Homemade Chicken Gravy Bowl vs. KFC's Mashed Potato Famous Bowl
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Homemade Chicken Gravy Bowl vs. KFC's Mashed Potato Famous Bowl

A low-fat chicken gravy bowl recipe.

Bite It: Homemade Chicken Gravy Bowl

A ginormous bowl that includes fried items, corn niblets, gravy, and cheese cannot POSSIBLY be Hungry Girl approved, can it? Ummmm, YES it can. We promise! Our swapped-out version of this Kentucky Fried MESS will save you more than half the calories and most of the fat. We rock! But we must confess, this recipe was inspired by one of our faithful subscribers, who e-mailed in to tell us that she and her boyfriend make their own version of these bowls at home. Thanks, Angie!


1 cup cubed butternut squash
1 oz. skim milk
2 tbsp. canned corn niblets; heated
1/2 oz. fat-free cheese, cheddar or American; shredded
2 oz. Heinz Fat Free Classic Chicken Gravy; heated
1 Morningstar Farms Chik Patty, Original
Salt and pepper; to taste


In a covered dish, microwave butternut squash pieces for 4 to 6 minutes (until tender) in a very small amount of water. Drain very well and then mash squash with the skim milk and a little salt. Place mashed squash in a medium-sized bowl. Next, sprinkle corn niblets over your squash. Prepare "chicken" patty according to package and cut into small pieces. Place patty pieces on top of your corn-topped squash. Drizzle with gravy. Top with shredded cheese and enjoy!

Serving size: 1 bowl (entire recipe)
Calories: 285
Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 1,080mg
Carbs: 44g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 15g

* 5 Points!

Fight It: KFC's Famous Bowl, Mashed Potato

When we first saw the commercials on TV for KFC's Famous Bowls, several things crossed our minds. First, we wondered how a brand-new offering could be called "famous" right out of the gate (a tad presumptuous, no?). Then, our curiosity turned to sheer DISGUST as we watched the fatty ingredients PILE up before our horrified eyes. Mashed potatoes, buttery corn, gravy, fried chicken, AND cheese!?! Yikes! Was this some sort of joke? As unfunny as this monstrosity of a "meal" is, we have to admit it does look pretty delicious (sorry, it just does). That being said, we're not suggesting you do something CRAZY like order one of these from the Colonel (eek!). Instead, just throw together one of HG's KFC-Ya Later Bowls at home. You'll save oodles of calories and fat grams. Yay!

Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories: 720
Fat: 34g
Sodium: 2,330mg
Carbs: 79g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 26g

* 16 Points!

Originally published on Hungry-Girl.com; reprinted on FitnessMagazine.com with permission.