Jessica Seinfield’s book Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food is on my Christmas wish list this year.
It is said to be a great book that will help in getting your kids to eat good foods. We have recently hit a road bump with my son and his eating. He has a few things he will eat regularly; however, for the most part he is not very open to trying anything healthy or good for him. He seems to have an aversion to certain textures.
I am hoping this book may help overcome some of that. Do you have this book? What do you think?
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Comments & Reviews
Its a good way to hide some nutrition into recipes, but not a good way to teach kids to eat their veggies. :o)
Very good point…mine however refuses to eat veggies.
I borrowed this cookbook from the library and after my two weeks with it, I had gleaned all I needed from it. It teaches you to puree foods and sneak them into sauces and stuff. I think I remember one recipe cauliflower being added to mac and cheese. Check it out from your library first and see if you would even make those recipes before you buy because, honestly, none of the recipes worked for my family.
Good idea, I’ll do that!
We have it & it collects dust on the shelf 🙁 I’ve come to the realization that my kids are not going to be forced to eat (ages 3, 5 & 7). We have food allergies so have to avoid eggs, dairy, nuts of all kinds & potatoes. If they are happy eating the same thing everyday, after six years I’m fine w/ that. I stopped worrying about what my kids eat & am happy they are at the age to know yep, I’m hungry I better eat what mom made :).
I completely agree with you…I am also about to launch a new website coming soon that’s going to be Food Allergy Eats, it’s currently in the works. (That’s the little sneak peak that I’m telling you) It’s going to feature recipes that are free of the Top 8 Food Allergies.
Kristy, I have had the book since it came out a few years ago and I really like it. (I was already chopping and mashing up veggies and adding them to pasta sauce, lasagna, and other dishes before I got the book, though!) It gave me some more recipes to try, plus ideas for pureeing more veggies than I had thought of myself. Okay, the one piece of advice I have for you is to just quietly go ahead and put a serving of whatever vegetable you and your husband are eating on your son’s plate. Don’t say anything or make a big deal about it. You may have to scrape it back off after dinner, but do it again and again. Just keep doing it and it will become a normal routine thing, with no fuss or big deal. I did this with my son and one night when I cleared his plate, the broccoli was eaten!!! We did not even see him eat it. The next time I put broccoli on there, it was eaten. That was several years ago and to this day, he eats his veggies without a problem. I have since heard a doctor on tv explaining the very same method to get your kids to eat veggies. I would still go ahead and hide them in dishes, though. But, kids do need experience (not bad ones) with eating vegetables. Good luck and God bless you! 🙂
I have it and its not bad. Honestly I used it more for my husband than my son whose a veggie freak! Like TBurton, Ive been pureeing fruits and veggies and adding them to sauces and muffins. This just gave me more ideas. We also have some food intolerances, we’re gluten and casein free as well as low oxalate, but Ive been able to tweak the recipes to suit us without much problems.
Missy Chase Lapine also has a good book called the Sneaky Chef and it has similar recipes.
i bought it when it when it came out. i tried a few things but i prefer The Sneaky Chef. Her recipes are much better. I like that i can sneak nutrition in and then my daughter can eat her veggies as well. I’ve gotten lots of ideas and then ran with it on my own. My son has autism and doesn’t have any allergies that we know of, but has an incredible number of aversions. He will not eat any veggies and the only fruit is a banana. With this method I can make sure he gets some of those other things outside of a vitamin form. It’s actually pretty addictive, trying to see what you can sneak in where 😉