Honestly, when I start to think about Clean Eating, I think of spending all day cooking. Lately I noticed thought, since trying to cook more from scratch, that it doesn’t necessarily take as long and can actually be quite simple to do.
For example, my daughter wanted Barbecue Ribs for her birthday dinner this week. When I went to cook them, I realized I had no Barbecue sauce in the house. Well, I did some googling and found a pretty simple recipe, which I had most of the ingredients already. I switched a few things around, but it literally only took me about 15 minutes to make and throw into the crock-pot with the ribs.
The nice part of if is, that you’re not getting all those extra additives, some of which you can’t even pronounce.
Since I need to lose weight anyways, and my family needs to eat better, my goal for this year is to slowly but steadily start to do more clean eating. I found this great website called The Gracious Pantry (thanks Kim) that is very helpful in getting started.
Here’s the Honey BBQ Sauce recipe that I made. Like I said, it’s super easy to make and tasted perfect!
- 1 1/2 cup ketchup (I use Hunts that has no High-Fructose Corn Syrup)
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 Tb light soy sauce
- 1 Tb vegetable oil
- 1 Tb onion powder
- 1 tsp diced minced garlic
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
- Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to two months.