Friday, January 31, 2014

Clean Spaghetti Sauce! Crockpot Recipe!

Tonight's clean eats recipe is a cleaned-up version of spaghetti sauce. As a bonus to being clean and healthy eats, this sauce also adds in some shredded zucchini for a nutritional boost, and I defy any zucchini-hater out there to taste the zucchini in this sauce! It can be so tempting to reach for a jar of Ragu after a long day of work, but you're compromising your health for the sake of convenience. This crockpot recipe makes a huge batch of 100% clean spaghetti sauce that's great to freeze for you to use later! So you can eat clean and be convenient! Read on for the details guys!


Recipe:
Clean Spaghetti Sauce (Crockpot Recipe!)

4 Large tomatoes, diced
2 Cups shredded zucchini (About 1-2 zucchinis--- I popped mine into the food processor to shred quickly)
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
6 Ounces chopped mushrooms
5 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 Bay leaf
2 Tablespoons parsley
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon oregano
1 Teaspoon basil
2 8 Ounce cans of tomato sauce (the only ingredient should be tomato!)
2 Tablespoons instant tapioca

Optional: lean ground turkey, lean ground beef, lean ground chicken



Combine all ingredients except for the meat in the slow cooker, ensuring that everything is mixed thoroughly. Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove the bay leaf before serving. Serve meatless (Meatless Monday, maybe?!), or serve with cooked ground turkey, beef, or chicken. Use this as you would traditional spaghetti sauce--- I served mine with spaghetti squash for a delicious yet low carb dish! Yum!