A 2 TBSP. serving of conventional Ketchup contains 8 grams of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends limiting daily intake of sugar to 6 tsp., or 24g., so an extra squirt of ketchup on a hot dog could alone bring one to their daily sugar limit!
Luckily for condiment lovers, enjoying ketchup does not need to be a diet buster. On September 27, KC Thorson, local Chef and Organic Cooking Coach, will be sharing her recipes and tips for healthy versions of household favorites like ketchup, mayo, white and BBQ sauces at a cooking class held at Wellspring Organic Farm near West Bend.
"There are ways to have your Alfredo sauce and eat it too," jokes Thorson. For example, organic coconut milk (a plant fat) makes a fabulous vegetarian/vegan substitute for processed dairy cream and/or half-and-half. Nutritional yeast, a fermented non-active yeast, lends a savory cheesy flavor to sauces and dressings. My goal is to teach folks ways to substitute unhealthy ingredients for organic and healthier whole foods versions.”
While providing healthy cooking tips during the class, Thorson will demonstrate recipes which all attendees get to sample. Wine will be served and the recipes will be handed out to bring home.
The class will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Wellspring located at 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090. The cost is to join is $20 for those who register prior to September 25, and $25 for those after.
To learn more about KC and her expertise, please visit: http://www.kcskafe.com.
For more information on the class and to register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call 847-946-5565