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  1. I can’t seem to find the yummy recipe for Beouf Bourguignon that Lisa has posted before. Please help if you can! Thank you!

  2. Lisa- I’m looking to start an educational/blog website (not about food!) that also offers some products and services for a small fee. I really like your model (lots of free tips, conversational style, some subscription based offerings, etc.) and am wondering if you have any advice for getting started and getting the word out. I only started following your site about a year ago so I didn’t see it from the beginning and how things have changed and grown but I’m guessing it’s evolved a lot. Any tips/advice would be most welcome. Thanks!!

  3. Gaye Anhder-Cummings

    I found your blog and site through Money Saving Mom I really would like to take the challenge but I am gluten free do you have meal plans for GF?

  4. Hello….I stumbled on your site by accident and really like it, can you tell me where to find the Costco Shopping list Part 1?

    Thanks so much,
    Arlene

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  6. Wrote an email, hoping to hear back :) also I just wanted to say this site is amazing and so are the people that work on it! Thank you for all you do everyone!

  7. Amy, I see that you’re a Ziplist partner. Now that Ziplist is discontinuing, I hope that you’ll let your visitors that Copy Me That will automatically transfer all of their Ziplist recipes into their Copy Me That recipe box. Copy Me That is fully free :)

    Copy Me That is recipe clipper, recipe box, shopping list, and meal planner, not to mention an awesome recipe community!

  8. I went to the lemon raspberry muffins link but the actual recipe is not coming up. I did post a comment on the recipe link about this also. My kids LOVE these muffins!

  9. Hi! I was wondering if a winner was selected for the $100 grocery store gift card contest on Facebook. Thanks!

  10. I have the new cookbook and love the homemade whole wheat bread, have you tried making it with dried herbs, and if so which one? Thank you!

  11. I recently found a place to purchase local, pastured chicken, beef and pork. However, when I asked if the chicken was GMO free they responded that they were partially given grains and that it wasn’t certified GMO-free. Is the meat Lisa buys certified organic? What are your thoughts on buying local, pastured meat that isn’t organic vs. grocery store-bought meat that is organic? Thanks.

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Katie. No, the chicken is local and pastured but not certified organic. Often small farms have organic or better standards but can’t afford to go through the certification process and/or do not wish to jump through all the hoops. Lisa would choose local pastured over organic store bought. :) ~Amy

  12. Hi Laurie,
    Just wondering what your take is on using Wildtree products? I just recently attended a freezer making meal workshop where you use Wildtree ingredients. Apparently its like Tastefully Simple but these ingredients are organic and not processed or artificial.

    I am interested to know if they are acceptable under the Whole food pledge as I am trying to accomplish it with my family of 6.

    Thanks,
    Andrea

  13. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

    Hi Laurie. Some of their products are on my short list for better packaged foods, like their spinach cakes. Their ingredient list is not perfect. They use (non-gmo) refined oil in some of their products as well as soy flour. ~Amy

  14. Hello,

    I love your blog, thank you so much for all your info. I am trying to clean up my families diets. Only problem is my 12 yr old is use to eating little Debbie cakes. She loves Swiss rolls. Any recipes or cleaner products you can advise? Thanks so much.

    Meredith

  15. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR FEEDBACK. IT REALLY HELPS THOSE NEW TO REAL EATING. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU COOK YOUR POPCORN? MY SON IS ADDICTED TO THE MICROWAVE MOVIE THEATRE BAGS. I KNOW THAT THESE CANNOT BE GOOD FOR HIM AND I WOULD LIKE TO START MAKING MY ONW. WOULD YOU SUGGEST I PURCHASE A HOT AIR POPPER OR COOK IT USING OIL IN A PAN? IF SO, WHAT IS THE BEST OIL, HOW MUCH WOULD I USE AND HOW IS IT PREPARED?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  16. Hi there! :) My husband and I were at the store tonight and he wanted to buy a box of Carnation Instant Breakfast. After reading the ingredients, we decided against it and put it back. He asked if I could find a recipe for a similar drink for him to make quick and take on his long commute to work. Do you know of any similar (healthier) products? Or have a recipe I can make that would be similar to this? I’ve tried getting him into smoothies but no matter what I put in them he’s just not a fan. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    LeeAnne C.

