100 Days of Real Food: News Story

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150 thoughts on “100 Days of Real Food: News Story”

  1. Your lunch pictures on facebook have inspired me to clean up my kid’s lunch boxes to real food! i worked at a health food store for 10 years and ate nothing but whole foods, after having two children I have found myself giving in to the pop tarts and Pringles. You have inspired me to go back to my roots! Thank you!

    I love how your daughter refers to “daddy” as “mom’s little helper”! Too cute!

  2. So cool, Lisa… I love how your family was portrayed in this clip. You make eating clean look really natural and enjoyable, and take away the notion that it’s just for hippies with dreadlocks living in tents. :)

    Well done on all your hard work.


  3. We are not 100 percent, we shop the perimeter of the stores, our famous words are if we are not suppose to eat it we don’t buy it . Love your ideas

  4. If people would just read the labels and do some research…sigh. What I love is that you show that it can be done. Salad dressing, less than five minutes. Nut butters, less than ten. If someone could just set aside a half hour a week to make some of these things, we’d all be a lot better off. Thanks!

  5. What a wonderful video, Lisa!! Congrats! And once again (while it’s higher on my agenda than you :):) …I am so happy that you are getting so many people HEALTHY!! You all are a beautiful family :) Have a great weekend!

  6. Thank you for this video! I am just getting started on real food. I am trying to make small changes so that my husband and son will enjoy the journey! I was referred to your blog by a friend and am so thankful! Thank you for doing all the work for us and sharing your wealth of knowledge.

  7. Of course my favorite part is “well my mom has a blog called /$@:$: and my dad is her little helper.” Love it. Congrats on ALL of it.

  8. You’re inspiring us in the UK too! We love it, we’ve been doing this off and on over the years and it just reminds me how important it is. It’s an investment in ourselves and is the ‘hottest’ investment on the market right now and forever!

  9. Found you a year ago. I had already cleaned up most of our life with the help of a fabulous nutritionist right here in australia named Cindi Omeara. But your receipes and school lunch ideas have been a god sent. My daughter now has fabulous lunches that her teachers drool over and my teen boy has even cleaned up his lunches with a salad roll everyday and when he was refusing any lunch at all before this is a huge improvement. Thanks for all your help and advice. Loved the ice cream idea for school birthday the most will do for my daughters birthday this year with homemade ice cream….

  10. Found you on Pinterest two months ago. You have taught me so much. In turn, my whole family is buying, eating, and making healthier choices. Kids especially love the lunches. Made their lunches processed free and trash free following your lead plus a cloth napkin. Keep up the great work, and thank you so much for this incredible resource!

  11. Great video! I love that the media is fully embracing your message! And that you and your husband can focus on the mission full time.

  12. I just love it! I am so excited to have found this site a few months ago and enjoy so much to be able to learn from your site and continue to keep my family healty. :)

  13. I’m so excited that you have made a business out of this. It shows that there is a need and a market for real food and real information. Thank you for sharing this important message in such a simple, manageable way!

  14. Great Job! Your blog is the reason I started researching so many ingredients and we’ve been eating from your recipes a lot. I can really tell a difference in the way my son is acting at bedtime (it used to take him 2 hours to calm down and go to sleep – now it’s more like 30-45 min) and I’ve lost 3 pants sizes in 2 months just based on your rules. Plus – I work full time and we’re a family of 2 and we can eat healthy for $40/week and with our hectic schedule, so budgeting and eating real food can be done. Thank You – your blog is a great resource for people who are confused and looking for better food alternatives.

  15. Can you please tell me specifically what brand/kinds of cereal you eat? I started reading your blog in October and have totally changed how my family eats… it is a slow process and I still have a ways to go (such as getting my 3 yr old to eat plain yogurt sweetened ourselves;)) Thank you!

  16. Great job on the video! I hope to be able to at least “clean up breakfast”. Full time work, 1 hour commute both ways a 1 y/o and a 3 y/o…I’m always overhelmed!!

    1. While I can’t speak of having kids, or being overwhelmed in the same way…try buying a cereal with 5-7 ingredients from your local co-op or health food store. Enviro Kidz Organic is a great brand (I have a sweet tooth) – the price might shock you, BUT stick to the portion, add in a banana & use whatever kind of milk you use. My friend’s family of four used to go thru a Costco size of Honey Nut Cheerios in 3 days – they switched to this, which is 26oz & it lasts a whole week, so she’s actually saving a little money.

      Take baby steps. It seems hard, I know, but it’s really easier than it looks. You’re family will eat less because of the higher quality of food, be healthier for it, AND you won’t be as overwhelmed.

  17. I am distracted by your pretty kitchen! You have been such a wonderful resource to me as I try to get my family to eat healthier. We’re still in the “baby steps” mode but I can already tell a difference in the way we eat and feel. Thank you so much.

  18. Congrats on the great piece. I tell everyone about your site. It is awesome motivation to work on my family’s eating choices. When I have a question about something now, I search your blog first!

  19. What a great video! I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all of your hard work with your blog! About 2 years ago, when I first found your blog, you inspired me to change the way I fed my family! We are reaping the benefits of a real food diet and thank you for helping us do that!

