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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!


  1. Leigh Anne

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Biggest Struggle… ME! Seems complicated and too much work. If I don’t win… Might just have to get the book and see if it can be easier and if I can just move past my inefficiency of buying groceries…

  2. Beatriz

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods is that I buy organic veggies and fruits and they go bad quickly. I try to eat them before they go bad but sometimes they just have go to the garbage. Prices for organic food are expensive and I still buy them but I get disappointed when I have to throw them away.

  3. Sheena

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    My biggest challenge would be keeping my fresh produce well… fresh! I’m always trying to remember what belongs refrigerated vs what can be kept at room temp. I’m investing in amazing fresh food and want to enjoy each purchase as long as I can.

  4. Nicole

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    My biggest struggle – by far – is finding the time and/or energy to prep and cook!

  5. Stacie

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    For me it’s a time issue – to clean, cut, prep, package, etc. By the time Sunday rolls around, I just want to rest and not be stuck in the kitchen all day getting ready for the following week.

  6. Shenelle Powell

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My biggest struggle with eating real, wholesome foods is consistency. From time to time I begin eating healthier but often fall off. This sometimes because I run out of ideas, I’m low on money, or I’m school/work where an unhealthy option is easier and cheaper.

  7. Lana

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    The hardest part? Need someone to walk along side of me that I can imitate.

  8. Luci

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    My number one struggle is time. It is just easier and quicker to go for the simple packaged food than all the cutting and prepping when every day is filled to the brim.

  9. Stephanie

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    My biggest struggle has always been making the time required by a more whole food lifestyle. Time to plan, time to shop, time to prepare. Secondarily is simple temptation. Let’s face it, commercially prepared and processed foods have been designed to hit our pleasure centers. So while I understand intellectually that eating whole foods is one of the most healthy things I can do for myself, it takes a lot of strength to walk away from those favorites that I know aren’t good for me.

  10. Jessica

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My #1 struggle with eating real foods is the time and preparation. Today they have so many prepackaged products that are easy to grab and go. I definitely have to plan ahead for the week and prep real foods each evening or spend one good day on the weekends planning out my meals. Its hard to do when working full time during the weekdays and you have busy weekends. Its also very difficult to eat real foods when eating away from home, like when you go out to eat or when your eating at someone else’s home.

  11. Pam Coke

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My biggest struggle is going to sound familiar: time. I have made green smoothies a daily routine by having fresh spinach and frozen fruits on hand. I make time to pack a carefully balanced lunch each day. Dinner is where I struggle the most. It’s hard to balance work and family. Sometimes simple convenience wins out over real foods.

  12. Kay Vanatta

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    biggest struggle is time! It’s my own organizational failure for sure!! But I need to make time for prep & plan every couple of days and then I’m good to go

  13. Yvette

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My biggest issue is that I live in a place where fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by. Even the farmers’ markets do not have a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (mainly baked goods). I’m not a fan of canned vegetables, but I do substitute a frozen vegetable where I can. I use frozen fruits for my smoothies. It’s even hard to find good organic spinach here.

  14. Penelope Davies

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    My hardest problem with eating more real wholesome foods is the time it takes to put together the food and cook it. My days are just so busy that its hard to take that extra hour to cook

  15. Sarah

    September 4th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    My number one struggle with eating more real foods is meal planning. I do not do a very good job planning out meals for the week which leads me to spend more money on groceries. I need to improve on grocery shopping for foods that will work for multiple meals during the week!

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