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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. Mie Smith

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    My #1 Struggle with eating whole foods is laziness. I would love to make my own almond milk, make bone broth every week, and grow all my own veggies but it’s time consuming and hard work! But, I love to eat healthier if I can and I will take it one task at a time. Thank you!

  2. Pam Larson

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    My biggest struggle is craving “comfort food”, so I am always trying to stay on top of new green smoothie recipes and tips on new ways to prepare nutritious veggies and all the other great food out there!! I love recipes! 🙂

  3. Cheralyn

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    TIME! There aren’t enough hours in the day. With work as a case manager, the beginning of a new semester towards an MSW and an expected bundle of joy (9/14/14), I can rarely manage to make a meal – let alone a healthy meal.

  4. Christine Nathan

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I always buy the fruits and veggies, but I fail in a variety of other ways. I forgot to pack them in the morning for my lunch. Or I pack them, but then forget them in my car until 4 hours later = gross. Or I’ll buy groceries on Thursday and end up heading out of town. Come home Monday and they’re bad. Silly silly little things.

  5. Kriki

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    My #1 challenge is planning ahead- if I don’t plan ahead it’s easier to give in to the temptation of something easier or quicker even if it’s not as healthy

  6. Maureen Rothenberg

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    The most difficult thing is preparing food in small portions for one person. I’m single and, following a lap-band surgery, I eat typically about one quarter of what a normal American eats at one sitting. At this point I wouldn’t even drink an 8-oz. smoothie– I’d feel stuffed. Eventually I should be able to consume a cup of food… but still. Leftovers aren’t so great when your meals are real.

  7. Heidi Ahrens

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    My number one challenge is that I live at a boarding school and the food is picked for me and time to prepare things.

  8. Andrea

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My struggle is laziness. Often times I fall for the more convenient foods.

  9. Veronica

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Keeping enough fresh food on hand without it going bad or having to run to the store three times a week, which blows my food budget.

  10. Tali

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Hi! My number #1 struggle is the planning. I buy a lot of healthy, real food, and then it goes to waste because I hadn’t planned recipes ahead of time and then I forget to use it. I’m not creative enough or skilled enough yet to just whip something up with random stuff I have… or maybe I just haven’t tried!

    I’m restarting the 30 day green smoothie challenge, and 4 days in I already know that planning ahead buying the right groceries for specific meals is the only way I stick to anything!

  11. Stephanie

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My struggle with eating real food honestly is that for my living situation, my food is all inclusive, and the food provided isn’t always “real” or “whole”. I buy what I can on my own, but its a financial issue for me until I have my own family one day 🙂

  12. Aubree

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods is organization. I’m really struggling with organizing my time, kitchen, shopping, and resources to make it all work. Sometimes a shortcut is just easier and causes less stress. I have traveled a lot the past few months, and with a husband gone with medical school/military and my first baby to look after I just can’t seem to keep up with the real food goals I have.

  13. Mary Oberg

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    My #1 struggle is I am on acid free and salt free diet. Dealing with stress and cravings. My weight is going up instead of down then I get depressed and discouraged!

  14. Michelle

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    My biggest challenge is getting my toddlers,age 3 and 1 to try things that are healthy. They love fruits, but I can’t just have them eating those all day. My daughter especially doesn’t like things that are green. I’m constantly on the look out for healthy whole food snacks for the whole family. And let’s face it, sometimes cooking a good dinner isn’t always on the top of the list…so if there are more great quick meals out there, please send them my way. :))

  15. Donna

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    The hardest thing I find with preparing whole foods consistently is the prep time. When I get home from work, especially if it is a long day, I want to spend only about 20-30 minutes preparing the evening meal. While I have a certain number of meals that fit this requirement and are made from whole foods, the temptation to grab something quick which usually equates to processed, is hard to ignore when I’m really tired.

  16. Barbara Passino

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    My problem is getting ideas for menu planning, then putting together a full well balance meal. I could really use that book!

  17. Patty

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I live alone on a fixed income. Running to the grocery once a week is just not in my budget. I have a small garden which helps but I would love to find healthy recipes that I can make and freeze. I know I am a better cook than stouffers. Thanks again ladies. I love all that you do!

  18. Debbie

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I have to admit I am eating much a healthier diet since I started the green smoothies 3 months ago….BUT I like seafood and meat, which is probably a no no. Perhaps in the future I may change, but for now..baby steps.

  19. Lynette Forbis

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I have a tough job getting everything prepped and ready to go. I’m not home a lot, always on the go….so thats difficult.

  20. Erin

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    For me, it’s hard getting to the store every few days to restock the fresh produce in the house!

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