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 PancakesQuiche with an Easy Whole-Wheat CrustSweet Potato and Black Bean CakesLemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Toasted CoconutGreen Apple SlawChicken Burrito BowlsCheesy Pasta and Cauliflower BakeApple Glazed Pork ChopsSausage and Pepper TacosAsian Chicken Lettuce CupsOatmeal Cookie Energy BitesPina Colada Frozen Yogurt PopsIn 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!
100 Days of Real Food Review
- January 1, 1970Theresa DiulusI 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 been impressed with the previous two books. This 3rd one from Lisa really hits it out of the park visually the way each recipe’s budget is laid out (along with a color photo and shopping list) in a clearly organized manner. Multiple dietary accommodations are shown on the recipes (ie: gluten-free, dai 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 been impressed with the previous two books. This 3rd one from Lisa really hits it out of the park visually the way each recipe’s budget is laid out (along with a color photo and shopping list) in a clearly organized manner. Multiple dietary accommodations are shown on the recipes (ie: gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, etc.) as well as in a convenient table in the back of the book for handy reference. The dinner plans, supermarket comparison prices (some may surprise you) and packed lunch ideas for kids and adults all provide valuable time and money saving information for those seeking to use real foods in their kitchen. On top of all of these positive attributes, the recipes themselves use accessible ingredients and are not complicated. Lisa’s own children contributed recipes that look delicious and should encourage members of all ages in families to cook real food!more
- January 1, 1970MeganThis 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 lot of families and especially college students would benefit from this book. She does an excellent job of illustrating how simple, delicious, quick homemade meals can be both healthy and affordable.more
- January 1, 1970Lea LancourtEvery page is a loud “oooooooh” can’t wait to cook every single recipe! Thanks!
- January 1, 1970LisaI 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.
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