Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Works for me Wednesday - Jello Snacks

I don't know about you, but I hate paying for jello pudding and gelatin cups. Even with coupons (if there ever are any) they are so expensive. I love having them around for a quick snack, though.

The other day I was at the store and I saw some small 1/2 cup sized gladware. Hmmm...that seemed to be about the same size as a jello gelatin cup. I decided to give it a try.

Several times since I started my couponing adventure Walgreen's has had Royal gelatin on sale for 5 for $1.00 (that's 20 cents folks!), so I have a ton of it.

I spread out a small can (.50) of mandarin oranges between 6 cups. I prepared the jello as normal and poured into the cups over the oranges.

Then I just put the lids on and popped them in the fridge. For $.70 I got six jello cups (I used sugar free jello), filled with fruit - a great quick snack.

Later that same day my daughter wouldn't finish a whole banana so I cut up the rest of it and made some strawberry banana jello cups too! I love it when I can save food from the garbage!

Now that I have 12 of these 1/2 gladware cups, I will keep using them for Jello and I plan to use them for pudding as well. It works for me!

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Leah J said...

I love that idea. I'm going to use this one for sure!!! Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. For how long do you think you can keep these in the fridge?

Kindall Klan said...

what a great idea! I love it! How do you stop your family from using the containers for other things? :) Guess I'll have to keep them filled all the time, huh? :)

mub said...

I've been searching for something just that size, thanks for the heads up!

SavingSomeGreen said...

Anonymous - I have kept them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and they have been fine.

Kindall Klan - I do use them for other things sometimes. They are great for salad dressing when I pack my hubby's lunch, but when I have six clean I grab them and make more!

Jenna said...

Fab idea! My daughter will love those in her school lunches.

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