Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's Official: I've Become a Veggie Sneaker.

This afternoon I pureed some yellow squash so Beanie and I can make the blueberry lemon muffin recipe from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. While some controversy surrounded the publication of this book and some more around "sneaking" your child vegetables, I'm not ashamed to say it's a new avenue we're trying. Plus, these muffins are good!

The basic premise behind the book is that you puree vegetables and sneak them into recipes your child may not suspect. Some of the recipes in the book are sort of "no-duh" and others are quite interesting. We'll see how it goes.

I'd really like Beanie to eat a more rounded diet. She eats some vegetables, but not many. Luckily, the ones she does like are so-called good ones -- broccoli, peas, and greens. But, what she eats one day she turns her nose up at the next. She'll eat just about any fruit you put in front of her, but during the winter I find it harder to offer a wide variety. We love summer fruits -- berries, grapes, nectarines, and melon. In the winter we get stuck in a rut of apples, bananas, pears and (gasp!) canned fruit.

So, we'll see. I plan to offer vegetables at lunch and dinner (and breakfast with the occasional pumpkin pancakes) and then sneak some in to her diet as well. Hopefully she won't suspect a thing!


  1. I have the Sneaky Chef which is basically the same type of cookbook and love it!! Although I really should use it more. I have made muffins, brownies, and mac-n-cheese and they were all a hit!!

  2. Is the Sneaky Chef the one that Jessica Seinfeld supposedly "stole" her recipes from??

  3. I have one of those books, although I can't remember which one without looking. I've gone back and forth as to whether I've wanted to try it, and I think I'm about there. Vegetables are on the most-disliked list here, and I think it's time to opt for a more well-balanced diet over any concerns about sneakiness... :-) Plus, those muffins sound yummy!


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