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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. beth

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    cost, sometimes it seems so expensive to eat clean

  2. Susan

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    The #1 challenge is planning… I’ve gotten a lot better at this, but it still takes so much time. #workinprogress

  3. Cyndy Lacey

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    getting my husband to join me! He doesn’t like veggies at all and it means I cook two meals. i think your recipies are great, i just need a bit more coaxing for him. thanks for this great new book!

  4. Deirdre LaBorde

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The #1 struggle that I have is having enough time!

  5. Anna

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    My biggest struggle with eating real, whole foods is the time it takes to prepare them. My husband and I both work very demanding jobs, and by the time we both get home at the end of the day, after work and the gym, neither of us want to put forth the effort to cook!

  6. Cindy

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Being on the go or traveling. It is so easy to bring prepared foods or bars along with you, but not easy to have the fresh stuff!

  7. Jules

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Cooking the meals is my biggest issue. When i get home and there is no food ready…i begin to snack unheathly food.

  8. Diane Achatz

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Finding, buying…and remembering to USE the foods! I forget when I have fresh kale and spinach, and it’s just carelessness on my part!

    I also wait too long between meals, and then grab the first and/or fastest thing there! That’s just poor planning.

  9. Tina DiVita

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Simple! Sugar and the desire for sweetness. Not including natural fruits, we’ve been raised with some form of sugar in all our foods that it makes it hard to not want it. After detoxing, even one taste of something with a high sugar content and I feel this surge to my brain. It’s such a challenge to not want it!

  10. Ibi

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    The main struggle I have is planning meals for myself and my family. I’m busy all the time and when I’m trying to juggle work and raising healthy kids it’s hard to meal prep. I try to set a day aside for cooking a week’s worth of meals for 4 people but it gets tough. I also have difficulty picking different recipes to break up the monotony. I tend to run out of ideas and end of cooking the same old thing, but I’m dedicated to stay away from processed foods.

  11. Geri

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    For me it’s the time required. I did the 21-day cleanse and it was awesome but it seemed I was always prepping, cooking or doing dishes! I think the key may be to make more things in bulk rather than try to always have something different each day for each meal. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Kayla

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Oh gosh, there are so many reasons I could come up with- the time involved with preparations, the cost involved with eating healthy, the drama involved with my picky teenagers. But I have to really blame myself. Anything worth having is worth sacrificing for. And heaven knows I’d give up a month of sundaes for a new designer bag. So for me it’s realigning my priorities and realizing this ol trusty body is the only one I have. There’s no replacement and I better learn to treat it with care. So I guess that’s where I am and why I am here. Attempting to educate myself in order to convince myself that the sacrifices are worth it.

  13. Elienne Croes

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Biggest issue is finding the time and energy to prep all the foods. I try to do everything the night before, but I find myself standing in the kitchen till 11.30 pm sometimes, it’s crazy! But when I don’t prep properly and I don’t have ‘real’ foods to eat during the day (I work 5 days a week) it’s hard to stick to it, as I would have to eat whatever there is available. I wish I had more recipes like the ones from the cleanse, I’ve run out of ideas for meals!

  14. Neikata Crawford

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    The challenge for me is the time it takes to prepare real foods. It can get very frustrating when I think about all the steps necessary to prepare real food. I tend to choose take out or something that requires less preparation. Oftentimes I tend to choose more processed foods and less real food.

  15. Carrie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Getting my family to eat the same thing as myself. It’s so difficult to get my kids and hubby to eat some of the things that I like to eat and it takes a lot more time/energy to make more food just for them or just for me.

  16. Kathryn

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I would say my number one struggle is finding the ingredients in my local grocery store. I live in an area where the grocery store often does not carry some of the special ingredients because people on this side of town do not shop for healthier foods. If I want such ingredients as flax seeds, coconut warer, Chia seeds, coconut or almond flour/oil, etc, I have to go to other sections of the city to find them and they are usually in areas of the city that have larger produce choices and larger stores that cater to healthy eaters. I use public transportation and it’s difficult to get what I need.

  17. Rhonda

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I work the 7pm to 7am shift so I find that everything is difficult for me, from finding time to shop to preparing menus and meals and what time I should actually eat! Thank you for all the information on your website.

  18. Alison

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    My biggest problem is imagination … I make the same things over and over. Also, when eating at friends, so often they go for the easy, ready made stuff (full of gluten) so I end up not eating very much.

  19. Julie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Over the past few months, my biggest issues is that I had unexpected knee surgery after tearing my left lateral meniscus. I was off my feet or on crutches for about 6 weeks and couldn’t do much cooking for myself. Living alone made that more difficult as I only had the help of my boyfriend on the weekends. That got me into bad habits of pre-made foods and frozen meals. Now that I am on the mend, I am working on remaking those good habits and getting back into eating whole foods and making all my own meals vs relying on take-out and freezer dinners.

  20. India

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    My #1 thing I struggle with in eating whole foods is the cost of waste. I buy/cook/eat only for myself and most stores cater to families of 2 or more. I usually end up with way too much food for me to consume in a few days time and the rest rots away on me. In my efforts to learn to cook with more real foods, in the last year, I have thrown away more rotted fruits and veggies than I can shake a stick at.

  21. Bernie Mize

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Allocating the time to prepping and fixing is my challenge. It’s hard to fit it in with work, family time, church, doctor’s appts, etc. But I’m working harder and harder at it all the time. I’m determined to eat the healthiest that I can, as another way to combat my cancer!

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