Feeling saucy?

Next time you’re in the mood for a bowl of spaghetti, put down the jar of store-bought sauce (and all the unnecessary sugar and salt it probably contains) and make your own instead.

Just reach for the olive oil, onions, and tomatoes. Then, watch this video featuring our own Dr. Preston Maring* as he shows how to create healthy, homemade pasta sauce. In addition to being an Ob/Gyn and assistant physician-in-chief at our Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Maring is the man behind Kaiser Permanente farmers markets.

After you boost the nutrition of your sauce, why not take it a step further and swap out your regular white pasta for a whole-wheat variety? It’s a smart way to add extra fiber to your day — and that means good things for the health of your heart.

Other videos by Dr. Maring* offer tips for easily segmenting an orange or getting corn kernels off a cob. He even has a healthier recipe for Caesar salad*. Check out his recipe blog for even more ideas and inspiration.

*Kaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.

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