Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  40
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  15 mg
  • Sodium  39 mg
  • Potassium  40 mg
  • Phosphorus  51 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Grandma Steele’s Wedding JELL-O®

Anytime’s a good time for a special dessert, and DaVita renal dietitian Amy from Florida has adapted her grandmother’s recipe so it can be enjoyed by everyone, even those on the kidney diet. Using JELL-O, Cool Whip and protein powder, you can stir up Grandma Steele’s Wedding JELL-O® this afternoon that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser tonight!

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Amy from Florida.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 2 small boxes sugar-free cherry JELL-O® mix
  • 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 8 ounces sugar-free Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping, thawed


  1. Prepare the gelatin according to package directions, then refrigerate and let set to firm.
  2. Once the gelatin is completely firm, mix together the protein powder and the thawed Cool Whip. Add mixture to the set gelatin and either mix with an electric beater or swiftly mix with a fork.
  3. Allow to chill before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If you need to follow a lower protein meal plan, omit the protein powder.
  • The protein powder can be purchased at Walmart. If unavailable ask your dietitian to recommend a brand.



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