How to Reduce Calories in Gravy

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Gravy is an essential part of many holiday meals.  But if you're trying to lose weight, you might want to do some homework before you ladle the sauce onto your food. Most gravy recipes are high in calories. There are a few smart ways, however, to reduce the calories in gravy.

Calories in Gravy

There are only 25 calories in gravy  as prepared by companies like Campbell's or Heinz. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

The catch is that a single serving of gravy is just 1/4 cup. Most of us don't measure gravy before we pour it on top of our meal. It's easy to consume more than a single serving.

Do you make gravy at home? There are only 15 calories per serving if you make a standard gravy recipe with stock, flour and water. But this is where counting gravy calories can get tricky. Many traditional gravy recipes call for butter and pan drippings. If you add those fatty ingredients, the calorie count goes way up depending on how much you add. Some estimates put the calorie count at 45-50 calories per 2 ounce serving.

How to Reduce Calories in Gravy

If you want to enjoy gravy with your Thanksgiving meal, make it at home. There are a few good recipes that reduce the amount of fat and calories in the finished sauce. Try one of these low calorie gravy recipes:

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