My “100 Days of Real Food” Cookbook

My very first cookbook was released by Harper Collins in August of 2014, and I’ve been thrilled to finally share all my hard work with everyone! I seriously put my heart and soul into this book, which includes 5 “guidebook” chapters and over 100 wholesome recipes (most of which are new and not found on the blog), and I am so happy it can finally be in the hands of the families I wrote it for!

My goal was to make this book your complete guide for cutting out processed food – everything except a personal chef included. :) Here are all the details including the new cover with New York Times Bestseller at the top. Exciting stuff!

over 1000 5-star reviews!

Cookbook Launch Video

How To Purchase

If you want to support an independent bookstore and get yourself (or someone else) a signed copy of my cookbook then check out Park Road Books.

buy 100 Days of Real Food now at Park Road Books

Here are some other options…

buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Amazon  buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook at IndieBoundbuy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Barnes & Noble 

buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Walmart buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Books-a-Millionbuy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Target

The Cover!

100 Days of Real Food cookbook cover #1 New York Times best seller

The Contents!

Introduction: How It All Began

Part 1: The Plan

  1. What Is Real Food?
  2. Shopping for Real Food
  3. Making Changes: Don’t Overthink, Just Start
  4. Getting Your Family on Board
  5. Food Budget Tips and Meal Plans

Part 2: The Recipes

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and Appetizers
  • Salads and Sides
  • Simple Dinners
  • Special Treats
  • Homemade Staples

The book also includes lots of fun extras like a real food substitution chart, my typical weekly grocery list, family dinner questions, a “make your own” party guide, and a school lunch packing chart.

The Recipes!

Some of the recipes I am most excited about are: Fruit Salad with Orange Zest, Cinnamon Raisin Quick (Whole Grain) Bread, Cajun Alfredo with Shrimp, Slow Cooker Potato Soup, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole, BBQ Sauce, Fish Cakes, Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix (for Onion Dip), and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. And just for the record, I counted and determined that about 70% of the 100+ recipes are brand spanking new – i.e. not previously shared on the blog. I told you I’ve been busy! Plus here’s the part I know many of you will love. I did some more counting and figured out the following…

  • 71 recipes are (or can easily be) Gluten-Free
  • 79 recipes are (or can easily be) Vegetarian
  • 49 recipes are (or can easily be) Dairy-Free

Also,

  • 42 recipes are Freezer Friendly (my secret weapon when it comes to packing wholesome school lunches!)

Plus you can expect to see a beautiful color photo with every single recipe! Here’s a little teaser… 100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook Pictures

A Peek Inside!

It was hard to narrow things down, but here are a few fun pages to give you a “taste” of what to expect! Simply click the pictures below to enlarge… 100 Days of #RealFood cookbook68-69118-119170-171182-183234-235324-325298-299

Media Coverage

A few media outlets have been kind enough to cover my book …here are a few links if you want to check them out!

Access Hollywood | Good Day New York | Today.com | Parents.com | Dr. Oz (no online link, unfortunately | Jamie Oliver

Once Again, How To Purchase

Here are the options:

Park Road Books (signed copy) | IndieBound.org | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million | Walmart | Target

I can’t thank you enough for your support with this project. I really hope you’ll love this book as much as I do, and that it will help make your life easier!

143 thoughts on “My “100 Days of Real Food” Cookbook”

  1. When is the next book coming?! I have never used one cookbook so often. Its genuinly out at least once a week. Used to be more but, ive memorised some of the recipes. I LOVE the bean dip.

  2. I just bought your book and I am so happy I did! Slowly, but surely, my husband and I are going to leave overly processed food behind us!

    Quick question though, the Grass-Fed Burger recipe in your book says ‘freezer friendly’ however, I cannot find any tips on ‘how-to’ (before cooking; after cooking) I am new to freezer friendly cooking (not to mention I have not cooked/ate meat in awhile) so, any tips would be great!

