• The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
  • The Sneaky Chef Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
  • The Sneaky Chef Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
  • The Sneaky Chef Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
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Parents will do almost anything to get their kids to eat healthier, but unfortunately, they’ve found that begging, pleading, threatening, and bribing don’t work. With their patience wearing thin, parents will give in” for the sake of family peace, and reach for kiddie” favorites-often nutritionally inferior choices such as fried fish sticks, mac n’ cheese, Pop-sicles, and cookies. Missy Chase Lapine, former publisher of Eating Well magazine, faced the same challenges with her two young daughters, and she sought a solution. Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids’ favorite meals. With the addition of a few simple make-ahead purees or clever replacements, (some may surprise you!) parents can pack more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in their kids’ foods. Examples of Sneaky” recipes include: No Harm Chicken Parm Power Pizza Incognito Burritos Guerilla Grilled Cheese Brainy Brownies Health-by-Chocolate Cookies Quick fixes for Jell-O(R)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (April 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762430753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762430758
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Customer Reviews

Great book!

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 18, 2016
By Ze317
This is a great book to start but I would recommend getting all of them. My picky toddler eats peas, broccoli, spinach, carrots…you name it…without flinching (foods he won’t normally touch)! This is a book about pureeing vegetables and adding them to foods you eat without anyone knowing. It’s great that the author has done the experimenting for you so you don’t have to guess what purees work well with each food. I mostly use the dinner recipes in this and her other books and I still offer vegetables whole along with each dish that but now I’m not worried when he throws them on the floor. When he’s ready to accept them whole I will still use this book because even the adults in my house know we always want seconds of the main dish so that means extra veggies!

Missing Ingredient Measurement Info, But Great Content

 on December 16, 2017
By Amazon Customer
3 Star Review for poor editing only, otherwise I rate between 4 and 5 (haven’t finished the book yet)

I love these ideas for sneaking veggies into meals for my …

One person found this helpful.
 on October 5, 2016
By Michelle H
I love these ideas for sneaking veggies into meals for my kids. Last year it seemed like we were always sick, and I was worried it was due to lack of nutrition in our diets. This book has so many good ways to sneak veggies and fruits into foods kids will definitely eat. Yes, it takes some prep work, but most food worth eating does. I love these ideas, and will continue to use this book in the future.

Appealing recipes

4 people found this helpful.
 on July 1, 2013
By Schnerphel
I bought this book to help our family eat better. I have been reading through it, and her methods seem fairly easy. I haven’t tried any recipes from it yet, but they do sound delicious & definitely kid-friendly. I made my own baby food purees, so making the “sneaky” purees for her recipes does not sound impossible to me. I like that she gives you the option for “from scratch” recipes, or “quick fix” using store-packaged goods. I think we are going to like this book.

The strategies in this book are quick, easy, and good!

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2008
By Charlene Davis
“The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healty Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals,” by Missy Chase Lapine, is quite possibly one of the best cookbooks for nutritional eating that I have come across in a long time. The secret to its success lies in pureeing some of the “special” ingredients. My son, the quissential picky eater of all time, did not detect the orange puree (sweet potato and carrot) I slipped into the Crunchy Chicken Tenders and snarfed those chick sticks up like candy.

Most of the recipes are just generic recipes with wheat …

One person found this helpful.
 on September 9, 2017
By Lungsman
Most of the recipes are just generic recipes with wheat germ or a vegetable slurry thrown in. There’s little in here you couldn’t figure out yourself by poking around recipe web sites.

great book!

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 6, 2016
By Ryan & Jessica Tomlinson
This book is very helpful in getting my children to eat healthy. I am able to use the tips and recipes listed in this book to “sneak” the veggies into their favorite foods! Great ideas, amazing book!

SOME TERRIFIC IDEAS HERE

One person found this helpful.
 on July 26, 2014
By EC
SOME TERRIFIC IDEAS HERE. GOOD INFO FOR BOOSTING NUTRITION IN ANY MEAL OR DESSERT. JUNKFOOD CAN REALLY BE HEALTHY & TASTE GOOD. INSPIRING ME TO EAT HEALTHY . VERY GOOD INFO ON CHOOSING WHAT FOODS ARE WORTH BUYING ORGANIC, WHICH FOODS HAVE HIGH PESTICIDE LEVELS. CHECK OUT USED PRICES FOR A STEAL ON THIS BOOK. THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES, LIKE “HOW TO CHEAT ON YOUR MAN (IN THE KITCHEN)” SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR MANS FAVORITE MEALS HEALTHIER. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WORKS ON KIDS BUT IT’S WORTH A TRY.

too much work for me right now

 on February 9, 2015
By Julia
I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet as they all call for pre-prepped sauces to make and quite frankly I don’t have time/desire for that right now. Maybe it isn’t fair to review her based on that, however when I bought the book I was hoping for recipes that I could just throw some mashed up cauliflower or what not into the recipe and you wouldn’t taste it but hers are pretty elaborate sauces that you can premake and then use when cooking. Maybe I am just naive but I was hoping for an easier solution. I still have it and maybe someday I will get around to making the sauces just so I can make the dinners.

So far so good!

3 people found this helpful.
 on January 31, 2011
By Shelly K. Dyb
My child is 19 months old and at the point that she won’t eat any vegetables. She has serious texture issues and was really hard to transition from baby food to regular food in the first place. She ate everything as a baby and really seemed to like her veggies….until about a month ago. So I needed help because I really couldn’t get her to eat much of anything. I made the white bean puree, the carrot/sweet potato puree, and the cauliflower/zuccini puree. I actually mixed a bit of all 3 of them into a boxed Mac N Cheese (Annie’s Organic) and she ate it without batting an eye – woohoo! Going to try the grilled cheese with the “hidden” carrot/sweet potato puree in them tonight. Even my husband ate it and he’s not a vegetable fan either. He said it wasn’t his fav, but it was doable.