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi LeAnne. We do not have a similar recipe. Have you tried adding unsweet cocoa powder to a smoothie? That along with a banana, almond milk, and maybe a little nut butter makes a yummy nutritious start to the day. Also, sometimes it takes a little while for taste buds to adjust to a new taste and texture. ~Amy

  17. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi Mickey. Both in and outside of the pledge, we encourage people to consume sugar in its closest to nature forms. Rapadura is certainly better that refined white sugar. You have to decide what works best for you keeping in mind that sugar consumption, in general, should be low. ~Amy

  18. HI! COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON USING raw organic cane sugar/rapadura? I HAVE BEEN DILIGENT IN FOLLOWING THE 100 DAYS OF REAL FOOD BUT CROSSED OVER TO ANOTHER SITE ON HEALTHY EATING AND SAW THAT THIS WAS AN INGREDIENT USED IN ONE OF THEIR RECIPES? IS THIS AN INGREDIENT THAT YOU WOULD USE?

  19. What is your take on the super-popular paleo diet? I can understand and appreciate the science of excluding gluten/dairy/legumes/sweetners, but is it necessary?

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi there. The Leakes really don’t pay much attention to diet fads and they are not ones to eliminate food groups. :) ~Amy

  20. I am on day 11 of 100 days of real foods but I am confused by a couple of things. First….alot of the recipes that I am using call for coconut oil. I have seen two types of coconut oil…the white thick kind and then the clear oily kind. Which type should I be eating? Also, in the pumpkin bread recipe it calls for a can of pumpkin puree but doesn’t refer to what size can. Can you please answer these questions? Thanks! Mickey

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hello Mickey. Here is some info on cooking with coconut oil: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/02/07/how-to-cook-with-coconut-oil/. The differences in the oils you are seeing is likely just that of temperature. Right now my coconut oil is partially liquid because it is warmer in my home. It is completely solid during cooler months. That is all normal. :) As fro the pumpkin, I believe it calls for one cup of pureed pumpkin. The cans I buy are 15 ounces so I often double the recipe or make pumpkin pancakes the next day. ~Amy

  21. I think eating right is great I have diabetes and celiac disease. My issue is I don’t agree with having a school change there rule on going nut free. If a child has a peanut allergy they need to deal with not make all the kids in school say you cant have peanut butter and jelly because of one kid really that’s crazy.. That’s like saying you can pray because I don’t believe in it. My child has things he has to deal with but I don’t ask the school and all the kids to change for him he has to live in the real world and deal with it.. Teachers and kids should be aware of the issue and to be cautious but it really is wrong to ask a school to go peanut free.. Really

  22. Hi there!

    I just wanted to say that I stopped by your blog for the first time today. WOW! Maybe someday I’ll have the rich content that you do! ;-) I am a brand new blogger and in putting it out there on my Facebook page, I had a friend ask me if I had ever read yours. Unfortunately, I never had (I’ve never really been one to read blogs, until now)!:) I have been a clean-eater for quite sometime and truly believe in the difference it makes in one’s life. You are obviously a great source of inspiration (to bloggers and to those trying to change their lifestyle)! Just wanted to say so!

    Sincerely,
    Jen M.

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  24. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi there. We stick to honey and maple syrup for pledge purposes. Sucanat is dehydrated sugar cane juice which has a stronger molasses flavor than the more refined white table sugar. It retains all of the minimal nutrients found in sugar cane juice. ~Amy

  25. Hi ! I started my family on clean eating about 3 weeks ago and its going great.. so far, there have been 26 pounds lost between 3 of us ! ( 11, 8, & 7 pounds) I’m a single mom from Oklahoma and Im having trouble with ONE THING !!!! My downfall is Sweet Tea… I have really cut back but Im trying to find the most acceptable recipe. Most folks around here add 2 cups of sugar to a gallon of tea!!! (Crazy I know, but down South its normal) I cut down to 1 cup years ago, but 3 weeks ago, I changed to 1/2 cup of raw honey to 1 gallon.. I recently heard about something called sucanat… I don’t know enough about it to know if it would be better than the honey.. Any info you could give me would be so appreciated. Thanks so much ! Sincerely, Laura

