As you may already know if you’ve been hanging (reading?) around here for a while, my family has been on a real food journey for about the last 8 months or so. We are not perfect at it, and we are making small changes and taking baby steps (and sometimes even bigger steps backward) as we go, but overall we have made some fairly significant changes in the way our family eats.
We try to eat whole foods as often as possible. I cook from scratch as much as I can. We try to avoid processed and packaged food, or “food-like” items as Michael Pollan would say, and specifically try to avoid certain ingredients in our food choices. All this while adding another mouth to feed, now that Brenden eats as much or more than Kaelyn, and trying to stay on a tight grocery budget.
It’s not always easy, and we definitely struggle at times in different areas, and it’s especially hard to look at the price tags of the ideal foods I really want to buy and know that I should buy, and the compromise foods that are still better than the “food-like” foods, but not quite as good as the ideal foods. Usually the compromise foods win, because that is the place we are in right now with our food budget.
Enter Real Food on a Real Budget. This e-book (a paperback version is available too) by Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home is 280 pages full of tips, tricks, wisdom, and just real-life, practical advice from someone who eats real food on a real budget every day. I am hoping that by implementing the ideas and strategies that Stephanie presents in this book that we will be able to start buying more of our ideal foods, without having to increase our food budget.
From the Introduction: “My main goal is to encourage, inspire, equip and challenge you as to how you can make your family’s diet look the way that you believe it should be, without compromising due to budgetary constraints.” ~Real Food on a Real Budget
It’s exactly what I have been looking for, and exactly what I need to answer the question that has been on my mind since beginning our real food journey – can we really afford to eat this way?
The most encouraging thing about this book is that Stephanie’s answer is a resounding, Yes! She speaks with such encouragement and understanding of the challenge that it is to eat well on a budget, yet she absolutely believes that it is possible for us to achieve.
Now that you’ve heard how great it is, I’m guessing you would you like to have your very own copy, so, I’m giving away a copy of the e-book Real Food on a Real Budget to one lucky reader this week!
Here’s how the giveaway will work:
To Enter, please leave a comment telling me something that you would like to learn about or gain from reading this book about eating real food on a realistic budget.
And, if you would like to win extra entries you can do one or more, or all, of the following, leaving a separate comment for each one.
1. Mandatory entry – leave a comment telling me what you would like to learn from this book.
3. Follow Live Renewed on Twitter, AND tweet this: I’m entered to win Real Food on a Real Budget from @LiveRenewed http://bit.ly/cRvoOe
4. Visit Keeper of the Home and subscribe to Stephanie’s blog.
5. Follow Keeper of the Home on Twitter
So, that is a total of 5 entries if you do all of the above. Again, please leave a separate comment for each one so that you make sure you get each of your extra enries.
This giveaway will run through Friday, July 30th at 11:59pm, EDT. I will choose a winner using random.org and the winner will be announced on Monday, August 2nd. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
And be sure to check back because I’m giving away another great real food e-book next week!
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