• The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
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  • 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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  • 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

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

1 helpful vote
 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.

Most of the recipes are just generic recipes with wheat …

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 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 helpful votes
 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!

Convinced this skeptic

4 helpful votes
 on April 16, 2013
By Amy C. S.
I was skeptical that I could get my 2&1/2 year old son to eat any of these. This kid lives on milk, yogurt and applesauce — he is the pickiest eater I’ve ever seen. I made the PBJ muffins and he couldn’t get enough! I made the ziti and got the same response! My 5-year-old loved it too. I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I had two “happy plates” at the end of dinner the other night.

Appealing recipes

3 helpful votes
 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 book has some great ideas.

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 on August 13, 2017
By Lglamorous
The book has some great ideas… my only issue is the cost I am having to spend to get the proper ingredients to even begin to start my child eating like this…I’m having to collect things one paycheck at a time…

too much work for me right now

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 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.

wow! amazing

12 helpful votes
 on August 25, 2007
By Leslie
this book is so awesome, i can’t get over it. i have a kid who eats zero fruit and vegetables. i have spent countless hours trying different tactics to get her to try any fruit or any vegetable, nothing works. until now that is, i have hid the orange puree successfully and made the brownies (a huge success) tonight, a super hit. thank you so much for such an inventive and wonderful technique, i cant believe how easy it was to pull this off! the book clearly explains how to make each puree and where you can use it. i made two batches of orange puree and purple puree in about an hour, enough to make several dishes for the week. it was simple and i can see how with practice i will be making purees in my sleep. there is no end to how many wonderful ways these purees can be added to everyday foods. i highly recommend this book. as for anyone complaining it teaches kids to eat “unhealthy” things by tricking them, all i can say is until you have a child that will not eat anything but noodles, cheese and crackers, you should not pass judgement. kids today are bombarded with images of fast food and junk food, as a parent i need any and all tools i can get. i am thankful i will be able to sneak in veggies and with time i will explain to my daughter that she is eating them. i am sure she will be more accepting once she realizes they tasted great! this book also shows how to improve the quality of many meals, it works for the whole family, parents included!

So helpful without a lot of extra work!

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 on January 7, 2016
By A.J.
This is so helpful for my family. I have one child that is particularly picky and her ideas are for the average cook using things that you likely already have on hand without a lot of extra time or work. I also love the clear and concise explanation of why we need certain ingredients. I can tell my kids how eating something helps their body to be healthy and why it is an important part of a balanced diet. That works better than any number of tricks I’ve tried or heard about!

SOME TERRIFIC IDEAS HERE

1 helpful vote
 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.