    Thank you so much!!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Tiffany. While you can certainly freeze the raw beef, freezing the cooked patties is also simple. Just be sure to put them in an airtight container.

  3. Is there any way to get daily meal plans using your delicious looking foods, emailed to me each day so I can have that daily reminder of great ideas to eat and plan ahead for the next day or see a week of meal plans at a glance??
    I would just love to get a colorful, eye catching, delicious looking meal plan in my email every day – what a gift. Do you offer that?

    Mari
    Texas

  4. Hi Lisa!
    My name is Mika Sugihara from Tokyo.
    I have two daughters as well. I totally agree with what you do! I really want to read and try everything as much as possible and even want to translate it to Japanese and have my family and friends to read it!!
    Because this is exactly what I am looking for!!!!!
    I am so excited to have your book maybe by Amazon?
    I can’t wait to receive it.

    Just wanted to say Thank You so much for publishing with all your effort.

    God bless you!

    -Mika

  5. Hi- I work for a wellness center and we wanted to purchase a few as incentives for participation in our wellness programs. Do you have a discount for purchasing more than one?
    Thank you-
    Holly

  6. how did you get your food photograph to include in your book. I want to write a cook book but can’t afford food photographer. Can one do their own photos for the book.
    your advise will be appreciated

    thank you

  7. Congratulations on 1 year, Lisa! This is definitely a “go to” cookbook for our family, I love it….thank you for helping us eat healthier and having fun in the process :) ….there is no doubt that your website and recipes are a staple in my house!

  8. Lisa, thank you for the wonderful recipes in this cookbook! It has served our family well this year!!! It is the most useful cookbook I have ever purchased!!!

  9. Hi Lisa,
    Many of your recipes include whole wheat. What do you recommend for people who are gluten free?

    Thanks,
    Janis

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. There are many gluten free recipes in the cookbook and others can be adapted to be gluten free. We do not have specific instructions for adapting recipes, however.

  10. Do you have low sodium recipes?
    Please email. Have cousin with AL amyeloidosis and consider it haerat failure. IUndergoing chemo and on 1500-2000mg sodium restriction which is critical in her process. trying to help her find recipes.

    Thanks Julie Walker

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. You can adjust the sodium content to meet your own particular needs but we do not have recipes that are specifically meant to be low sodium.

  11. Do you have or can you recommend resources for educating children on these concepts of eating healthy? I’m specifically looking for kid friendly literature as well as worksheet type info. Thank you!

  12. Hi, I just attempted to make the whole wheat banana pancakes from your cook book and followed the directions very carefully. Any other tips you can provide would be great because they did not turn out good at all. First thing is in step 2 where I add the wet ingredients in the hole of flour, when I started mixing together it was lumpy. Then when I added the mashed banana the batter got much thicker so when I went to cook them in the pan on medium like the directions said to the pancakes got very dark brown and the middle of the pancakes were not cooked all the way through.

  13. My favorite, favorite cookbook. Have tried many of the recipes and would give just about all 5 stars. Love the way I feel after eating healthy too. Excellent way to realistically change your food habits for the better. She doesn’t cut carbs or take away all the sweet flavoring you’re used to– she just uses better ingredients like maple syrup and honey to sweeten things. Trust me, your tastebuds wont even care and you’ll probably realize how nasty the old food your used to starts to taste. This is all good! So happy with this book.

  14. I forgot to mention I love the email with how to organise your fridge, freezer and pantry. So encouragingI’m gonna set mine up the same. Thanks

  15. I purchased the book awhile ago & when I’ve educated myself better to go more organic in my food purchases & less processed food I’ll start. Very soon. Im really interested in the pledge program if it still operates. I’m clearing the pantry out slowly. I know I should have just started but throwing long life food items out is $ to me. Very sOOn…..

  16. Hi there, my husband and I ordered your cookbook for one of our Mum’s on Mothers Day and are so excited to receive it. It may take me a little while to actually give the gift to my mother in law!

