Crockpot Berry Grunt and Our First GIVEAWAY!

The good thing about slow cookers: It’s super easy! All you do is mix and leave. The bad thing about slow cookers: You need lots of patience to wait for the deliciousness to finish cooking. I made this awesome berry grunt, filled with the best fruit of the season: Berries! This dessert is like eating muffin tops with a bed of berry pie filling underneath. Awesome.
What’s even more awesome is that we have a giveaway!!!! We’re giving you a chance to try out this summery, berry-y recipe by winning your own crockpot, sponsored by SlimKicker!

Slim-whaaa?? SlimKicker is a calorie tracker and game that turns your diet and fitness goals into a level-up game with points, rewards and challenges. You level up by tracking healthy calories and exercises, and completing challenges such as quitting soda for a week. They also have a huge food database for calculating calories for every imaginable food.


To enter, leave a comment below with a short suggestion for a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge! SlimKicker will pick their favorite idea and the winner will receive a CrockPot:) The giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 25th at midnight Pacific time. Also due to shipping costs, we are limiting this contest to US residents only. Thanks for participating in our first ever giveaway!

CrockPot Berry Grunt

Adapted from Merry Gourmet

Ingredients:

  • 32 ounces of berries (I used a mix of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
  • 2 cups of flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of sugar (I only used 1/4 of a cup in the berry mix and it was totally sweet enough for me)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup +2 tbsp of milk
  • 3 tbsp of melted unsalted butter
  • a pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the berries, 1/4 cup of flour, lemon juice, 1/2 cup of sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon together until all the berries are covered.
  2. Evenly spread the berry mix in a slow-cooker.
  3. In another bowl, mix the baking powder, 2 tbsp of sugar, 1+ 3/4 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of milk, melted butter, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Dollop the batter on top of the berries in the slow-cooker, making it evenly spread out as possible.
  5. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top of the batter for an extra kick of delicious.
  6. Cook in the slow-cooker for 4 hours on medium heat. The batter should be thoroughly cooked.
  7. Serve warm! I sprinkled some latik, which is toasted coconut milk crumbles that I made to pass the time during the making of this grunt.

-Krisla

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23 thoughts on “Crockpot Berry Grunt and Our First GIVEAWAY!

  1. Walk at a fast pace a minimum of a half hour each day and wear pants that are loose in the waist. The waistband will slide around as you move providing a constant reminder to hold in your abdominal muscles.

  2. My tip/challenge is to pack a lunch every night. We eat a lot healthier and even more cheaply, when we keep up the momentum. I’d love to win the crock pot AND try the berry grunt. Thanks for the entry! :)

  3. I’m a mom to two little ones, and am always looking for ways to get a healthy dinner prepared for the kids and my hubby and myself. I think a great challenge for our whole family would be to make sure to serve a healthy salad BEFORE dinner – maybe half an hour? 1) Picky kids might be more tempted to gobble it up since they’ll be more hungry and it’s not competing with other starchy foods they prefer at dinnertime, and 2) I would have time for the salad to really fill me up before I sit down to dinner, so it might help with portion control of higher calorie foods. I think I might actually try this next week. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. It isn’t really a “diet” challenge, but I like to try one new food per week! It helps with making more creative meals when I’m in a cooking rut. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Well usually when my family and I eat out, we usually go out to the mall after we finish eating, like my dad likes says, “to digest” our food with all that walking around in the mall! So my suggestion is to park in the farthest parking lot there is at the mall. This would give you and your family some walking excerise on top of all that waking around in the mall!
    Bamm!! Lovee your food blog! :D

  6. For one week, create a different healthy recipe everyday using purple, green and yellow. Okay, you can use blue instead of purple so lots of berry possibilities…along with plums, purple grapes, eggplant, purple potatoes, etc. Yellow…bananas, cherries, tomatoes, zucchini, etc. And of course all sorts of greens…along with grapes, kiwis, broccoli, peas, edamame, etc. It can be a recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, appetizer, whatever. Note the word “healthy”, which means using Froot Loops does not count. ;)

  7. Occasionally, my husband and I will do a one-week challenge together. We drink only water (no soda, tea, coffee, etc. just water) for a whole week, or walk for 30 minutes every day, or refrain from eating at restaurants, things like that. It helps us a lot to encourage each other and keep the other from flaking out. :)

  8. Have a challenge where for a hour everyday, you stop doing anything purposeful. That might sound crazy, but we all need a little downtime to relax, and stop striving. Just be in the present moment, and enjoy our body, and ourselves.

  9. Water. Always being hydrated will appease your appetite. Also, being “full” on water allows you to last well between meals. If you want to “cheat,” add some zero calorie Crystal Light or such.

    Also, eat lots of small meals instead of large meals. It’ll keep you full longer and allows for a better metabolism!

  10. I’ve found that the best way to keep myself exercising is to regularly change my routine and to make whatever I’m doing a competition with others. You could do that by having a constant exercise challenge with other people in your household! The most important part is to have a “get out of chores” reward system! Whoever does the most/best exercise gets out of chores the next week! Motivation!

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