real food challenge … and a Valentine’s Day giveaway!

This GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED!  Thank you for taking our Real Food Challenge!

Because it’s February.

And because Valentine’s Day is next week … and we love ya 🙂

We’re giving away one copy of Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.


It’s a great book … with so much really good information.  We’re excited to share it.

But this time, in order to enter for your chance to win the book, we’re going to challenge you …

We’re going to challenge you to swap out some of the processed food in your diet for whole/unprocessed goodness.

Like today … instead of ordering a pop with lunch?  How about water?

Or maybe instead of using sugar in your recipe, try pure grade B maple syrup or local raw honey?

Maybe this once, try Coconut Oil in place of Vegetable or Canola oil.

Maybe make an egg for breakfast with a piece of sourdough toast, instead of boxed cereal or processed enriched wheat bread.

Whatever you decide to do … it doesn’t need to be forever … just for today … but we want you to tell us about it, and we want you to share it or tweet it or pin it … Let’s see how many people we can challenge to change just one thing for the better.

Here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Prize: One copy of the book NOURISHING TRADITIONS by Sally Fallon, PhD., mailed to you.
  • To Enter:  Leave a comment telling us what you’re changing today to eat a more nourishing diet.  NOTE: Comments are manually approved, so it might not pop up right away. Then scroll to the bottom of the post (above the comment section) and share this post via Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest. 
  • Prize ships in the USA only. 
  • Nitty gritty: Only one entry per person per day.  But you can enter every day until Thursday, February 14th.
  • Giveaway starts right now and ends Thursday, February 14th at 11:59 pm.
  • Winner will be chose randomly and announced Friday here on the blog!
  • Remember you can enter once each day… so you can enter ELEVEN times before the giveaway closes next Thursday!


24 thoughts on “real food challenge … and a Valentine’s Day giveaway!

  1. ok, I really want that book so Im going to try to do this everyday. (Im sure I will buy the book if I dont win, but whats the fun in that??)
    So today instead of buying a salad at a restuarant or convienence store-that are never really very healthy, they are either full of processed meat or cheese or very fake looking chemically enhanced veggies- I actually took the time this morning to make my own healthy salad full of great food, and it was better than any pre-mades-so I win! regardless of whether I win the book… 🙂

  2. Instead of chips with my sandwich, I cut up a red peper and added a small amount of vinegarette dressing….very good…

  3. I made homemade chocolate frozen yogurt with unsweetened cocoa, yogurt, and half of a 85% cacao chocolate bar, vanilla extract and although I used white sugar, I halved it down to 1/4 cup for the recipe. Not sweet enough for my husband, but I love it with bananas and walnuts or almonds on top. Much healthier than the generic Texas pails of ice cream we are used to buying. Rich in antioxidants! 🙂

  4. yesterday at the grocery store, I bought a smaller package of organic chicken instead of the large frozen bag. Another change in my normal shopping…

  5. Bought the Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit from Costco and am loving it! The salad has fresh broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, chicory, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds & a poppyseed dressing all in the bag! Contains 7 superfoods! So delicious! 🙂

  6. ok so I tried to do this every day but lacked the time to post it, hahaha
    but for today we are making steel oats instead of instant oatmeal
    I like to make alot and keep it in the frig for weekdays when there is no time. I love a little splash of real maple syrup on it, its perfect for me. My friend likes to put fruit in hers, or raisins, nuts, whatever you like-much better than instant oatmeal!

  7. This morning we enjoyed apple yogurt pancakes for breakfast – made with nonfat plain yogurt, apples, cinnamon, wheat germ & applesauce in addition to the regular pancake ingredients. So delicious especially with a little bit of hot syrup and walnuts on top.

  8. I’m making homemade turkey broth tonight using a whole turkey carcass (ugh, I hate that word), so I can use it in recipes instead of bouillon. Little bit of work, but it’ll be so nice to have homemade broth stores in my freezer.

  9. This morning I’m straining a new batch of homemade yogurt to mix with frozen fruit for homemade ice cream. A little honey for sweetness and it’s done! Yumm

  10. This morning I made and tried for the first time a smoothie with spinach in it. I’ve never had greens before in a fruit smoothie and it was so delicious alongside fresh strawberries, a banana, a little honey, ice and flaxseed. I will be doing this a lot from now on. I froze the spinach leaves for an hour before using and it helped to make the drink more smooth I think. Making fresh smoothies often is replacing the frozen concentrated juices I’m so used to buying. I used to think that juice from concentrate was a good way to meet my fruit quota for the morning…I was missing out!!

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