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