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A Healthy Teriyaki Sauce

imagesCAV2OT53Hello Friends,
If you are seeking tasty sauces for quick meals and want to avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), tons of sodium and suspect ingredients, I hear your pain. I have been seeking an alternative to my former favorite teriyaki sauce by Kikkoman. I have spent months trying different natural ingredient brands but they either taste weird, are not as yummy or satisfying as the Kikkoman brand and/or cost $6 or more per bottle. I love using teriyaki sauce to make my fried tofu (marinade tofu overnight in teriyaki sauce, then press out the moisture, batter in bread crumbs and pan fry with coconut or grape seed oil. I have missed this quickie dish and others due to my frustrating teriyaki sauce search. God is so good as I finally found a brand with all natural ingredients, lower sodium and it only costs $2.49 per bottle!!!. Harris Teeter’s HT Traders brand Teriyaki Sauce has won the taste, price and simple ingredient test for me and my family. I even used in on some vegan chick strips (Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic brand) for a tasty teriyaki vegetarian chicken meal at church potluck that was a hit (I added steamed broccoli and brown rice to complete the simple dish).

I just found even better news today. Harris Teeter now has this delicious simple sauce on sale buy 1 get 1 free until Tuesday July 2 2013. Oh goodie! 2 bottles for only $2.49. If no Harris Teeter is convenient to you, it is worth the trip to stock up for the future. Did I mention it comes in a light protected GLASS bottles too! I love it!!!

See below for the nutrition facts and ingredients list for these 2 brands below. Note the much lower sodium in the HT Trader’s brand per serving (380mg sodium for a 2 TBSP serving versus 610mg sodium for a 1 TBSP serving of Kikkoman brand). Now who really uses only 1 TBSP teriyaki sauce? Sure the HT Traders brand has more total sugars but they are sourced from sugar and pineapple juice and not HFCS. Let me know how you like it on your favorite dishes.
NOTE: For a soy free and/or gluten free base sauce, try the Coconut Secret Raw Organic Coconut Aminos. You can find it in Co-ops, Whole Foods, EarthFare and online at amazon.com. The price is much lower in stores so don’t be alarmed by the online price; a little goes a long way.

http://www.amazon.com/Coconut-Secret-Organic-Vegan-Aminos/dp/B003XB5LMU

Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce ingredients

http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/products/products_hc_details.php?pf=10201&fam=102

NATURALLY BREWED SOY SAUCE (WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT), WINE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, VINEGAR, SALT, SPICES, ONION POWDER, SUCCINIC ACID, GARLIC POWDER, SODIUM BENZOATE: LESS THAN 1/10 OF 1% AS A PRESERVATIVE.

HT Traders Teriyaki sauce12.00 oz ingredients
SKU / UPC: 072036704689
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber -1g 1%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
Ingredients
Water, Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Garlic Puree (Garlic, Water, Citric Acid), Pineapple, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Ginger, Rice Vinegar, Corn Starch, Sesame Seeds, Tamari Powder (Tamari Sauce [Soybeans, Salt, Wheat], Maltodextrin, Salt), Sesame Oil, Garlic, Onion Powder, Ginger Powder, Xanthan Gum ( Natural Thickener).

*Y.A.A.H = yummy- affordable available-healthy

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