E-book Giveaway: Real Food on a Real Budget

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I love coming across other bloggers who are on the same page as we are when it comes to “real food.” I recently “met” Stephanie Langford who runs a beautifully put together blog called Keeper of the Home. Stephanie is a jack-of-all-trades, but one of her specialties is how to buy and eat real food on a budget (sound familiar?). And she has taken the time to put her extensive knowledge into a book…one of which I am giving away today!

Giveaway

Title: Real Food on a Real Budget e-book, by Stephanie Langford

Retail: Digital Copy $18.97 or Paperback Copy $21.97 plus shipping

Synopsis: Real Food on a Real Budget is written as a primer for families who want to learn how to save an average of 20-30% on their food budget ($100-$200 per month for most families), while at the same time serving better quality and more nutritionally dense foods.

Based on 6 years of hands-on experience and hundreds of hours of research, Real Food on a Real Budget is packed with practical tips and suggestions to help you become a better steward of both your finances and your health.

Check out the Keeper of the Home website for more details and a sneak peek of the book.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter the contest please read and follow these rules…

  1. The contest is open to all countries.
  2. To enter the contest, please leave a comment below sharing your best “real food” on a budget tip (if you have one!).
  3. Only one entry is allowed per person UNLESS you follow 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook or Twitter. If you are a Facebook or Twitter follower (or become one) you are allowed two entries! You can just say that you “follow” in your second entry.
  4. The contest will end at midnight EST on Sunday, June 26.
  5. The winner will be selected at random and announced on both Twitter and Facebook (as well as emailed directly so make sure your address is entered correctly in your comment below!). The winner will have 3 days to respond before they are disqualified, and a new winner is chosen.

Please note: Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

Good Luck!

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594 comments to E-book Giveaway: Real Food on a Real Budget

  • Stephanie R

    My real food tip is to make your own… whatever it is, granola, granola bars, muffins, trail mix…etc. It is not only cheaper but healthier too.

  • Sabrina Hamilton

    Make your own chicken stock easy!
    1. Buy a whole chicken instead of parts (chicken breasts, etc). It’s much cheaper.
    2. Bake chicken and serve as part of your family meal.
    3. Take leftover carcass bones, with 1 carrot, 1 celery, 1 onion, 2 bay leaves, 10 peppercorns, and a handful of fresh parsley. Place in crockpot, pour water to the top. Turn on low for 8-10 hours (I cook mine overnight).
    4. Strain, and liquid gold chicken stock that you can freeze. I like to freeze in 1 cup portions and put out of the freezer when needed for making a sauce, cooking rice, etc.
    You wouldn’t believe the convenience in savings and having it available when needed!

  • Sabrina Hamilton

    I follow you faithfully on FB…..Glad to see the movement growing! ;)

  • My top tip would be visiting your local farmer’s market. Also, local (thus fresh) produce tastes better. –Stacey

  • I follow on FB, so this is my 2nd entry. Another tip would be to cook at home…much cheaper than eating out and you control the ingredients. -Stacey

  • I really want a garden, but the soil here is terrible and we just don’t have room. So my tip is to shop at a store like Trader Joe’s. Their organic choices seem to be a very good quality for the cost.

  • I followed you on FB just today!

  • Lyn T

    I look for “Less Than Perfect” produce that is marked down. For instance, today, I bought 6lbs of fresh strawberries for $6…that’s $1/lb. I also bought 2lbs of white potatoes for .99 and some living herbs for .49 each.

  • Lyn T

    I follow you on FB!

  • annlasko

    These are all great ideas! I make my own chicken stock. And often my own bread too. I shop with coupons for things like pasta and peanut butter, to offset the cost of organic meat. I also use vinegar and hot water to clean my house. My best tip is to stay connected and always keep learning what else you can do to help your family eat and live as ‘close to the earth’ as possible. Knowledge is power and there is always a new idea to learn!

  • My real food tip is to make as much of your own food as you can…it is usually cheaper and healthier! Also, take advantage of your freezer for stocking up on meats, fruits, etc. while they are on sale.

  • mk

    Whole wheat pancakes-make a bunch at one time and freeze. Better for you and less expensive.

  • Molly

    My absolute favorite “real food” is the maple pecan cookies from your website. DELICIOUS!

    Making real cookies like this make it easy to skip over sugar loaded fake stuff.

  • Molly

    I’m also a Facebook follower!

  • Gaby

    I try to ask myself, “if I planted it in the ground, would it root or rot?”. My goal is that at least 70 percent of what I am eating should root ( or come from the ground). If I don’t know where it came from, then I shouldn’t put it in my mouth!

  • Planning ahead. If I plan our meals ahead then it eliminates the ‘quick’ trips to the grocery store where I always end up buying way more than I went in for. Also if I plan ahead and pack lunches and snacks then we don’t have any excuse to stop and get fast food.

  • The farmers market is my go to for real food.

  • Susan

    I have to admit that I don’t have a garden (yet), but hope to have one some day. Right now I save money by mooching off my dad’s garden until I have my own.

  • Susan

    I already follow you on Facebook : )

  • JaniceT

    Growing my own herbs is my way to cut costs. Growing basil alone saves a lot of money. It is so expensive to buy for just a couple of small sprigs.

  • JaniceT

    I follow on FB

  • lakesidemama

    My best tip for real food on a real budget would be….. take the time.
    Take the time to learn what “real” foods are out there and where you can find them. Farms and local markets are an invaluable source for “real” foods. Take the time to learn how to cook “from scratch”. Yes, it takes time at first, but it certainly gets easier and faster with practise. Take the time to plant, weed, and harvest some garden veggies. Nothing tastes better than a sun-kissed tomato straight off the vine! Take the time to sit down and savour the fruits of your labour as you enjoy a delicious “real food” meal. Family time gathered around a scrumptious meal is a truly bonding experience! Take the time to encourage others along your journey to health and wellness (love this website!). In this “rush, rush, hurry up” world, just take the time to do something so positive for you, your family, and friends.

  • Nicole

    I would love this book. I needs some suggestions because I am working on getting my family to eat more real foods.

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