100 Days of Real Food:Fast and Fabulous Recipe Review

100 days of real foodThe author of was given a free, early-release copy of the “100 Days of Real Food Cookbook as compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are her own.

Fast meals to the rescue

Fast meals are a working mom’s best friend and I think we may have hit the jackpot in this book. I am lucky enough to be chosen as a cookbook ambassador for the new “100 Day’s of Real Foods: Fast and Fabulous” cookbook by Lisa Leake.

This was a thrill to me seeing as I am a huge fan of her first cookbook and have mentioned it on this blog. (See the post here.) Here first cookbook provided a ton of great recipes that use real food ingredients and are kid-friendly.  My son (who would not eat anything but peanut butter and jelly) loved the mini quiche recipe from the first book . This is also the only cookbook to ever get my husband in the kitchen cooking. For me, the first cookbook has had a big influence on my entire family.100 Days of Real Food

So, it goes without saying that I am excited to test run some of the recipes in the second cookbook. However, having given such high marks to the first one, I have pretty lofty expectations for “Fast and Fabulous.”

One of the things I love about the “100 Days of Real Food” website and prior book is that the ingredients are actually whole foods, not from a can or package. However, to make this type of cooking fast is quite a feat. My personal cooking style is few ingredients so I choose one of the simplest recipes from the book to test. Plus, I pretty much am dominated by a sweet tooth.

This recipe does not disappoint

It is soooo good. Since it only has a few ingredients I had the expectation it to have an good flavor but would be very one note, maybe even a little boring. Boy was I wrong! It has a  velvety, rich sweetness that was addictive.

One of the things I love about this recipe, in addition to the taste, is how fast it came together. No joke, 30 seconds to cook and about a minute to put together. Really…it was that fast. Plus it tasted amazing. So amazing that my picky children actually ate it and loved it! Crazy I know. Well on to the really good part. After they went to sleep I busted out the ice cream and it took this yummy dessert to a whole new level. And no, I didn’t save any for them. I couldn’t. It was that good.

This recipe is more than just a winner! It will become a staple. It’s quick, easy and insanely delicious. Added bonus, I get to share it with you!

Cinnamon-Glazed Bananas

This dessert is similar to Bananas Foster. It is fabulous by itself and even better over vanilla ice cream. Such a tasty real-food treat!
Difficulty: Super easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes 4 or 5 servings
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
In a skillet, combine the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, a
nd vanilla and set over medium
heat. When it starts bubbling, add the bananas and cook for 30 to 60
seconds, stirring to
coat. Serve as is or over vanilla ice cream.

Since I got a sneak peek at the entire cookbook, I can confirm that this is just one of the incredible recipes found in its pages.

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White Chicken Chili

There are so many like Easy Fish Tacos, and White Chicken Chili, I cannot wait to try. I have no doubt you will be as excited as I am to cook up these fast and fabulous recipes.

To get the lowest price you can pre-order “100 Days of Real food: Fast and Fabulous” here. I have no doubt you will be as excited as I am to cook up these fast and fabulous recipes.


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