Gravy is such a staple on a roast dinner isn’t it but it can also be quite high in calories so I set about making a healthy and easy onion gravy. It is not only easy but also packed full of vegetables too.
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It isn’t quite like a shop-bought one but I love it and so do Stuart and Ben so I thought I should share the recipe for this Unofficial Slimming World gravy! You may find it helpful for a roast dinner or even your Christmas dinner?
The best gravy for healthy meals
I truly think this Unofficial Slimming World gravy is the nicest syn free gravy I have tried. It is also vegetarian and full of speed foods so adds to the vegetables on your meal without you noticing. This makes it perfect for children who try to avoid vegetables!
Top tips for making this easy unofficial Slimming World gravy
If you like your gravy to be dark in colour then ensure you brown the onions well so they are almost burnt. This will give you a darker colour gravy.
I prefer this made with red onions as they have a nicer caramelised flavour but whichever you use it will be tasty. Red onions also help to make it darker in colour.
Can you use frozen onions to make this gravy
Using frozen onions is a great time saver. Frozen onions will not brown as well so the gravy will be lighter in colour. This however is an easy quick way of making it.
Making gravy in a soup maker
I sometimes make this Unofficial Slimming World syn free gravy in a soup maker. It does not brown the onions as well so it will be light in colour but still tasty.
Just pop all the ingredients in the soup maker and set it to smooth. Remember as nothing evaporates you may need a little less water.
Freezing this unofficial Slimming World gravy
I find this onion gravy freezes really well. Pop it into a freezer-proof tub and freeze in quantities you know you will use to ensure you do not waste any.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
Meals with this homemade gravy
Sunday roast or Christmas dinner
KFC gravy alternative
Eating this gravy on other diets
If you follow Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
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This unofficial Slimming World syn free gravy made with onions and full of speed foods so perfect for the Slimming World diet
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