2 quarts apple cider
1-3/4 cups diet lemon-lime soda
2 cups light orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2 Tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend, packed
Optional: Orange slices, 24 4-inch cinnamon sticks
1. Combine cider, soda, orange juice, spices and brown sugar in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Simmer, stirring often, until heated through; ladle into cups.
3. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
Yield: 24 servings
Nutrient information per serving: 49 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 6 mg sodium, 12 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, 0 grams protein.
Source: Recipe adapted by Julie Pryer, RD/LD St. John Medical Center