks, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at NorthShore, , shares her recipe for marinara sauce – a great source of potassium and antioxidants.
Recipe makes 5 servings
2 lbs. plum tomatoes, stem and core removed 1 sprig of oregano 1 bay leaf1 garlic clove, skin removed 1 ½ tsp sugar¾ tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil¼ of a large onion, chopped (2oz)½ zucchini, grated (1.5oz)½ carrot, peeled and grated (1oz)3-4 basil leaves, sliced into ribbonsBlack pepper to taste
Nutrition Information (per ½ cup serving):
Calories 71Fat 3gCarb 10gFiber 2gProtein 1g