  26. Greetings,

    Tried to send this via “contact” but it didn’t work, so I’m posting it here in comments…

    I noticed on your site that you use a lot of whole grains but you do not mention proper preparation techniques for those grains which make their nutrients easier to absorb. No matter what the health of a person, the human digestive system can’t absorb nutrients from whole grains unless they are properly prepared. The reason for this is because whole grains contain “anti-nutrients” which are contained in the outer layer of the original seed to protect the seed from enemy pathogens or animals (who might otherwise eat the seed) so that is can eventually sprout and survive. Once, sprouted, the anti-nutrients are diminished and the human digestive system can then absorb the nutrients provided in whole grains.
    (One example in nature to observe is that with birds. Have you ever looked under a bird feeder? You will see all the outer layers of the seeds which the birds have removed and spit out.)

    The proper preparation techniques that I’m speaking of are sprouting and/or souring grains before consuming/baking with them. This is definitely worth investigation and discussion given your interest in whole food nutrition. When whole grains are not properly prepared, they can actually leach nutrients from your body and I know that would be counter to your intentions of wanting to provide your readers with the best advice on eating whole foods to improve their nutritional profile and overall health. I know that overtime you would not want to impair your readers health by not providing complete information regarding whole grains.

    If you do some research about how whole grains were prepared by traditions cultures prior to the modernization of the food industry, you will find that they always sprouted or soured their grains. The only times that grains are eaten in an “improperly” prepared state was when traditional people purposely wanted to leach something out of their bodies as in the care of illnesses associated with food poising and the like. An example of this is the remedy of Chinese brown rice porridge. Another example is the unleavened bread made from wheat flour eaten during biblical times and still eaten to this day by those of the Jewish faith during certain holidays. When taken in moderation, at certain times of the year, improperly prepared grains will leach the body of nutrients, yes, but also of unwanted pathogens, etc., that may have built up in the body over time. So, yes, on a limited basis, improperly prepared grains can be useful. But over the long haul, they can be detrimental to health if not properly prepared. That is why initially, people feel very good when they first start to eat whole grains, but why over time they begin to not feel as well and begin to develop allergies and/or difficulty with digestion.

    You can learn more about this topic at the Weston A Price Foundation website or by reading Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

    I highly recommend that you watch the following video, if only to expand your knowledge on the subject of whole grains. This is a video created by the the WAP Foundation about how to properly prepare grains:

    http://www.westonaprice.org/beginner-videos/proper-preparation-of-grains-and-legumes-video-by-sarah-pope

    Good luck and continued success,

    Mary Shrader

  27. Hey there! My name is Ian Justl Ellis, and I’m an MD practicing Emergency Medicine in New York City. I have a passion for eating “real food” myself, and recently started a blog of my own called “Unraveled Eats.” I love your blog, and we share many similar ideas on how to fit delicious, natural foods into an every day lifestyle. I’d be really interested in writing a guest post for you guys! As an ex-personal trainer and current medical doctor, I have a unique perspective on some things that could be of benefit to your readers. Take a look at my website at http://www.unraveledeats.com and let me know if you are interested! Regardless, I love your page and look at it frequently! Thanks! -Ian Justl Ellis, MD

  28. Hi. I’ve been exploring this site, am currently reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and am looking forward to making a pledge in January! One thing I am seeing is suggestions for a lot of local, farmer’s market produce. What is recommended during the winter months in the Mid-West where there are very little (if no) open farmer’s markets or fresh local produce? Thanks!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Melissa. We know finding fresh and local during the winter months, depending on your location, can be challenging. You may have to be more dependent on grocery stores during those months but many grocers still feature local items. ~Amy

