100 Days of Real Food offers insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural food.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family’s diet.
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, Lisa Leake decided her family’s eating habits needed an overhaul. She, her husband, and their two small girls pledged to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foods—a challenge she opened to readers on her blog.
Now, she shares their story, offering insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural food—whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, locally raised meats, natural juices, dried fruit, seeds, popcorn, natural honey, and more.
Illustrated with 125 photographs and filled with step-by-step instructions, this hands-on cookbook and guide includes:
- Advice for navigating the grocery store and making smart purchases
- Tips for reading ingredient labels
- 100 quick and easy recipes for such favorites as Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto Cream Sauce, and Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn
- Meal plans and suggestions for kid-pleasing school lunches, parties, and snacks
- “Real Food” anecdotes from the Leakes’ own experiences
- A 10-day mini starter-program, and much more.
Many “whole food” cookbooks I have purchased in the past include foods no one in a normal household would eat–weird twig and berry recipes. Not this one! The recipes are delicious and easy to prepare. Even my husband (who is MORE picky than my 7 yr old son) has enjoyed most of the things I have cooked! I cannot put this book down! I have cooked something from it for every meal for over a week! Yummy oatmeal, pumpkin muffins, THE BEST whole chicken in the crockpot, macaroni casserole, to name a few…. REAL FOODS! In addition to the great recipes, the author offers very easy to follow advice to help you make the switch from processed foods to whole foods. She even gives you some baby steps so you don’t feel overwhelmed! This book is a must have for anyone who wants to stop feeding their family processed junk!
~ Reviewed by Christi