Last night we needed a quick dinner before we headed to my sons university to see him perform with a Mastersingers choir. Usually we would hit a restaurant on the way and eat something expensive and not quite as healthy as home cooking is. I decided to make spaghetti sauce. We never have pasta! In Arbonne 30, brown rice pasta is allowed and I love the taste and texture of it. I usually stay away from the carbs and eat pasta sauce over spaghetti squash, but I wanted the warming comfort of a nice pasta dish last night.
Making clean pasta sauce is pretty easy! I started by sautéing onion, pepper and garlic in a little olive oil.
I love micro planing garlic, so we get all the flavor and no big pieces.
I added 1lb of extra lean grass fed ground beef to the veggies, some oregano, basil, salt and pepper and cooked through.
Next up was 2 cans of organic diced tomatoes. If you like your sauce thick, add a can of tomato sauce or purée, but I like mine full of yummy bites of tomato.
Isn’t that gorgeous?? I add a few drops of liquid stevia to cut the acid and let the sauce simmer for an hour or so. Let all those yummy flavors meld together.
The final product was a hardy, comforting dinner that we all enjoyed.
Pasta on a clean eating lifestyle is totally manageable! The only thing I missed was the Parmesan cheese, but I know that dairy is mean to my body. Many people are intimidated by making their own sauce, but it’s really very easy! When I’m making a big batch, I usually leave out the meat and just make traditional sauce, but I was making dinner for 3 tonight and I know we all needed the extra protein.
Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts!