Have you ever wondered what the difference between spaghetti and marinara sauce is? I mean their both red and contain tomatoes, but I never really knew what the difference was. Spaghetti sauce is a tomato-based sauce that is usually made with anchovies, capers, and olives while marinara sauce is a tomato-based sauce made with olive oil and garlic (although I add a lot of spices in their too).
I had had marinara sauce with cheese sticks before, but never with pasta. I always kind of wondered why marinara sauce was never paired with pasta, so I decided to make my own marinara pasta sauce. Oh and make it chunky. I love chunky pasta sauce. It’s so good. I am so obsessed with this recipe it’s unreal!
Warning: do not wear white while eating this meal
First, assemble your ingredients
Toss your garlic, onions, and tomatoes in there!
Add the tomato sauce and bay leaf!
- Calories: 172
- Protein: 6g
- Carbohydrate: 31g
- Dietary fiber: 8g
- Added Sugars: 1g
Alpha Linolenic and Alpha Linoleic Acid
Alpha Linolenic Acid is the scientific name for omega-3 fatty acid, which you’ve probably heard before! They become a part of our phospholipid membranes (the lipid bilayer of our cells) as well as have many various roles in our body. It’s an essential fatty acid, meaning our bodies don’t produce a sufficient amount. In order to have an adequate amount in our bodies, we have to consume it through our diet! It has amazing benefits including:
- Amazing for hair, skin, and nails
- Promote good eye health
- Combat obesity
- Decrease levels of depression
- Heart disease
- Decrease inflammation
Although many people will recommend fish oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acid, there are many equivalent vegan sources such as algae, hemp seed, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, and olive oil.
- Component of Blood Clotting
- Promotes heart health by keeping calcium from depositing in artery walls
- Promotes bone health by contributing to the formation of bone matrix
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