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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?

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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. Danielle

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Time and money. I’m a busy single parent of 3 kids and I don’t work regular 9-5 hours so it’s difficult making meals myself. Healthy food options are also more expensive and it’s a struggle most months.

  2. KatyG

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    My #1 pitfall with eating real foods is the influence of culture and society, and having a busy family life. When my girls are at their grandparent’s house and I go to pick them up after work, it is easier to put the cooking of dinner in their hands, if they’re offering. This could mean a home cooked, somewhat real food meal and/or takeout Chinese or Papa Murphy’s Pizza. It is easy to sit with a glass or 2 or 3 or…of wine while not worrying about anything…right?!? Also troubling is how we are a culture where drinking and eating revolve around every social event, sports game, etc. Take Oktoberfest for example, it is about drinking beer, eating German foods (sausages, schnitzel, rouladen, schweine haaxen, spaetzle, dumplings and pretzels) and dancing the polka (while slightly inebriated). Sounds like a good time to me….albeit we need to readjust our priorities. I have seen Lisa’s new book and I would love to have a copy for myself. My Mom let me borrow hers and I am not sure I will be able to give it back. Lisa’s site is where I first learned about “real” foods about 2 years ago, which has changed my life ever since.

  3. Ellen

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My problem is a major Frito addiction:)

  4. Shaston Thompson

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Convenience! My daughter goes to an elementary school for the deaf nearly 2 hours away, and I drive her to and from school every day. It’s taxing to say the least, but being out for most of the day with no access to my blender and kitchen makes convenient foods a staple. I really have to plan and put a lot of thought into our meals each week. So everyday there is a bit of unwholesome eating, but for the most part, if wholesome foods were prepared or packaged a little more conveniently, we wouldn’t have a problem.

  5. Michelle L.

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    The biggest deterrent is that I sometimes haven’t planned ahead far enough… on the good weeks, I have meal plans in place, veggies chopped up and ready to grab for snacks in the fridge, etc. But on the crazy weeks, I don’t always eat as well.

  6. Kristin

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My biggest problem with eating more real food is that I never take the time to plan AND that they in very many cases aren`t available.

  7. Anna

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My #1 struggle is temptation all around me. I am fortunate to have a job that caters our lunches and frequently has social events and happy hours, but the food quality is often what I would consider sub-par. I am mostly prepared for these situations with my own snacks and lunches, but, sometimes, I do fall victim. For example, I was away on training last week and was not able to make my usual meals. Well, when we were given lunch, I had to only eat the meat from the burger, or only the dry salad and not the pizza, and, on one of the days, I survived on an apple and almonds that I brought because the white bread sticks and the lasagna left me with no options.

  8. Meredith

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My #1 struggle is living in a rural community where we have to travel 70+ miles to find good, organic produce. So it’s hard to always have enough on hand without feeling like we’re constantly driving to buy more!

  9. Aimee

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Time. With 3 homeschooled kids and a family run business having the luxury of time in the kitchen is rare.

  10. Amy

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I absolutely love eating healthy and how it makes me feel but my #1 struggle is basically the price of healthy foods these days.

  11. Miranda McCuistion

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating real foods is finding time for frequent grocery shopping and prepping throughout the week. I LOVE when I have a refrigerator full of meals for a couple days prepped and ready to go. SO MUCH easier to stick to the plan and enjoy my food that way.

  12. Marisa

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Willpower. I am my worst enemy at times. I know what I need but I give in to what I want. But I do stop listening to what I want. And when I do I’d love to be inspired (by the book) and share and inspire my family and friends too. 🙂

  13. Chris Weiman

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    The biggest problem I have is the cost! I am on a pretty tight budget and, unfortunately, processed and high sugar foods are a lot less expensive. Organic can be a lot more costly, also. I don’t have the extra money to buy in bulk, and sales don’t always come at convenient times, either. That being said, I feel soooo much better when I eat clean that I am willing to make some sacrifices in other areas to be able to afford real food. After having cancer (doing fine now) I am very committed to being as healthy as possible!

  14. Money money money

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    It costs $2.99 (sometimes even $1.99) to buy a McDonald’s Happy Meal for my children which ends up being cheap and fast. It costs much more money to get non-processed whole food at the grocery store ( Whole Foods for example) and more time to prepare it. The smoothies are great for me and don’t take long at all and most of the time I make them into thickies but I have one child that is ravenous all of the time (he does enjoy salad and fruits so i am lucky) and one that has a hard time eating different types of textures on food. Unfortunately, she won’t drink a smoothie either. Most of the healthy food out there has a much different texture than the processed foods (For example mac and cheese, nuggets, fast food, yogurt, and peanut butter and jelly) . I wish there was a way to modify the texture so it is easier for her to chew. She is in OT for the chewing issue but I still need to find healthy recipes that are more appealing to her.
    Thanks for reading.

  15. Sarah

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    My biggest struggle isn’t prepping ahead of time or any of the sorts but more of I have no idea what foods To combine to get the best flavours and nutrition all in one. I am a produce lover and I feel like this book would help save it from going bad by being able to cook and to help keep those meals prepped!

  16. Lydia

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    The biggest problem I have is the motivation and energy to prepare and cook every meal every single day.

  17. Anita

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Taking the time to actually prepare the food I purchase. I am a single middle aged woman and am usually to lazy to make something that would be quick, culinary pleasing, and fabulously tasty. I soooo enjoy flavor in meals. Plus, I don’t have a spot to actually enjoy eating my meal. I would like very much to start using and becoming more proficient in using chop sticks, which encourages me to eat more mindfully.

  18. Toni

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Finding the ingredients at an affordable price, while trying to please the palates of 4 people with completely different diets. Two eat fish, while one does not like chicken, and one is a vegetarian. Whew! I can’t keep up and I do the shopping and cooking seventy-five percent of the time.

  19. Connie Laaker

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    My #1 struggle is making time for me. I Love real food and just need to make time for me.

  20. Deb

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    My problem is that my husband won’t eat vegan gluten free so I always have to make two meals. He says they aren’t tasty enough. I think if I had great recipes that will appeal to the non vegan/gluten free people he would eat them and then I would only have to prepare one meal for both of us. I am just too tired to prepare for both, so I usually make something for him and I will eat a salad or just some steamed veggies. He did like some of the recipes from the food plan though!

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