Know your condiments, and say NO to this one!
Kraft Thick ‘n Spicy Original Barbeque Sauce
Ingredients: high fructose corn syrup (BAD for you!), vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, water, modified food starch, salt, contains less than 2% of natural hickory smoke flavor, mustard flour, dried garlic, spice, dried onions, paprika
Modified Food Starch is a food additive found in processed foods. It is derived from either corn (genetically modified) or wheat (gluten). It starts as a starch (sugar) molecule that is chemically (hydrochloric acid) treated to change its normal properties. In its modified state it becomes a stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier. The most well known starch derivative is high fructose corn syrup.
Per Serving: 70 calories, 0g fat, 16g carbs, 13g sugar, 0 g protein
This is the best-selling barbeque sauce in the world and the first ingredient is HFCS.
Barbeque sauce and rice (more on that in a moment) are two things I don't buy. And why would I, when I can fake out the family with this sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, healthy version of Chinese Ribs & Rice.
I was teased all afternoon with the delicious smells coming from the crock-pot. When my husband finally got home from work, we sat right down and dug in. We were halfway done when I remembered to grab the camera and snap a few pictures. Hence, the photos are of our already eaten dinner.
Slow Cooker Chinese Ribs
- 1/2 c. Low-Carb Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp. Nature's Hollw Sugar-Free Honey
- 2 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. San J Organic Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 3-4 lbs. Country Style Pork Ribs
Place ribs in slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours. Remove ribs from slow cooker and drain or scoop out juice and fat remaining. Discard. In mixing bowl, whisk together ketchup, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, onion powder and garlic powder. Coat each rib with sauce and place back in slow cooker. Pour remaining sauce over ribs and cook on low for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- 1 Head Cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
- 1 Tbsp. San-J Organic Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
With box grater (used for cheese), grate the flowers of the cauliflower to resemble rice. In a pan “fry” rice with oil and soy sauce until tender and browned.
In the battle between Cauliflower vs. White Rice, you decide the winner!
1 c. Cauliflower 28 calories, 0g fat, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein
1 c. White Rice 194 calories, 1g fat, 41g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g protein