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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. Julie

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    My #1 struggle is keeping enough homemade goodies and snacks around the house for when we need a quick treat or for school lunches. Seems once a bake some homemade granola bars, everyone grabs one, then one for the lunch box, and I’m out already!

  2. Veronika

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Finding recipes my children and husband are willing to eat (maybe even twice) and finding the time to shop for ingredients and cook healthier meals are daily challenges.

  3. Mindy

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I find a great recipe, easy/healthy/tasty, and then one of the kids HATES it. We don’t do two meals for one dinner at this house, so back to the recipe books I go. I have several meals that everyone loves, but I want diversity and ease.

  4. Nicole

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    “What’s the #1 struggle you have with eating more real foods?” … They either don’t taste good or I just don’t have time to make them. I’m tired when I come home and don’t feel like spending an hour over a hot stove. Slow cookers are great but I can’t do everything in there.

  5. Suzanne

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I have to admit that my challenge is not so great. However, having to live with someone who doesn’t want to eat more healthful choices is my struggle. I know it is his issue but I have to make two different meals every day. I work full time, but since I do enjoy shopping and cooking it is not an awful burden.

  6. Alethea

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    My biggest struggles are lack of planning and traveling.

  7. ayisat

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    keeping it interesting but budget friendly

  8. Megan

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Time and energy. I never buy anything that isn’t a whole food, so it takes time to prep and cook a meal. If it is a week that is extra crazy, or if I didn’t have time to prep meal plans etc over the weekend, then sometimes time gets away from me and there is no dinner. Because I don’t allow processed foods in the house, we end up eating out on these nights….which is just as bad or worse than processed foods.

  9. Andrea Prince

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Eating on the go seems to be where I struggle the most! Having fast snacks during the week takes a lot of prep time and planning!!!

  10. Deanna

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    We prepare many meals with whole foods, my biggest challenge is when I’m not prepared to bring my lunch to work. When I go out at lunchtime it’s hard to find whole food, healthy items that are convenient (the same for travel).

  11. Mandie P

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    My #1 struggle is getting my 4 year old to try healthy foods, he does great with fruits and veggies but only if they are separate and not combined with other items.

  12. Amy M

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    The biggest challenge is beverages. We try & eat pretty healthy but there’s always room for improvement. Sometimes drinks can be just as bad, or worse, than junk food. And getting my kids off of ‘Froot Loops’ that make it into my house without my consent. Ugh

  13. Elicia M

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    My struggle is the cost for a family of 5 I would much rather all of us eat real foods than trying to plan different meals every night. Also, my picky eating husband =)

  14. Beth Seevers

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    My struggle is living with my handsome, caring, athletic husband who eats sweets and carbs, carbs and sweets! He participating in 2 cleanses with me and rocked both of them but soon falls victim for the cinnamon rolls, cookies and pizza. They are everywhere in my house and his response to me is “Don’t eat them” UGH!
    So i use the facebook page, emails and blogs as my constant reminder that I am worth it and it is worth it….so I start our day with green smoothies, one small step to keep him healthy and me on track!

  15. Raechelle Fletcher

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Mt struggle is budget since when I try to buy food that is healthy and to make it seem like it cost more then when you buy processed food which I know is bad for you but also good. I been working on changing my family and I eating habits and going to a healthier selection. I always have a green smoothie everyday even when the 30 challenges isn’t going on because I love them so much I just kept it in my daily regiment.

  16. Trudy

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    My biggest challenge is finding the right ingredients at a good price, having a stash of recipes and finding the time to do it at home. I hate waste.

  17. Michele

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Prep time! Teaching isn’t a 6 hour day breeze that many think it is. When adding in prep time and extra help, I’m usually there from 7 am to 4 pm, but there’s are still papers to grade an lessons to plan when I get home. I also squeeze separate tutoringfor extra cash. It’s tough to come home exhausted and have to prepare a complicated meal with many steps.

  18. Dahiana

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    What I find the hardest about eating real food is that alot of times I’m eating on the go and packing a lunch and reheating is such a hassle and the food just doesn’t taste the same. Alot of times I just end up giving in to the fast food because of my lack of preparation and/or because I don’t know any good food to eat cold or reheated

  19. Rachel

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Probably the hardest part is being consistent and learning/having the knowledge. I try to do small steps but sometimes I get overwhelmed by how much there is to know and how little I know!!

  20. Nakia

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I think my real struggle with eating more real food is MONEY!! I would love to buy organic & make great recipes but it’s expensive.

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