Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet, Super Berry Fruit Crumble

If I could start a Meghan Telpner fan club, I would…

Telpner Fan Club

She’s simply a plant-powerful advocate after my own heart—enthusiastic, approachable, the kind of gal you want to have some tea and “eat your way to vibrant health” with.

Similar to my own journey, Meghan “didn’t grow up eating sprouts,” and when she found herself in her 20s facing an “incurable disease,” she took matters into her own hands and discovered the healing power of nutrient-rich food, alternative recovery methods and rejuvenating activities like yoga and meditation.

She’s a generous soul who has been sharing her magic online and out of her downtown Toronto headquarters for years, and now this inspiring breaker-of-rules-in-the-best-way has released her first book, appropriately named—UnDiet: The Shiny, Happy, Vibrant, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Way to Look Better, Feel Better, and Live Better Each and Every Day!


Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

UnDiet is an incredible wellness guide full of know-how and of course, Meghan’s juicy personality.

What else will YU find in the soon-to-be-dog-eared pages?

• Tips for storing produce and setting up your pantry
• Charts and info for food additives and preservatives to avoid
• Discussion about how counting calories is like “building a mansion on sand”
• How to make herbal teas (YU all know I loved this one!)


• Info to help you identify sweet and salty “poisons”
• Tips for improving digestion
• Tips for storing produce
• And over 40 mouth-watering, delicious and simple plant-based gluten-free recipes

YU may already be familiar with Meghan’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Refried Bean Burrito here on the site, but today I’m sharing a dessert recipe from UnDiet that immediately caught my eye as soon as I cracked the pages. Fate?

Meghan Telpner’s Berry Crumble

Let’s make Meghan’s Super Berry Fruit Crumble
(And good luck not eating it all in one sitting)

Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
Fruit Bottom
2 cups blueberries*
2 cups strawberries
2 cups apple, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tbsp arrowroot starch

*In UnDiet, Meghan provides adaptation suggestions (YU know I love that about her, too), and since I only had 1/4 cup of blueberries on hand, I used them and 3/4 cup blackberries to make up the diff and it worked beautifully.

Crumble Topping
2/3 cup brown rice flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Mix fruit, raw honey and arrowroot…

Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

… and spread  into an 11″ x 9″ glass baking dish. Flatten with a spatula to make sure it is evenly spread.

Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients…

Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

… then crumble evenly over fruit mixture. If the fruit doesn’t look completely covered, add additional flour almonds or oats until the surface is covered.

4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbling.

Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

5. Enjoy!

Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet Book Review

Now, I know that YU drooled on your keyboard a bit there, and that is totally understandable (and to be honest, expected when it comes to Meghan’s recipes). And I’m sure that you want to get your hands on a copy of UnDiet A.S.A.humanly.P.


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Let’s get our GIVEAWAY on! Giveaway Entry is now closed.

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Congrats to our giveaway winner Vincent!
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What YU can win:
One copy of Meghan’s book UnDiet
Enrollment in Meghan’s online Meal Prep Made Easy Course (valued at $279)

What YU need to do:
1. Officially enter the giveaway by clicking/registering here.

2. Shout your entry from the rooftops!

3. Leave a comment below telling us why YU want to win a copy of UnDiet.

4. Follow YU on Facebook and/or Twitter.

5. Cross your beautiful little fingers and toes.

Thanks to Meghan for the delicious opportunity to review UnDiet, it’s an absolute must-have in the YumUniverse kitchen. Oodles of luck to all of YU who enter the giveaway—one winner will be chosen at random on April 26, 2013.

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Extra Goodness for Everyone:
The YumUniverse community can save 10% on anything in Meghan’s Shop simply by entering the special code “YumUniverse” at checkout. As Meghan would say, “AwesomeTown.”

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Read the comments or add yours.

Comment Rules

  1. Kathi

    I love that this is not just a cookbook but has many helpful tips!

  2. Sarah L.

    I already have and love UnDiet, but would absolutely love to take part in one of Meghan’s courses! If I win, I’ll give the book to a friend or family member. They can have the new one – I have already succeeded in splashing lemon juice on some of the pages of mine!

  3. Teresa Emerson

    I would love to win a copy of Undiet because I am trying to grasp onto a healthy way of eating, living and incoporate within my whole family.

