Sneaky Veggies: Hide Veggies From Your Kids

Sneaky Veggies: Hide Veggies From Your Kids

Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

When I received this book to review, I knew the recipes would be perfect for starting the 2017 New Year off right. Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine is more than a cookbook; it is a healthy way to hide sneaky veggies in your meals!

Sneaky veggies find their way into every meal with "Sneaky Blends" by Missy Chase Lapine!

Part One of the book talks about prep, the My Blends Cleanse™, and how to get blends into everyday meals. The prep part has lots of great tips and ideas. I’m still not sure how I feel about cleanses, so I honestly didn’t delve into this chapter with any zeal. There are a lot of great ways for me to be healthier by getting the blends into my daily routine though.

The Blends

Sneaky veggies find their way into every meal with "Sneaky Blends" by Missy Chase Lapine!

The key to hiding veggies in your meals is mainly contained in the “Base Blends” in Part 2 of the book. There are five ‘base blends’: White, Orange, Green, Red, and Purple. There are three variations of each color blend. The recipes in the book each contain one of the colors of the ‘base blends’. That’s where your veggies become sneaky and tip-toe into the recipe! Part 2 also gives you the recipes and they are broken into non-conventional chapters.

  • Wake covers the breakfast recipes. With recipes like Chocolate Crepes, and Broccoli-Cheddar Mini Frittata, I know my boys will love these recipes.
  • Plate covers main courses, and light lunches. The boys really like the Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Parm with Roasted Green Beans. I’ve developed a taste for the Baja Veggie Tacos for lunch because they are easy, filling, and so healthy!
  • Nibble has all those dip, spread, and portable snack options. I have to tell you, the Cauliflower Parmesan Biscuits are so good. The way they taste, no one will ever know they are eating healthy and have less than half the calories!
  • Sip is obviously drinks; both smoothies and nourishing drinks. This chapter is small, and has mostly ‘detox’ drinks. I have to admit the Purple Detox Lemonade is delicious. If  you make ice cubes with it, they taste great in water, or iced tea (green or black!).
  • Indulge is where you find those sweets that we can’t seem to do without! Sorbets, gelatos, cupcakes, brownies, and even Whoopie Pies; you certainly won’t feel sweets deprived!

Sneaky veggies find their way into every meal with "Sneaky Blends" by Missy Chase Lapine!

Ok, this book scared me just a little when I first got it. I’ve never been a huge ‘prepper’, but after making just a couple of recipes from this book, I have prepped out the base blends that I know I’ll use the most. They freeze well, and recipes like the Single Serve Mac-and-Cheese (which I quadruple to make as a side for meals!) make me an avid believer in this book. This Mac-and-Cheese has 3x fewer calories than regular mac-and-cheese, which makes it great for me. It’s also loaded with cauliflower and carrots, which make it great for the whole family!

Sneaky veggies find their way into every meal with "Sneaky Blends" by Missy Chase Lapine!

The Author

Missy Chase Lapine is best known for her “Sneaky Chef ” series of books including her New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. In addition to the 7 Sneaky Chef books, Missy is also the founder of Sneaky Chef Foods LLC. She has appeared on Today and made hundreds of other television, print, and radio appearances. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Daily Meal and a member of the Children’s Advisory Council for NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. You can find her on her blog, TheSneakyChef.com, as well as  the following social media –

Twitter  –  Pinterest  –  Instagram  –  Facebook

Visit TheSneakyChef.com and tell me a recipe or product you would love to try!

Comments

  1. Geri Sandoval says:

    Sounds like a great book, never know what to do with my blender other than smoothies and cream soups.

    • It’s a fabulous book. These last two boys I have still at home are older, and love veggies. My oldest daughter and my daughter-in-law love using these recipes though, because it gets veggies into their children!

  2. Paula K says:

    They have some fabulous sounding products! I think I’m going to try the Cherry Vanilla Pop Fruit Spread.

  3. Sunnymay says:

    I like how the book is divided into categories: Wake, Plate, Nibble, Sip and Indulge. Plus it makes it easy to slip or tip-toe veggies into recipes using one of 5 blends which are color coded: White, Orange, Green, Red and Purple.

  4. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would love to try the Skinny Chocolate Cake.

  5. Margaret Appel says:

    I would love to try the Sweet Potato Crepes. They look so good! I wonder how hard it is to make crepes?

    • They are just very thin pancakes. I know there are videos on YouTube for how to make them (how long to leave them in the pan before you flip them, etc). I just make them. LOL!

Speak Your Mind

*