  20. Love it! My family loves your blog. Thank you for all of your hard work… and making it a little easier for the rest of us. :)

  21. Yay! I’m so happy for all of your family’s success! I think its wonderful the challenge you have taken on has been a reality check Americans have been hiding from for so long. I support all of the media you can get! And your daughters are so fortunate to have parents involved with their health and nourishment. Bravo! Keep up the great work. (And P.S. I sometimes mimic the lunches you post as my own lunches; and working a full time job and going to school at 24 it keeps me full and focused without breaking into my savings.)

  22. wonderful. I love your food. Congrats on the video. I have a question, does canned food like no salt chopped tomatoes count as processed foods?

  23. This is awesome! I love following your blog and learn so much! My family made the switch to gluten free and real food about three weeks ago.

  24. This website is a one stop shop for how to feed your family. It takes so much of the guesswork out. You offer families invaluable information and I am grateful to have come upon it. Thank you so much.

  25. I am going to repeat what everyone else is saying. You have been such an inspiration to me and have you have really changed my life! Even though I still have a long way to go with making the necessary changes in our eating habits, I feel like a better mom and wife for starting the process. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing it with us!

  26. It’s great to see you and your family getting the recognition you deserve. My family and I have been following you for close to a year now and use many of your recipes. Thanks for being a source of answers for this newly organic momma who is trying to go the no processed foods route.

  27. I can’t hear anything! Just little clips, the knife cutting the apple, etc. I would love to see the video but can’t listen to it here or on their web site.

  28. Great Clip! Thanks for sharing all your great information. I agree that it can be overwhelming and it was a great idea for someone just starting to “clean up breakfast”- baby steps!! Love your stuff!

  29. Hi
    I stumbled upon your website through another FB friend and have loved every post and detail. My kids are older – 13 & 15 and 2 weeks ago I took the BIG step in cleaning out the pantry. No more BHT nor TDHQ…who knew? It angers me that the food industry plays on our ignorance.
    I am a smart, educated woman yet never took a nutrition or food class as part of my education. Your posts inspire me to think about food, where it came from and why we are eating it.

    Thank you for your courage to stand up. While we have not taken the 100 day challenge, we are making an effort to stop the insanity and STOP using process foods.


  30. I love the video & could hear every word, no problem!!! I love the part when your daughter referred to your husband as your “little helper” ha! Awesome! Congrats!

  31. We have been doing this for the last two years. We also made other changes like NO MICROWAVE. This was a hard adjustment, but after two years it has been natural. When cooking we onl;y use one ingredient items( apple, lettuce, etc.). We also get the kids involved in the cooking process. So ultimately we are training them for the future. Great job 100 days.

  32. This story and your blog are wonderful! I own a small family daycare and have worked in a daycare center and to see what parents usually pack their children for lunch is shocking. Since when does chef boy-ar-dee and 3 chocolate snacks count as a nutritious lunch? Long gone are the days where parents used to pack sandwiches and fruit. You are doing such a wonderful thing with your blog! I have learned so much from you :-)

  33. Great video. I found the blog a few days ago and have shared it with a friend. We are loving it. I recently committed to eating better and thought I was doing great until I read the blog. (Well, I am doing tons better than I was two weeks ago) Your blog has inspired me to do the 10 day Challenge in March and then possibly move onto the 100 days challenge. Thanks!!

  34. Hello! I have been following your blog for awhile now. It started when I was looking to cut out processed foods for me and my toddler. I am amazed with the changes that have happened since we cut out processed foods. I have lost 30 pounds and my son will now ask for fresh fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat, high-carb snacks! So thanks for your advice, recipes, ideas and suggestions!

  35. This is awesome. I’ve been following you for for a long time and love everything about what you stand for, real food. Thank you for inspiring me to keep up and feeds kids real food too.

  36. So great that you don’t talk down to people who aren’t there yet! You’re so positive and encouraging of people to JUST START SMALL! Love it!

    1. That’s exactly what I love about it too. Just start small, move at your own pace one step at a time. It’s not a competition. I love how positive this site is.

  37. I love your blog!! I am thankful for all of your awesome recipes. It has inspired me to make my family healthy. You are amazing at what you do! My prayer is that Whole foods will become a normal way of life at are grocery stores everywhere. Thank you, Thank you again!!

  38. Have been reading your website for a while now. Love it, and love the wealth of information you share with your readers. I certainly can do more to make sure we do not eat processed food, it’s one step at a time.

    Again, thank you for what you do.

  39. Great!! Thanks for allowing us ALL into your home with your family. THANK YOU for all you are teaching us about and how you are helping us help our families!

  40. Hi Lisa,

    So glad you are getting publicity for your efforts. I have been reading your blog for over a year and its changed our lives.

    Thank you so much for all this good work,

    (mom of 2)

  41. Wow, you get the protein question too, and you’re not even vegan! People are far too obsessed with protein. Congrats on your news appearance.

  42. That is great! I think your message is wonderful. Unfortunately your little girl’s words were muted on the video. Otherwise, great clip!

  43. Great job guys! My family is just getting started on this path. Though we are not 100% yet we are getting there. Thanks for your efforts in educating us!

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