    Thanks for all your great work Lisa. You’re an inspiration for my blog.
    Anna

  17. This book is truly on my wish list and I will purchase it soon! Thank you so much and congratulations for cooking healthier daily for your family and providing this information for us so we can start helping ourselves, loved ones and friends :) I do have a question though. My boyfriend and I are allergic to soy, corn & peanuts. Is there a way that I can do a search for items on your website that are free of these ingredients?

    Also, I’m am now a huge fan of doing my best to look for and cut out any ingredients that might possibly be GMO’s. Any help would be appreciated and again, thank you so much. Your website is so detailed and full of wonderful ideas. I especially can’t wait to try my hand with the freezer meals :)

    Thanks again,
    ~Jill Holliday

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Jill. No, you would have to look at the recipe ingredients separately. Sorry. Regarding GMO’s, buying organic is the best place to start. Beyond that, looking for certified non GMO can be done here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/.

  18. I just purchased 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook. What an inspiration! I love to cook and I’m very excited about cooking even more consciously thanks to Lisa’s book. It just makes sense. The recipes look absolutely delicious!

  19. I am very interested in pursuing a diet consisting of real foods (no processed !). I’m very curious if there is an ebook version of your real food cookbook?
    Thank you very much.
    Sincerely,
    Vincent Reagan
    :-)

  20. Hello Lisa!!
    Thank you so much for creating your Cookbook! It’s extremely informative in the journey to reduce/eliminate processed and refined foods. Since I learned of your blog and challenge, our family has experienced better health. I am only slightly disappointed that more of my favorite recipes are not in your book. I was hoping I wouldn’t need to print them out!! However, I am enjoying the recipes that you did include in the book. Especially the lunches that my children are enjoying!!
    Blessings!

  21. I ended up using regular whole wheat (Bob’s organic, hard wheat) and needed to add milk so that it would mush better. Came out really great. Thank you for the recipe.

  22. Absolutely love the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook. It has been a great resource as we try to eat “real food”. The crepes are amazing!!! Just made the banana muffins and they were a huge hit, even with my wheat flour reluctant family. I have found that grinding my own wheat berries for wheat flour has made a huge difference in the taste. I also love that you substitute honey or maple syrup for white sugar. It has made a big difference in our eating habits. Keep the tips coming!!

  23. I have 3 daughters ages, 11, 11, and 6, thankfully I have been feeding them real food since infancy. I know they truly enjoy real food and they definitely prefer it to processed foods. Recently they have experienced some teasing because of their lunches and refusal of birthday treats at school (I give them the choice to eat these or not, but we do discuss what is in those kinds of foods regularly). Have your daughters experienced anything like this and do you have any advice. I don’t want to put down their friends parents, but at the same time I want my kids to know that how we eat is better for your body and you should be proud of that. Thank you in advance:)

  24. you mention the internal temp of the breast meat but in your recipe for lemon chicken and cauliflower roasted you don’t mention the dark meat. your recipe does not have enough information. if the white meat is done after about 30 min is the dark meat done too. It would seem that more time is needed for the dark meat. also you don’t mention if the pan should be covered or uncovered. A few extra comments would have made such a difference.

    1. Yes, the dark meat will be done as well and you roast it uncovered (which is why the recipe doesn’t mention anything about covering it).

  25. Hi Lisa.
    I was diagnosed with ceoliac about a year ago after being misdiagnosed for over 15 years however due to being a trained chef and an avid nutritionist at heart time has been spent researching everything about natural foodz, herbs etc that have health and even long term and sometimes short term medicinal benefits. Therefore I would love to read your book but also would like some advice and support in writing a book called food 4 Medicine based on years of research and supporting evedince from universities around the world including numeroysw nutritional articles published in many countries. My aim is to do something very similar simply advertise food as our longterm preventative medicine and bring back to so many people a trust in natures food stores to make people well. There are so many many stories about young and old suffering due to long term damage due to chemicals GMOs sugar etc which is by far the greatest epidemic of progressive I’ll health.
    Thank you for being such a fellow pioneer for natural healthy foods we need more people to champion it.
    Kindest regards
    David – Food 4 Medicine chef. England.

