Your Heart, Your Life: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Hispanic Community

Session 7 Handout Strawberry and Pineapple Delight Recipe

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  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 package (8-serving size) sugar-free, low-calorie strawberry gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 large can (20 ounces) of pineapple chunks in fruit juice, not drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) of mandarin orange segments in fruit juice, drained
  • 16 large ice cubes


  1. Pour boiling water in a large bowl. Add the gelatin and cinnamon powder to the water. Stir for at least 2 minutes, making sure the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  2. Drain pineapple chunks, and save the juice. Add ice (or cold water) to the leftover juice to measure 1½ cups. Add gelatin. Stir until ice is completely melted.
  3. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until gelatin is slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg white).
  4. Reserve ¼ cup each of the pineapple and orange. Add the remaining pineapple and orange to gelatin. Pour into a 1½-quart serving bowl.
  5. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with the reserved pineapple and orange segments.

Yield: 12 servings, Serving size: ½ cup, Each serving provides:

  • Calories: 41
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
  • Sodium: 23 g
  • Total fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Sugars: 9 g
  • Potassium: 94 mg

Quick Fact: This refreshing healthy dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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