Foods to Toss to Eat More Healthfully (cont.)

And when it comes to fruits and vegetables, Gariepy notes that, generally, the more color, the healthier.

To replace those sugary soft drinks you've cleared from your fridge, here's a Halloweeny recipe for a punch made with fruit juice and diet soda.

Haunted (Black Cauldron) Punch

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1/2 cup fruit juice.

This punch will stain (because of the grape juice), so serve it outside or in a well-protected area.

6 cups 100% grape juice (the dark purple type)
6 cups diet orange soda
6 cups diet ginger ale soda

  • Add all ingredients to a large serving punch bowl and stir gently to blend well.
  • Add ice or frozen "hands" (made by freezing water inside a new rubber glove) as desired.

Yield: 18 one-cup servings of punch

Per serving: 53 calories, 0.5 g protein, 12.7 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber, 20 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 1%.

Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2006 Elaine Magee

Published October 27, 2006

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