I am talking a lot about food this week, not for any reason in particular. I know it’s a departure from my normal Christian content, but we all eat, so I thought I’d share some of the good things we’ve been eating recently.
Since my bariatric surgery, I have followed a very strict sugar-free, very low carb diet. I don’t eat anything with added sugar at all, and very few things with natural sugars (some yogurt and tomato sauce, for example, but only if there’s no added sugar).
I have always loved barbecue sauce, and losing that was a real pain point for me during the first few months of my surgery recovery. We had to find a sugar-free recipe that would stand in for my old favorite, Sweet Baby Ray’s (oh my goodness, you don’t want to know how much sugar is in just 2 tablespoons of that stuff!).
This recipe doesn’t taste like Sweet Baby Ray’s. I won’t lie to you and say that it does. It does taste good, though, and once you lose your cravings for sweet foods (which does take a few weeks at best), you will not miss the sugary flavor of the traditional BBQ sauce.
You will need apple-flavored liquid smoke for this recipe. I’m not able to link it in the actual recipe, but you can buy it on Amazon for just a couple of bucks.
If sugar content is a concern for you as it is for me, you will also want to get some low sugar ketchup, which is also available on Amazon.
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