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In late summer, when the stores and farmers markets are overflowing with melons, try different combinations of melon, fruit and gelatin.

1 large melon (such as cantaloupe or honeydew)
2 (3-ounce) packages flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sliced fresh fruit

Cut melon in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of the melon so the half will sit firm and level. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water, then stir in applesauce and fresh fruit. Pour gelatin mixture into the scooped-out center of the melon halves. Cover melons with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, slice each melon half into three wedges.

Serving size: 1 wedge. Per serving: 217 calories, 3.6 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 53.8 g carbohydrates, 171 mg sodium, trace mg cholesterol

Jennifer Maughan, 100 Meals for $5 or Less