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!

Cookbook Launch Video

Where to Purchase

buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Amazon
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook at IndieBound
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Barnes & Noble
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Books-a-Million
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Walmart
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Target

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

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!)
100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook Pictures

Plus you can expect to see a beautiful color photo with every single recipe! Here’s a little teaser…

A Peek Inside

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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…

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 | Jamie Oliver

Once Again, How To Purchase

buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Amazon
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook at IndieBound
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Barnes & Noble
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Books-a-Million
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from Walmart
buy the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook from 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!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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 ;)

  6. 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?

  7. 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…

  8. 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! :)

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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?

  15. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

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

  16. 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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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. :-)

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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?

  29. 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. :)