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Healthy Sauces and Salad Dressings

Marinara and pizza sauce: Check the ingredient label to make sure the sauces you choose contain olive oil and no saturated or trans fat. Use red sauce in any of your favorite Italian dishes such as lasagna, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, and pizza.

Salad dressing: Choose low or non-fat dressings that use canola or olive oil. Quickly transform salad dressing into a marinade for chicken or fish, dip for fresh veggies, spread for sandwiches, or dressing for pasta salad.

Salsa verde, enchilada sauce, taco sauce, and red salsa: Burritos, tacos, and quesadillas are a snap with ready-to-use sauces or salsas.

Stir-fry sauce, sweet-and-sour sauce, hoisin sauce: These convenient Asian sauces are all low in fat but can be high in sodium, so don’t add any salt to recipes that use these sauces, even if it’s called for. Many Asian cuisine recipes call for making these sauces from scratch. You can skip those steps in the recipe and use prepared sauces.

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