100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Review

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What type of food did you grow up with?

I grew up with a family who ate from our garden all summer, canned the extra for the winter, and we lived in a town 30 minutes from the nearest fast food restaurant.

My husband grew up in a family where pizza delivery was a weekly occurrence, restaurants were frequented, and the only vegetable served was green beans from a can.

Something so seemingly unimportant from our childhood has shaped our adult lives, and the lives of our children. Several years ago we made the switch from a fast food lifestyle to a homemade lifestyle, but we still have work to do. While I cook from scratch most of the time what we eat isn’t necessarily the healthiest. Up until this point I’ve always justified our white-flour and pasta diet with claims of “eating healthy food is expensive!” and “but pasta is cheaper than salad!”

If you’re like us, then this book may just change your life.


100 Days of Real Food is so much more than a cookbook. It’s a cookbook, a story book, and a how-to book.

Lisa Leake, author of the popular 100 Days of Real Food blog shares her story, from convenience cook to real food guru.

This book features 100 family-friendly recipes made from common ingredients. Lisa shows you how making small steps leads to big changes, and how it’s doable and affordable for all families. There are recipes for every diet in this book as well, including gluten-free and vegetarian!

My family and I are excited to start our 100 day journey and we started with the Corn Chowder recipe found on page 271

Click to see full recipe

Click to see full recipe

The soup was so easy to make, taking well under an hour. As for how it tasted? Well, it was delicious. Being totally honest here, my kids hate vegetarian meals. And soup. And especially vegetarian soup. But this soup was sweet and creamy and soooo good that even the uber-picky 7 year old had this to say:

So there you go! 100 Days of Real Food is an excellent book that is a must-have for anyone who wants to make a positive dietary change without feeling overwhelmed or avoiding the food they love.



*I received a copy of this cookbook to facilitate my review. A positive review was not promised and all opinions are my own. Your experience may vary.

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