An essential ingredient for pizza, pizza sauce. I love making my own pizza sauce because I can then control which spices go in it and how much of them I can add. Making your own pizza sauce also allows you to achieve your perfect thickness and consistency (chunky or not).
This sauce not only works perfectly on pizzas, but can also be used in paninis or as pasta sauce!
Grab your ingredients!
Put them all in the blender.
Once they blended together smoothly, transfer them to a pan and set to medium heat.
Transfer to mason jar or whatever container you choose and enjoy!
- Calories: 12
- Protein: .5g
- Carbs: 2.5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Added sugar: 0g
- Fat: 1g
Lycopene is an enzyme that helps to give tomatoes their red color. It is a part of the carotenoid family, a family of enzymes that also contains carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, and spinach. Lycopene is an antioxidant and acts to protect our bodies from free radicals by reducing reactive oxygen species.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
- Support a healthy metabolism by acting as co-enzymes (assist enzymes which, in turn, catalyze metabolic processes) in carbohydrate synthesis and degradation
- Story EN, Kopec RE, Schwartz SJ, Harris GK. An Update on the Health Effects of Tomato Lycopene. Annual review of food science and technology. 2010;1:10.1146/annurev.food.102308.124120. doi:10.1146/annurev.food.102308.124120.
- Szalay, Jessie. “What Are Carotenoids?” LiveScience. Purch, 15 Oct. 2015. Web. 30 July 2017.
- “How Lycopene Helps Protect Against Cancer.” The Physicians Committee. N.p., 20 Apr. 2016. Web. 30 July 2017.