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11 summer Jell-O recipes for you and your family

Worrying what you're going to feed your kid during the summer while on vacation? These Jell-O recipes might help you out.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: July 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm •  Published: July 22, 2014

Is Jell-O the secret to your family picnic?

Americans are eating together less often today than in the past, a study by Harris Interactive found. Most Americans actually have family dinners less than five times a week, according to the study.

But there are benefits to eating together, like increasing the quality of the food you consume and giving yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the American labor force.

Healthier food seems to be an ongoing trend in America, too. Kids’ waistlines are holding steady, new research found, indicating that America’s youths aren't getting fatter. And Jell-O — made primarily from gelatin — has been known to have health benefits.

Research has found that it can support hair and skin growth, help improve your joints and be an excellent source of protein. Cutting up food and creating smaller portions has been proven to help kids behave better as well, a new Cornell study found.

And what’s easier to cut up than Jell-O?

In spirit of the summer — when Jell-O is a national staple, as it has been throughout the last century — we’d like to show you 11 different ways to use Jell-O that you and your family might enjoy.

The Fruity Pebble

This cookie is part Jell-O pudding and part Fruity Pebble cereal. Put these two elements together and you get one flavorful and fruity cookie for you and your kids.

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