Our Gravy is just the best thing to put all over any slimming-friendly roast dinner, whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Sunday roast wouldn’t be the same without gravy…it also needs some of these things too…
- Roast Potatoes
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Creamy Mashed Potato
- Honey Glazed Parsnips
- Butter Carrot and Swede
How many Calories are in this Gravy?
There are 127 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Gravy. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Gravy suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
You could also enjoy this Gravy if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Gravy?
This Gravy has just 3 Points per portion! You’ll never need to have a gravy-less dinner again!
How to make this Gravy
This recipe is really simple to make, you can even cook a big batch of it! Here’s a summary;
- Simmer the vegetables in a saucepan
- Add the other ingredients and blitz
- Serve as an accompaniment to your choice of meal from the list below
What should you should serve with Gravy?
There are loads of meals which this Gravy would work with! Here are a few suggestions;
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Gravy?
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You really don’t need anything unusual for this recipe. It’s a great way of using up some carrots, potatoes and onions!
We use gravy browning to give the rich colour to this gravy. You can get it in most supermarkets!
You can normally find it with the stock cubes and gravies!
Can you cook Gravy another way?
This recipe needs to be cooked using the method below.
How do you know when this Gravy is cooked?
You should cook the vegetables for around 25 minutes on the hob until they are soft. It can then be blitzed up easily!
How long can you keep Gravy in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Gravy in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Gravy?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Gravy?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!