100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love

100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love

Simple, family-friendly recipes and practical advice to help you ditch processed food and eat better every day! Thanks to Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, Lisa Leake was given the wake-up call of her life when she realized that many of the foods she was feeding her family were actually "foodlike substances." So she, her husband, and their two young girls completely over Simple, family-friendly recipes and practical advice to help you ditch processed food and eat better every day! Th...

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Title:100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
Author:Lisa Leake
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100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love Reviews

  • Amy
    May 30, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

  • Emily
    Sep 03, 2017

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

  • Jen
    Jul 10, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

  • Ann
    Jun 01, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

  • Laura
    May 30, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

  • Huma Rashid
    Nov 06, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

  • Carissa
    Jan 07, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

  • Naomi
    Jun 12, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

  • Kelli
    Sep 24, 2014

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

  • Jamie Puleo
    Dec 30, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

  • Erin
    Jul 16, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

    This book felt like fan-fiction. Yes, it's non-fiction, but it reads like fan-fiction, because it's basically just a repackaging of Michael Pollan's ideas, with nothing added to it, and no criticism.. just unabashed love for Michael Pollan. I guess if you want all that in a tiny little...

    I am a already a firm believer in eating fresh food and avoiding processed things whenever possible. The recipes in this book are rated by ease of preparation and I was able to get some great ideas. Being a Weight Watchers point counter made me cringe that some of the ingredients could...

    Excellent book on eating a more basic diet! I will incorporate many ideas right away. This is a no nonsense book about eating healthy, natural, non processed foods. We are so over processed these days, we don't even known what real food tastes like. This book gives great basics to b...

    Great introduction to clean eating. Easy to follow and I enjoyed the author's personal anecdotes about her own journey and her family's response. Great recipes included. Still use it as a handbook as I am trying to navigate this whole clean eating world. ...

  • Nancy Bennett
    Jan 01, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

  • Misti
    May 31, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

  • Gina
    Jan 29, 2017

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

    This book felt like fan-fiction. Yes, it's non-fiction, but it reads like fan-fiction, because it's basically just a repackaging of Michael Pollan's ideas, with nothing added to it, and no criticism.. just unabashed love for Michael Pollan. I guess if you want all that in a tiny little...

    I am a already a firm believer in eating fresh food and avoiding processed things whenever possible. The recipes in this book are rated by ease of preparation and I was able to get some great ideas. Being a Weight Watchers point counter made me cringe that some of the ingredients could...

  • Brianne
    Dec 04, 2014

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

  • Kristen
    Apr 06, 2017

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

  • Beth
    Jul 21, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

    This book felt like fan-fiction. Yes, it's non-fiction, but it reads like fan-fiction, because it's basically just a repackaging of Michael Pollan's ideas, with nothing added to it, and no criticism.. just unabashed love for Michael Pollan. I guess if you want all that in a tiny little...

  • Sara
    Jan 17, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

  • Raquel
    Mar 16, 2015

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

    This book felt like fan-fiction. Yes, it's non-fiction, but it reads like fan-fiction, because it's basically just a repackaging of Michael Pollan's ideas, with nothing added to it, and no criticism.. just unabashed love for Michael Pollan. I guess if you want all that in a tiny little...

    I am a already a firm believer in eating fresh food and avoiding processed things whenever possible. The recipes in this book are rated by ease of preparation and I was able to get some great ideas. Being a Weight Watchers point counter made me cringe that some of the ingredients could...

    Excellent book on eating a more basic diet! I will incorporate many ideas right away. This is a no nonsense book about eating healthy, natural, non processed foods. We are so over processed these days, we don't even known what real food tastes like. This book gives great basics to b...

    Great introduction to clean eating. Easy to follow and I enjoyed the author's personal anecdotes about her own journey and her family's response. Great recipes included. Still use it as a handbook as I am trying to navigate this whole clean eating world. ...

    I encourage anyone looking to know more about the food their consuming to read this book. Offers practical advice about reading labels and substitutions to favorite bad foods. I would recommend for moms with kids needing basic help on starting a whole food lifestyle. ...

  • Cheryl
    Jan 14, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

  • Katie
    Sep 01, 2014

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

  • Elizabeth
    Aug 29, 2014

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

  • Stacey Sapper
    Oct 07, 2014

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

  • Claudia Gray
    Jan 01, 2016

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

    This book is broken down into 2 sections: the first half is a recap of what is on Lisa's blog and the 100 day "real food challenge" that started it all. The 2nd half is recipes. I follow the blog and agree with some of the other comments; Lisa can come off as pretentious because she...

    A couple years ago I started following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook. It was an easy way to see lunch ideas and get some great recipes for our family. I visit their blog occasionally and have pulled some of our favorite recipes from their (the creamy wheat macaroni and cheese is a ...

    This books is OK. It offers a lot of arguments for cleaner eating, but the author didn't qualify herself as a nutritionist. . . just someone who developed a strong interest after reading Michael Pollan. She comes off as a little preachy, and there isn't really a narrative. She tells yo...

