Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cinnamon Applesauce Salad

I didn't know this for a long time, but salads don't have to be green! They don't even have to be veggies!
Salads can be fruit, meat, and even creamed! 
One type of salad that has sadly lost popularity, is the gelatin salad. 
Gelatin offers protein and other good-for-you stuffs(scroll down to Medical and Nutritional Properties). It is particularly good for your joints since it is a mixture of protein, peptides, and collagen and made from skin, bone, and organ tissues from animals.
It's great to have around if meat is not abundant on your budget or your meal is on the light side.
(Did you know you can even use it for hair gel if you store in the fridge? Yes- but it will only last about a week, but it's a lot cheaper than commercial products!)
3 cups boiling water
2 packs of plain gelatin
3/4 cup cane (or plain) sugar
3/4 T cinnamon
2 cups of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 t lemon or lime juice

Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. Add cinnamon, juice, and applesauce. Stir well. Chill well before serving.

My kids are spoiled in that they think they must have a dessert. These are the kind of recipes I love to offer in place of sugar when I can!


Joy said...

This looks and sounds really good and I bet my kids would love it. I will have to put it on the menu on a "warmer" day! ;) Brrr its been cold in our house today!
Are you still using zulka as your cane sugar? I haven't seen it at our Wal mart in a while

Donna said...

Yes I am and Cookeville is usually the only one here with it...but for a while, I was catching it at our Kroger. Perhaps your Kroger could have it?