  29. I’m new to your website so maybe the answer to my question is in there somewhere but I’ve noticed that whole wheat flour/bread is recommended over other types. Have you read the book “Wheat Belly” ? It’s basic premise is that wheat is the cause of obesity, high blood sugar and a whole host of other problems, I was just wondering what your take on the books is, assuming you have read it. Thanks for any advice you can give!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Jan. we know this is a hot topic and plan to do an in depth post on it sometime soon. However, whole grains are a staple item in the Leake’s household. They have no sensitivities to gluten or grains and believe them to be a nutritious part of their diets. Some people choose to soak the whole grains they consume, though this is not something we’ve tried. If you are concerned about nutrient absorption or have trouble digesting grains, it might benefit you to look into this practice. Also, here is a critique to consider regarding Wheat Belly: http://www.aaccnet.org/publications/plexus/cfw/pastissues/2012/OpenDocuments/CFW-57-4-0177.pdf. ~Amy

  30. I found your website a couple of weeks ago and am very excited to start switching my family. I am wondering has anyone found a yummy replacement for coffee creamer. I love my morning cup of coffee but straight coffee doesn’t cut it. I love the flavored creamers but they are loaded with chemicals and junk. Help!!

    1. @ Jessie — It’s not organic but for me definitely an improvement over what I was using — Coffeemate Natural Bliss Creamer. The ingredients in the Vanilla are Nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar and natural flavor. I’d stay away from the low fat ones though which also have Carrageenan.

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  34. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi Meg. I can’t find an ingredient list on their website. I have no idea what, if anything, besides lemon, lime, etc. is in it. If you find it, let me know. ~Amy

  35. Sorry, I just realized I wrote down the product name incorrectly. It’s called “True Lemon”. They also have other “true” citrus such as True Lime, True Orange, etc. The website claims it is 100% natural and healthy:

    “True Lime starts in the grove with fresh limes selected for their superior flavor. Cold pressing and crystallizing the limes locks in their flavor at the peak of freshness so True Lime tastes better than any lime you can find in the store , fresh, frozen or juice. In fact, in taste tests, True Lime was preferred over fresh limes 7 out of 10 times!”

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    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi there. I would stick with the whole unprocessed fruit whenever possible. ~Amy

  36. Have you ever used Real Lemon? I’m reading about the product, and it seems like it would fit in the “real food” category. But after reading about and discovering so many awful products out there, I was hoping to get a second opinion.

    Thanks
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  38. please let me know how to do search box in your website. I am looking for some recipes for example how to make french bread in your website. please let me know

  39. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi there Morgan. It has been our experience that the more “real” you eat the more satisfied you feel. You don’t find yourself seeking empty calories and you are satisfied with less. Here are a few posts that might help guide you: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/01/04/healthy-eating-defined/, https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/04/29/mini-pledge-week-8-stop-eating-when-you-feel-full/, and https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/09/19/why-are-americans-so-concerned-about-protein/. Thanks for all your kind words. We think you rock, too! ~Amy

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      …and BTW, I’ve not gained an ounce since I began this journey and Jason and Lisa think they lost a bit. :) ~Amy

  40. Morgan McKeown

    Hey ya’ll! So to start I have 3 girls (5,4,and 2) and of course my hubster! We have been trying to clean up our eating for awhile now but it hasn’t been so successful! Well he is currently deployed and since he has been gone I have quit smoking, found exercising to be quite enjoyable (lost 10 lbs already :) ) and discovered your amazing website!!! I have never been so motivated before! I can’t wait for payday so I can pitch all the garbage food where it belongs!! I wanted to ask …. eating how ya’ll eat…do you find that weight stays where you want it? I always thought dieting and low fat, lite, and fat free was the way to go! Any feedback would just be awesome! Thank you for inspiring me to get where I need to be in the food world and helping me in making our family healthier! You guys rock!!

  41. I just wanted to say thank you for this site!! I have been looking to cut out the processed foods, like many other people who have commented on here. I have done some things, but I have spent a lot of time browsing your site. It is amazing. A friend of mine turned me onto looking into cutting out the dyes and processed foods to help my 5 year old control his focus and slightly elevated energy levels in school. I am completely amazed. Thank you and keep up the good work and help!!!

