What to Eat Wednesday: New Year's Bubbly!

This sparkling beverage has half the calories of real champagne!New Year's Eve is just days away...I know we want to ring in 2017 with a champagne toast, but for those of us living with diabetes, even that bit of champagne can really put your health at risk.

Want to join in the toasts without abandoning your diabetic meal plan? Try this Champagne Fooler, courtesy of The Mayo Clinic.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups lemon-flavored sparkling water

Directions

Chill a champagne or wine glass. Mix the apple juice, lemon juice and sparkling water in a glass. Serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :About 2/3 cup (5 ounces)

  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Calories 55
  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Sugars 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Protein Trace
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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