Cherry Jello Salad

This Cherry Jello Salad is a sweet side dish to add to your dinner menu.  It can put together quickly in the morning and then is ready for dinner later.

Cherry Jello Salad - this easy and light Jello salad tastes delicious and is the perfect shade of pink

 Why is it that the kids are extra loud and sing songy on the morning after you stay up really late the night before?

I have been trying to be better about getting to bed earlier.  I am quite the night owl and would much rather stay up late at night working on projects.  Getting up early is for the birds in my opinion.

Of course the other night, I stayed up way too late doing who knows what.  The next day the kids were louder than normal and were singing about everything under the sun.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I am thankful they were happy and cheerful…but my head and ears just want quietness until I fully wake up.  Thank goodness there was no snow delay that morning 😉   

Cherry Jello Salad - this easy and light Jello salad tastes delicious and is the perfect shade of pink

Why is it that when you are trying to eat healthy all you want is sugar?

I have really been trying to watch what I am eating this year.  And no, not watch it go into my mouth.  Healthy eating has been working great too.  Eating healthy and working out has helped me to lose 7 pounds.  It is a slow process, but I can totally see results and that keeps me motivated to keep going.  I have high hopes of fitting back into those smaller summer clothes I have sitting in our storage room.   That doesn’t stop my sweet tooth from craving sweets like mad though.

This light Jello salad is one that I love to make up and have ready in the refrigerator.  I can whip it up first thing in the morning, and then it is ready for dinner later.  It really is a dessert salad, but I like to have it with dinner sometimes.  I also like having it in my refrigerator for when I get a sugar craving.  One or two spoonfuls really does calm them down.

Cherry Jello Salad - this easy and light Jello salad tastes delicious and is the perfect shade of pink

You can change up your Jello flavors if you like, but this time of year I can’t get enough cherry treats.  I used a sugar free cherry Jello mix to flavor this salad.  Using sugar free and low fat products helps keep this salad a little bit on the healthier side.  Perfect for that raging sweet tooth that needs to be tamed.

The pretty pink of this salad also makes it the perfect snack for Valentine’s Day.  Serve it with dinner and watch everyone smile.

Cherry Jello Salad - this easy and light Jello salad tastes delicious and is the perfect shade of pink

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Cherry Jello Salad

Prep Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 cups Jello salad

Cherry Jello Salad

This easy Jello salad is light and delicious. The pink shade is perfect for adding to your Valentine's dinners.


12 ounces diet Sprite
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 box sugar free Cherry Jello (3 oz.)
3 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
1 can crushed pineapple, drained (20 oz.)
1 carton low fat Cool Whip, thawed (8 oz.)
maraschino cherries


  1. Heat the Sprite and marshmallows in a pan until melted and creamy. Remove from the heat and stir in the Jello until dissolved. Add the cream cheese and beat until creamy. Stir in the pineapple.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Fold in the Cool Whip and chill again before serving. Makes about 6 cups of Jello salad. Top with cherries and sprinkles when serving if desired.


This is an easy dessert to lighten up the calories on. Feel free to use diet Sprite, sugar free Jello, light cream cheese, and low fat Cool Whip. It still tastes just as delicious as the regular version.

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Cherry Banana Smoothies

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