  42. Hi! I got an error message when I sent this in contact spot above so I am trying to post this here.

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  43. Thank you! I’ve been learning more about GMOs the past few months and I came across your site on FB. You have inspired me to get my family off the processed food wagon. Right now, we’re doing mini pledge week 1, and it’s working fabulously. Little by little will be the best way for my family, since my 16 yr old has eaten processed foods her whole life.

    A question I have (and I may not have searched well enough) is about cleaning products. I want to green, but have no idea what’s a good product. Any advice?

    Thanks again!

  44. Hello,
    I was wondering if you could possibly provide more information on your opinions or impressions of the Monsanto Bill that was recently signed by President Obama. It seems to have gotten very little coverage even though it is a HUGE issue. I have read so many different summaries of what it meant when he signed it and would love your insight into the matter.
    Thank you!

  45. I am very upset about the law that has been passed recently about protecting companies who produce GMO’s. I was wondering your opinion on it. As well as wondering if you have ever reached out to Michelle Obama about getting GMO lables on all products. I know she has started “Let’s Move” to help combat childhood obesity but I think that she would be interested in educating and informing others about the dangers of GMO’s and its possible link to health problems. Thank you!

  46. Hi! I’m trying to find your recipe for black bean hummus. I used your search feature, and the links it provides do not contain the recipe. Is it anywhere on the site? Thanks so much for your help!

  47. I recently found your website and love the information you share. Your posts about snacks and treats at school (which have bothered me since our oldest daughter started school two years ago) was the impetus to me finally sitting down with the principal this morning to discuss healthier food in our school. She was very receptive and we developed a plan (to start) to move toward healthier options for the school store and birthday celebrations. Thank you.

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hello Kate. That is great. Let us know how things progress. We might be able to learn something from you! Good luck. ~Amy

  48. If you don’t like Kraft food, don’t buy it! And if you’re so worried about the dye, maybe your feeding kids too much Kraft food anyway. God save us from women who don’t have enough to do. Mind your own family. Make your own Mac and Cheese. Move on. It’s pretty simple.

    1. Basil – We don’t buy it. We are concerned about the health of our children and ourselves, and stopped eating mac and cheese out of a box years ago (in addition to virtually all processed foods). Instead we make our own mac and cheese (here is the recipe https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/12/31/recipe-whole-wheat-macaroni-and-cheese/). But with this petition we are trying to raise awareness and get people to start reading labels and thinking about what is in their food. It’s a much bigger picture than this specific product, but this is one people can relate to. Food manufacturers lobby the FDA heavily (which relies way too much on industry funded research) so they can formulate their products for maximum profit (within the confines of the regulations they help set up) and to increase consumer demand (they are literally engineered to make you crave them…I know that sounds alarmist and over the top, but it’s true), and this almost always results in products that are of lower quality and nutritional value, and in some cases harmful due to food additives. Some other countries take the precautionary approach where additives are used only after being proven safe, but here in America an amazing number of additives (somewhere around 3,000 to 5,000) are used in the processed food we consume, and these are often added with very little oversight and testing. But the food industry WILL listen to the media and to consumers who vote with their dollars. It’s just a business decision on their end.

    2. You obviously have time to blow to run around spewing negative filth on a good site. You’ve missed the entire purpose of the site (a family sharing their path to health and trying to help others WHO COME HERE FOR ADVICE). It happens they ARE minding their own family. Tax dollars made by their household are dumped into SNAP, which people then often spend on crap food which poisons their families. It also goes into medical programs that then treat these same families when health issues arise from their atrocious eating habits.
      To summarize – go away and find a purpose for your life other than trolling.

  49. FD&C Yellow Food Color No. 5 – tartrazine – and Inattentive ADHD by C. Thomas Wild

    Tartrazine does not cause classic ADHD. That is a big fib.

    Caffeine works for some with ADHD; food additives need better labels.

