Paleoista Holiday Tip # 13: Good Gravy!

Nope, not referring to the quote from Charlie Brown.  You guessed it, I’m talking about the real deal- gravy!

But how is that Paleo?  Isn’t white flour the very crux of any nice, thick gravy?

Not necessarily.

There are several, healthy, Paleo alternatives one can use in order to have something to slather on top of the free range turkey or mashed yams that will likely grace the holiday table this season.

  • Keep is simple- jus it up!   The pan jus on its own is lovely, concentrated and delicious, so spooning a little bit over each portion is the easiest way to to.
  • Thicken it up, but keep it Paleo.  Whisking in a bit of a paleo-friendly ‘flour’, such as almond, is another option to produce a thicker sauce, which will more closely resemble gravy.
  • Finally, freshly ground flax seed can be used in order to create a more dense version as well; just add in a small amount while stirring the whole time, right before serving, as it gets really thick, really quickly.

When done properly, these Paleo friendly gravies can fool even the biggest skeptic!