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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. Barb DeWitt

    September 4th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    To be completely honest….my #1 struggle with eating real whole foods is giving up some of my “sugar attack snacks”. I hate to admit it but I do tend to grab a couple sugary snacks in the afternoon when I start to stress or become a little bored.
    I have a smoothie just about every day, eat tons of fruits and veggies, but still find that time in the afternoon when a few “Trader Joe cookies” make me happy. If I could cut this out I would feel like I was a lot more in control of my diet.

  2. Kathy B

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I have an teen with Asperger’s, is gluten- and dairy- free and has sensory issues with food. I have wasted a lot of food and money over the years trying to find things she eats. Her diet is limited but I am dying to expand it and make it healthier. Vegetables are not something she eats…

  3. Lisa frehner

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    My #1 challenge is the preparation in eating whole foods. It’s so much easier to throw something in the microwave than to take the time to chop things up

  4. Kristen

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I try to keep healthy, seasonal produce to snack on, but I tend to get sugar and carb cravings. Especially when I am stressed, or studying.

  5. Heather

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    My biggest struggle is having the time to cook healthy nutritious foods that my three young sons like to eat. Thanx to green smoothies two of my three boys getting some of that nutrition through your smoothies. They love them. Living in a small town it is also difficult to find all the ingredients.

  6. Alyson

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This book looks awesome! The biggest struggle I have is the need to go shopping more than once a week to always have “real food” on hand. Grocery shopping is always such a big task it feels like it takes up a whole evening (after work and between cooking and cleaning up from dinner), by the end of the week we typically run out of “real food” and are eating frozen, left overs or go out for food for our once a week eating out treat. I hope this book has tips on how we can make having real food at home all the time easier. Thanks 🙂

  7. Ngozi O

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My number one struggle is definitely the time it takes to prepare and make dishes. As a grad student, I do not have much time in my schedule to cook and prepare meals as much as I would love to. That is why I love making smoothies for breakfast or lunch because it does not take much time and effort to get a nutritious meal.

  8. Michele Melvin

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My struggle is time, I always seem to be short of it and convenience foods are so much easier. I need to make time for me to plan and prepare for healthier meals.

  9. Terri Hoke

    September 5th, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Me too!!

  10. Berdine

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My # 1 struggle in eating more real fool is preparing the real food. I enjoy shopping for it or planting it in my veggie garden.

  11. Janece

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    My #1 issue with eating real foods are snacks for the kids. After school they are so hungry and when I offer fruit and muffins, they are still hungry in an hour. I have been doing pretzels with peanut butter, but I don’t want them to get bored and go back to wanting the processed snacks. We are all trying as a family to eat real food and trying new baked goods each week. We make our own donut hole snacks with NO sugar added. I almost cannot believe they eat them knowing what is in them! But happy my kids are trying!

  12. Terri Hoke

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating real foods is how to cook them! I have never been good in the kitchen. I grew up eating quick heat up processed foods. My mother would heat up a can of green beans & they went on our plate just like that. Yuk. With the internet & YouTube I’m trying to cook & bake with real food ingredients!

  13. Christine

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    My biggest challenge to eating more real food is access to a grocery store. I have chronic pain and no car and it is a 5 km walk to and from the grocery store. So buying fresh produce is a problem. I freeze as much as I can.

  14. Rebekka Mathews

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    My biggest struggle with real food is balancing time: time for grocery shopping, preparing the food, and planning ahead. With two littles at home this can be quite challenging. I know Lisa Leake knows what it’s like to prepare real foods with kids at home. Can’t wait to read her book!!

  15. Denise Donald

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I have a plot in a community farm. When things are ready to harvest like zucchini, I get so many I could write a zucchini cookbook! Yesterday I picked 12 making this weeks total 26. I get so tired of eating the same thing. I give plenty away but there is always more. When I want something ” different” I usually wind up eating something opposite of what I strive for. A soft pretzel or a doughnut in a moment of weakness., or a bag of chips.

  16. Jessica

    September 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    No. 1 struggle is probably planning

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