Diet Jello Whipped Cream

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My blog is making me fat! I am always thinking about food... What am I making for dinner? What new recipes did my blog friends post? What produce is in season? What dessert sounds good? Ahhh!!!

I have put on a solid 10 pounds this summer, yikes! School starts in just a couple weeks and I am afraid my teacher clothes will be tight. I need to lose around 60 pounds in the next two weeks! Oh alright, I will settle for losing the 10 summer pounds I put on, hows that?
My rules:

  • Breakfast- a piece of fruit and a handful of Crunchy Corn Bran cereal (my absolute favorite cereal)
  • Lunch- Soup or salad
  • Dinner- Lean meats and vegetables
  • Baked goods must CEASE NOW. I will only bake to give away!
  • Increase exercise
So, you will notice some healthier recipes coming up... I will still be posting yummy recipes too, just not eating a second helping of them!
My sister-in-law Cheryl has always been skinny but is a perpetual dieter (it makes sense... constant dieting=skinny... but people like me never seem to catch on). Cheryl has talked about this diet Jello Whipped Cream dessert throughout the years but I never thought to try it. What was I thinking?!! This dessert is SO good and it really satisfies that sweet tooth urge! At around 20 calories for a 1/2 cup it is practically guilt free as well!
Ingredients
1 (3.9 ounce) package of sugar-free Jello gelatin or pudding (pick your favorite flavor)
1 (8 ounce) tub of the lowest calorie Whipped Cream or Cool Whip you can find

Directions
Empty the jello powder directly into the tub of whipped cream and stir well. Put the whipped cream tub back in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to allow the jello crystals to be absorbed.
Note- If you use Jello gelatin the dessert will be foam like. If you use Jello pudding the dessert will be mousse like. This picture really shows the difference in texture between the gelatin and pudding, see how the brown chocolate pudding looks thicker? I had a difficult time taking a picture because someone kept getting in the way...

18 comments:

justjoycee said...

My husand and I started this week. Lean meat and vegetables. I love this idea because we do like a little sweet something every now and then. I'm going to make this over the weekend. Looks soooo good.

Katy ~ said...

Yummm.... recipes like this are always welcomed by me when I become conscious stricken. I'm keeping this one in mind. Looks very good indeed.

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness. I'm your biggest fan right now! I can't believe I haven't thought of this before. I can't wait to try it! Thank you so much :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

You think YOU have gained weight this summer...did you see MY post for today? haha This is a GREAT idea and I love the possible varieties. I'm definitely trying this one. Are you sure its only 20 calories?

Melissa said...

I've made the one with vanilla pudding and used it as a fruit dip - very good!

I am a high school secretary and my plan this summer was to lose weight and it didn't happen! I'm hoping when school starts it will be easier :)

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Ali said...

oo great idea! I'll try this one out. :D

Donna-FFW said...

What a great diet dessert trick.. I will have to try this. When Im in the need for a 10 lb weight loss, I always turn to Atkins, it works like a charm for me. Like clockwork I will lose 8-10 pounds in 2 weeks. Odd, revolting diet at times, but hey for that quick drop in dress size, Ill do it!

Palidor said...

Don't stress too much and try to restrict too much. That will only backfire.

Cute kitty in the background!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've got to give this a try! It doesn't get much easier nor low cal than this!

madebymel said...

What a great way to cure my sweet tooth with only a few calories! I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

Another good one is to mix pie filling with cool whip. Lucky Leaf cherry is soooo good!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

This looks so yummy and so easy. Thanks for sharing, I cant wait to try it. Found your site through Heidi's

Anonymous said...

What necessary words... super, a brilliant idea

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