  26. Hi-I am new to this and just completed Day 2 of eating real foods. I selecting some recipes to try but I am confused by the use of oils. I was wondering if the “Wildtree” brand grape seed oil is okay to use. Their product is expeller pressed and no external heat is applied and no chemicals are used in the process. Thanks for helping me out!

  27. Hi Lisa, Love your blog and all that you are doing! I live in Oscoda County, Michigan and we are trying to bring the “Real Food – Real Health” message to the people of our community where obesity is high and knowledge about how what we eat affects our health is low. We are having a “Real Food-Real Health Workshop” on April 25th and would like to use some of the information from your blog pages for our workshop. Would this be ok? Would we be able to get 100 of your 10 days of Real Food bracelets to give out at our workshop? Our hope is to get the attendees to take some small steps to improve their eating habits and health and the 10 day real food pledge fits this perfectly. We would like to refer attendees to your blog too.
    Thanks for taking the time to consider our request. Keep up the awesome work of getting this important message out!
    Sincerely,
    Molli McCarthy

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Molli. We love when people share 100 Days info and commend you for your efforts! We encourage you to spread the message of real food. Here are our terms of use: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/terms-of-use/. We can only give the bracelets to those who have completed the challenge but you can definitely refer them to the sign up challenge page: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/take-the-10-day-pledge/. Wishing you lots of success!!!

  28. My husband has a wheat allergy and I just found out recently that my son has allergies to soy, corn, eggs and peanuts. I’ve been wanting to buy your cookbook but wasn’t sure if the recipes would work for people with so many food allergies.

    1. Michele – See if the local library has it for you to look at first. Also, can you use rice flour in place of the wheat? Just a thought.

    2. May I suggest Garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour)? Bob’s Red Mill makes some and it is gluten-free, although made in a facility with soy. You can find some in Indian grocery stores as well, although the potential allergens may be suspect as well. Or you can make your own:

      Make Chickpea Flour at Home
      All you need to make your own chickpea flour is a blender or food processor and dried chickpeas, which you can find with dried beans and peas at any supermarket. Rinse the chickpeas with clear water, then either let them dry overnight or spread them on a cookie sheet and toast them for 15 to 20 minutes in a hot oven. Process the dried chickpeas in a blender or food processor in small batches until they are the consistency of flour. Store the chickpea flour in a closed container in your refrigerator or freezer. A 1-pound package of dried chickpeas makes about 2 cups of chickpea flour.

      Using Chickpea Flour in Recipes
      You can substitute 7/8 cup of chickpea flour for every 1 cup of wheat flour. Depending on how you’re using the flour, you may get better results by mixing it with other flours. Try mixing bean flour with rice flour, or if you’re baking something sweet, mix chickpea flour, sorghum flour and sweet rice flour. Sometimes you’ll need to adjust the amount of fluids because chickpea flour may absorb more or less fluid than other flours. For yeast breads, add xanthan or guar gum to replace the gluten.

  29. Hello!!

    Looking for some help. My husband is a meat and potatoe kind of guy and doesn’t really eat many fruits or vegetables. I can get him to eat carrots, yellow beans as cooked vegetables any suggestions on how I can sneak vegetables Into meals? Or change up the vegetables to make them taste better? Any help would be great. Thank you!

  30. I checked out Lisa’s cookbook from the library thinking I might try a couple recipes, but didn’t need another cookbook on my already overflowing shelf. Boy was I WRONG! I started putting tabs on the recipes I wanted to try that aren’t on the website, but after about 50 tabs of recipes I wanted to try I gave up and am going to buy the book this weekend. I might as well throw all my other cook books away-this is one of the very best cookbooks I’ve read. We are vegetarians and I was happily surprised at the number of vegetarian recipes or recipes I could modify to make vegetarian. Thank you Lisa for making cooking with real food fun and adventurous again!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Jonnie. It is available in Kindle format. With the Kindle app, it can be used on an i device.

