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St Pete Personal Trainer Approved Low Carb Gravy

St Pete Personal Trainer Approved Low Carb Gravy 

Happy Tuesday from your St Pete  Personal Trainer for over 40 bodies !  I cannot even believe that Thanksgiving 2017 is in less than 2 days.  One of the things for which I am most thankful is the  crazy success of the Fitness St Pete I Tierra Verde Fitness brand since it’s launch earlier this year. To say thank you and give back to our amazing subscribers, blog readers and social media followers, I have been crazy  committed to help busy St Pete & Tierra Verde men and women over 40 maintain not gain this holiday season.


Thanks to the newest addition to our Team, Coach Pete, I’ve had lots of extra time to create more content  along with our 21 Day Hot For The Holidays Challenge starting Nov 27th and I have really appreciated all of your wonderful feed back from our facebook lives, blog posts and emails and have been working hard to create the content you have asked for.


One of the biggest requests has been Holiday Recipes and snack ideas. I’ve got 5 of my fav coming up for the members of our FREE, Private Facebook Community Transform St Pete  tomorrow for  “What’s Cooking Wednesday” but  we were talking about gravy at this morning’s group sessions so I dug this one out early :)


We have a lot of clients and group personal training members who are phenomenal cooks  … and then there are people like me who like their recipes, quick, easy, tasty and low maintenance. In that vein, here is my go to low carb gravy recipe!


More From Fat Loss U:  Fat Blasting Pumpkin Pie Recipe 

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Low Carb Gravy 




  • 2 Tablespoons bacon grease from nitrate free bacon
  • 2 cups finely diced onion (from about 1 ½ onions)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tbs Sea Salt
  • 1 tbs Black Pepper
  • Arrowroot Powder: About a teaspoon per cup of gravy. Mix in a little at a time and mix well to get the desired thickness
  • 4 c Drippings from your turkey, skimmed of fat ( i use a strainer to separate the drippings from the fat)

**** If you don’t have enough drippings for 4 cups, you can add broth or stock to make up the difference

**** If you aren’t making a turkey,  you can substitute turkey broth or stock instead instead of turkey drippings and add .




  1.  If using turkey drippings, strain drippings into a large bowl to remove any fat.
  2. Add butter, salt and black pepper to a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted.
  3. Lower heat and whisk in arrow root stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in drippings. Continue to whisk to prevent clumping and until gravy thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a gravy bowl. Serve immediately.

More From Fat Loss U: Pumpkin Icecream, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Pumpkin Bannana Chocolate Chip Bread


If you want more tasty  recipes like this and to enjoy food, family and the fun of the Holiday Season without Holiday weight gain or belly bulge, our 21 Day Hot For The Holidays Challenge is  for you. It’s a done for you Success Plan with 3 weeks of done for you meal plans, recipes your friends and family will LOVE, special Holiday Survival Guide , The Ultimate Fat Blasting Workout Manual so you won’t miss your workouts while travelling , support from people just like you, accountability and guidance to make sure you reach you reach your goals!


It’s going to give you teach you how to eat more, train less, turn your body into a fat burning machine while giving you the direction and accountability you need to get through the Holidays with less stress and no belly bulge or Holiday weight gain, plus you will get a ton of support! Our Signature Hot For The Holidays Challenge Starts Nov 27th and there are 4 spots left. Just Click HERE to see if you qualify

Committed To Your Success and Awesomeness,

Dianne Villano – Your Personal Fitness & Transformation Expert
Fitness St Pete I Tierra Verde Fitness

P.S. Have you met Heather, the inspiration for our Hot For The Holidays Challenge and Member of the year for 2016?

St. Pete Personal Trainer, Personal Training St Petersburg, Florida

“I joined because I was fed up with the ups and downs of extreme dieting. I was scared because I was not sure I could handle the workouts. I lost 6” and 4 lbs during the Holidays !

I was used to starving myself to lose weight, so at first the meal plan felt like I was cheating. But it is so doable and realistic way to live. It is not a diet…..it is a meal plan for life!

I have more endurance and I am starting to be able to push my workouts to the next level.”

Heather S , Hot For The Holidays Inspiration & Client Of The Year 2016

P.P.S. If you want to be like Heather and arrive in 2018 without  belly bulge & Holiday weight gain, it all starts HERE

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Dianne Villano

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