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100 Days of Real Food Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hooray and happy (almost) fall!

It’s probably my favorite time of year. There’s something to say about warm and fuzzy socks, busting out my slow cooker, and curling up with a book.

And what better way to enjoy the start of this cozy season by diving into a new cookbook from a free giveaway?


Lisa Leake is a friend, and also the star behind the new cookbook: 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love. We already dove into her recipes, and they’re amazing! So amazing, that we want to give one away to someone else…

Want to win a copy of your own?

All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section below: “What’s the #1 struggle you have with eating more real foods?” That’s it.

We’ll be picking one winner randomly and that lucky person will be announced in our newsletter on September 11 (if you don’t receive our newsletters, then sign up here).

Good luck!


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  1. Cathi

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The hardest thing for me is getting my kids to eat whole foods too.

  2. Sooz

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:59 am

    For me, just finding ‘real’ food anymore. Everything has been messed with or depleted of nutrients. Micronutrients are key now in supplement form. Thank y’all for the inspiration! Cheers!

  3. Terri Faltas

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    My biggest struggle/obstacle with eating more real food is the fact that we eat out or on the go often; as much as 60-70% of our meals individually and as a family. Many times I am not aware of ingredients used or preparation methods. Still, I opt for the entree with the cleanest description, but always wonder exactly what it is that my family and I are consuming…

  4. Kahla

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I think many of the ladies here are experiencing the biggest drawback of 21st century womanhood, between kids, work, school and housekeeping, we are extremely busy. I am a mother of 3 and a full time student, I also work from home to maintain our bills living in the most expensive city in Canada – I still cook well but it is not without stress and we never eat before 6:45-7pm and often later. Time is precious!

  5. Mary

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    My challenge is time and sometimes cost. Add a hectic family schedule into the mix and I am always searching for good and simple real food options for my kids, their lunches and after-school-running-off-to-lessons snack and meals on the go!

  6. Bethany

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Money and taking the time to make stuff to have ready to grab

  7. Vanessa Tamati

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    All of the above.. im a working single mum of three children. 11 yr twin girls and a 16 yr son at home.. 24yr daughter and my beautiful 1 yr, 9 month old moko live with me too! I try to exercise 3 days a week by ironmaori training an do some extra on the weekends if im lucky!! Then theres the trying to find time to try cooking new recipies and do the shopping for the ingrediants?! Is that enough reasons?

  8. Laura

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Finding the time to stay committed to healthy eating. When our family plans out the weeks meals we do great. But, then life gets in the way and we slip and revert back to our old eating habits.

  9. Sharon

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The biggest problem I have is the cost. Sometimes it’s hard to find a variety of affordable organic options. I find it difficult to buy the organic raspberries for $3.99 a pint when the non organic are on sale for 99 cents. I do keep a list of the dirty dozen in my purse, but it’s not always followed. 🙁

  10. Rebecca Urban

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Finding things that my husband and kids like is a challenge! Cost is also an issue for us.

  11. Hilary Cracknell

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Organisation is my biggest problem. Planning a menu for the week and a shopping list takes a lot of time. I am used to knowing what I need for ‘regular ‘ meals and haven’t got the new meals into my brain yet. I have realized that stress effects my food choices and that I am a comfort eater. I need ideas for quick dishes when time is short.

  12. Amy

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I find the breads and the snacks (kids) to be the biggest challenge. We do occasionally bake our own bread but still experimenting with snacks and drinks for the kids.

  13. Lyn

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Honestly it’s the cost, I hate how the best foods for you are more often than not the most expensive

  14. Angie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Finding time and the prices at the groceries stores are crazy expensive.

  15. Susan O'Bryant

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Time! Going to the store, picking out the best foods, researching recipes, and working to pay for it all… it takes so much time! But it’s worth it because it does make me feel more energetic and not like I’m dragging through the day. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Diane S Merrick

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    My biggest issue with eating whole foods, real foods, is choosing to eat at home rather than eating in restaurants. It’s difficult to find restaurants that serve whole foods, much less organic foods. It takes time to plan ahead and have the right foods at home to make a quick, easy, nutritious meal at home rather than grabbing something prepared on the way home. The simple green smoothies are making my transition from a mindless eater to a healthy eater so much easier and faster.

  17. Cynthia

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    My biggest hurdle is time and energy. We do a pretty good job with planning our meals and buying real food. But there are certain weeks that I am too busy to hit the grocery store and that’s when we end up picking up something quick and sometimes not all that healthy. Since I have a long work commute, my boyfriend does the majority of the cooking it works out great, unless he’s too tired from his job to cook. I would love to have more ideas so we are better prepared for those weeks were things are a bit too busy.

  18. Angela Black

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    The #1 struggle would be money, im on a fixed income and it’s so hard to buy all the right foods I’d like to have in my home for me, my husband and soon to be 4 year old especially now that she’s in JK, this cookbook would definitely be helpful and I would be soooo blessed if I was able to win this, it would be the 1st thing in forever that I’ve ever won too. Plus exercise isn’t always able to be done because of other household things that need to be done like dishes, laundry, floors etc but I do try to get on the exercise bike we have, anyways thank you and god bless.

  19. Nikki M.

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Definitely energy for me. I have time, I don’t have patience. Standing in the kitchen for potentially hours to create a food I’m not even sure I will like doesn’t fill me with glee. :<

  20. Michelle Bundy

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    My biggest struggle is my family. My kids and I made the switch a long time ago but my husband has proved to be more difficult. And then parents. Oh the parents. I get the famous “well, we survived” story.

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