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Lunch with My Peeps and a Skinny Girl Sangria

By using sparkling white wine, diet soda and club soda, you can cut the calories, but not the taste in this Skinny Girl Sangria.

Skinny Girl Sangria by FamilySpice.com

A funny thing happens when people learn you like to cook and that you have a food blog/website. You have a gaggle of taste-testers waiting for a bite to sample. Well, since I’ve been doing this for a couple years, my friends have been my guinea pigs and my best critics for my cooking. Well, second to my MAIN critic- the Hubs.

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My preschool posse, the moms whose kids went to preschool with my youngest, the Princess, have my most vocal group in showing interest in my cooking! They’ve sampled cookies and cupcakes. Some would get small care packages and others would come over for dinner.

But I kept promising to my ladies come over for lunch. One day.

And with our youngests in kindergarten this year, the time was right.

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The menu included:
Pumpkin Hummus
Baked Brie Puff Pastry Purses
Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Tomato and Pesto Pizza
Quinoa Shirazi Salad
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

To wash it all down, we indulged with Skinny Girl Sangria. Yes, the Desperate Housewives of NYC girl. So what????

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We laughed. We ate. We told funny stories. We promised to get together again for lunch. It was awesome.

And for those that didn’t get invited, I promise I will get everyone at my house eventually! Don’t be jealous!

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I will post the rest of the recipes as I get around to it. Our refrigerator is dying a slow painful death and is seeking replacement. Not to mention that our big tv died over the summer and still needs to be replaced.

Oh, and my office is a disaster.


My to-do list runneth over….

Yield: 16 servings

Skinny Girl Sangria

Skinny Girl Sangria by FamilySpice.com

By using sparkling white wine, diet soda and club soda, you can cut the calories, but not the taste in this Skinny Girl Sangria.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 1/4 L Prosecco, 3 bottles
  • 12 oz diet lemon-lime soda
  • 12 oz club soda
  • 1 lb green grapes
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 plums, pitted & thinly sliced
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored & thinly sliced


    1. In a large pitcher, mix together all the ingredients.
    2. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g