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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. Heather

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Two struggles – expensive to keep fresh food available without having it spoil and secondly menu planning for a household who works different shifts and schedules.

  2. Vikki

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I guess the struggle I have with eating more real foods is time and having the items on hand. I mean to cook a meal but then when I go to make an item I don’t have all the proper ingredients. So I guess its being organized. But since using your website I have improved greatly in trying to have more real foods for my family and I feel I’m least heading more in the right direction of eating healthy… thanks to you!

  3. Tiffany

    September 4th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I would have to say its scheduling. This boils down to everything from prepping food to making time to shop for items. Then I get discouraged and find myself purchasing prepared food on the go at places like Panera and Qdoba….such a shame, but “I can try again tomorrow” is what I say lol.

  4. Laura

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Time and planning (that’s two). My glucose drops fast and I’m suddenly starving, so I used to keep emergency snacks (granola bars, trail mix, etc) in my car, purse. I’m struggling because whole foods don’t keep in the car forever! And, time is a struggle – the amount of prepping, time in the kitchen. I noticed in the last week of the cleanse I was getting the hang of it, but I think I will need to find some good recipes that I can learn and make more easily without checking the recipe constantly and doing tons of prep (and are freeze-able).


    September 4th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Mine would be coming up with good ideas that my teenage daughter would also like.

  6. Rachel

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    My biggest struggle is TIME! How to make real healthy foods from scratch at home among all the other things I have to do. Some days I find myself hating the kitchen (admittedly, it’s entirely about the MESS that cooking and prepping makes!) Organization is a close second to this…if I was btter organized, perhaps it wouldn’t take up so much time 🙂

  7. Terri Albert

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    My struggle is that I’m just not always motivated to get in the car and go shopping to have a lot of fresh food in the house. Easier to just eat a yogurt or leftovers. And hard to buy portions for just me since I’m single and only cooking for myself. I go in phases–sometimes I shop and cook at home–but in the summer, especially, I tend to be more spontaneous and will meet a friend at an outdoor cafe or take advantage of street fests or outdoor events where they might sample food. So, I just don’t want a lot of food in the house since I won’t get to it in time to eat it and hate to waste and throw food out!

  8. Andrea Holloway

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Planning and prep time…I have four kids under the age of five (one is a newborn) and prepping for the week is tough, if I don’t eating out is quick and easy and I hate spending that extra money on bad food!

  9. Jessica

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The biggest challenge for me is the cost and time. I have four young children and always find myself on the go!

  10. Neese

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Mine is just getting started.the ingredients are so simple but being a single woman most times it’s just cheaper to run and get a 1.00 burger on the way to work and on way home.my body is screaming for a change but being in the same lifestyle for so many years I find myself challenged to just get started.

  11. lidia garcia

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    the biggest challenge for me its time and money since im a mother of 3 and all under d age of 7,im always on d go plus have a 8 month old bbg who requires a lot of my time and energy,also most of the income come from me!

  12. Rupa

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The only problem I have is not eating too much at the end of the day when I’m tired and this sometimes means I eat to many carbs then.
    I don’t so much need recipes as simple menu for a week or two

  13. Lara

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Convenience, preparation time, planning, motivation, work schedule. The antidote is to have a plan and stick to it – making green smoothies is a brilliant way to get real food into your diet everyday.

  14. Carly

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    My number one struggle with eating more real foods is not knowing what something is, and how to use it. For example, when I first came across a butternut squash I knew I wanted to eat it, but was too apprehensive to buy it because I had no idea what it was, and therefor had no idea what to do with it. Now I love them, but I still get scared when coming across the plethora of other unique foods.

  15. Yin

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    When I’m traveling, it’s difficult to stick to eating real foods. I tend to eat out and especially if it’s at business meetings and functions, I find it hard to select options that contain real food. When I’m home, I cook most of the time so it’s so much easier.

  16. Deborah

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Prep time is my only struggle with eating real foods. I feel so much better that it makes extra time to prep ok tho.

  17. Jen

    September 4th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I struggle with maintaining my healthy diet because of TIME. My husband and I work Mon-Thurs. 10 hour days. I focus on our meals Fri-Sun, but three days out of the week isn’t good enough, to me.

  18. Carla

    September 4th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Life in general, school, work schedule, and kids is all a struggle. It’s more simple to grab a meal for the family from a fast-food restaurant the cook a meal when I get home at 8:30pm :/

  19. Lydia

    September 4th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Sometimes it’s just so easy to get a quick “not-so-good” snack, then another…..

  20. Jen

    September 4th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Challenge is time….time to plan, time to shop, time to prep and time to cook. With 2 busy kids and working parents I know convenience foods are used too much. Want to make real food with minimal effort.

    Another challenge is my picky water.

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