100 Days of Real Food

100 Days of Real Food

eBook - 2018
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The author of the phenomenal bestselling 100 Days of Real Food series addresses the most common concern of her readers—how to cut out processed food on a tight budget—in this full-color cookbook with shopping lists and prices for each recipe.

Millions of American families are discovering the dangers of eating processed food. But wholesome, fresh ingredients can seem more expensive—from buying organic grains, dairy, and produce to the issue of food waste as people learn to plan and cook in new ways.

With her hugely popular 100 Days of Real Food blog and her two bestselling books, Lisa Leake has been a leader in helping everyday families move away from processed foods. She also understands the concerns of her followers who want to eat better without breaking the bank! In 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget she shows readers how to make a variety of unprocessed dishes for $15 or less a recipe.

Unlike other budget cookbooks that only calculate the cost per serving (have you ever tried to buy just ¼ cup of sour cream?), this incredibly practical book gives you the exact total cost for all the necessary ingredients for each dish, helping busy families even on the tightest budget plan the meals that will work for them. Lisa provides delicious recipes for breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks and desserts, including:

  • Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
  • Quiche with an Easy Whole-Wheat Crust
  • Sweet Potato and Black Bean Cakes
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Toasted Coconut
  • Green Apple Slaw
  • Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • Cheesy Pasta and Cauliflower Bake
  • Apple Glazed Pork Chops
  • Sausage and Pepper Tacos
  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups
  • Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
  • Pina Colada Frozen Yogurt Pops

In addition to the wallet-friendly recipes, Lisa shares practical secrets for saving money in the kitchen: learning to plan ahead, getting the best deals on staple items, knowing what to make versus what to buy, growing your own herbs, and even reducing waste—which is currently twenty percent of all food purchased!

Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks,, 2018
ISBN: 9780062668561
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Oct 02, 2017

This books looks great! I haven't made any of the recipes, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

JCLJoyceM Feb 17, 2016

This book did cause me to read labels more closely. Leake's mantra is five ingredients or less on processed foods, which is rare. I haven't resorted to making my own bread crumbs as she does, but I did choose the four-ingredient panko crumbs over the multi-line list of ingredients in the type I normally buy. Her suggestions require planning and extra time in the kitchen and at the supermarket (unless you live next door to a whole foods store).

Sep 28, 2015


Sep 16, 2015

This is the book version of her excellent blog. I recommend reading Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food, first, and then use this book for help with implementing his advice.

Jun 11, 2015

honestly I might not be agreed with here but this book is kinda lame. HALF of this book is fluffy filler with highly repetitive information taken from other well known books (as cited).
The other half is semi-interesting whole grain style recipes. Meh honestly it's not something worth getting especially if you have to wait 4 months like I did.

Apr 27, 2015

Great book that contains gorgeous photos that will inspire you. Recipes are easy and very tasty.

dairyqueen Jan 21, 2015

Very inspirational. A family overhauls their diet. They pledge to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foods. I have changed my eating habits dramatically since reading this book!

Dec 31, 2014

Practical advice, recipes that your family will actually eat, and ingredients that are commonly available. Love this cookbook and this approach to food!

I would recommend everyone read this book to just learn about her thoughts on eliminating processed foods from your diet, even if you don't agree with her. She does have some wonderful recipes in here. I suggest trying out these recipes: the best whole chicken in the crockpot and her homemade chicken stock. It's so easy to make with a whole chicken and tastes Great!

Nov 26, 2014

It is difficult to choose a singular star-rating for this book, so I'll break it down into 2 ratings.

5-stars: For those who are new to the "Real Food Movement" and or are researching the benefits of Real, Wholesome Foods, this book is excellent. There is lots of information of both the health and environmental benefits, as well as good recipes.

2-stars: For those who have embraced the "Real Food Movement", there is nothing new in this book. Even the recipes are all basic dishes our family makes on a daily basis.

I highly recommend this to those who are new to real food, but for those who are looking for new recipes to enhance their menus, I advice passing on this book.

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