on October 01, 2015
at 03:40 PM
If in doubt about the product you want to buy look turn over the box and look at the ingredients. Can you pronounce them or know what they are? Is it food you are eating or why are you eating it. To me store bought jello isn't food and not of any value at that. Q's to ask yourself
on September 30, 2015
at 01:08 PM
If by sugar free jello you mean the actual product that goes by that brand name, that's a very bad idea. Artifical flavors, colors, and worse, sweeteners, not sure what's in there these days, but if you see aspertame, neotame, or the like, run away, it's very very bad stuff and very toxic. But hey, it's your body and you get to both decide what to eat and which consequences and damage to your health you're willing to accept.
If by sugar free jello, you mean that you're going to buy unflavored gellatin, flavor it yourself, say with a couple of drops of essential mint oil, or maybe a tablespoon/teaspoon of cocoa powder and some coconut milk, or something like that, and sweeten it with maybe stevia, then by all means have at it. It's good stuff.
One thing you may be overlooking is making your own bone broth and cooking it down until it gelatinizes when it cools. That's the best thing you can do, and it's very very healthy. So for example, say you roast some chicken every once in a while, once you're done with it, don't throw away the bones, put them in the freezer, maybe in a ziplock bag.
When the bag is full, take all the bones of maybe 2-3 chickens worth and place them in your large crockpot/slowcooker. Add a tablespoon of seasalt, add a couple of tablespoons of white distilled vinegar, and fill the crockpot with water. Let it summer on high for over 24h, then let it cool, remove all the bones, and put the liquid in the fridge in various pyrex containers. If you've done it right, it will gel, and will be delicious.
(You could instead chop up some veggies, such as carrots, onions, parsnips, turnips, throw in some left over chicken meat and let it cook a bit longer to make soup instead. It will be just as healthy. I would fry the onions ahead of time as it will taste much better. And you can top it with some cillantro and/or parsley.)
on February 14, 2015
at 01:03 AM
Nobody here is your parent or the food police, so you may eat whatever the heck you want to.
I think your real question was whether sugar free jello is "Paleo". While there are many opinions about what is in the so-called paleo diet, everyone is pretty clear about most of the things that AREN'T IN the paleo diet, and the artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners are NOT Paleo. I see paleo primarily as REAL, WHOLE FOOD from natural sources. Sugar free jello is NONE of those things.
Gelatin is good for you, but not when it comes with artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. The Paleo equivalent of "sugar free jello" is a bowl of gelatinous bone broth and a piece of organic fruit.
I suspect that you are using Paleo as you latest fad diet--otherwise why would you care to eat something full of chemicals but free of nutritients and with few calories? Either you don't understand the principles of this way of eating, or you don't care.
Eat whatever you want, just don't call sugar free jello paleo or delude yourself into thinking you are eating a "paleo diet" if you eat it.
on February 10, 2015
at 05:52 PM
Yes but don't make a habit of it. Sugar free Jello is about as processed as a food can get.
Over the last 3 days I ate a lot of regular lemon jello as part of a prep for a colonoscopy. It was either that or a diet of fruit juice or Gatorade. Bone broth wasn't on the list.
You do what you have to do.
on February 10, 2015
at 06:33 PM
Depends, some of them have no carbs whatsoever (just a little bit of protein from the gelatin) so they would actually be quite safe, even in large amounts. Go ahead and enjoy them if you like them, they're perfectly fine. Just avoid the ones with a lot of starch added, so check the Nutrition Facts before buying it.