  4. I want to win a copy of UnDiet because since the birth of my daughter 7 years ago I have been unable to shake any weight no matter what I try. My weight seems to only go up and my energy, down, and that’s despite eating virtually no packaged/processed foods! Would love to hear Megan’s take, maybe there is something I am not thinking of.

  5. Laurie

    I am always searching for tasty, healthy, easy recipes. Plus I like that it includes helpful tips.

  6. Brenda

    I love YU & this book sounds so yummy and amazing. Over the past year i have been transitioning into a fully plant based diet & am getting a reputation at work for bringing yummy YU goodies in to share.

    I would love to share this with my team & family!


  7. Emily P.

    This book looks so wonderful! I would like to win a copy because I feel stuck in a rut with my current food routine- same old smoothies, same old salads, same old crackers, same old soups… I need some inspiration! (That berry cobbler will do for now:)

  8. Randolph Huston

    Hi Lady’s,
    I started a Gluten Free and plant based diet a little over a month ago because of two reasons. 1. I want to be as healthy as I can so I can live the rest of my life feeling good inside and out! 2. I have a rare disease EED and the research that I’ve done suggest that if I follow a Gluten Free diet that it would control the symptoms and stay off the antibiotics that I would have to take the rest of my days. So here I am Happy and very excited to be on this new journey!

  9. chelsea c.

    I am new to the gluten free world and diving into learning about it. My children and myself have such severe food allergies, I would love to get all the help I can get and a better way to feed my family.

  10. Sarah

    I am just starting the new lifestyle of a plant-based, gluten-free diet, because I suffer from a lot of conditions which I think could be remedied by it, and I think the Un-diet would be a great source of information.

  11. Mel W

    this book would helpful for me because i have struggled with finding a happy diet/happy weight.. i yo-yo too much!

  12. Ange

    I would LOVE to win this prize package! Another great resource to help me on this journey…gluten-free AND plant-based? Gotta have it!
    Thanks for the opportunity! 😀

  13. I want to win because Meghan is my hero! I want to be like her (and you!) when I grow up! I love her recipes and positive energy <3

  14. Natalie

    I would love to win this because I’ve recently had a gluten allergy flare up and I’m struggling with trying to adapt my diet without feeling like I’m depriving myself – at the moment I’m yo-yoing back and forth between good intentions and angry rashes as my resolve waxes and wanes! It’s about time I start being kinder to myself and just feed myself good foods 🙂

  15. Kelly

    I would love to win a copy of Undiet because I’m in a vegan rut and need some new recipes to try. The fruit crumble sounds delish and easy to make!

  16. Elielee

    The recipes look amazing and I am always interested in how to make a plant based diet part of,y daily routine and not just something I dabble in when I have some free time.

  17. I would love to win a copy of Meghan’s book because I have been hearing so much about it and I would love to get in on the action!


    Would love to win a copy of Meghan’s book because I just love following her blog and she has inspired our way of eating. I just had a birthday and it would be a great birthday gift to me!

  19. Ian

    I’m slowly winning my wife over to a wholefood vegan diet by cooking her wonderful meals from YU – Meghan’s book and course would continue this transformation! With tasty treats like this crumble, I’ll have her choosing to back away from colas and cakes in no time!

  20. AJS

    Would love to win this! Looks so beautiful:)

  21. Abbie B.

    This book is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! I am a young triathlete trying not only to improve my overall health through diet, but my digestion also. It’s been a struggle and I believe going gluten-free is the last step I need to accomplish this. UnDiet looks like it’d be a fantastic resource to have and I would be absolutely honored to receive this! I love to cook therefore this book could potentially become a staple in my kitchen.

  22. Tori

    Over this past year, I have adapted a gluten and dairy-free plant-based diet into my life, and have loved every minute of it. I feel so much more alive and energized, and I only wish for my loved ones (well, everyone!) to feel the same way. I would definitely pass on this book (and Meghan’s wisdom) to spread the benefits of undiet-ing your life!

