Great ingredients make for great meals. Whenever you can, use the highest quality supplies for your recipes. The flavor difference will always come through in your finished dish.
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I look for good quality bottled tomato sauces that have as little fat and calories as possible. The Newman's Own is good and widely available, but there are so many lovely sauces that it is merely a matter of checking the nutrition information. Do look carefully because many sauces have added sugar and, while this can add calories, it can also be very important if you are diabetic.
Finding one that is lower in sodium may take some experimentation, however. Because bottled tomato sauces are a matter of personal tastes, it may take a few tries for you to find one that is low in sodium but has a bright tomato flavor.