Wait, isn’t BBQ Sauce already Paleo? It’s just tomatoes with oil, vinegar, and seasonings right?
Well most of the time that is correct, but when it comes to store-bought sauces, the first among the ingredients list is usually sugar, and almost always you’ll find high-fructose corn syrup in addition to other sugars, and those are ingredients we steer clear of.
Plus, instead of a healthy fat like olive oil, you’re more likely to see canola oil, vegetable oil, or even soybean oil, all of which should be avoided.
One of the first steps to living the Paleo lifestyle is to avoid packaged foods. Truthfully, you want to pack your cart with items that have only one ingredient listed…i.e. eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, etc.
The main reason for this is because even seemingly harmless foods like condiments can come loaded with inflammatory ingredients.
The best way to be sure of what you’re eating is to make everything yourself. Your food will be both healthier and tastier as a result.
If that sounds intimidating, it shouldn’t.
Making Homemade Condiments Is Simple
Making your own condiments is not hard at all. Basically, you just have to pile up all the ingredients and you’re good to.
Sometimes you may need a blender or a food processor, in which case you just let your appliance do all the work.
Lucky for you with this recipe you just have to simmer all the ingredients on the stovetop. This makes it really easy to let your sauce do it’s thang, while you’re making the rest of your meal.