  23. Tracy Leigh Campbell

    I would love a copy of the UnDiet and course because I am brand new to plant-based living and I need help! I have so many questions and it seems like a whole new world and language but I am committed to this new challenge! Help! 🙂

  24. Annie

    I’m looking for a sensible approach to changing my diet that doesn’t have me living on rice cakes and lemon water, and this looks like such a healthy, tasty way to do it.

  25. Melanie Connolly

    Since I already have the book, if I win I plan on giving away my copy of the book!!

  26. Ellen

    Like I’m sure some some of your other readers did, I pre-ordered my copy as soon as I knew it was available. I have been devouring each beautiful page over the last few weeks! Since it’s been so life-changing for me, I would love to give this prize to my mother-in-law who has suffered from Crohn’s for years.

  27. Mary Nielsen

    Hmmm, not sure where my comment went as I thought I left one on April 16, but may I was only dreaming 🙂 I would love to win the contest for a number of reasons. First, the more resources I have access to to keep me on track and learning more about plant based eating would be amazing. Second, I read Meghan’s back story on her internet site. I have a number of friends with Crohn’s & Colitis and would love to be able to share what has worked for her so that they can benefit. I am actually fundraising right now for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at the University Hospital in Edmonton. They are one of the leading research and treatment centres in Canada and as part of my race coming up in Iceland I decided to draw attention to IBD’s such as Crohns & Colitis. The diseases can have such a devastating impact on so many aspects of an individuals life. Third I work in the health & fitness industry and nutrition is a keen interest of mine. Anything I can share with clients to help them become healthier would be of great benefit.

  28. Tara

    I was so happy to find your site from Meghans! I have 2 copies of Undiet already but would love another copy to gift someone with!! And it would be such a gift to win one of Meghans courses, I was just whining at supper tonight about how bad of a cook I am partially because of the my lack of prep skills! I was also very excited to see your section on Making it work for families – I am currently the only one in my family doing Undiet and would love tips on how to incorporate plant based into the rest of my families meals!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  29. Heather Boley

    I am something of a vegan book fanatic. The more I can get my hands on the better!!! And, being Canadian, I´d love to own another wonderful book to add to my collection by another Canadian. I´d like to use it while I am living and advocating the lifestyle here in MEXICO! This journey is amazing and I´d love to have more information in my hands to share with the wonderful people in this country that still haven´t had the opportunity to be exposed to the wide, delicious, world of Vegan!!

  30. Janelle

    I’d love to win a copy so I can try some of Meghan’s tips and recipes in an effort to “clean up” my eating and enhance my digestive health.

  31. Marilyn

    I hope to win for every reason you listed above, because everything YU has recommended has been amazing. I am still struggling to have a fully healthy diet as it takes years to unprogram my brain that french fries are a healthy meal (which were my saving grace as a kid who was constantly sick from food allergies). Plus the online courses will be a great experience with my other half, so we an learn together.

  32. I would love to win a copy of UnDiet! Recently, my youngest daughter started having issues with dairy and since we are a family of 6, everyone has different tastes, likes and dislikes. It would be great to have a go-to resource to pull recipes the whole family could enjoy!

  33. Jennifer

    I am trying to live in an unprocessed world and this seems the perfect way. I love the title the Undiet, as it’s more a way of life than a quick fix to your problems.

  34. crumble looks wonderful and I love that the recipes are plant-based and gluten free!

  35. Julia

    I love how Meghan makes being and eating healthy seem so fun and doable. I would love to see what helpful tips she has to stay on the bandwagon!

  36. Lynn

    Looking to change the lives of my family. My husband has an autoimmune disorder that doctors can’t seem to treat except with meds. I firmly believe we can heal him through a better diet and lifestyle. This book is on my short list of ones to buy to help us on this journey, so I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Linda Widicker

    I would love to win a copy of UnDiet. I think it would be a helpful addition to my new library of whole-foods, plant-based diet/lifestyle books. I started on a health journey of my own in 2009… at 55, I was morbidly obese (299 lbs.), had diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, depression & anxiety problems, etc. I was tired of being fat and sick! I discovered the power of green smoothies and raw foods and the weight began to come off! I have lost 95 pounds and am getting closer to my goal of 150 pounds released! I appreciate all I have learned from those who are sharing the message of the healing power of a whole foods diet. I would like to know more about Meghan and her UnDiet book and program.

