April 6th, 2018

Condiment Critiques: Barbecue Sauce


We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy FFactor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.* 

annie's barbecue sauce vs sweet baby ray's f-factor

Did someone say “Ribs?!”

According to what we have to imagine was a very scientific ranking system devised by editors at the Huffington Post, BBQ sauce ranks #15 of the world’s 25 best condiments. Perhaps a combination of it’s characteristic viscosity, and it’s distinctive sweet, yet tangy flavor, it’s not often that BBQ sauce is brought up in the weight loss equation. In comparison to other condiments, it’s one that is rarely associated with dieting or healthy eating at all. In any event, Americans consume it (as reported by Statista, 9.95 million Americans used 4 or more bottles, cans or jars of Barbecue sauce in 2017!) so we’re here to talk about it.

Like many condiments, the main concern in BBQ sauce is sugar–it tacks on fast and adds up as the serving size is rather small. A few innocent dips of fan-favorite Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue sauce, for example, adds an extra 16g of sugar to whatever it is you’re flavoring, which in terms of your diet, that’s anything but sweet! That small serving size we mentioned? Just two Tablespoons! For 16g of sugar you can have an ENTIRE pint of Enlightened’s S’mores ice cream… In that case you might as well skip right up to dessert!

Into it but not sure when you’d use it? Check out this delicious recipe for BBQ Chicken Cauliflower Pizza.


TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Annie’s Naturals Organic Original BBQ Sauce – 6g carbohydrate, 0g fiber 

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