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Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food Hardcover-spiral – 1 Nov 2008
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“Just when you’d abandoned all hope of ever convincing your kids to eat their carrots, here comes Jessica Seinfeld.” (Redbook Magazine)
“Seinfeld’s recipes were written with determined simplicity.” (Cookie magazine)
“An elegant plan…. The recipes blend nutrition into a meal and harmony into mealtime.” (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
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 fines de lucro que provee ropa y equipamiento a familias necesitadas de Nueva York. Es la esposa de Jerry Seinfeld, con quien tiene tres hijos. Este es su primer libro.
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I was somewhat disappointed in the recipes offered. There is no desire to stretch my kids in terms of what they will happily eat - the focus is purely on how to integrate more vegetables into their diet. Reading some of the quotes from other Mums within the book, my overriding impression was that my kids eat pretty well (not something that I would normally have said). I guess if you are a mum whose kids won't touch vegetables in any form and that is something that you are stressed about, this book is right for you.
What worked for us: Both Macaroni Cheese version 1 and the burgers were simple and liked by my kids.
What didn't: The Spag pie was horrible. My chicken nuggets were a failure - the coating just wouldn't stick. The quesadillas were eaten grudgingly and I won't be repeating them.
I should add that given the extra work that it took to prepare these recipes, I felt more put out when they didn't go down well than I usually would.
Overall the main thing I've taken from this book is the idea that you can sneak pureed vegetables into the foods that your kids eat. In terms of specific recipes that I will be referring to again and again, there wasn't a lot here for me. A better source of family recipes is Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and the Families Who Love Them - my kids loved their carrot recipe!
I also thought the recipes themselves were very bland and uninspiring - certainly not dishes that you'd want to share with your children, and since they take a fair bit of preparation, making a separate meal for the adults too calls for an awful lot of cooking. Examples include chicken nuggets (dipped in veggie puree), macaroni cheese with pureed cauliflower, hiding mashed cauliflower in mashed potatoes, and mixing mushed up sweet potato with cheese in toasted sandwiches.
My own son was hideously fussy - for a year he resisted eating any fruit and veg, even fruit juice.Read more ›
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Some things we loved about this book: 1) there are big pictures for every recipe so my three year old could go through the book with me and pick out the things she wanted me to make 2) while not all the recipes are delicious there are great ideas for adding nutrients into kid friendly meals and treats 3) it doesn't have to be sneaky if you don't want it to be - my three year old cooks with me so she knows exactly what goes into the meal as she is helping to prepare it 4) pretty easy to make recipes which were popular with my daughter and added nutrient is more than no nutrient. Particularly interesting was the chocolate pudding with nutrient dense avocado in it. Don't love the consistency but we'll experiment with the recipe now that we have the idea.
Some things I didn't agree with - tends towards low fat dairy - I kept my whole milk which is richer in vitamins A, D & E. Includes sugar rather than honey which is my preference. Those things can be tweaked.
It's got me in the kitchen cooking completely home made food, rather than taking the easy option of a lot of pre-packed food. I'm hooked on the recipies. Even though you look at the quantities and think "I really shouldn't put in so much", go with the book, and you'll be pleasantly surprised every time!
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Interesting but not quite as helpful to me as I thought it would be.Published 10 months ago by Jean Campbell
Very helpful! takes the guesswork out of how to fit veggies in to meals, and is very well written, fun and interestingPublished on 29 Dec. 2013 by Virginia Philps
Bought this for someone whose child is a finicky eater Will not eat veggies ,person has tried some recipes to no avail,would not
Buy this book if you would tricks on sneaking healthier foods into everyday treats, great book with some fantastic ideas.Published on 16 Feb. 2013 by James Cook
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