What I’ve Made from the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook

what ive madeBack in September, I became a cookbook ambassador for the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook. That means I was sent a cookbook to review and post my review on my blog. You can read my review here. So, do I still feel the same about this cookbook today? Definitely! I still highly recommend purchasing it. We loved everything we made so far and there’s still so much more we want to make. The recipes are pretty easy too. The cookbook and the recipes have met all of my expectations. Here is everything I have made from the cookbook, so far, and how we liked it. Sorry, no recipes. You will have to buy the cookbook for that. 😉 Heads-up, I will be saying a lot of “this was so good!” and “so easy to make”. Because they were! (FYI, my pictures are not even close to the beautiful pictures in the cookbook. I still use my iPhone to take pictures.)

 

Homemade Granola Cereal
This is one of my necessary staples now. I love to have it on yogurt or as cereal with almond milk, coconut milk, or hemp milk. So good! And I love how I can just use whatever kind of nuts or seeds I have. My husband and daughter love it too. My daughter wanted it plain in her lunch one time and just used a spoon to eat it (pictured below). I have only been making half a batch at a time because I never have enough ingredients on hand, but it worked out just fine. Below you can see it in yogurt with pomegranate, with almond milk and raisins, with almond milk and blueberries, and with yogurt and raspberries.

homemade granola

 

 

Eggs in a Basket
This was one of the first recipes we made from the cookbook. My kids requested it the next morning and are still requesting it. They love it! The first picture is obviously from the cookbook. I think my picture is a little more realistic on a busy weekday morning. 😉 The kids did not care how it looked. They ate it up so quick. You could put ketchup on it but my kids didn’t want it. Or maybe some cheese? They liked it as-is.

eggs in a basket pictures

 

 

Potato Hash
I adjusted this recipe a bit to add in what we wanted but we did really like it. The potatoes were chopped to the perfect size! The trick to prevent them from sticking is to get the oil REALLY hot in the pan first.

potato hash in a pan

 

 

Southwest Chicken Wraps
Wow the sauce for these wraps is so tasty! Everyone loved it except my daughter. She didn’t like the lime taste so we just put sour cream on hers. But the rest of us ate it all up. And I used the leftover sauce as a dressing on my salad the next day and it was really good.

chicken wraps and southwest sauce

 

 

Pizza Bites
We make these every now and then to freeze for my daughter to take in her lunches, or sometimes my son will have one for lunch too. I couldn’t find the exact size of the mini pita pockets but the ones I found at Trader Joe’s worked just fine.

making mini pizzas

Here they are in my daughter’s lunch:
pizza pizza & salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole-Grain Pumpkin Muffins
I love anything pumpkin. These were so delicious. Everyone ate them so fast that there weren’t any left to freeze. I would have to make a double-batch to be able to freeze some. You can add to school lunches, eat with breakfast, or as a snack.

pumpkin muffins and picture of ingredients used

My daughter’s lunch with a pumpkin muffin (butter added):
lunch box with pumpkin muffin, trail mix, popcorn, fruit & veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Sandwich
We did try making this and it worked just fine, but we decided we would just slice an apple and have some peanut butter on the side to dip in for packing school lunches. But it is a fun idea.

From the cookbook:
apple sandwich lunch box item

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My daughter’s lunch:
apple and peanut butter sandwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummus Sandwiches Three Ways
I couldn’t believe my daughter wanted this sandwich in her lunch and actually liked it! We added spinach and cheese and then another time we also added tomato.

hummus sandwiches

 

 

Mini Lunch-box Quiches
When I made these and asked everyone to try them, they were almost all gone in the same day! Everyone loved them so much that they had to have another one. I didn’t think my husband would even try them because he wasn’t crazy about my quiche. Well he loved it and says it is much better in a smaller version like this. My daughter liked it but didn’t like the crust. She just ate the top egg part. But she still ate two of them. You can freeze them or put in the fridge for later. They would be great as breakfast or in the lunch-box.

mini quiches

 

 

Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread
This is a recipe I can actually give you. It’s posted here: http://organicfibromommies.com/2014/09/cookbook-review-100-days-real-food/. This was really easy to make and sooooo good! Especially with cream cheese on top. 🙂 It would be good with butter too!

