Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  80
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  74 mg
  • Potassium  80 mg
  • Phosphorus  92 mg
  • Calcium  70 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

High Protein Gelatin Power Cubes

High protein, low calorie finger foods and snacks are not easy to come by these days, especially if you're on a kidney or dialysis diet. DaVita Dietitian to the rescue! Jami from Kansas saw very clearly what was needed and devised High Protein Gelatin Power Cubes for your snacking pleasure.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jami from Kansas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 6 gelatin cubes


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 small boxes  strawberry gelatin, sugar-free
  • 2-1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 box Knox® original unflavored gelatin (4 envelopes)
  • 1-2/3 cups whey protein, strawberry flavor


  1. In a Pyrex measuring container, microwave 2 cups tap water until it comes to a boil.
  2. Remove from microwave and slowly add sugar-free gelatin to the boiling water, while stirring continuously.  Stir until powder is completely dissolved. Pour into a bowl.
  3. In a shaker cup add the 2-1/4 cups cold water, whey protein and unflavored gelatin powder. Shake well until there are no lumps or particles.
  4. Slowly add shaker contents to the strawberry gelatin mixture. Stir while adding.
  5. Pour into a 9” x 13” pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into 48 cubes and divide into 8 equal servings

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Makes great finger food!
  • Check the ingredients on whey protein and look for brands that do not contain phosphate additives. Protein content will vary between brands.
  • For more calories substitute regular instead of sugar-free gelatin.

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High Protein Gelatin Power Cubes

AnneRD says:


If you liked the Jello Jigglers or Knox Blocks, you'll love this recipe. I made it for my patients and quite a few really enjoyed it. Some did not care for the texture. Instead of using a shaker, I put the protein powder and unflavored gelatine in a bowl and used a whisk to mix in the cold water. It's also good with vanilla protein powder and either orange or raspberry sugar-free gelatin.

May. 20, 2013, 8:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Gelatin Power Cubes

Sorella says:


We didn't have strawberry-flavored protein supplement, so I used vanilla which really tastes like coconut to me. It really was palatable for my mother. She has been very ill and no appetite, so I was quite relieved to find something that she could eat and that was also meeting her protein needs. Thank you so very much for all the work that has been put into this website. You never know--it may be a lifesaver! P.S. For those who are on fluid restrictive diets, each serving has approximately 59 ml of fluid. :)

Sep. 21, 2012, 11:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

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