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So Far My Favorite Healthifying Change-up Cookbook

  • Mar 7, 2009
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This cookbook is for those who want to eat healthier and still eat the classic/standard American diet. Though it takes a little planning ahead and thinking about the details these are fairly easy steps toward better eating. Lapine includes helps for store bought items that make it easy to improve standard meals. All the purees can be made ahead and frozen for later use. Most if not all the recipes have more than one healthy addition or change. I love the Brainy Brownies and the Triple Stuffed Potatoes. My family raved about them, too. (I didn't hide the ingredients as much as play a guessing game with them after they ate them, of course.) I plan to prepare more recipes and continue to make the ones we've already claimed as ours.

I did spend some time with Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious and like The Sneaky Chef better because of the multiple changes per recipe. I didn't care for the font choice in The Sneaky Chef, though. The ingredients are printed in orange and black. The orange amounts were challenging to read.

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March 14, 2009
Thanks for your comments. She wrote a follow-up for sneaking healthy into men's foods, so I think the answer to your question is yes. : ) I don't agree with just sneaking healthy foods into recipes and never telling anyone. We play a fun guessing game with new recipes. And we also get real food without disguise on the same plate. Everyone loves to guess what ingredients were tweaked. : )
March 08, 2009
Hiding "healthy" food always seemed like a good idea to me, though I wonder how any mom can make the transition for their kids to want to eat broccoli plain. On a different note, considering all the controversy w/ this book and Jessica Seinfeld's book, thanks for doing a comparison of the two! I'm glad to hear that the Sneaky Chef comes out on top!
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The Sneaky Chef is a New York Times Best Seller by Missy Chase Lapine , filled with over 75 simple recipes and numerous ways to strategically disguise "superfoods" in children's favorite meals. Ideas from the book include hiding blueberries in burgers, veggies in meatballs and cauliflower in mac ‘n cheese. The book provides parents with quick and clever ways to pack more fiber, fruit, veggies and whole grains in their child's foods, without the kids noticing a thing!

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers (April 4, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN: 0762430753

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