    • Mary Nielsen

      Wow, Linda. Good for you! What a lifestyle change to have made! Did you have a good support system or did you just do it on your own? In any case, bravo! Keep it up!

  38. Looks great! Loving the idea behind this book and would enjoy the course. I feed a family of 8 and am always looking for better, faster, healthier ways to prepare food.

  39. Amanda

    Because I am a foodie book junkie!! 🙂 🙂

  40. Melly Stubbs

    This book looks amazing! I only have about 4 vegan books right now and would love to be able to add this one to my collection. I became vegan through your YU30 this past February and it had truly changed my life! Thank you so much for all the love and support that you’ve given us vegans and aspiring vegans! Having so many giveaways shows how much you really want to help us to keep going in the right direction. Peace & love!

  41. Jennifer

    I already have the book but would love to give a copy to my parents who both have health problems. I think reading the book rather then me telling them would be key. Meghan has such a sweet, gentle and upbeat approach. I love love nothing more then to do the course!!

  42. After embracing a gluten-free, sugar-free, plant-based diet 2 years ago, my health and wellbeing drastically improved! Achy limbs, stomach pain, congestion and mood swings are now a thing of the past. Today, my greatest challenge is to keep my diet fun and flexible with new recipes because sometimes I get in a rut of eating the same things. I know there is lots of room to experiment and be inspired so I think UnDiet would be a perfect solution!

  43. Vince

    My wife introduced me to your amazing site and your delicious recipes. I would love to give this book to her for Mothers day so that our family can indulge in these wonderful tastes! YUM! 🙂

  44. Amy Johnson

    I am always looking for good recipes and ideas that support what I believe in my heart/body/ brain is the right way for me to eat and live. I would be SUPER pumped to win the book and extra goodies!

  45. Bess

    I am CONSTANTLY looking for good, healthy recipes to add to my vegan diet. YUM Universe always has the best resources and advice, so I trust that this is an amazing book and course. Crossing my fingers and toes!

  46. Laurie

    I am always looking for tasty recipes to inspire my family to eat more healthy.

  47. Tera

    I’d love to win the meal prep made easy; I already bought Undiet….but it would make a very nice gift to family or friends 😉

  48. Vanessa Rife

    I would love a copy of this book and the giveaway. My father recently passed away from lymphoma and I am trying to detox my life and my family’s life so we do not become subject to disease. I have hit a wall in my diet and I am struggling bad bad bad with cravings detoxing meat & dairy. I refuse to let these cravings win! I feel like a book full of go-to information would be SO helpful in making this transition for myself and for my family.

  49. G.

    I would like to win a copy of UnDiet for so many reasons — but one of them is that the poor eating habits that I’m addicted to, are @ war with my burgeoning cravings to eat more veggies & fruit & whole grains (and less refined foods and meats). These poor habits are resulting in chronic pain throughout my body. Also, w/ a hectic lifestyle of 3 jobs and very little work/life balance, I find it very challenging to start on the road of a vegan lifestyle w/o the support of things like that plant-based protein chart (which I JUST found on your site – not sure if I want to cry from joy or jump up & down!!!), or your book. The Meal Prep Course would definitely serve as a life-changing tool as well, so….here’s hoping that I win! Thank you – your site is AWESOME.

  50. Anika

    I should win because I will put it to work in my kitchen and tell everyone (or FB post to my friends) how wonderful the recipes are.

    The UnDiet looks like a perfect resource. Very nicely done cover, layout and such. Plus the sample recipe sounds awesome.

    I’ve been working on warding off bad stuff through diet changes for some time now, and it is wonderful to have recipes at the fingertips that help with the transitions.

    I don’t always have the time, wherewithal or extra inventory to work out new recipes on my own – it helps to have a good plan that I’m certain will turn into something that is both healthy and tasty. And maybe the boyfriend will like some of the stuff too! 🙂

    I look forward to trying the recipes!

  51. Lynn Wiseman

    I want to win Meghan’s Undiet prize pack so I can “share the health” to my friends!
    Crossing fingers & toes.

  52. bobbie joh

    read the recipe: had to have it. BAM! DONE!

    love the fact that it’s so little prep. It took me less than 10 minutes to throw all this together. Just waiting for the bubbly goodness to happen..

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