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. There us not really a category in the book for low sodium recipes, but you can certainly adapt recipes for your needs.

  31. I love your blog! It has opened my eyes to how unhealthy my families eating habits have been. I started small but now I have very little processed foods left in my kitchen. It’s a work in progress but thanks to your book and blog I know I can do it!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Sharon. No, not really. We just avoid as much of it as possible and everything that is highly processed! :)

  32. I just made the Cajun Alfredo pasta with chicken instead of shrimp. Wowza! It is better than any pasta I’ve cooked at home or had at a restaurant. I used part regular noodles and part whole wheat so as not to freak my husband out. The chicken I used was from the best whole chicken in a crock pot recipe. I’ve got orange yogurt pops freezing for later. I love this cookbook!

  33. Hi
    My husband has diabetes and hi cholesterol it seems as most of the recipes have hi fat creams in them. Is there a way to modify these for his health ? Any thoughts on this would be great.
    Thanks so much
    Tammy

  34. Hi just wondering if i could use something else instead of honey for the banana bread and pumpkin bread cause i’m nursing or breast feeding and they say nohoney until baby is a year .i’m going to try your way thank you sound great molly

    1. Molly,

      When you’re told “no honey until baby is a year,” that means don’t give any honey *to the baby*. You as a nursing mom can still eat honey, even raw, unpasteurized honey. I hope that makes your life easier! :)

  35. I got your cookbook for Christmas and I had a chance to look through it quickly and I had a couple of questions. 1)For the Quinoa veggie burgers, would you freeze them before or after cooking? 2) For your whole wheat tortillas, how do these tortillas (made with coconut oil) differ in taste/texture from the ones from the recipe on the website (which we love)? Looking forward to exploring the cookbook more – thanks for all the great information and recipes!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Amy. I would freeze the burgers after cooking. Regarding the tortillas, I do not notice a difference really at all but I think that is completely subjective. I really like coconut oil. :) I think Lisa prefers the cookbook recipe.

  36. I really want this book and hinted strongly to my husband I want. We will see if I get it. If I don’t get it for Christmas or valentines day, I might have to buy it for my self.

  37. Im so excited! I have followed your blog for almost 2 years now. I used so many of your recipes as I was on my own journey of weight loss and changing our eating and lifestyle. My kids love the meals! I got your book at the library (and didn’t want to give it back!!!) and I wanted to mark it all up and carry it around with me! I got myself a Christmas gift, cant wait to get it!!!!! :D Thank you!

  38. Pre-ordered your book when it came out and love it, yesterday I ordered another copy for my sister-in-law for Christmas and will be leaving you an amazon review! Thanks for all you do!

    Ashley

  39. Just ordered to give to my sister-in-law! I know she will LOVE it…I’m hoping that it might be under the tree for me as well ;)

  40. Hi
    I’m trying to use the code BOOKDEAL25 for the deal on the cook book but it’s not working. Is there a different one for canada?

  41. The HOLIDAY30 code will apply if you purchase through Amazon, and not through an independent site on Amazon. I actually bought the book through an independent book store for less, but using an independent book store…

  42. I just ordered my copy … had been meaning to get it since it came out! But this close to Christmas, it feels like I got myself an early gift! :)

  43. I am trying to buy the book on amazon with the HOLIDAY30 promotional code, however it is saying that “the promotional code entered cannot be applied to the purchase.” Any help?

      1. I figured it out – make sure you click the box that says to use the promotional credit (I think it was like $5.40). Hope this helps!

