Healthy Homemade Ketchup

We may not associate ketchup with being a really-bad-for-us junk food, but it absolutely is. Just 3 tablespoons of the stuff has 570mg of sodium and 12 grams of sugar. I don’t know about you, but I ‘d rather save the sugar intake so I can have dessert!

Healthy Homemade Ketchup
Makes about 12 ounces

3/4 cup tomato puree
6 ounces baby carrots
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steam carrots for about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked thoroughly, pulse in food processor or blender for about 2 minutes. When finished, the carrots’ consistency should be a very smooth puree.

Combine all ingredients into a saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir continually until brought to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and allow to reduce for about 15 minutes.

Allow to cool before serving. Ketchup can be stored in refrigerator for up to five days in an air-tight container.

If you like the chalkboard kitchen canisters pictured above, here’s how I made them.

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Homemade Ketchup

  1. this sounds good and healthy, but my question is who has time to make it?? srry but I would love something a little simpler??

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