    Try:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tartrazine_and_ADHD/ Nutrition and ADHD – discussion group – founded 2003

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ADHD_Bulletin_Board/

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/C_Thomas_Wild_and_ADHD/

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-07/business/chi-bloggers-call-on-kraft-to-get-the-dye-out-of-mac-cheese-20130307_1_macaroni-cheese-artificial-dyes-food-bloggers

    …100daysofrealfood.com/
    …foodbabe.com/

    Thank you.

  50. I’ve been watching your blog for a long time. I love all the articles & recipes. Have you considered doing a series on baby food? I’m getting ready to start my baby on solids and possibly blogging on the real food idea. I have enjoyed eating more real food and so much less processed food. I am thinking about blogging about it but I don’t want to reinvent the wheel if you guys are thinking about it!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Jennifer. Sorry, we can’t make in recommendations in those areas. I can say that the Leakes don’t take vitamins. Good luck, though. ~Amy

    2. Jennifer, My family takes a whole food supplement instead of a multivitmin, since we should be getting our vitamins and nutrients from food. It’s made from fruits and vegetables and they even have gummie for kids (with no HFCS or unnatural ingredients!) It helps to bridge those nutritional gaps.

  51. Hello,
    I have a question regarding Amy’s frozen bowls. http://www.amys.com/products/product-categories/bowls There are times in the office that I forget to eat so I try to grab something quick. I saw these at the store and they sounded like a good options but I want to know your thoughts on them. They sound like that would be good for you except the sodium is high but I know that is because they are frozen.

    Thanks,
    Victoria

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Victoria. We really avoid any kind of boxed frozen meals. Have you considered having your own home-made meals, even a stock of frozen leftovers, in your freezer at work instead? And of course, apples, bananas, oranges, nuts, etc. are all easy items to keep on hand. Hope that help a little. ~ Amy

  52. It’s only been 3 days since I purchased a copy of Salt Sugar Fat and started learning about all this. I landed on your blog and started getting the sense that I might actually be able to do this. Fortunately, I’m a pretty decent cook and have always preferred fresh vegetables and real butter, but we still have a huge dependence on pre-packaged items and fast food.

    I have two questions, and you may have answered them in your blog already – If so, you can just provide me with a link. One is how to break the addiction, manage the cravings, after years of consuming things designed to make me addicted to them. The other is how to share this information with my 5-year-old on her level to help her understand why she can’t have her beloved fruit roll-ups and Captain Crunch. I’m not even ready to tackle my junk food junkie husband yet:)

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Lisa. Happy that you are joining us in this movement! The experience is different for everyone and you have to decide what is going to work best for you and your family. That may be jumping in to the challenge: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/take-the-10-day-pledge/ or you may choose to do the 100 days of mini pledges: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/100-days-of-mini-pledges/. The mini pledges give you a chance to tackle/explain each area of change one by one with your family. It also gives you a chance to plan real food alternatives to old family favorites as you go. On a personal note, I used the following resources to help educate my 6 and 9 year old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go_QOzc79Uc and http://www.foodday.org/about. Hope you find these helpful. ~Amy

  53. Hannah Roberts

    Your page has been such an inspiration to me, but i have not had the courage to take the full leap. I want to. And this is why im leaving a comment here.I want to ask, how did your journey begin? what was it like for the first few weeks? how did your children find the change? Im adamant that i will crack it soon, we already have home-made meals every night,i grow some veg at home and i do try to steer clear of processed foods, but there are just some im not convinced i can go without… i really want to be ruthless on my next food shop and find out more about what goes into the foods we buy (normally enough to put you off nowadays.) any kind of response would be greatly appreciated. i am in awe of how you have turned this massive project into a way of living. well done, your kids will thank you, and so will a lot of your readers :)

    Hannah

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Hannah. Thanks for all the kind words! And congratulations on getting started yourself. You can follow Lisa’s journey start to finish, triumphs and difficulties by starting here: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/about/ and follow the links within. The whole kit and caboodle has been documented for us. :) Hope that helps. ~Amy

  54. Hi Lisa,

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