The Dessert That Maintains Bone Health
What if I told you that one of your favorite desserts as a child is high in protein, amino acids, and is often taken as a supplement for maintaining healthy bones? This superfood is disguised as a fun, jiggly dessert and is often overlooked. So what is this deliciously nutritious dish?
Jello, or the gelatin used to make jello, according to Medicine News Today, is made from the bones and cartilage of animals. Because many animals we eat store collagen in their bones the gelatin made from their bones is packed with nutrients we can benefit from.
Here’s an easy recipe for this classic dessert we all know and love.
- 1 small box Jello (your preferred flavor)*
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 cups sliced or diced fruit
- Whipped Topping or Whipped Cream (optional)
- Spray a 7×11-inch dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Whisk jello and boiling water until jello dissolves. Stir in fruit. (It’s best to use fruit without too much juice, so avoid juicy berries, peaches, bananas, or pineapple.)
- Pour mixture into dish.
- Refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set.
- Cut into squares and dollop with your favorite whipped topping if desired. Enjoy!
*Make sure to choose a brand of jello that has actual gelatin in it, like Simple Mixes Natural Strawberry Gelatin. While a more natural form of jello may be higher in price, many jello packets are full of sugar, dyes, and other harmful things. Brands like this are naturally flavored and colored so you can enjoy the benefits of the gelatin!