What to Eat Wednesday: Watermelon Pizza

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Be part of the Facebook recipe craze with this diabetes-friendly Watermelon PizzaI don’t know about you guys, but lately, my Facebook feed has been cluttered with time-lapse videos of people preparing mouth-watering recipes that look easy-as-pie.

The only problem? If you’re diabetic, there’s no way to know if the click-bait fits into your delicately balanced diabetic meal plan.

Well, have no fear, I’m here to help! I stumbled upon an insanely delicious Watermelon Fruit Pizza recipe while checking in online recently, and I’ve found a diabetic friendly version of the recipe for all of you to enjoy (courtesy of Eating Well online.) Be sure to like (and share) your finished results!

Makes: 8 servings

Serving Size: 2 slices

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large round slices watermelon (about 1 inch thick), cut from the center of the melon
  • 2/3 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup halved blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves

Preparation

  1. Combine yogurt, honey and vanilla in a small bowl.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup yogurt mixture over each slice of watermelon. Cut each slice into 8 wedges. Top with strawberries, blackberries and mint.

Nutrition

Per serving: 64 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 12 g total sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 13 mg sodium; 237 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (36% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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