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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. Elizabeth

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My biggest struggle is being prepared for the busy days..like having meals prepared in the freezer or having items cut/sliced in the refrigerator for quick meals. Work in progress 🙂

  2. Ashley P

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    My biggest challenges are the price and when I am traveling.

  3. Stephanie

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The struggle for me is cooking for a busy family of four. I need quick and easy meal ideas for the weekdays. I tend to do better on the weekends having more time to plan. I would also love school lunch ideas that my 12 year will eat.

  4. Jackie

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Time seems to be my biggest struggle. I need to stop making excuses and try to carve out more time for cooking (which I really enjoy).

  5. Jackie Hall

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    The biggest challenge I have eating real food is that it is sometimes really hard to find what I need for my recipes. Slowly we’re getting more options, which is good! But an even bigger challenge is dealing with living in a rural area where the grocery store is an hour away so preserved meals are just so much easier to make, though not nearly as tasty.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Ellen

    September 4th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My problem is a major Frito addiction:)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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