Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica SeinfeldDeceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food

byJessica Seinfeld

Hardcover | October 14, 2008

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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.

Jessica Seinfeld is the founder and president of Baby Buggy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clothing and equipment to New York's families in need. She is the wife of Jerry Seinfeld, with whom she has three children. This is her first book.Jessica Seinfeld es la fundadora y presidenta de Baby Buggy, una organización sin...
Title:Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good FoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 1.54 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006176793X

ISBN - 13:9780061767937

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too much prep I set out to make a potato soup and it ended up taking me an entire afternoon of pureeing, chopping, boilling and dicing. I was exhausted and defeated in the end, only to yield about 6 bowls of soup. I can't say I love this cook book as much as her "CAN'T COOKBOOK"
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Such a simple yet inspirational little book...
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical but lots of work Tons of prep to hide the veggies but it works. A good gift for expectant mothers. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ideas but lots of prep This book has better ideas then recipes. I think there is too much preparation required for each recipe but I do like the tips and tricks offered. I can incorporate those tips and tricks into my every day cooking without using the actual recipes.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great recipes! I have used several of the recipes in the book. They are were all delicious. Whe stuck on time I would buy babyfood for the veggies.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Preparation! First off, you need to get into the mindset that there is a lot of preparation for the recipes in this book. BUT, the payoff is big. My kids are less picky now but a few years ago, my goodness. However, the conversations can be like this, "did you like those? you know what made them so yummy? the butternut squash! wheeeeee!". Some were downright NOT hidden. But if you introduce them at the right time when "greenies" aren't so much of an enemy, you could possibly get away with it. FYI - I follow her instagram and her website, much respect to her. Nice, easy, healthy, delicious recipes and sense of humour.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cost This book is fantastic! I saw it on the Oprah show a while back and it is one way to eat healthy and surprise even the adults that don't eat their veggies to like them. It is one great book! Why does it cost two to three dollars more at Chapters than Amazon who is always less? Chapters is big enough (I think) to compete with low prices just as Amazon does.
Date published: 2009-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a Gotta Have ...especially for mothers struggling with kids who hate their veggies. I bought it because I struggling with my teenager, and wished I had something even remotely close to it when she was younger. The only trick is hiding from an older child, especially if the child spends as much time in the kitchen as I do!
Date published: 2009-04-09

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“An elegant plan…. The recipes blend nutrition into a meal and harmony into mealtime.”