  44. Hi Lisa and team,

    I ordered and got my book yesterday through amazon.co.uk. You have been such an inspiration. The same info is available in so many forms elsewhere, but it is the way you present your information that makes it unique. Thank you for all your effort. I am glad to have a piece of your blood, sweat and tears in my kitchen!
    Lots of love,
    Mythri

  45. I love the book and have made several of the recipes. All of them have been great! I would like to purchase a signed copy as a gift. Are there still some available? I’ve tried the link to Parker Road Books, it does not appear to be working.

  46. Where can I buy a copy of your cookbook in the North east Atlanta area? I have a copy and love it. I need a copy for a gift and don’t have time to order one.
    Thanks!

  47. Hi, I’ve just bought your book! I’m in Australia and I found it at Booktopia, postage was $7 instead of $65 from the US!

    I’m so glad I bought your book! I don’t eat meat but my family do and I love some of your recipes which I can adapt to be vego. The latest one being the quinoa burgers! They were great! :-)

    I enjoy your newsletters too!

    Thanks! :-)

    Jo

  48. Someone wrote quite some time ago that they bought the Kindle version of your book. I am unable to find it on either the UK nor US Amazon site. Is it available on Kindle?

  49. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

    Hi there. Your best bet is using the Park Road Books link in this post. They ship worldwide. ~Amy

  50. I am wanting to get your book, are there any outlets in Australia selling it or how would be the best way to purchase?
    Thankyou

  51. FYI, first paragraph — “I’m thrilled to finally share all my hard with everyone.” Is it supposed to read hard “work”

  52. Hi Lisa – I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and share it with everyone I know! I really want to give my brother’s family your cookbook but trying to figure out how to do it without offending him and my sister in law. Any suggestions? I’ve shared the blog with them but don’t think they’ve tried any recepies. My brother tells me he thinks they feed their 5 year olds well (but I know it could be better if he digged into it more). The kids get all that highly processed snack stuff daily. Thoughts?

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Jessica. It can be touchy, I know. All you can do is lead by example and continue to gently offer suggestions without criticism. The book is wonderful encouragement even though you can’t make them read it. ;) ~Amy

  53. I was the first person to check the book out at my local library. I have been making recipes from it until I return it. Love it and all the food has been a hit with my family! Will be buying the book in the future!

  54. My copy to review has just arrived way, way down in New Zealand. I sat on the beach and started to read it and look at all the information packed in. My review will be posted tomorrow. What a wonderful guide to those wanting to start on their own real food journey. Easy, family recipes with recognisable ingredients. This is wonderful Lisa and thank you for allowing me to review it. Libby x

  55. Hi! I recently bought your cook book and am finding it a lot easier than I thought to cook real food! Love what it has been teaching my children- they love the homemade chicken nuggets! Thank you! P.S.-the book came printed upside down to the hard cover! Is Lisa aware some were printed this way? Not a big deal… Love it!

      1. Hi,
        There’s also a typo or omission in the first sentence on this post. No big deal, but I thought you might want to correct it. I think the word “work” was omitted.

  56. Hello,

    Wondering if I can get a copy of your book? I live in New Zealand so wondering if it can be shipped.

    Thanks,
    Cara

      1. Cara – If you send them an email they will help you out – they definitely ship anywhere in the world! orders@parkroadbooks

  57. Love your cookbook! I saw it at the library the other day and checked it out. I’m planning on buying it, just didn’t want to wait until I could find it in the store! :-) Love the sweet pictures of your family.
    I was in the process of eliminating processed food from my family’s diet when I found your blog a couple years ago. It really helped me out a lot and I have used quite a few of your recipes. It will be so nice have all the recipes located in one book! :-)
    A year or so ago I got caught up in eliminating wheat and grains from our diet. I did it for about 9 months, I did feel better and loose a little weight but it got to be such a chore to cook. For me cooking just became a chore because it seemed like a lot of the grain free recipes required more work. It was also more expensive Plus my kids didn’t like a lot of the recipes and they aren’t picky eaters. So we’re going back to eating all food groups again. Cooking, especially using your cook book and eating are actually fun again. :-)

  58. I am so thankful that I found your site just over a year ago. It has completely changed my views on food and I feel so much better. When I heard about your book I knew I had to get it. As usual you have not disappointed. I made a dinner meal plan using almost all the dinners in the book (only 3-4 didn’t interest me) so I can try each one. So far the recipes we have tried have all been successful I cant wait to try the rest. I love that there are so many crock pot recipes. Keep up the great work!
    I grew up as a very picky eater. I think it is true that when you restrict processed foods your palette changes. I now eat vegetables and soups I never would have eaten over a year ago.

