Cheap Canned Tomato Alternatives
me and my family are trying to start eating healthy but are on a bit of a budget; so we are trying to find cheap alternatives to canned stewed/whole tomatoes that would work well in crock pot recipes for stews, soups, and chili and not be loaded with bpa/etc.
I am sure that going with fresh tomatoes/homemade stewed tomatoes would be the best and we would love to do so; just doubt if we could afford that right now....especially with a gallon can of tomatoes at Sam's Club being about $3.50, so we need something in the middle
has anyone tried using tomato/pasta sauce in a jar as a substitue? their is a Whole Foods market in our area and the 365 brand jars of tomato/pasta sauce are not too bad of a price, certainly within our budget...however, I don't want to make entire crockpots of food and ruin the taste by taking a shot in the dark with experimenting on the canned tomato substitution.
any thoughts or expieriences would be greatly appreciated...thank you!