Deceptively Delicious

Simple Secrets to Get your Kids Eating Good Food

Seinfeld, Jessica

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Deceptively Delicious
It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits? As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they're stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear--out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the latest sugar bomb cereal. But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long--term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids' nutrition so parents understand why it's important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld's book is practical, easy--to--read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.

Publisher: New York : Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061251344
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 S461d 2007
Characteristics: 204 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm


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Find tips, recipes and shortcuts to eating healthy food. Learn how to say no to junk food and mix vegetables into kid-friendly meals.

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Apr 02, 2012
  • Karan_Jeet rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book got me into puree-ing again. It's a huge relief to know that my pre-schooler and JK boys are finally eating their veggies.

Some of these recipes are quite ambitious (nobody went near the disastrous and somewhat labour intensive tofu squares). However, I appreciate Jessica's tips for easing one into the covert operation of sneaking veggies into your tried-and-true dishes. The chick pea cookies (+ a little PB)were an AMAZING success at home and at work!

Her organization and storage ideas suited us very well, as both DH and I work full-time and have long commutes.

Nov 25, 2011
  • sharon711 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vegetables - not every kid's cup of tea. But as long as you eat them, it doesn't matter how or or in what foods they end up. This book is chalk full of wonderful ideas for making and serving healthy food the whole family will eat. The secret is getting back into the kitchen. Highly recommended reading for families.

Jul 05, 2011
  • katereads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome ideas to get picky eaters (including my husband) to eat very healthy i.e. carrots in cookies!

Apr 16, 2010
  • book_devourer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The baked egg puffs worked like magic

Jul 04, 2009
  • awake88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

easy to follow recipes for sure and the mozzarela sticks were very good

Feb 12, 2009

Purees took a while to prepare but worht it. Recipes are tasty!!

Jul 16, 2008
  • alee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Takes some work to prep the purees, but recipes are easy to follow.

Mar 17, 2008
  • George rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this very much


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Jul 04, 2009
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