Not all gravy is created equal. The made from scratch variety is going to serve you better than that from a can or a sachet of dehydrated who-knows-what and, yes, turkey gravy will cost you less calorically-speaking than beef. The problem with gravy is that even though we know it is essentially a sauce made out of fat, we still continue to seriously overpour when we come face-to-face with the gravy boat.
Nutritional values vary greatly from one recipe to another, but unless you’re gravy is homemade, the sodium levels are what you really need to be concerned about. Not only will four ounces of the brown stuff deliver more than a quarter of your daily recommended 2,000 mg, but the water retention that follows will also have your festive frocks feeling awfully tight.
Work it off: Log 25 minutes on a snowboard to work off those 180 saucy calories.