Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grandma B's Jello Salad

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Regular readers know my wife, Nancy, is from rural Minnesota. Anyone who has spent any time in that great northern state knows that Jello is one of the major food groups!

There is something to be said for Jello for those of us trying to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle. Sugar-free Jello is very low in calories, has no fat and, if you add the right ingredients, can be very filling. Nancy's Grandma B used to make this version with sugar and top it with a layer of Miracle Whip. We've cut back on the high-calorie options. This version is only 49 calories with 2 grams of fat (from the walnuts) and 1 gram of fiber. It's a filling, healthy snack that can help you stay on track between meals.

Grandma B's Jello Salad
Makes 8 servings
2 small boxes sugar-free Jello
1 medium apple, minced
2 medium carrots, minced
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
8 teaspoons low-fat Miracle Whip (one per serving, optional)

Prepare Jello according to package directions, refrigerate until lightly set.

Stir in apple, carrots and walnuts, return to refrigerator to finish setting.

Deal of the Day: If you want to get fancy with your Jello, try using one of these: Scandicrafts Rosette Jello Mold 9.5-inch 7-Cup.


Ms Bibi said...

It doesn't look like much to look at, but it sounds absolutely delicious. I bet my kids would love this as well.

DailyChef said...

Wow, I've never eaten much Jello and never thought of it as one way to eat healthier. Thanks for the suggestion!

Scott K said...


Nancy said...

In re-reading the recipe... use Lime or Lemon Jello for the best flavor.... Grandma only put bananas or fruit cocktail in the other flavors of Jello. :-D said...

I really enjoy your recipes. Thanks.

Scott K said...


redkathy said...

Oh yummy, jello salad is so good! A famous "pot luck" dish and yours looks great. My youngest loves jello to this day, he's 22 now!

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