If you are tired of the sugars in traditional bottled teriyaki sauces, try this easy healthy teriyaki sauce. There’s no added sugar in this delicious sauce, and it’s very simple to make. It’s also just 2 Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers.
I don’t know about you, but different sauces can really add up and affect your Weight Watchers Freestyle points values. I’m also not a fan of how bottled sauces sometimes are filled with unnecessary added sugars. Why is that? Probably because they need it for shelf life. And while that makes sense, it just adds points to your Freestyle points value, which I am not excited about.
So what do you do about it? You make your own sauce (trust me…it’s REALLY easy to make your own teriyaki sauce). I love how versatile teriyaki sauce can be. You can use it on almost anything – like chicken or salmon or even shrimp. All 3 of those foods are now zero points, so you can have a 2 Freestyle point dinner that’s protein packed and deliciously easy to make.
You could even make this during meal prepping on Sunday for weeknight meals. I love trying to get everything prepped ahead of time since having a baby and quick and easy meals are key. Speaking of meal prepping, how have you been doing meal prepping? I started trying to do as much as I can on Sundays, and it’s truly made my life so much easier. I try to chop as many things ahead of time and put them all in baggies for each meal I’m doing. And I try to cook chicken, if needed, ahead of time as well.
To make this easy healthy teriyaki sauce:
Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan and whisk together. Bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to medium and cook, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Taste and season, if needed.
Easy Healthy Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan and whisk together. Bring to a boil.
- Turn heat down to medium and cook, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Taste and season, if needed.