South Beach Diet - Low sugar pasta sauce?

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01-15-2010, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone,
I have always used either Barilla or Classico garlic and basil pasta sauce. Both have I think around 5-7 grams sugar/svg. What is a good amount of sugar per serving to look for? Any suggestions for brands to look for?
I can't find any without sugar added... I just want a jar to keep on hand for veggie parmesan or to put over spaghetti squash, etc.

01-15-2010, 10:44 AM
I had trouble finding sauce with no sugar. I buy Bella Terra (sp?) brand in the organic section. I love their arrabiatta sauce. There's no sugar in the arrabiatta. I haven't checked their other sauces.

01-15-2010, 10:48 AM
Thank you Wendy, I will look for it today.

01-15-2010, 11:09 AM
Classico has some flavors with no added sugars. I buy the tomato and basil one. I always check the label as companies are always changing recipes. Hunt's also makes a "No Sugar Added" flavor in the can. I love the flavor of the Classico one though.

01-15-2010, 12:22 PM
so.... the classico that lists 6 grams of sugar is okay because it doesn't have added sugar per the list of ingredients?? the 6 grams listed is the sugar that occurs in the ingredients?

01-15-2010, 12:32 PM
The sugar in "no sugar added" is fructose from the tomatoes and is OK.
Sugar is "sucrose" and is not OK. Enjoy!

01-16-2010, 03:07 PM
I wanted to make a sort of 'fake' chicken parmesan last week (it isn't breaded; simple recipe, really - I just cover the cooked chicken breasts with a bit of marinara and sprinkle mozerrella and parmesan over the top to melt just after it's heated through) - so anyway- I went looking for a no sugar sauce and found one at Winn Dixie; it's store brand. It's tomato, water, and spices-- that's all. No sugars or sweetners. I think it is probably similar to the Classico sauces. It was pretty good :)

01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Mezzetta makes a good marinara called Napa Valley Bistro with olive oil and wine. It's really good and has no added sugar.

01-17-2010, 06:00 PM
Hunts has a no sugar in a can that I doctor up when I'm in a hurry.

Emeril's also has a very low sugar one I like...the garlic one. Still doctor it up though.