2015 #JulyCrunchChallenge: WINNER

Thank you to all who participated in this Crunch Challenge (#JulyCrunchChallenge).

And the WINNER of the 2015 #JulyCrunchChallenge is…((drumroll, please))…


Tena Kellet! Tena, please contact me (I e-mailed you) and I will give you information on how to claim your consultation prize :) Congratulations on winning!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Image and Recipe Adapted from All Recipes

15 mins | COOK 45 mins | READY IN 1 hr


Serves: 6
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and yellow leaves removed

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly, and shake to coat. Pour onto a baking sheet, and place on center oven rack.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, shaking pan every 5 to 7 minutes for even browning. Reduce heat when necessary to prevent burning. Brussels sprouts should be darkest brown, almost black, when done. Adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if necessary. Serve immediately.

Chocolatey Oat Clusters

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Recipe and Image modified from Health


  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats


1. Heat peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat 3 minutes or until chips melt.

2. Stir in oats. Remove from heat.

3. With a spoon, small ice cream scoop/melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper−lined baking sheet. Let set in fridge 10 minutes.

Fruity Parfait

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Image and Recipe of Fruit Parfait is adapted from Health


  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups sliced mixed plums, peaches, and nectarines
  • 3/4 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts and almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)


1. In a tall 4-cup container or jar, layer half of the yogurt, fruit, cereal, nuts, flaxseed, and syrup. Repeat with the remaining half of ingredients, ending with honey. (If you prefer a crunchy parfait, pack cereal separately to add right before eating.)

2. Refrigerate up to 5 hours.

Avocado Cups

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Image and Recipe for Avocado Cups Adapted from Health


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fat free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 endive leaves
  • Preparation
  1. Peel, pit, and mash 1 avocado; set aside.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream or plain yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro in a small bowl; stir in avocado.
  3. Spoon avocado mixture evenly into 12 endive leaves.