Earlier this year, Dr Ludwig appeared on NPR to talk about Calories and carbohydrates with Allison Aubrey. As part of the show, we shared four of our favorite sauces recipes. These sauces are our favorites not just because they’re delicious but also because they literally only take five minutes to make!

We often hear from our readers that sauces can feel intimidating to make. We’ve become so used to buying pre-made sauces that making our own seems mysterious, overly fancy, or time consuming. Luckily, none of those things are true. In fact, sauces are one of the simplest things to make because there is zero clean-up.

All you have to do is gather a few simple ingredients, then place them all in a canning jar. Finally, blend with an immersion blender. (You can also blend in a stand-up blender and then pour into your canning jar, but I find it’s much simpler to blend in the jar it will be stored in). The sauces take no more than five minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use them. The outcome is delicious, restaurant-quality food, that is high quality and quick & easy to make.

When dinner time comes along, you can just pull your sauce from the fridge, ready to go. It’s just like using a store bought sauce, except you have full control over the quality of ingredients. Sauces sold in grocery stores are often full of added sugars, low quality oils, preservatives, and other ingredients that won’t support your body.

When I took on the task of translating Dr. Ludwig’s nutrition research into recipes and meal plans, I had three goals in mind.

  1. Get the Science Right
    First, I wanted to make sure all the meals I created accurately reflected the correct macronutrient ratios. So, we calculated it all for you. Ultimately, we built meal plans that will retrain your fat cells and get your body working for you rather than against you.
  2. Make it Delicious
    Above all, I wanted everything to be delicious with restaurant quality flavors that you love.
  3. Quick & Easy
    Finally, I wanted it all to be quick and easy for you. Our sauces meet all three of these requirements. Try our sauces for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!