Traditional gravy made without the fat and much lower in calories. You can use canned broth, broth made from a base, or drippings with the fat removed.
- 1 cup (divided) cold fat-free chicken, turkey, or beef broth (reduced sodium is a plus)
- 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- Seasonings to taste
Pour ¼ cup of broth in a covered container. Add flour and shake well to prevent lumps. Choose one of the methods below for microwave or stovetop preparation.
Stovetop: In a small saucepan, combine remainder of broth with flour mixture. Cook on medium until gentle boil, while stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Continue stirring until thickened.
Microwave: In a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine remainder of broth with flour mixture. Heat on high (stirring well with a wire whisk after each minute) for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
Note: Use 3 ½ tablespoons of flour for one 14.5-ounce can of broth. Try Trader Joe’s Low Sodium Broth in a box or Better than Bouillon Reduced Sodium Chicken, Vegetable, or Beef base.
Tip: Save calories when making gravy from scratch by pouring pan drippings into a glass measuring cup and allowing it to stand until the fat rises. Every one tablespoon skimmed off is 130 calories saved.
Nutrition Information: Calories 9; fat 0mg; Cholesterol 0mg; Carb 2g; Protein 1g; Sodium 47mg.
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