Garlic & Herb
I started with this sauce because it is probably the easiest to find and the cheapest.
I found this can at the Dollar Tree for a dollar.
It has 5 net carbs per serving.
This is true ONLY of the Garlic & Herb flavor. All others are much more.
Flavor and consistency are good. Great for Italian meals. It stores well too.
This sauce is also 5 net carbs per serving. It is sugar free too. It is a 32 oz. jar, which offers you a little more than the can. Good, ripe tomato flavor along with a medium thickness, make this a go to sauce.
Depending on where you shop, it can run as much $4.39 per jar. Krogers often as it on sale and there is usually a $1 coupon for it in the Sunday ads too.
Doesn't have a photo because where the carbs would be listed there is a big sales sticker. I did go check it out on the shelf and it is 2 carbs per serving. It is also sugar free.
It has a pleasant sauce with a bit of spiciness. It is almost $10 a bottle, which is why I only bought a small clearance bottle. The price makes this one not a realistic choice for an everyday meal. It does makes a nice dipping sauce for grilled veggies.
This is an imported sauce from Italy. Unlike American sauces, it has no sugar. It contains tomatoes, water, and spices. It also has only 2 carbs per servings.
I bought my supply at Jungle Jim's, International Grocery in Fairfield, Ohio. Each jar was around $2.50. Great taste, low carbs, and good value makes this my favorite. It's one draw back, it isn't easily accessible, I contacted the company that imports Visconti about a possible mail order option. I'll let you know when I hear more. Until then, any trips into Ohio, will include stocking up on Visconti salsa at Jungle Jim's grocery.
Not all Parmesan Alfredo sauces are alike. Surprisingly, sugar is added to the cheese sauce. This is one reason I picked the LIGHT version. It is a mere 2 carbs per servings. It also makes a nice change for fish and chicken. It can be used for a dipping sauce too.
Notice the serving size before you go hog wild. It is a 1/4 of a cup as opposed to the 1/2 cup of the previous sauce contenders. Still, if you used a 1/2 cup it would only be 4 carbs.
This is a smooth, cheesy sauce that benefits from a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper.
The sauce runs around a $2.29 for a 16 oz. bottle. Krogers/Meijers will occasionaly make it part of their 10 for $10 sales.
EATING LOW CARB REFLECTIONS
People will often complain that eating low carb is impossible or too expensive. It does take work learning what brands are affordable and beneficial. As for expense, not too much. There are ways to skirt the expenses. After visiting our local farmer's market, our family decided to purchase a quarter of a cow. This allows us to be aware of where our meat is coming from and it is only $3 a pound for Angus beef, lower than most low grade hamburger.
My grocery bill really isn't any higher than before. All the high carb foods weren't exactly cheap. I bought a great deal of convenience foods from ready made pizzas to frozen pasta dinners. I cook more, but not a great deal. Now, the grocery list consists of fresh veggies, fruits, eggs, cheese, nuts and lean meat.