100 Days of Real Food Fast & Fabulous Cookbook Review

Lisa Leake has done it again! 100 Days of Real Food Blogger, Foodie and New York Times Best Selling Author has published a second book packed with real food recipes for your family and mine!

As one of her Cookbook Ambassadors, I’ve been given the opportunity to check out the new cookbook before it’s release date next week. Gleaming with pride and armed with meal plans and premade shopping lists, I hit the grocery store for supplies to help me test a few of her new recipes!

Before I share with you one of the simplest and easiest recipe that my kids really enjoyed, I want to tell you the best things about Fast and Fabulous.

There are 3 major things I love about this cookbook:

  • First, I have to say that 99%of the recipes are foods I consider to be “real food”- meaning real families would actually cook them! Of course they also only contain real unprocessed ingredients, but they’re also for real people!!! Yeah
  • Second, most recipes have fewer than 10 ingredients! I don’t know about you- but I hate having to purchase fancy ingredients just to make one dish.  These recipes include basic items, that are easy to find and accessible in just about every grocery store in every town!
  • Third, My kids were excited about it. Maybe it was the beautiful pictures of Lisa’s children eagerly shopping the perimeter of the grocery store and helping prepare meals. Maybe it was the kid friendly recipes that let them know even though you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean treats and dessert have to be cut from the menu.

So here it is!

One of our favorites recipes from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous-

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The kids saw the picture and wanted to test this one out as dessert for the night, when the cookbook arrived.

How can a Mom say “No!” when the kids are eager to start eating healthy and cutting out processed food!

So, instead of s’mores around the campfire we ate Cinnamon Glazed Bananas over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream…One Word- Delicious!

Here is the recipe, so you can try it yourself!

Cinnamon-Glazed Bananas

Difficulty: Super easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Makes 4 or 5 servings

GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE (IF COCONUT OIL IS SUBSTITUTED FOR THE BUTTER), VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large bananas, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Vanilla ice cream (optional), for serving
  1. In a skillet, combine the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla and set over medium heat.
  2. When it starts bubbling, add the bananas and cook for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring to coat.
  3. Serve as is or over vanilla ice cream.

Flipping through the pages, you can see this book is another labor of love. Beautiful photography capturing her amazing recipes, lures readers into a world of real food and unprocessed breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas that are easy to prepare and kid friendly for families like ours!!!

I recommend giving 100DaysofRealFood a try. After reading through the cookbook and trying a few awesome recipes, we’re leaning towards giving the pledge a try. I can’t say for sure when you can expect us to take on this task- but maybe in 2017…..

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