byMissy

Missy, I have a son that has ADHD, will the receipes in your
book be good for him?

Dear Rosa,

Good for you for exploring nutritional ways to help your son with ADHD. I am a firm believer in the effect that proper diet can have on our children’s health in many regards, and particularly in their ability to focus and concentrate which is so much an issue when dealing with ADHD.

That said, there is more to ADHD then just the ability to concentrate, and proper diet alone is not likely to solve the problem, so I’d recommend that you see a nutritionist and have a conversation with your pediatrician about it as well. They’ll both have good ideas about new foods to try and also how to properly monitor the effects that each food is having on your child. I’ve certainly had many parents share stories with me that their ADHD children have improved when switched to "sneaky" dishes with veggies and fruits in them, and there’s also plenty of similar information available on the web. But again, I would definitely recommend speaking with a nutritionist and your pediatrician about it.

Keep up the great work!

With warmest regards,

Missy

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byMissy

Hi Missy,

Thanks so much for coming to Heathcote tonite.  It was a great
presentation and the samples were delish!  I am looking forward to
buying your new book, as 2 of my 3 kids have celiac disease and must
be on a GF diet.

Glad to see you doing well and look forward to making your recipes!!

Regards,
Michelle

Dear Michelle,

Thank you so much for your support, appreciation and encouragement! I love getting creative and sneaky in the kitchen, knowing that my dishes can help families such as yours (with special needs) feel good and eat well at the table. I really enjoyed my evening at Healthcote : )

Warmest regards,

Missy

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byMissy

Dear Sneaky Chef,

What are the benefits and nutrients found in cucumbers?? Do
they have any value in them at all?? Thanks, Bonnie

Hi Bonnie,

Cucumbers do have a value, and deserve to be part of your diet. They’re about 95% water, and can actually make you burn more calories in chewing and digesting them than they contain. Consider them a non-caloric treat.

Most people avoid the skin (which is often waxed), but even skinless, a cucumber does offer minerals and vitamins, including a modest amount of Vitamin C. A lot of people believe cucumbers to be effective in alleviating skin conditions, upset stomachs, and blood pressure problems.

No matter how you slice them, they’re versatile table companions! Enjoy!

Missy

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From: Lora

I saw your new book is ready to pre-order.  When do you
think it will come out?

Hi Lora,

My third book, "Sneaky Chef to the Rescue" is available for immediate shipment this week at Amazon.com. You should be able to find it at your favorite bookstore in a week or so. Enjoy!

Missy

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byMissy

Dear Missy

I am new to your website, but I have had your first book
since it first came out… I recommend it to every mom I know…
especially those who whine about wanting their kids to eat healthy but
feed them junk nonetheless. My kids absolutely LOVE your chocolate
pancakes…as do I… they are an absolute lifesaver. I make multiple
batches, freeze them and then toast them in the morning as we are
running out the door to 2 different schools in 2 different towns in
opposite directions – I call them the healthy "pop tart".  I don’t
know if you’ve already answered this or addressed it somehow, but
I\’ve been wishing that your book had all the nutrition information
for each recipe, as in calories, fat, protein, fiber etc. It would be
very helpful in a lot of ways. And as you are making moms lives easier
I was wondering if you’ve considered putting in  page numbers
whenever you reference another recipe (ex: make ahead recipe #3,
pg..XX)  In my copy of the book, I’ve written a lot of them in but
would love it if they were there for every recipe. It makes for much
quicker flipping back and forth and better use of the book. Thanks so
much for doing these wonderful, much needed books. I can’t recommend
them enough. Sincerely, Deborah G.

Dear Deborah,

It was wonderful to hear from you. I’m so glad my sneaky pancakes are such a success for you and your family. Stories like yours make all of my work worthwhile : )

You can find nutritional information for some of most popular recipes on the free recipe pages of my website. I’ve also included nutritional analysis for every recipe in my latest book, Sneaky Chef to the Rescue.

Page numbers are a little trickier, but we’ll work on it : )

I wish you every continued success!

With healthiest regards,

Missy

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Dear Missy,

I have a 3 and a 2 year old. they eat well, but like
everything with ketchup. thought of sneaking veggies into the mixture,
but how long can they last ? any ideas?

Dear Sheila,

Try using 2 parts ketchup to 1 part Orange Puree (see the Free Recipe Pages on my website for the Orange Puree recipe). That will give them a nice dose of sweet potatoes and carrots with every bite : )

A great sneaky idea is to put the ketchup/orange puree mixture back into the ketchup bottle so the kids can serve it normally without suspecting a thing. But remember, because it now contains fresh carrot and yam puree, you don’t want to keep it longer than you would any other cooked vegetables–about 3 days maximum.

You can also use Sneaky Ketchup in the following sneaky recipes:

Baked Beans
Ketchup glaze on Meatloaf
Franks and Beans
Maxed Out Meatloaf
Camouflage Joe’s
Bonus Burgers

Enjoy in good health!

Missy

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byMissy

Dear Missy,

Do you do any quantity recipes like for a school cafeteria?
I would love to incorporate your ideas with mine.PK-8 grade students.
Just a thought…

Vicky

Dear Vicky,

I haven’t turned Sneaky Chef recipes into quantity recipes myself, but some large institutions have! like Columbia University Children’s Hospital. They are successfully using my recipes in patient rooms and in their staff cafeteria as well. They server thousands. What ideas are you thinking about?

All the best,

Missy

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Hi Missy,

My son, who is allergic to peanuts, loves to eat sunflower seed butter.  How can I use it in baking.  I tried tried to substitue Sunflower butter for peanut butter in Peanut butter cookies but they turned green on the inside.

All suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks for all you do, Ruth

Dear Ruth,

You’ve stumbled upon one of the chemical oddities of baking: certain fruits and seeds can turn baked goods green!

I’ve had this experience with cherries myself. You might try other nut butters if you’re sure he’s not allergic, like almond or cashew butter.

Keep up the good work : )

With healthiest regards,

Missy

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byMissy

Dear Missy,

My son is allergic to milk. Is there something I can use in
place of the non-fat dry milk for the Grab ‘n’ Go Crispy Granola
Bars
? I used powdered goat’s milk the first time I made them and my
family LOVES them, but the dry goat milk is expensive so I was hoping
you could suggest a more cost effective alternative.

Thank you in advance!

Marnie

Dear Marnie,

The powdered goat’s milk sounds it worked out very well for your family, with the noteworthy exception of the price…

The nice thing about milk in general is that it’s got sticky proteins in it that help the bars hold together. I would also try powdered soy milk. It’s far less expensive and should be readily available in your local market.

Be sure to use my recipe for "Granola Bar Fix" on the Free Recipe pages of my website, and you might even try leaving out ALL of the oil if you’re using powdered soy milk. That may help it stick together even more.

Enjoy in good health : )

Missy

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