Healthy Peach BBQ Sauce 2

You know how bbq sauce is delicious on practically anything?  I love the stuff.  Slathering it on food is a hobby of mine.

The only thing I have totally struggled with is the sugar content.  I try to buy ones that are lower in sugar, and then I convince myself that using half the bottle is ok.  I finally decided to overcome my denial about it and make my own.

Since I am a fan of sneaking fruits and veggies into foods, I decided that BBQ sauce was an excellent candidate for such trickery.  BBQ sauce needs to be sweet anyway, so why not take advantage of naturally sweet (and healthy) fruit?

Healthy Peach BBQ Sauce 3

I was excited that it turned out so well, now I really can use half the bottle and it is ok!!

In other news, I have been on kind of a book binge.  Summer is the perfect time for that I think.  I just finished a book that was one of those stay-up-until-2-am-because-you-can’t-put-it-down-then-bring-it-to-work-and-read-it-under-your-desk kind of books.. SO GOOD!!! Those are the best kind.  But since I am going through some of them in 2 days (which is crazy because I swear I have been doing things other than reading!) I am in need of some suggestions.  Do you have a book that is a perfect summer read that you love? I seriously would love suggestions.

The book that has me all riled up is this one here.  It had mixed reviews, and I was hesitant about trying it out, but I think the fact that I read the whole thing in under 24 hours speaks to how much I loved it.

Health highlight of peaches: Peaches are loaded with antioxidants including the carotenoids that give them their lovely orange hue.  They are a good source of niacin (a B vitamin) that is used in the body to process fats, stabilize blood sugar, and regulate cholesterol.  They are high in fiber and also a good source of vitamin C, and potassium.  The nutrients in peaches are great for eye sight and healthy skin.

Healthy Peach BBQ Sauce 1

Peach BBQ Sauce
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Serves: Makes ¾ cup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Vidalia Onion (chopped roughly)
  • 3 Peaches (remove pit and chop)
  • ½ cup Tomato Paste
  • ¼ teapoon Garlic Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot add the onions and peaches
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to caramelize, about 15 minutes
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook an additional 5 minutes
  4. Add he garlic powder, cider vinegar, chipotle powder and sea salt
  5. Transfer to a blender (or use an immersion blender in the pot) and blend until smooth
Notes
I love using my immersion blender for recipes like this. It is small, so it is easy to store, and they are affordable. This one is great, I love it, and it’s only about $30!

 

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