FebFasting: sugar-free tomato sauce recipe

If you’ve given up sugar this February for FebFast and you’re struggling to replace the condiment that has become a household staple-tomato sauce-with a sugar-free counterpart, then struggle no more!

Giving up sugar always seems so simple. Instead of the sweet treats and takeaway dinners, you resolve to eat more salads and steaks. It’s a cinch.

And you’re doing so well until you smear your beautifully barbecued steak with sugar-laden tomato sauce.

The startling truth about our modern food system is that sugar is hidden in even the most unlikely of places-tomato sauce being the case in point. But all this hidden sugar is not only fueling an addiction, it’s also the reason we’re carry a few spare tyres around with us.

So, if you’re giving up sugar this FebFast, but can’t go without your tomato sauce with your steak, we found this nifty recipe for sugar-free tomato sauce.


  • 2 cups tomato paste (make sure you check the ingredients list to ensure it’s sugar-free)
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Combine all ingredients together in a bowl; blend or whisk until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Allow the tomato sauce to cool for a couple of hours before serving.

Enjoy the best tomato sauce you’ve ever tasted – that’s completely sugar and preservative free!