Eating healthy does not need to be boring and tasteless! One thing that has helped me stay the course and be really creative in the kitchen is the many, many sauces and condiments being created by some really amazing companies and brands!
When I first began my journey of moving to a gluten free, dairy free, + sugar free lifestyle over a decade ago, there was nothing in the realm of sauces and condiments readily available in store to purchase. Literally. Nothing. The few things that were cost and arm and leg and tasted so bad. Most everything had soy, sugar, or dairy in it and I needed to avoid all those things. Plus, I have always been very aware of, and avoid, preservatives and unnecessary chemicals. So all of those restrictions combined left me with a handful of options! I ate the same things over and over again out of necessity.
Hear me out on this one. It was worth it because cleaning up my diet and removing inflammatory foods and additives restored my health. I felt better over all. Headaches, foggy brain, fatigue, depression all began to resolve once I committed to making these changes and choosing real whole, natural and nutrient dense foods. Foods free of inflammatory properties and extra additives. So for that I’m thankful.
I did miss rich, well developed sauces and dips and wished that I could just buy and heat and not have to create them for myself! Flavors like Indian, Moroccan, Mexican, Middle Eastern and foods with Mediterranean flare are at the top of my list of favorites. With 4 littles at home during this time I didn’t have a lot of extra time to just hang in the kitchen mixing up global concoctions and everyday great sauces like BBQ and Buffalo.
But It’s a new day people and we have so many amazing brands and options now to help create delish meals! I’m sharing some of my favorite sauces over the next few posts.
Tried and true and well loved by my whole family, you can trust that these are some of the best you’ll find. Why? Because I have a family that loves well prepared, seasoned, and marinated foods. They appreciate good flavor but not a lot of fuss! So if I get the thumbs up from them its a winner! Thumbs up all around.
My favorite sauces and spices are products you can begin to build your pantry around. Many of these companies are Whole30 approved partners. If you’ve done a Whole30 then you know that Whole30 approved partners and products are the best! If a brand and product have the Whole30 seal on them ~ you can purchase them knowing they are grain free, dairy free, sugar free, soy/legume free, alcohol free, carrageenan, msg, and sulfite free. They are some of the cleanest products available.
And if you haven’t heard of Whole30, you can check it out here!
So here we go. Round one of sauce introductions is The New Primal!
I LOVE The New Primal’s products - particularly their Whole30 line up! Their BBQ and Buffalo Sauces are my favorite. No contest! I also love their beef thins as a snack and their spicy and classic marinade are great to have on hand for marinading chicken and other meats! Plus, The New Primal team is phenomenal and class act people!
If you give some of these sauces a try, or you’re already a fan, let me know which ones are your favorites!
Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
Meatless meal amazingness!
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