Jello, Brain Food?

Let’s face it, kids like dessert. Who doesn’t. But thinking of a dessert that is naturally good for a child besides fruit is nearly impossible. But adding something good into something sweet, that’s easy.

Did you know healthy fats including Omega 3’s, such as olive oil and fish oil
are natural brain food for autism?

As a parent of a child with autism, I strive everyday to think of some type of food that can really nourish my child’s brain growth and development. That’s why I give him fish oil supplements. I add 1 capsule into his orange juice daily. He actually enjoys it! (He’s part shark, remember?) Here’s another way I get his fish oil in. In fact, all my boys like it, and it’s beneficial to every single one of them. Grown ups too!

Jello Jiggler Brain Jammers

2 molds made for jello jigglers or small glass loaf pan
2-3oz boxes jello gelatin, any flavor (I avoid red if at all possible due to Red #40 allergies in my autistic child.)
1 1/3 cups boiling water
6 fish oil capsules
Cooking spray

Mix boiling water with packets of jello and stir to dissolve. Add fish oil squeezed from capsules and stir well. *Divide recipe in two and prepare separately for two flavors jello.
Carefully pour into molds sprayed with cooking spray or glass loaf pan.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Set bottom of pan or molds in warm water bath for 15-30 seconds, then invert onto platter to jiggle free. Alternatively, use cookie cutters to cut out jigglers from loaf pan.
Watch your kids gulp these up.
*Note that Jigglers are a choking hazard for small children. Please cut into bite sized pieces and supervise while eating.

Nicolas really likes the blue monster ones!

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  1. says

    @OatmealBowl these are 1000mg fish oil tablets. I put these in the boys lunches today. Angel thanked me for adding the jiggler to his lunch, lol. Thanks!

  2. says

    Maintain you brain health with vitamin supplements like Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules which provide essential fatty acids DHA and EPA,and EPA to help maintain Brain Health and wellbeing.

  3. Jen says

    i tried this but the oil separated out when they were cooling in the fridge and I ended up with a layer of oil on top of a jiggler. any advice?

    • says

      I would try letting it cool on the counter a bit then give it another stir before cooling in the fridge. I think mine had a small amount that I blotted with paper towels. It wasn’t much at all.

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