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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?

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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. Liz

    September 5th, 2014 at 7:51 am

    My biggest struggle with real food is FINDING fresh, good produce in my area!! I live in Texas so you would think there’s fresh produce everywhere but sadly there isn’t and when you find it, it can be soo expensive. I still try to go to farmers markets though, and focus on buying cheaper vegetables. At which point I have a hard time focusing, preparing and cooking REAL meals especially because I live alone. It’s so hard to cook for one person!

  2. Gina

    September 5th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    This book looks amazing! My biggest struggle with “real foods” is making the winter meals kid friendly. In the summer it’s easy to serve them fruit and veggies but once it’s time for the warmer, cooked, lovely winter meals it’s not so easy.

  3. Becky

    September 5th, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I travel for work so a lot of meals are on the road or in airports with limited selection.

  4. Dana

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    shopping and prep

  5. Tara Lewis

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    my biggest problem is shopping and prep with three small children and work – there never seems to be enough time 🙂

  6. Marisol

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Finding time and not being a big vegetable fans. Now my kids don’t eat lots of veggies because mommy doesn’t either. I need to get his fixed asap!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Beth Smith

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:16 am

    My biggest problem is what to do on those nights I just want a break from cooking and also when we travel.

  8. Jackie

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:19 am

    My challenges are time and availability.

  9. saida

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Availability is my biggest issue and having to drive to different stores to shop for real whole foods!

  10. Arian

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    My biggest issues are lack of easy availability and having the time to go to different stores to find what I need.
    Eating 100% clean is my eventual goal, but it is definitely a process.

  11. Cindy

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Our #1 and only struggle with eating more real foods is because our funds run out. My family would love to continue to eat raw but our circumstances prevent us otherwise. : (

  12. Carol

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:42 am

    HI THERE,
    WHOLE GRAIN BREADS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE CHANGING WEATHER. CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT! I’VE NOT USED PUMPKIN PUREE BEFORE. I KNOW THAT IT WILL BE DELICIOUS! IT’S A BIG PART OF EATING RIGHT.

  13. Carol

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    What’s the #1 struggle you have with eating more real foods?
    AVAILABILITY! WITH THE GMO’S INVADING THE FOOD MARKET CHOICES ARE LIMITED. THE ABSENCE OF LABELING. BEST TO TO BUY ORGANIC FOODS. IT WILL BE WORTH IT IN THE END.

  14. Beth

    September 5th, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods comes down to identifying meals that me and family will enjoy and planning those meals such that I am not cooking every evening (…I know bulk cooking is the way to go even if it is bulking cooking for the week or two weeks) while not getting bored with the meals on the menu i.e variety without going through tons of recipes and expense only to discover it was horrible to me or my family… I know we have to be adventurous but I cant afford to throw money in the garbage if no one likes the food prepared)

  15. Mary

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    My greatest challenge is keeping up my motivation and schedule readiness. Eating healthy takes time, and when I am pressured and/or tired, a quick sandwich is so much easier. Veggies take the most time, so that’s why green smoothies are being included in my diet most days now. I’m shooting for daily!

  16. Sam

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My biggest struggle is not giving into temptations of fried food or really sugary baked good!!

  17. Cat Vess

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:19 am

    My greatest struggle is having all of the ingredients together at the same time. Your site has helped me tremendously with this and I’ve also browsed Pinterest with some success. I have started freezing spinach and kale in ice cube trays, helping to eliminate waste there. I am going to try to put the ingredients in Ziploc bags ahead of time. This would be a real time saver for me in the morning. I feel great when I drink a Smoothie in the morning and if I don’t get my “Green Fix” I start to feel it mid afternoon!

  18. Colleen

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    My #1 struggle to eat real food is to give into stress and take the easy route like the majority of people. But my #1 priority is my family, so even though it takes time and effort to cook real foods, its totally worth it. My 12 year old daughter wanted to have some veggies and quinoa for her snack…not ice cream. So I now push through the struggles because all of our bodies are craving REAL FOOD. love it!

  19. Mel

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    My biggest struggle with eating whole/real food is the time it takes to prepare and clean up meals that please a family of 5. Fortunately, my kids and I love green smoothies and enjoy them almost daily, dinner time is my biggest obstacle. With young kids who crave chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac&cheese, and pizza, it’s time-consuming to prepare these things so that they’re healthy but while also preparing something healthy that both my husband and I want to eat. Extra curricular activities take up 3 nights out of the week (and let’s be honest, who wants to cook on Friday night, right?), when does one have time to do this?? Inevitably, 1-2x a week, I succumb to some of the frozen “junk food” because my kids need to be showered and in bed by 8!

  20. Lori

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The #1 struggle I have with eating more real foods is being PREPARED each and every day, not just with the ingredients, but with TIME. When something is a priority, we’ll find the time. So I really don’t think it’s a matter of HAVING time. It’s of committing the time to the process of cooking from scratch with real ingredients. In this day and age, we’re just not used to that, though my mother and grandmother did it daily. We cram so much into our schedules nowadays, and it’s habit to wait until too late in the day to get started.

  21. Lisa

    September 5th, 2014 at 9:54 am

    My biggest stuuggle is planning ahead. I think I am ok with breakfast and lunch but then it is time for dinner and I am at a loss. I have a picky teenager at home and I don’t like to cook so we end up eating take out which is so unhealthy.

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