I was rummaging through my allergen free recipes and came accross an old one that (thankfully) we do not need to use anymore, but I thought there may be others out there who would be as thrilled to have it as I was at the time. Emily used to have a sensitivity to tomatoes and since every American kid loves ketchup I created this for her. I will type the basic recipe and add the "healthier" version in parenthesis .
1 container Gerber plum with applesauce babyfood
1/4 t Salt
1 dash Onion powder
1/4 t Vinegar
1 T Sugar (Zylatol or other alternative sweetener)
2 drops Red food color (bright red berry juice like pomegranite or raspberry)
Mix all ingredients together, let set for about an hour so flavors can meld, stir again.
This doesn't make a lot, obviously, so if your child loves it you may want to quadrouple the recipe. Enjoy!
P.S. If you are avoiding tomatoes you may also want to check out this "un-tomato sauce" recipe from Sister Cooks at http://sistercooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/untomato-sauce-sunshine-in-my-life.html