100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget: Simple Tips and Tasty Recipes to Help You Cut Out Processed Food Without Breaking the Bank

100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget: Simple Tips and Tasty Recipes to Help You Cut Out Processed Food Without Breaking the Bank Review

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

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

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

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


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Quiche with an Easy Whole-Wheat Crust
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Cakes
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Toasted Coconut
Green Apple Slaw
Chicken Burrito Bowls
Cheesy Pasta and Cauliflower Bake
Apple Glazed Pork Chops
Sausage and Pepper Tacos
Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups
Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
Pina Colada Frozen Yogurt Pops
In addition to the wallet-friendly recipes, Lisa shares practical secrets for saving money in the kitchen: learning to plan ahead, getting the best deals on staple items, knowing what to make versus what to buy, growing your own herbs, and even reducing waste—which is currently twenty percent of all food purchased!

Title:100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget: Simple Tips and Tasty Recipes to Help You Cut Out Processed Food Without Breaking the Bank

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Theresa Diulus

    I anxiously awaited this cookbook’s arrival and preordered it last November when I first heard about it. I have followed the 100daysofrealfood blog since long before there was a first book and have ...

  • Shelley

    I've mentioned, previously, how I enjoy reading through cookbooks prior to making a purchase... always like to check the recipes and how they might fit with my family. Having been a fan of the two pre...

  • Jen

    Unfortunately as of this review I haven't had time to make anything from in here, but I have most of the ingredients now for a few recipes. I like how it is broken down in the little box to show "pant...

  • Megan

    This is such a great book. Building upon her previous books based on cutting processed foods out of your diet, Lisa focuses on following a whole/real foods diet while sticking to a budget. I think a l...

  • Heydi Smith

    As with her other books, I loved this one. The recipes are healthy but delicious with easily attainable ingredients. Her books are all very down to earth and have great photographs....

  • Lea Lancourt

    Every page is a loud “oooooooh” can’t wait to cook every single recipe! Thanks!...

  • Tera

    I like that the author has included the price of the ingredients, which gives pretty good perspective on purchasing decisions....

  • Lisa

    I wish that there were more pictures, but as a whole this book is pretty good. There are budget tips, and good wholesome recipes. I found quite a few items that I would go for in this book. ...

  • Melissa

    Decent cookbook. Didn't overly wow me. I did snag the recipe for zucchini soup, though. That one looked great.#readathon...

  • Brittany

    I must say that I love the idea behind her books and that this one was helpful. I only gave it two stars because the majority of the recipes aren’t good for my family. ...