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Just Jello…?

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Jello may just be one of the easiest snacks to whip up but are you aware of the amazing health benefits of  gelatin? It’s great for your hair, skin and nails, is high in protein, has immune boosting qualities, great for joints, boosting metabolism, keeping your digestive system on track and can even aid in sleep.  So it truly is anything but Just Jello!

Here’s the recipe I use for jello jigglers.  We made them with lime jello and cut them into shamrock shapes for St. Pattys Day fun!  It’s such a basic recipe but I have to admit the first time I tried to make the jigglers I didn’t realize there was more to it than just a bit less water in the normal jello recipe!  I like to make mine with half jello powder and half gelatin so you get the benefits of the gelatin without the added sugar.

  • 2 pkgs jello
  • 2 pkgs gelatin powder
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Mix it all up and pour it into a 9×13 baking pan.  Cover and chill until set.  When read to cut into shapes dip the bottom of the pan in hot water for a few seconds to loosen it enough to remove your cookie cutter shapes with ease!

 

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The flu bug has come and knocked little E down a bit and I remember reading somewhere that a couple spoonfuls of the jello (before it has set) can help soothe a cough and sore throat so I thought we’d give it a try.  After researching gelatin a bit further and reading it can aid in good sleep we also had our fill as a bed-night snack last night and one thing or another let all of us get a really good night’s sleep for a change!! I guess there’s a multitude of reasons it’s such a common menu item in hospitals!  E loves jello and in the jello jiggler form we can make it into so many shapes and themes…blue snowflakes for a toboggan day with friends, red hearts for valentines, yellow flowers for spring!

Feel Good Fun….NOT Just Jello!!!

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