100 Days of Real Food Cookbook – GIVEAWAY

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NUMBER ONE on the New York Times Best Seller List! Congratulations Lisa!

 

Unknowingly, to me in March of 2012, our lives were about to change for the better. I participated in a 10 day challenge to eat real food. I had NO CLUE what was about to happen. NONE.

 

Read as we began our challenge here including a sample of our menu.

Read our experience here, including the changes we saw in our health.

…and a month after we completed the challenge here, how I was feeling and what we were doing.

 

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The changes are real, long lasting, and profound.

Yet, this last year our family made a move from Ca to Missouri. It was an incredibly difficult time leaving the only home we had ever known and venturing over half way across the country. During these weeks and months, cooking meals from scratch and paying high attention to what went into our bodies took a back burner, AND BOY did we see the effects of that. It is amazing what happens when you start putting Taco Bell burritos and Chick Fil A sandwiches back into your body. No good can come of that, I assure you. It didn’t take long to get a hold of things again.  We are back on track.  Thank goodness.

If you hear nothing else, please hear this.

I urge you to try the 10 day challenge. Just try it and see if it makes a difference. Prior to this challenge, I fed my kids what I thought was “healthy” off the grocery store shelves. We had chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs, cereal, and soup that cost $.19 cents a package. I thought I was doing well, as a mom feeding my kids. Little did I know that 2 of my children, in particular, have a HUGE negative reaction to what I was feeding them. Want a true test? Take all the processing, chemicals, and absolute fake food away and then give your child a bag of “dark skittles” (skittles that have extra food dye in them, basically). I watched my child turn angry, withdrawn, and miserable within hours. It’s the worst feeling as a mom. Absolutely horrible. Yet, if you think about it, I basically fed my child a bag of chemicals that are also some of the same ingredients that they use to make gas, like the gas you put in your car. Why would I ever do this, I wonder? Well back then, I didn’t know any different. Knowledge changes you.

I just didn’t know that this was happening.

Now I do and I have to do something about it.

“The ugly comes when I haven’t grocery shopped and the house is EMPTY and the kids need lunch NOW because they have been at church all morning and are starving. Ordering Mountain Mikes Pizza just may mean a day of stomach pain and feeling like a huge blob with no energy. I am guessing when you maintain a steady stream of highly processed foods that involve sugar and other additives, you become used to it. When you are truly eating clean and you put some of those processed foods back in your body. Watch out. I am sure everyone responds differently, but it’s not a fun thing. Trust me.”

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It is a constant learning curve to navigate all the situations you encounter as a busy family living in a society that demands instant gratification and has deep emotional connections to food as an intregal part of our daily lives and celebrations. It is work to change these things. Work that is WELL worth it.

Lisa, writes a story about my son Cameron and what our family has been through in the beginning of her new book. Honestly, it is so exciting to be a teeny tiny small part of this amazing project. I had always been intrigued with healthy eating. Lisa’s blog breaks it down and makes it something you can understand. She has helped my family tremendously. Thank you just isn’t enough.

This book is phenomenal. It is a must have.

Look here to see more about what is inside!

Lisa has sent me TWO copies to give away!

Good luck! If you don’t win it, buy it, or put it on your Christmas list. Lisa’s recipes are a regular part of my cooking and have been for two years. They are delicious.

You won’t be sorry.

Best Wishes!

 

 

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70 Responses to 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook – GIVEAWAY
  1. Wendy
    October 21, 2014 | 7:32 pm

    I’m not sure which recipe I’ll try first. I’m definitely interested in her crock pot recipes, though. 🙂

  2. Ruth
    October 21, 2014 | 7:32 pm

    Your journey has been so inspiring for me. I appreciate all the help and inspiration.

    • Ruth
      October 21, 2014 | 7:34 pm

      To answer the question. I would love to find a way for the kids to eat chicken nuggets I make at home

  3. The Natural Homeschool
    October 21, 2014 | 7:32 pm

    Anything gluten free for me! 🙂

  4. drenda
    October 21, 2014 | 7:35 pm

    I think I will try the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. Or maybe the slow cooker potato soup!

  5. Kimberly
    October 21, 2014 | 7:41 pm

    Anything sweet 🙂 I’m a sucker for sweets;)

  6. Lateria Watson
    October 21, 2014 | 7:42 pm

    I would love to try the cajun alfredo.

  7. M. Hayes
    October 21, 2014 | 7:43 pm

    I would love to have this! Our family is in desperate need of a meal time makeover. 🙂

  8. Christina
    October 21, 2014 | 7:46 pm

    I do feed my kids and husband unprocessed foods, but am always looking for any new recipes. I get tired of our same stuff!

  9. Neysa
    October 21, 2014 | 7:48 pm

    I’ve had this book on my amazon wish list forever and haven’t had the budget for it, yet!

  10. Desiree
    October 21, 2014 | 7:55 pm

    Oooh I love crock.pot recipes

  11. Christine
    October 21, 2014 | 8:03 pm

    I would love to try some of the crock pot meals!

  12. Alyssa Wilson
    October 21, 2014 | 8:18 pm

    I already use a good bit of her recipes online…been wanting the cookbook so I could use those too!!

  13. heather r
    October 21, 2014 | 8:21 pm

    The Alfredo!

  14. Kristin
    October 21, 2014 | 8:22 pm

    This would be so great to have. We try very hard to eat a real food diet. Would love to try some crock pot recipes.

  15. mleigh
    October 21, 2014 | 8:45 pm

    I grew up on processed foods and changed the way my family eats after we had a few kids and I could see the difference! So many people still don’t see anything wrong with it–including my extended family–and I look forward to proving them wrong! 🙂

  16. Sarah S
    October 21, 2014 | 8:46 pm

    I want to try the carrot applesauce muffins.

  17. Joyce V.
    October 21, 2014 | 8:59 pm

    I may need to try Lisa’s “Our Favorite Overnight Oatmeal”. My kids love overnight oats and this may be a good one to try.

  18. heidi
    October 21, 2014 | 9:59 pm

    I just heard and see theres 3 minutes left! just in under the wire.

  19. Diana
    October 21, 2014 | 10:02 pm

    all of it! <3

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