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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Loved This Book!

Missy Chase Lapine has really hit the mark on The Sneaky Chef. I bought this book after taking Jessica Seinfeld's 'Deceptively Delicious' out of the library. I found it much easier to use than DD because Lapine has basic purees to make ahead of time and to keep on han...
Missy Chase Lapine has really hit the mark on The Sneaky Chef. I bought this book after taking Jessica Seinfeld's 'Deceptively Delicious' out of the library. I found it much easier to use than DD because Lapine has basic purees to make ahead of time and to keep on hand. The recpies are also AMAZING. You cannot tell that any of them have healthy ingredients hidden in them.

posted by knittinmama82 on February 23, 2009

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13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

When you boil, puree, and heat again, the nutrients disappear!

I'm not sure where the common sense in this book is. It probably disappeared with all the nutrients and vitamins! If you take spinach, for example, and boil it, puree it, and then heat it again in a 350 degree oven (as it calls for in the brownie recipe) it's no longer ...
I'm not sure where the common sense in this book is. It probably disappeared with all the nutrients and vitamins! If you take spinach, for example, and boil it, puree it, and then heat it again in a 350 degree oven (as it calls for in the brownie recipe) it's no longer the nutrient packed power vegetable you had when you began. The brownie recipe is delicous, but when you look at it from a nutritous standpoint, it still has 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 8 oz chocolate, not exactly what I want my three year old eating. Processing foods in the way this book recommends sucks most of the vitamins and minerals right out, while giving the parents a false sense that their children are eating better. It also creates a lot more work, and what parent needs that? I'd rather continue to set a good example at the dinner table by serving nutrious and delicous foods, and save her from all the extra calories. Kids will come around eventually without making the dinner table a battle ground. By the way, my child would not touch salad, but after serving it several times, seeing my husband and I enjoying it, she now eats it no problem!

posted by Anonymous on June 30, 2008

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    Excellent recipes - awful ebook formatting!

    Missy is a hero at our house, helping me create delicious and healthy food for my extremely fussy eaters. I don't know how I ever cooked without her methods. However, this ebook is atrocious! What good is a cookbook if you can't Find the recipe you want to make for dinner? I shouldn't have to flip through every page just to find the one item I need. They should have put more work into this format before releasing it. I want my money back so I can go buy the real deal and actually USE this book! If this was all you ever saw of her work, you would not recommend this to friends or buy her other books. If I were Missy, I would be hopping mad.

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