    I am (admittedly) more than a little obsessed with food...or perhaps terrified by food would be more accurate. What I read on a weekly basis keeps me up at night, and I can't for the life of me understand how these additives and poisons are legally put into our food. There are many boo...

    I love the concept of this book. I really try to prepare whole foods for my kids, but this lady takes it to a level that I don't feel like committing myself to at this time in my life. For example, if it comes from the store, it has to be 5 ingredients or less, and the word whole and o...

    Four stars for the recipes. Many of them are basic staples, but I will use this a lot as a reference for making basic recipes with whole foods. Two stars for the text. It's a lot of Michael Pollan regurgitation, applied to this family's lifestyle, which has broad areas that don't ov...

    I would say I identify with the "real food" philosophy of eating more than any other diet trend these days. I read In Defense of Food (like Leake did) and it completely changed my views just like it did hers (although I didn't change my life as drastically as she did). So I agree with ...

    Really beautiful book with photos for every recipe. I have enjoyed the recipes that I've tried and I am looking forward to making more. My complaint is that the author talks about the importance of portion control when you're eating real food -- the recipes do not have calorie or nutri...

    I have enjoyed Lisa Leake's blog for many years now and have implemented her meal plans and recipes which both went over well with my family. Part one of the book reviews how Lisa came to be so passionate about real foods and gives very applicable steps towards getting your family ...

    This book felt like fan-fiction. Yes, it's non-fiction, but it reads like fan-fiction, because it's basically just a repackaging of Michael Pollan's ideas, with nothing added to it, and no criticism.. just unabashed love for Michael Pollan. I guess if you want all that in a tiny little...

    I am a already a firm believer in eating fresh food and avoiding processed things whenever possible. The recipes in this book are rated by ease of preparation and I was able to get some great ideas. Being a Weight Watchers point counter made me cringe that some of the ingredients could...

    Excellent book on eating a more basic diet! I will incorporate many ideas right away. This is a no nonsense book about eating healthy, natural, non processed foods. We are so over processed these days, we don't even known what real food tastes like. This book gives great basics to b...

  • Rebekah
    Sep 08, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

  • Michelle Jorgensen
    Dec 30, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

  • Annmarie
    Mar 04, 2017

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

    I love these recipes!!! I have already made a third of them. They are easy to follow and make. Each recipe I made has came out great!!! ...

  • Caitlin Padanyi
    Jan 24, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

  • Julia
    Nov 08, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...

    Awesome cookbook. Lisa's lovely personality shines throughout. ...

    One positive takeaway from this book was a lot of easy and practical ways to incorporate more real food into my diet. But man... this author is very much blind to her own privilege. This woman's diet relies on a lot of things that are unrealistic to most- disposable income, time and ac...

  • Stacy Reid
    Mar 11, 2018

    I mean, it has some good recipes, so that's nice, but honestly, this is what happens when literally anyone can publicize their change in eating habits and brand themselves an "expert." THe GMO section was hilarious to me, but also very sad because it was the perfect illustration of ...

    Lisa Leake is pretentious, and that pretentious attitude saturates everything she does. Not everyone can afford her lifestyle. Her and her husband live in Charlotte, which is one of the most expensive places to live in North Carolina, she's a stay at home mom who can afford a cushy ...

    I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I agreed with the author's food philosophy. Processed foods are bad, bad, bad. I, like the author, read Pollan's book, In Defense of Food and agreed with it. Some of the advice the author gave was helpful and I was motivated to e...

    I've followed Lisa Leake on Facebook for some time which is why I wanted to check out this book. After reading, I can say that it was a worthwhile read, and the recipes are a great introduction to simple, clean eating. Her family has definitely gone to the most strict sense of clean e...

    The healthy eating sections in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, these recipes are way too basic and there are really very few recipes- for people who do not know how to cook at all. My book group chose this and I will give this to our library. I have many actual cook...

    More of a cookbook than anything else - but some great information and support in a 'real food' diet. ...

    Very informative and helpful! I was reminded of things I already knew, and learned a lot of new things along the way. The recipes in the latter half of the book look GREAT! I can't wait to give them a try!! ...

    I have to say that I found myself shaking my head while reading this book. The pretentiousness, arrogance and condescension of this author was WAY too much for me. The entire time while reading this book, I thought she taught her audience as though they were too stupid to think through...

    This is a beautiful book with great photographs. I read the first half, and like other reviewers, was a bit put off with her pretentious attitude and constant referencing of Michael Pollan, who himself is a journalist and not a nutritionist. I would have like more "science" backup, alt...

    Loved it! Pure common sense, but it's good to have it all laid out and recipes too. We are gonna do this - it's gonna take a bit - while we use up what we have but then pure butter and olive oil, 100% whole wheat, and cutting MAJORLY back on added sugars, deepfried, fast food and items...

    Really cool ideas in here, even if you don't go completely "real food". Gives you a lot to think about. Every recipe I've tried is fantastic (and easy). ...

    The teaching portion of this book is a little judge-y. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone in the earlier stages of recovering from disordered eating. Lots of stars though for tons of super practical recipe inspiration! Such a great resource for lunch ideas in particular. ...

    Excellent ideas on how to move towards more wholesome eating and living. Wonderful recipes. ...