Eating Your Vegetables With Ketchup
If you’re kids are anything like mine, ketchup is an essential ingredient for everything they eat. Chicken nuggets, tater tots, and maybe even your Thanksgiving turkey, and chances are you’ll find a large portion of ketchup on the sides of their plates. Normally, I wouldn’t mind copious amounts of a condiment being added to meals for the sake of them actually eating the food I make, but have you seen the amount of sugar that is found in your average ketchup bottle? I found a Hunt’s ketchup bottle in my fridge, and I was disgusted with the (4 grams) amount of high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup in each suggested serving size of 1 tablespoon when you know for a fact your kids are pouring at least a half cup of ketchup on their plates.
I was about to put a stop to using ketchup until I was approached by True Made Foods to write a review on their ketchup, BBQ Sauce and Veracha Hot Sauce. I was impressed by the name- True Made Foods and the fact that they Do Not add High Fructose Corn Syrup to their sauces. They add something else- Butternut Squash, Carrots and Spinach. Actually, every bottle contains over a cup of vegetables. The ketchup is sweetened with cane sugar and only contains 2 grams per serving. Butternut squash and carrots are cooked into every sauce.
This healthy ketchup still needed to pass one more test- the kid’s approval. Eating healthy is irrelevant if the kids don’t like it. I made sure to serve the boys their favorite chicken tenders for dinner and pair it with a big pile of True Foods Ketchup. What’s this? they asked. The True Made Foods ketchup is a tad darker red than most ketchup. I told them we were trying a new ketchup. They were a bit hesitant, but decided to try it anyway. Yum, this is good! they exclaimed. I was so happy to hear those words. I told them about the added vegetables in the ketchup, and they actually felt proud for eating healthy.
True Made Foods was started by a dad (Abe) that like me was disgusted by his kid’s love for the “red corn syrup”. Once Abe got his family eating healthier he decided to dedicate his company’s mission to help America eat better. Their philosophy is “that real ingredients and that real moments are what make a meal complete.”
You can complete your meals with True Made Foods variety of sauces- Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, and Veracha Hot Sauce. True Made Foods sauces are sold at Super Target, Whole Foods, and Lowe’s Foods. You can also order sauces directly from True Made Foods website.