As soon as the weather turns warm and the peepers start peeping, I’m ready to move away from the heavy food of winter and focus on lighter fare.
Do you know what peepers are?
I think about friends and family gathering to cookout and just enjoy being together. And I think about this standby recipe for Mandarin Orange Jello Salad that has been enjoyed at our gatherings for many years.
This is a low fat and low sugar recipe that works great for a crowd or can be halved to serve just a few people.
It won’t sit heavy in your tummy either. It’s fast and easy to prepare and can be served along with the meal or as a desert. We love it as a low calorie/low fat snack too!
2 small packages sugar-free orange Jello
24 oz. lite cottage cheese
16 oz. fat free Cool Whip
1 large can crushed pineapple – drained very well
2 small cans mandarin oranges in lite syrup – drained
Add all ingredients to a large bowl.
Place in serving container and chill for at least 4 hours.
***Recipe can be halved***