The Sneaky Chef and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $20.00
  • Save: $6.67 (33%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Sneaky Chef: Simple S... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good - Standard used condition book with the text inside being clean and unmarked - Exterior of the book shows moderate signs of usage
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 6 images

The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals Paperback – April 4, 2007


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.33
$2.25 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals + Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
Price for both: $25.82

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (April 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762430753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762430758
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (409 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The Sneaky Chef is a brilliant and timely concept." -- Chef Daniel Boulud

"The Sneaky Chef offers frustrated parents a simple, practical solution to getting their kids to eat healthier food." -- Nancy Samalin, best-selling author of LOVING WITHOUT SPOILING

"Here are lots of good ideas and recipes that will work for you if you are at wits end." -- Vicki Lansky, author of FEED ME I'M YOURS

"Missy Chase Lapine is not only the best at what she does, she's the only one who does it" -- Rob Rosenthal, KitchenMC

About the Author

Missy Chase Lapine is the creator of the Sneaky Chef series of books, including New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. The Sneaky Chef and Sneaky Fitness books have inspired not only families around the country, but have established a whole new healthy eating and lifestyle brand category.
 
Missy is a member of Parenting Magazine’s team of experts, the “Mom Squad,” a panel of high-profile experts. She has been a cooking instructor at New York’s finest culinary schools, and serves on the New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Advisory Council and the Health Sciences Advisory Council of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia. Missy has an ongoing commitment to the Food Bank for Westchester and is also a Curator for the members-only shopping site, OpenSky.com. Missy actively engages the public through her state-of-the-art consumer friendly website, www.TheSneakyChef.com.

Missy is the former publisher of Eating Well magazine and is the founder of BabySpa, a natural baby product line. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters.


More About the Author

Missy Chase Lapine is the creator of the wildly successful Sneaky Chef Method and series of books, including the flagship, New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals. Based on the success of her books and in response to demands from her dedicated followers, Missy developed The Sneaky Chef Foods, a line of packaged foods that improve children's health by helping moms easily feed their kids the fruit and veggies they need in the foods they already love. Learn more at TheSneakyChef.com

As a celebrity Chef, Missy has appeared on The Today Show and hundreds of national TV, radio and print appearances, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, a successful "mompreneur," a member of the Children's Advisory Council for NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (where Sneaky Chef meals are served to patients), a member of Parenting Magazine's Mom Squad, and collaborator with one of the world's largest insurance companies, United Health Group/Optum Health.

Missy is the former publisher of Eating Well magazine and is the founder of BabySpa, a natural baby product line. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

Customer Reviews

The recipes in this book are quick and easy.
Pamela J. Duffy
Her daughter has loved every recipe she's tried so far.
Angela
It's not my kids who are picky eaters...it's ME!
R. Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

308 of 315 people found the following review helpful By Sleep Doctor on December 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
We dont care who did it first, the Sneaky Chef is the one that works.,
Sleep Doctor "Dr. Mom, MD" (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food (Spiral-bound)
This weekend 7 friends and I got together to compare recipes from The Sneaky Chef(TSC) and Deceptively Delicious(DD). Our primary loyalty is to our kids and getting good food into them. We don't really care who did it first, just what works. We've been successfully sneaking for months and need more recipes now, so we were eagerly awaiting the release of Deceptively Delicious.

We chose six duplicate recipes from each book (12 total) and did double-blind (where neither the server nor the child knows which is which-only the cook keeps track) side by side taste tests. The whole process took all day Sunday. We chose to make mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, peanut butter & jelly muffins, brownies, chicken nuggets and meat loaf.

Summary: For one reason or another, kids clearly preferred the recipes from TSC. The main reasons seemed to be that DD's were too sophisticated in flavors and the textures were off. The cooks felt that TSC was more geared towards kids' tastes, especially where picky eaters are concerned, and addressed the needs of the cook better. Roughly half of the recipes in Deceptively Delicious are the same as in The Sneaky Chef, which was disappointing since we're starved ; ) for new recipes at this point.

The following are the detailed results:

Mashed Potatoes: Kids' preference: TSC. Main reason: "Creamier." DD was called "watery" by most kids. Cooks found both recipes easy to make and would do so regularly.

Mac n cheese: Kids' unanimous preference: TSC.
Read more ›
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
510 of 528 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Shopper on May 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is truly amazing. I have two children who won't eat a mini-carrot between them, and they are now downing veggie after veggie without suspecting a thing!! Here is the funny thing- it works on my husband too! He claims he doesn't like sweet potatoes, but he has eaten them in so many things now- I just wait and tell him afterwards (haha, guess what you just ate?!). Do I feel guilty about sneaking veggies? Not at all! Whatever I can do to help my family be healthier, I would do in a heartbeat. I have a couple of hints- first of all, buy all of your veggies at once and spend about 3 hours one afternoon once per month making the five most common veggie purees. Pour them into individual serving size freezer bags and then put all of the little bags into a gallon bag (one per type of puree), label them, and you are good to go! This is much easier than trying to puree veggies for each meal, it would become so time-consuming that you would be tempted to change your mind at the last minute and make something easier (and less healthy). I grab a bag out of the freezer, quickly defrost and then stir it in with the kids mac n' cheese, chocolate pudding, and all sorts of other "treat food" that all of a sudden become vitamin-rich dishes. I also pre-make some of the breading and flour mix too, and keep them vacuum-packed...it really simplifies things at dinnertime. Likewise, I make the breakfast cookies in a triple recipe, and save them and freeze them for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast. The meat recipes in this book are also excellent- the sloppy joes, meatballs, and the meatloaf- as well as the baked ziti and the pizza- are especially fabulous. This is the first book that I have felt compelled to write a review about, but I felt I absolutely had to do it! We have been eating almost exclusively on recipes from this book for a month now and we all feel so much healthier. Kudos to Missy Chase Lapine! Thank you!
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
181 of 187 people found the following review helpful By Michele Richard on October 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
Let me first say I like this book and I am glad I purchased it. I echo other reviewers who question the idea of hiding foods instead of teaching your children to enjoy them. However, this is certainly a way to sneak some in while you are attempting the teaching.

My kids are not THAT picky, but they are children after all so of course they would prefer nothing but cookies for the rest of their lives.

I have made all the purees so far and have tried many of the recipes. I have also used the concept in my own recipes with great success.

Like other reviewers, I am also wondering how much nutrition is left in the food once you boil it down to nothing. In some cases, I have added the water I boiled the veggies in to recipes in other ways. Don't know if that helps anything, but it made me feel better about it.

Now for my disappointment about the book...the recipes don't have nutritional values listed. yes, there is a list of nutrients provided by the sneaked in foods, but no real nutrional value - ie calories, fat, fiber, etc. My next project will be to calculate nutritional value based on my old recipes versus adding the new recipes. I am not certain how much I am actually changing the value - in other words, am I doing a fair amount of work for little improvement? The sneaked in foods seem to be in such small amount sometimes I am just not sure that there is a real value in it. I guess something is better than nothing, but since my kids already eat fairly well, I am not convinced that it is worth all my extra effort.

I should say for the record that I have 4 children -infant, 2,4 and 13.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews