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The Speedy Sneaky Chef: Quick, Healthy Fixes for Your Favorite Packaged Foods Paperback – December 27, 2011
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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I love this book because it has great tips and strategies on how to make packaged foods (or any food) healthier. I'm not getting into the debate on hiding fruits and veggies in your child's food. If you don't like it, fine. Don't do it. I understand it can't be done forever. That's why I have a system. My son is 2. He has no concept of why he needs to eat fruits and veggies. He loves apples and will go get them out of the fridge by himself. All he knows is that they taste good. He has no idea that they are full of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, phenols, and are low in calories. With that being said, my system is to start of by hiding the veggies in purees, then increase them noticeably, then move to chunks, and then eating them all on their own. I have said this to many people. I am educated mother on my child's nutrition. I offer him fruits/veggies a number of times (it took him about 5 times to even try a kiwi), I let him help, I let him pick items out in the store, and I try to educate him on various fruits and veggies and praise him when he chooses to eat some.
In reference to the book, it has increased our awareness of what is in food. I am now lowering our sugar and sodium intake.Read more ›
She also includes quite a few tips for maximizing your time with shopping for groceries, stocking your pantry, and cooking.
Does the idea of cooking alot of recipes seem overwhelming? Then, here's what I would do:
Read through the first section. Then, make your purees. Once that is done (which you can do with a friend or two-she tells you how to have a pureeing party), skip to chapter 7, Quick, Healthy Fixes For Your Favorite Packaged Foods and, try these. Once you've built confindence in these, THEN go back to the other chapters and try some other recipes. And, be sure to try the Elvis Breakfast Ice Cream. Some recipes such as the Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs, Miso Noodle Soup, and Coconut-Crusted Chicken are sophisticated enough to appeal to the adult pallet (for those who are trying to get ADULT "kids" to eat more veggies too.
Although, there is no index, the Table of Contents is thorough enough to be used in lieu of an index. If you want more sophisticated recipes for adults, try The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man (In the Kitchen!): Hiding Healthy Foods in Hearty Meals Any Guy Will Love
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Loved hiding veggies into my picky grandchildren's food. There diet is terrible and so I don't care if others think it is dishonest or not, as sometimes you don't tell... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharon Manning
A great idea to incorporate healthy foods into delicious meals! I had a gal pal of mine who had a sister that kept using these recipes to trick my friend into eating a vegetable... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allie411
Good for knowing how to sneak pureed veggies into meals so they are undetectable. Or ALMOST undetectable. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Suzanne
Helpful for the picky eater in my house.
Only suggestion is that the nutritional value is not always listed. Read more
In my 50's now and still dislike veggies. Someone suggested this book to me because it worked on her kids who hate veggies. And it does work in a healthy way!!! Great book! Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Vicki