cinnamon raisin bread with cream cheese

And here’s my daughter’s lunch with some cinnamon raisin bread in it. Of course it’s good with breakfast too!
lunch with cinnamon raisin bread, popcorn, boiled egg, frozen applesauce, veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popcorn (in the microwave or on the stove)
As soon as I saw this on Lisa’s blog I have been making it. I don’t buy the packaged popcorn anymore and just make our own. I add real butter, salt, and a little cheese powder from our local food co-op. It’s all-natural. I pop it in the microwave but you can also do it on the stovetop. Packaged popcorn contains so many additives, unhealthy oils, and other questionable ingredients. You can pop some popcorn ahead of time and add it to lunches or for the kids’ snacks too!

popcorn

 

 

Cinnamon Apple Chips
These were so good and our neighbor tried some too. He said that I really needed to make more. 😉 I thought I took a picture of them when they were done but can’t seem to find it. I think we were too anxious to eat them and since I shared with the neighbors too they got eaten up really fast! 🙂 These would be great with breakfast, in a lunchbox, or as a snack.

making cinnamon apple chips

 

 

The Best Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker and Overnight Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker
I tried this long before the cookbook came out and have been doing it ever since! It’s nice to have all that chicken to freeze for future meals and to make the homemade broth to freeze and use later. It’s so much better for us and nice not to have to buy it.

whole chicken in crock pot and making broth

 

 

The Best Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker
This is so good! We did add some BBQ sauce to ours but didn’t even try it without the BBQ sauce. It probably would have been just as good without it. There is also a recipe for BBQ sauce in the cookbook too that I definitely want to make. We also added cheese and coleslaw to our pulled pork sandwiches.

From the cookbook:
pulled pork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My slightly adjusted version:
pictures of making pulled pork sandwiches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Cookies
Oh man… I love peanut butter cookies. Everyone loved these, and they were gone quick. You can add to school lunches for a special treat! (As long as there are no peanut allergies of course.)

peanut butter cookies

 

 

Sydney’s Honey Mustard Sauce
I tried this a while back after Lisa posted about it on her blog. So easy to make and good too! Unfortunately I cannot find the picture. I think it may be part of the photos that I lost after my laptop crashed. So here’s a picture from the cookbook. We dipped some homemade chicken nuggets into it. I don’t know why the honey mustard sauce you can buy in the grocery store has to have so many things added to it?? It doesn’t have to be so complicated.

honey mustard sauce

 

 

And there are still many more recipes we want to try!

  • Whole-Wheat Banana Pancakes
  • Grandma Esther’s (Whole-Wheat) Crepes
  • Fruit Salad with Orange Zest
  • Breakfast Sausage Casserole
  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon
  • Easy Slow-Cooker Refried Beans
  • Black Bean Tostada
  • Tomato Bisque
  • PB&J Smoothie
  • Grilled Caprese Paninis
  • Onion Dip with Veggie Sticks
  • Pimento Cheese Crackers
  • How to Make the Perfect Juice – Three Ways
  • Spiced Nut Mix
  • Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip
  • Shortcut Caesar Salad
  • Carrots with Rosemary
  • Veggie Pancakes
  • Zucchini with Almonds and Parmesan
  • Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
  • BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
  • Quinoa and Sausage-Stuffed Peppers
  • My Dad’s (Brown Rice) Risotto
  • Macaroni Casserole
  • Quinoa Veggie “Burgers”
  • Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Veggie Corn Chowder
  • Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale-Pesto Cream Sauce
  • Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs
  • Homemade Ice Cream Three Ways
  • (Extra) Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
  • Cinnamon-Glazed Popcorn
  • Frozen Yogurt Pops Two Ways
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Mini Chocolate Truffles
  • Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
  • And there are many of the homemade staples I want to try.

 

Wow, after listing all the recipes I still want to make, I am realizing there are so many! All that’s prevented me from making more of the recipes is the time to do it, and in some cases it may be the money too. Like for the homemade ice cream I would need to buy an Ice Cream Maker. And please note that these are not all the recipes left in the cookbook. Just the ones I want to make. 🙂 (There are some seafood recipes too and we don’t really eat seafood.)

 

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