You are going to love this 2 minute homemade ketchup recipe. No cooking required, and I bet you have all the ingredients in your house already! This homemade ketchup is paleo friendly, vegan, low fodmap and simple to make!
Some of you know my story, but some of you may not. I didn't know anything about the paleo diet or auto-immune diseases 3 years ago. I thought all you had to do was eat healthy and your body would reflect that on the outside. I never thought that your body could rebel against you for the healthy food you were eating.
That is until Dave got sick. It started as intense stomach pain, bloating, gas and feeling completely lethargic. He lost about 20 pounds of lean muscle in 3 months. After a few doctor visits, we found out that he was sensitive to almost everything he was eating, including gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds and dairy. Ummmm what?
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The doctors really didn't have any answers, so we started researching holistic ways to help him feel better, since removing these foods didn't seem to help for very long. What we found was that there are so many different diets and protocols for him to try and that it can be so much trial and error. As soon as he starts to feel better, he's right back to feeling bad.
I say this to let you know if you are suffering from food allergies, sensitivities, or an autoimmune condition, you are not alone, and don't give up!
Low FODMAP Ketchup
Currently, we are trying out a low FODMAP diet for Dave. We haven't noticed much difference so there probably won't be too many low FODMAP specific recipes here but cooking for him for this diet did make me really stretch my culinary wings. Which is how this homemade ketchup was born!
You see on a low FODMAP diet, you can't have garlic or garlic powder but you can have garlic oil, so I've had to make so many of our “convenience foods” from scratch. That's actually how I stumbled on the creamy garlic sauce recipe. I was trying to make a sauce for Dave to dip his homemade fries in since I didn't have any tomato paste for homemade ketchup in the pantry at the time.
Luckily this homemade ketchup is actually really simple to make and doesn't require any cooking, so I know busy moms are going to love it. Because let's be honest, there is nothing worse than running out of ketchup in the middle of dinner! This recipe does have 1/2 tbs. of maple syrup, but if you are following a Whole30, you can omit it.
2 Minute Homemade Ketchup
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Store in the refrigerator covered for up to 2 weeks.
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What about you?
- Do you have any dietary restrictions that make it hard to eat “convenience” foods?
- Have you ever tried low FODMAP diet? What were your favorite recipes?