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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. AshleyTannock

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Getting or family involved n. With 5 people in our home all brought up on processed everything because it’s cheaper it’s hard for them to want to enjoy it. I wish that whole foods where less expensive but taking the time to prepare our budget hasn’t gone up too much

  2. Molly

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    smaller portion sizes (just me) and pure laziness :+)

  3. Vernetta

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    My problem is the amount of time prepping real food takes.

  4. Amy Willoughby

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods is the time it takes to prepare them. So much easier to grab something of convenience.

  5. Sue

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    When life gets busy that is when I feel the most challenged because I do need to plan, shop and prepare in advance. I started in January really changing the way I eat and most of the time I do pretty well … but there is certainly room for more progress!

  6. Natashia

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I do try to eat healthy most of the time but I do find the price of ‘real’ foods so expensive and it takes more time to prep as well.

  7. tami

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    That urge to eat potato chips just because I want ’em!

  8. Jen

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    My problem is time. It seems easier especially during the week to grab convenience foods such as frozen skillets to cook for my family. I would love for my family to eat real food. I just need to make the time.

  9. chanelle

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    My #1 struggle is not having this cook book:)

  10. Anastacia Wintemute

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Time to plan meals out and finding the right recipes.

  11. Millie

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Laziness pure and simple. Aside from the cost it is much easier at the end of the work day to drive thru, call in an order. And yet I love to cook.

  12. Maria

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hardest part is making the time between work and the kids’ schedules!

  13. RMB

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    My biggest challenge eating real foods is making meals my whole family will eat (and enjoy!).

  14. Chentrell Williams

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods is I get bored with not finding more healthy recipes. I search online for recipes but then it may contain other “not so good” ingredients. So, I resort to steamed veggies or a blended soup. Then, it becomes mundane.

  15. Denise

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    My biggest struggle is time. I am a production engineer for a growing playground company and I find my self working extreme hours just to try and stay ahead. By the time I get home it’s late and I just want to grab something quick and not have to think of something. That of course doesn’t mean healthy or good for me. I did the 30 day smoothie challenge and loved how I felt while incorporating the smoothies into my 30 days but post challenge chaos won over and I was back to my old habits. I would love to have a sorce for healthy, easy to follow recipes that I could turn my husband onto as well since he is willing to cook but lacks imagination. Thank you for all your smoothie recipes and I love your news letters.

  16. Geri

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Time. Time to shop, time to prepare and time to cook.

  17. Cathy

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Going out to dinner and catching a “quick” bite is my downfall. It’s so easy to run into a restaurant instead of waiting to get home, preparing the meal, and eating late in the day. So I guess convenience. How lazy is that!

  18. Steve

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Biggest struggles are price and ideas. The cost of real food is high in my area and supply is limited due to high cost of freight. No different to other peoples situation as cost is a major factor throughout Australia. But when you rely on rail and road freight to bring supplies freshness and variety suffers, so staying away from processed foods is a challenge.
    Secondly, recipe ideas is a struggle. simple green smoothies has been brilliant in this area. Variety is the key and I need to be excited before trying new foods. This is getting better with new websites coming on board. Change is difficult for some but energetic and excited people create a better environment to give fresh, clean and real food a go. Growing stronger everyday and trying new things daily.

  19. casie

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Making time to make things from scratch.

  20. Rosanna Wait

    September 4th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The largest struggle is fighting over the kitchen with my husband. He’s Italian and loves to cook. So he does a lot of shopping… so even if I go and buy the ingredients that We would need for a whole food recipes. He takes over and does what he does for our family. Don’t get me wrong its great he’s awesome. But…

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