Friday, October 19, 2012
The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals, by Missy Chase Lapine
Barnes & Noble
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, Popsicles, 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.
My son is actually eating vegetables! Miniscule amounts per serving (1 tsp here and there), but it's better than nothing.
It does take a while to cook and puree all of the to-be-hidden foods, so I doubled- and tripled-up on the recipes and froze portions for later use.