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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014028205X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140282054
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,736,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using the many tricks up her sleeve, nutritionist Evelyn Tribole can get just about anyone to eat healthy. Hate the thought of tofu? Try her Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, with tofu replacing some of the cream cheese. Her daughter did, and now she's a convert. Don't want to add fiber because it sounds so bland? Try her Dark Fudge Brownies, with puréed black beans giving each brownie as much fiber as a slice of whole wheat bread.

With more than 100 recipes that sneak fiber, calcium, and other nutrients into the diet, Stealth Health can turn even the most devoted junk food junkie into a health nut. For "vegetable haters" there's Chicken Chile Verde, which features finely chopped spinach masquerading as green chilis. For "fruit skimpers," try the Purple Cow sMOOthie with mixed berries and nonfat frozen yogurt. And if you're a "milk miser," drink up your calcium in the delicious form of Home Express Coffee Latte. (Tribole came up with these and other labels to describe nutritional problem areas, and you can take her diagnostic quiz to find out which one fits you.)

Each of the book's eight chapters features recipes, nutritional information, and charts showing five ways to "sneak" healthy foods into meals. And if you still need more convincing, Tribole weaves in the scientific evidence for the role of nutritious foods in fighting everything from cancer to osteoporosis to heart disease. Tribole, who has celebrity clients and has appeared on Good Morning America, says the way to get finicky children to eat healthy is to whip up one of her recipes without telling them the ingredients. "This approach works well with adults, too," she writes. "The basis of Stealth Health cooking is tasting is believing." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is the author of the bestselling Healthy Homestyle Cooking, Healthy Homestyle Desserts, Intuitive Eating, and Eating on the Run. She lives in Southern California, where she continues her nutrition counseling practices.

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Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. She has a passion helping people create a healthy relationship with their food, mind and body; whether it's through one-on-one counseling, writing, speaking or media appearances.

She has written eight books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating(co-author).

Evelyn was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, appearing from 1994-'95 and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for 6 years. She was contributing editor for Shape magazine where her monthly column, Recipe Makeovers, appeared for 11 years.

She is often sought by the media for her nutritional expertise and has appeared on hundreds of interviews, including: CNN, Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and People magazine.

As a speaker, Evelyn is passionate and has been called, "Wonderfully wise and funny", whether providing a keynote or full-day workshop.

Achievements and honors include, receiving the American Dietetic Association's Award for Excellence in Private Practice. Many national magazines have rated Evelyn as one of the best nutritionists in the country including: Self, Harper's Bazaar, and Redbook magazine.

Professional memberships include: the Am. Dietetic Assoc., International Society for Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, the Celiac Disease Foundation, and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women's marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn's favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly.

More information can be found at Evelyn's website at www.EvelynTribole.com

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
Get this book even if you don't like to cook, the nutrition tips alone are worth the purchase. I love the recipes (at least the ones I've tried so far--onion rings, enchilada bake and the apple pear crisp.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
All the recipes I have made thus far has been absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend trying the black bean brownies. The first time I saw that I thought it sounded too gross, but it is better then bakery bought sweets! The beans keep them moist and there's only 2tbs of wheat which can be omitted for those who are allergic to it, without sacrificing any of the taste. This is THE cookbook I'll be giving all newlyweds, it's that good.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The very first day I received this cookbook in the mail, I tried 3 recipes. Everyone in my family has specific likes and dislikes. My husband hates anything with dairy but loved the Spinach Cheese squares. All my kids hate veggies but loved the Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes. They had no idea that these things were actually "good" for them because they tasted so wonderful. The cookbook is also full of tons of nutritional information that is presented in an easy to understand format. Great book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mayflower Girl TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is by far the best book on eating healthfully. Why? Because Evelyn teaches you how to sneak "good food" (veggies, fiber, even soy) into "normal food". Yeah, we all know we should eat cruciforous veggies, more fiber, some soy, fruits, etc. But we don't. Evelyn shows you ways to pump up the nutritional value of foods you like--in a way that you won't even notice. Adding black beans to brownies is one solution--and it works (adds fiber, phytochemicals) and the brownies taste good, not healthy. She teaches you to puree cauliflower into your potatoes, so that you get the boost of nutrition. (I HATE cauliflower, but I don't mind eating it this way). All in all, I can't wait for more Stealth Health recipes. If you have kids, doubting husbands, or just plain don't like the taste of healthy food, buy this book. :) If you do like healthy food, this book will amaze you with how good healthy eating can taste.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 2001
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The recipes in this book are healthy but they are not neccessarily easy or quick to prepare. If you are cooking for others they may be fooled by the "sneak" ingredients but after all the shopping, chopping, & measuring entailed in preparing these dishes, the cook sure won't be fooled. Many recipes are very difficult to prepare without a food processor and some ingredients are not to be found in the average grocery store. I was hoping for recipes that required less preparation & simpler ingredients. The book was not a total dissappointment; the recipes were tasty but if you are looking for shortcuts to good nutrition, look elsewhere.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
There are lots of good ideas and recipes in this book BUT... first of all, I think the "sneak" theme is stupid; second, a lot of the recipes are repeats from her other books, with maybe the name and one ingredient changed. I have her earlier book "Healthy Homestyle Cooking", which is my BIBLE, and would recommend that book over Stealth Health.
However, I absolutely love the black bean brownie recipe. I've tried a million "healthy" brownie recipes and this is the only one I really like. But I use only about 2 tsp. espresso powder -- otherwise they're too mocha-tasting. I also add 2 tsp. vanilla, and use whole eggs instead of just whites.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 16, 2001
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This book is great! I've already tried three recipes and thought they were all tasty, esp. the Carrot Cake Smoothie! My only criticism of this book is that there don't seem to be many "quick" recipes, the sort that you can throw together in 30 minutes after a long day at work. The main dish recipes I looked at required a blender/food processor, a stovetop, AND the oven. For me, that's a little too much too accomplish after work!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I'm always trying to find ways to get more vegetables into my kids diet--this book has a lot of great solutions. The recipes are easy to make even for my picky family. I loved the Pesto Pasta Surprise and the Sunburst Soup. The pizza recipe has become our family favorite. I also like how the author described how she performed a nutriition sneak for each recipe---it helps give me ideas for some of our meal standbys. The nutrition information in each section is motivating, especially the studies that are scattered throughout the book.
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