Fun with Food: Jello Protein Cubes Recipe for Kids

Looking for a fun and colorful way to add some extra protein to your kids' diet? Try our delightful Jello Protein Cubes! These tasty treats are not only easy to make but also a joy to eat. Perfect for snacks, parties, or even as a cool after-school treat, these Jello cubes pack a punch of flavor and protein. Let’s dive into how to make them!


  • 1 small box of JELL-O®, any flavor (regular or sugar-free)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup plain Grow Daily 3+, or plain Grow Daily 10+, or Strawberry Kidz Protein powder
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream

Preparation Steps:

  1. Dissolve the JELL-O®: Start by adding the JELL-O® to the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved. This is a great step for the kids to help with, under supervision, as they can watch the crystals vanish!
  2. Mix in the Cold Water: Once the JELL-O® is dissolved, add in the cold water. This helps cool the mixture down before you add the protein powder.
  3. Add Protein Power: Whisk in your choice of healthy heights protein powder such as plain Grow Daily 3+, or plain Grow Daily 10+, or Strawberry Kidz Protein powder until it’s fully dissolved and smooth. This step is crucial as it turns your regular JELL-O® into a protein-packed snack.
  4. Let It Set: Pour the mixture into a shallow dish or a silicone mold if you have one. Refrigerate it for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Make It Fun: Once set, cut the JELL-O® into cubes. If you’re feeling creative, use cookie cutters in fun shapes to make this snack even more delightful for the little ones.
  6. Serve with a Smile: Divide the cubes into four servings and top each with a dollop of whipped cream for that extra special touch.

    Why These Jello Protein Cubes Are Great for Kids:

    • Protein-Packed: Each serving includes a good amount of protein, essential for growing kids.
    • Engages Kids in Cooking: Simple and safe steps that let kids get involved in the kitchen.
    • Customizable: Easily switch up flavors and toppings to keep things interesting.

    Serving Suggestions:

    • Fruity Fun: Add some fresh fruit like berries or slices of banana on top for extra nutrition.
    • Colorful Creations: Use different flavors of JELL-O® to make a rainbow of cubes that are exciting to look at and eat.

    These Jello Protein Cubes are a fantastic way to introduce a healthy, protein-rich diet to your kids in a form that’s fun and tasty. They are perfect for involving kids in the kitchen, teaching them basic cooking skills, and giving them a treat that you can feel good about. Enjoy crafting these vibrant cubes and watch your little ones light up with joy as they devour them!