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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. Cathy

    September 4th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Having kids who love junk food … Just trying to keep this junk out of the home is a challenge, but then grandparents trying to be helpful bring over the kids’ favorite chips/candy. We are getting them to eat more fruits and smoothies, so small steps are a good start!

  2. Julie

    September 4th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Plain old motivation after a day at work. I need simple recipes that I can prepare and cook within an hour. Sometimes I don’t get home until 6, and most of the time I can get dinner on the table by 7, but sometimes it’s 8. Breakfast is another challenge. Finding recipes to mix the usual fair up are hard to come by.

  3. Janelle

    September 4th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Planning and preparation would be my #1 struggle. My mind and heart love real food and I love to try new flavors and food, but I often lack the self-discipline and time management to take care of me.

  4. Barbara Butler

    September 4th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I have so many health / food issues to adjust for: diabetic, gluten free, low sodium, low fat plus slow stomach emptying! . AND I don’t like water (well, actually, I’m almost never thirsty!) Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  5. Kathy P

    September 4th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Taking the time to prepare real foods when I am in a hurry/on the go.

  6. Angela

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    My number one struggle is committing to eating healthy without failing.

  7. Samantha

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I try to eat healthy, but when I’m in a hurry it’s so much easier to grab something cheap and quick.

  8. Maryanne

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Wanting to start my day with an espresso in the morning is my biggest struggle. I love smoothies, green ones included. While I know that a smoothie is a better way to start my day, I have a coffee in the morning and have my smoothie in the afternoon instead.If I am not home in the afternoon, I’ll sometimes have a second coffee, instead of planning ahead and bringing a smoothie to work. I need to get some lids for my Mason Jars to make that happen more easily.

  9. Joanie

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The toughest challenge is availability…especially when out and about and at special events.

  10. Medy

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I have submit but seems it not appear. Hope it wont be double. My problem is myself, my taste buds, since I’m use to warm food (rice). Thats I guess is my biggest obstacle 🙂

  11. Terri

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    # 1 Struggle – it can be expensive

  12. Jennifer

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    The toughest part of whole foods for me? Time, organization, cost, meal planning for 3 meals and 1 snack a day… I can’t seem to get past the small stuff which then becomes huge /:i

  13. Jaci

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    My biggest struggle is the planning/recipes. I eat TONS of real food, but only when I have a meal plan and recipes. If I open my fridge to a multitude of wholesome real food without a recipe, Im overwhelmed.

  14. Atiya

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I have a hard time being consistent and finding recipes that the whole family would love.

  15. Jessica

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating more real foods is lack of creativity and lack of cooking skills. I just don’t have that culinary gift…maybe it’s that i’m doing something wrong, but I just end up messing up even the simplest recipes.

  16. Kendra

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    On the go food!

  17. Rane

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Staying on task I plan, make, eat for a few days then I lose site of things so I guess staying motivated.

  18. Elizabeth Matuschka

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    My biggest struggle is lack of forward planning and organisation. I tend to ask my husband what he feels like for dinner at 5.30/6pm and then have to see what we have in the cupboards/fridge to work with. If I had some great go to recipes I could make sure I always have the ingredients I need for those recipes and also start planning a week worth of Healthy Meals and do my shopping accordingly. I would find this recipe book really helpful. Thanks

  19. Liz

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    The struggle I have with eating more real foods comes when people, friends/family get intimidated by my “clean eating habits” and don’t want to invite me to dinner or offer me food.

  20. Beth

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    With three young children getting grumpy before dinner, it’s hard to wash and chop all the veggies needed for our healthy, real food dinners. Especially on nights when my husband won’t be joining us for dinner and the kids would be much happier with a box of macaroni and cheese, it’s hard to find the motivation to do what’s healthiest for everyone. I try to motivate myself by thinking about what we will be getting from the food instead of what food we are getting. Thinking about the benefits (or the detriment) of what we are consuming gives me the extra boost I need.

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