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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2009

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    picky eater husband??

    my husband is not fussy so this book was not as helpful to me as it might be for others.
    we saw missy in real life and her ideas and concepts to make food healthier are wonderful.
    you truly can disguise some added nutrition into foods as she suggests without much difficulty.

    would highly recommend this idea for kids (see her other books)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for H

    very sneaky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

    Helpful for Moms who need the WHAT and How-to for dinner

    As a mom of four pre-schoolers, I often find myself feeling like a short order chef whose guilty of making several on demand mini meals for my kids just to quiet the whining. In light of our busy schedules and hungry tummies, I found myself looking for a book that clearly spelled out the how-to and what to cook for my family that also added a healthy dose of nutrition. This book proved helpful on several occasions although it did not create for quick meals or those that were especially loved. I happen to have a picky bunch, so with repetition, I may find more promise but currently, it has found a nice spot in my nightstand next to Jessica Seinfelds book which promised the same. It does have attracrive photos and nice ideas that I would recommend for the less picky and more well rounded. I plan to re-visit these recipes in a few years when they are all in elementary school and their palates are a little more diverse. It's worth a look for sure!

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