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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. Karla

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Staying true to my commitment to myself when faced with little support from my husband (not an easy truth to admit) or when I prepare meals for my family that I really enjoyed. I’m learning how to adapt those meals and introduce new ones but everyone isn’t open to eating them. Soooooo…I just keep on swimming and welcome them along when/if they are ready.

  2. Angela

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    My biggest challenge is meal planning and budgeting for healthy, whole foods. It takes a lot of time to prepare and cook meals. As a single parent, single income household, it’s challenging to fit it all in so sometimes the easy, less expensive, more convenient, non-healthy options just work…even though they aren’t satisfying.

  3. Zwitsa Kachinski

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    My biggest problem is making sure I eat enough of the right foods so I get enough protein.

  4. Melodie Bobko

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Integrating real foods into my family’s lifestyle. I have 3 boys with varied sports and school activities, I am in the middle of an amicable separation, and work full-time. It is a struggle to keep real foods on hand that the boys will eat and won’t go bad before we get to eat through them. And harder to keep meals consistent from household to household. We may have real food meals at my house, but my husband’s home is not as concerned with real food meals.

  5. Danielle

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Initially I would have said lack of time was my number factor in the way. But, honestly, after really thinking about it……My biggest struggle is that I just don’t like to cook! My husband does most of our cooking, as he is better at cooking than me. And he actually enjoys it. I just don’t. And I also don’t like doing dishes. Lazy excuses, I know. Lack of time is just an excuse that I use, because I could make the time to prepare food more often….it all boils down to the fact that I just don’t enjoy doing it!

  6. Desiree Engle

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Time! Good recipes would definitely help.

  7. Joanne

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:35 am

    My biggest struggle is being prepared. I tend to default to whatever is quick and easy from the pantry when I need a snack. If I could just get myself organized enough to have easy to grab snacks available, like pre-cutting veggies and making a batch of hummus for the week, I think I’d be able to do it. Also, I have 3 young children that hardly agree on what to eat already, so trying to satisfy everyone at meal time is a challenge.

  8. Sally Jane

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Big struggle getting my husband to get on board with eating more veggies.

  9. Julie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Without a doubt….PLANNING! (or the lack thereof, rather). When I don’t make time to do that, we eat junk. 🙁

  10. Erin Stern

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    The hardest thing for me is that it is so easy to get ahold of the “easy” and quick stuff. After a long day at work, the last thing I want to figure out is what is for dinner and if it isn’t already planned and prepped it doesn’t happen! If I had meals I could prepare over the weekend or have a better plan in place I might be ok. I want to feed my kids good food, but time and effort play a huge role in what they get for dinner.

  11. Maria Jimenez

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:37 am

    My #1 struggle is coming up with meal ideas and time for meal prep. It’s very challenging to find new recipes that are good, good for you, and easy/fast to make. I find myself eating the same foods week after week, some healthy and some not so healthy 🙁

  12. Jane

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I have a house full of picky eaters and people with allergies and a limited amount of time to cook, chop, blend for everyone. Which translates to me not eating what I’d like to be eating because it is just easier to make one thing that everyone can enjoy.

  13. Amy

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Eating on the go is the hardest!

  14. Dawn

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Having everything on hand. I am a good planner, but don’t have a big fridge. I have a 2 and 3-year-old so going to the store often isn’t always an option.

  15. Moraima

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Definitely time. There arent enough hours in a day. Being a single mom, work, home, gym. If I go home and cook then I definitely wont make it to the gym. The struggles.

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