November 30th, 2017

Marinara Matchup: So Saucy.


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.*



You say ‘tomato’, we say ‘better tomato’. 

Tomato, tomatoe, basil, bah-zil—no matter how you slice it or dice it (or pronounce it for that matter), tomato sauce is a staple in American kitchens. Pizza! Pasta! Shakshuka! The sauce is a crucial ingredient in dishes that you probably love—and can enjoy amazing versions of on F-Factor (like this recipe!)… If you choose the right sauce that is. Truth be told, just like a jar that dropped, shattered, and spilled on the floor, when it comes to your diet, a slip-up in sauce selection can be a real mess. Slosh a serving of Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce over your zoodles and you’re looking at 11 grams of sugar dumped on top—that’s more sugar than in an entire Krispy Kreme donut… And that’s tacked on top of your otherwise carb-free, insanely delicious meal. Yikes!

No need for a marinara meltdown though. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and you can have your zoodles marinara on F-Factor and eat them too with this stellar sauce. F-Factor Fans, cozy on up to Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce. Where Bertolli sauce is made from tomatoes in juice and tomato puree, Rao’s is just Italian tomatoes—no tomato blends, paste, water, starches, filler, colors or added sugar—with a little olive oil, onion, herbs and spices, just like if you made a sauce at home from scratch. And the result: at 70 calories per serving, Rao’s TB sauce has 72% less sugar than Bertolli’s.

But the top FACTOR that makes this sauce #FFACTORAPPROVED: it contains a rather low number of net carbs. A half cup serving has only 4g net carbs (compared to the 12g in the same size serving of Bertolli!), even following strict Step 1, there’s room in your F-Factor Journals for that! So, are you salivating for something saucy yet? If so, say RA RA for Rao’s, a tomato basil sauce you can fully feel good about. 


TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce (1/2 cup) – 0g carbohydrate, 0g fiber