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Jell-O Recipes That Won't Make You Jiggle

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Looking for some low calorie snacks/desserts? We've rounded up a variety of Jell-O recipes that are low calorie, easy to make, and tasty!

Yogurt Jello

Grandma Luetta's Strawberry Jello Salad

Strawberry Crunch Jello Salad

Jello - Yogurt Pie

Cherie's Cranberry Jello Fruit Salad

Strawberry 7-up Jello Salad

Jello Pinwheel

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Which of these recipes will you be trying? What is your favorite Jell-O recipe?

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KHALIA2 7/8/2019
I would love to try the yogurt jello! Report
I'm like @CAROLFAITHWALKR - in the ummmmm no. For one thing, I grew up with Jello being obtuse about stating where their gelatin was sourced from - and so it was always understood it was sourced from pork. Then the food colorings... well, I break out in hives with that kind of stuff, with additional help from the gobs of sugar and other chemicals and fake flavors. And the jiggle?? yikes. That was always just a little creepy, having food that jiggled. I don't know why. So later on, I got some "kosher" gelatin from the SDA health food stores and they were great. I could at least cut back sugar elsewhere in the recipes to keep the taste to a reasonable level. At some point about 10-15 years ago, they got caught in a scandal because they were certified kosher - yes, made with bovine gelatin, but somehow got mis-labled as being certified vegan friendly or some such, and researchers outed them because animal gelatin performs differently (jiggles differently) than vegetable gelatins. So the ones I have, I'm hoarding... can't buy them anywhere!! Report
Yogurt jello is next on my list Report
"Which of these recipes will you be trying? " Jello recipes? Is this a bad joke? Jello has the same problem soda pop does; the full sugar is too much sugar, and the diet version is not only unhealthy, it's deadly because of artificial sweeteners.

I cannot believe any SparkPeople staff person posted this or allowed it to be posted. Has Jello become a sponsor or paid advertiser, is that problem? Mrs. Dash, yes; Jello, no.

"Which of these recipes will you be trying? " Um, let me think a nanosecond: NONE OF THE ABOVE. Report
Think I'll try Yogurt Jello and Jello-Yogurt Pie soon. They sound good. Report
Sorry, I don't eat jello anymore! After reading about how the get the gelatin part... ick!

But beyond that- it's all just sugar, which I don't need. And if you get the sugar-free kind, then you're eating chemicals. Don't need that, either! If I want a sweet treat, it's going to be something with more substance and with REAL FOOD ingredients. Jello is just too processed for me- and what do you get?

It's not about just calories. It's about WHAT'S IN those calories- and just because something is calorie-free or fat-free doesn't mean it's healthy. Report
We eat Jello rather frequently. We like to add fruit to the sugar free jello and will also use a sugar free carbonated beverage to add a little "pep" to it. Report
I haven't had jello in years. What a fun idea ! Report
I will have to try some of these. They sound so much better than plain Jello. Report
Thank you for all the ideas....... Report
My diabetic husband was given jell-o with plain greek yogurt while in the hospital, he was told to only use that kind, the other flavored yogurts had too much sugar in them. So I just add some Splenda to it when I fix it at home. Report
I have never liked strawberry jello, but adore jello with mandarin oranges, no matter how trite it seems. Thanks for the great ideas. Report
I wish I could use the sugar free Jello, but it has Nutrasweet in it, and I get very sick if I eat or drink anything with it in it. It would be nice if they made some sweetened with Splenda or stevia. Report
I am not a big jello fan but that yogurt jello sound pretty good so I think I will try that. Report
My favourite Jello recipe is what I often take to potlucks or have on hand when I have company. It is really more a fruit receipe than a Jello one. LOL

Two packages of sugar free Jello raspberry
one package of Weight Watchers sugar free peach jello
large package of IQF raspberries (400 grams individually quick frozen - loose ones with no sugar added)
a dozen disposable plastic wine glasses (typically about 4 oz size, and I gather them up and wash them for next time too)

Reserve one perfect looking raspberry for each glass.

Use the quick set method to make the raspberry jello, but use the frozen raspberries instead of ice to accelerate the chill. Pour into the glasses, leave at least an inch of head space.

Make up the peach jello (the only brand I have ever found is the Weight Watchers)
with 1/4 less water than required. Place in bowl in freezer to accellerate chill. When it is starting to set up, beat it with your mixer until it froths and looks like peachy merangue. Spoon it into the glasses on top of the raspberries and jello.
Add the one perfect raspberry on top of each. Maybe a mint leaf.
All for only 8 calories!

My husband loves jello, so I will try a couple of these recipes. My favourite is lime jello.. The yogurt jello sounds great. Report
Thank you, thank you for this blog and for the recipes. Back in the 80s, I found a delicious recipe for sugar-free Jello and yogurt parfaits on a Jello box. I used to make it all the time. Then, in a cross-country move, my box of cookbooks was lost and I have been looking for a yogurt-Jello recipe ever since. I even checked for some on the Jello website with no success. A few of these recipes sound very similar, so I am happily looking forward to making them. Sugar-free jello is a great dessert or snack when trying to lose weight - satisfying that sweet tooth with no calories. And the yogurt addition makes it something special. Report
I love jello with pineapple, madrin oranges and nuts (walnuts or pecans) Report
Jello by any name should be declared unconstitutional. I'd sooner kiss a rattlesnake. It made me cringe and feel sorry for myself even when I was on clear liquids immediately after surgery and didn't want to eat. Funny, because I liked it when I was a child. Report
strawberry 7-up sounds interesting. I like to just toss a can of fruit cocktail into some jello for an easy dish. Report
I love Sugar Free Jello with mixed in cream cheese in the summer time. I make frozen Pops with it. Report
Great!! I have a jello cookbook that is probalby 40 years old. These recipes will be a nice addition. Report
The yogurt jello sounds pretty good. Report
I will definitely have to try the Strawberry Crunch dessert - I have made a similar (more fattening version) that my friends and family absolutely LOVE, so I am curious to see how the reduced fat version will be. It sure sounds delicious! :) Report
hmmmm, don't know, they all sound tempting.
They all sound yummy & my grandchildren love jello. I will try them all, thank you so much for the recipes. Report
The all sound good. I like Grandma Luetat's salad and the yogurt recipes. The pinwheels are kind of interesting too. Report
I going to make the strawberry 7-up
I am going to try the Yogurt Jello...It sounds dreamy and delicious.
I am always on the hunt for low cal, low fat deserts that my whole
family will love. Thanks for the idea... Report