Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sneaky Blends By Missy Chase Lapine Review

Sneaky Book


Supercharge Your Health with More Than 100 Recipes Using the Power of Purees 

by Missy Chase Lapine 

September 2016

Chef and author Missy Chase Lapine has made a career out of “sneaking” healthy foods into reluctant eaters. As the Sneaky Chef she has transformed the way America feeds its families by creating a unique method of using “blends” that can be added to beloved recipes to make every meal more nutritious. 

She has made countless television appearances demonstrating for hosts and viewers alike how to sneak nutrition into kid’s meals at home and her company Sneaky Chef Foods LLC is committed to developing products that better children’s health. In 2007 her cookbook The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals rocketed onto the New York Times Best-Seller list as parents across the country snuck hidden vegetables into breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. In 2016, however, Missy has set her sights on the adults.

A study at Pennsylvania State University found that swapping vegetable blends for some of the more high caloric ingredients in recipes helped participants eat 357 fewer calories each day or 2,500 calories a week. With the debut of SNEAKY BLENDS [September 2016, North Star Way, $19.99 US / $26.99 CAN], Missy gives adults the tools they need to use the same blend technique she pioneered in The Sneaky Chef to round out their own meals with healthful, hidden nutrients tucked inside.

Starting off with signature base blends such as Butternut Squash-Apple and Black Bean-Blueberry-Baby Kale, Missy shows readers how to add these nutrient-packed blends into delicious recipes to kick-start a healthy lifestyle.

 The book also includes:

Recipes for 15 base blends

75 mouthwatering dishes, each using a base blend

Missy’s custom Blends Cleanse™, a 3-day Body Reboot

Tips and tricks to help readers start blending

Beautiful color photography throughout

With recipes such as Seared Salmon with Dill Sauce using the Broccoli-Pea-Spinach Base Blend, Meaty Mushroom Bolognese using the Carrot-Sweet Potato Base Blend, and the Skinny Chocolate Cake using the Black Bean-Blueberry-Baby Kale Base Blend, SNEAKY BLENDS is packed with delicious, simple recipes whipped up with nutrient-dense purees to create leaner, cleaner yet ridiculously tasty meals. It is the only cookbook readers will need to detox and transform their overall health while still enjoying delicious meals.

About the author:

Missy Chase Lapine is best known for her game changing “Sneaky Chef” series of books including her New York Times bestseller,The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. 

The Sneaky Chef has transformed the way America feeds its families following her unique method of using “blends” to make every meal more nutritious. In addition to her 7 books, Missy is also the founder of Sneaky Chef Foods LLC, a company committed to developing products that improve children’s health including Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter (a wildly successful peanut butter alternative) and pasta sauces made with 8 hidden veggies. 

Sneaky Chef Foods are sold nationwide. Missy has appeared on Today and has made hundreds of national TV, radio and print appearances. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Daily Meal and is also a member of the Children’s Advisory Council for NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Sneaky Chef meals are served to patients. Missy's fresh, irreverent approach to nutrition can be found on her website,TheSneakyChef.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. She lives with her husband Rick and their children in Westchester County, New York.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I like to mention that the ingredients can easily be found in a local grocery market and at a decent price.  Everything in the book is down to earth and not over the top so that any age can enjoy the blends as well as treats included.  The zucchini pasta picatta looks amazing and I can not wait to try it out.   The directions are simple and very easy to understand.   The kids can even help create great blends.  

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