  59. I just ordered your book through Amazon and I can’t wait to start making your recipes. How do you define your recipes? Easy to make? Does it take a long time? Ingredients are easy to find in regular supermarkets as oppose to whole foods stores?

    Many thanks!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Viviane. All of Lisa’s recipes in the book are graded easy to medium as far as difficulty goes. The slow cooker recipes, obviously, take time to cook but are very easy to prepare. I think you will find all the ingredients available in most large grocery stores. You may have to look a little harder for grass fed and pastured sources of meats and dairy. This will help: http://eatlocalgrown.com/ and http://www.eatwild.com/. ~Amy

  60. Hello,
    I was introduced to 100 days of real food about 2 years ago. I have to admit I was a little intimidated. I decided I did not have time to try and eat real food and left it at that.

    Well, a year went by and my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. She was a “healthy” person, meaning she did not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes etc. She was a product of our processed world, though. I think when she died it just made me look at what I put in my body and my children’s bodies and I ended up back at this website. I guess you could say I was ready for a change and willing to take the time.

    I started with the meal plans (Amazed I could get out of the grocery store for under $200) and I have since bought the cookbook. Lisa’s recipes are so easy. The ingredients are not “out there”. I take more time in meal planning and making shopping lists (honestly, I never did before) but it is paying off. The cook book has templates for meal planning and shopping lists that I was able to duplicate easily in my word program on the computer. They have made shopping much more efficient for me.
    My family is 4 weeks into eating mostly real food and every week it gets a little easier. The cook book and information in it about how to shop for real food, how to read ingredient labels, as well as the education about what is in our food, have all been eye opening.

    Another little bit of info worth mentioning for those that feel this is too much. Last year my 2 boys probably ate 180 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each. That was the extent of my lunch making genius! This year, I am happy to say, 4 weeks into the school year, they have only had one. The lunch section in the cook book has been very helpful. There are snack suggestions and the pictures help with ideas as well. They love the raisin bread with cream cheese sandwich.

    I should also mention that my youngest child is very picky. He looks at what I am cooking and automatically assumes he does not like it. I have to say that there have only been two recipes so far that he will not eat but the rest of us love.

    Thank you Lisa for all the great info on your website and cook book. You have been life changing for our family. I really appreciate all the time you put into your website. Now if you could just move to Orlando and help me find local farm raised meats! (I know you don’t eat much meat, but it is hard to find locally raised anything).

    Heather

  61. I got my copy of the book yesterday. I love it! I am not a person who can go whole hog like you have done. I think it is great that some people can do that. I need to make incremental changes and live with them for a while before I go further. I am probably doing a lot better than I give myself credit for at this point. I have gone back to preparing most meals from real food and have very few canned goods in our cupboard. I am a bit frustrated that I can’t find as many fresh foods as I did where we used to live. I know I have cut back on the sugar and salt, now I need to go the honey route.

  62. I preordered yesterday to get your free recipe e-book but didn’t get my order number until afterI had gone to bed last night. Now I can’t find the link to enter my info. Is it too late if I can prove I preordered yesterday?

  63. Do you still offer the “e-cookbook” (forgot what it’s called) when you do a pre-order? I remember seeing this but wasn’t able to do it then.

    Thanks!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Laurie. No, that is not something we provide. We want people focusing on getting rid of processed foods and eating real foods and less on numbers. ~Amy

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Linda. No, our focus is on getting people to eat real food not so much on numbers. :)

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