It’s this time of year that I look forward to cozy nights at home. It’s cold outside and our accounts are a little tighter thanks to the holiday hustle…and our skinny jeans may also be feeling the cinch. This seasonal strife in no way means that I don’t need my girls’ nights, it just means it’s a perfect excuse for a Girls Night In!
Invite the girls over in their coziest clothing, clear the couches, and look to these skinny sangria recipes for budget-friendly (and waistline friendly) ways to be a hostess with mostess!
Most sangria recipes call for loads of sugar, calorie-filled sodas, or juice concentrates, but these recipes pack in all the sangria sensation without ingredients that make your belly bloat and calorie count overload.
Coffee Lovers Sangria: If you are hosting an afternoon get-together or a group of Starbucks loving gals, give this recipe a try which includes iced coffee in the ingredients. If you are planning your sangria soiree in the evening, you can always use decaffeinated iced coffee. Iced coffee recipe included! (Via Women's Health)
Seasonal Specialty: This sangria is perfect for the winter months with rich ingredients like dried fig and apricots, and sweetened with just a touch of honey (the perfect skinny swap!). (Via Better Homes & Gardens)
Short On Time Sangria: Maybe spending over five minutes in the kitchen is not your idea of a good time. Then, this three-ingredient sangria is a perfect choice. La Croix infused sparkling water, strawberries, and wine make this sangria easy to prepare, and easy on the calorie counter at just 75 calories a serving! (Via Mitzi Dulan)
Green Sangria: Don’t save green signature cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day. Going green is year-long affair, especially with ingredients like melon, cucumber, lime, kiwi and mint. (Via Arizona Foothills)
Do you have a special favorite Skinny Sangria concoction in your recipe arsenal? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below!