Sneaky Chef Pulled BBQ Chicken, BBQ Sauce and Mighty Tots Blog

byMissy

Delicious, Healthy, and Easy to Make

The idea behind slow cookers is to have a tender, delicious dinner that’s cooking while you’re gone and ready when you walk in the door. This will be a home run hit in your house.

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Free Sneaky Recipe: Bowling Night Bolognese

byMissy

Sneaky Bowling Night Bolognese

As a busy mom, planning a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy can be a challenge. Especially with a hectic schedule with work, school, and kids’ after school activities and sports. This simple bolognese is perfect for a quick week night meal. Make it even faster by using one of my Sneaky Chef Pasta Sauces.

This traditional meat sauce for pasta or lasagna, doctored up with seven sneaky veggies, whole grains, and calcium makes dinner time healthy and delicious. Want to make it ultra lean? Use ground turkey breast instead.

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Free Recipes: Power Pizza

byMissy

Healthy Alternative Power Pizza

Nutrition Highlights: Vegetables, beans, calcium, fiber, and protein Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, iron, lycopene, manganese, folate, tryptophan, fiber, protein, and calcium

With uncooked pizza dough on hand, or just some pocketless pita breads, this pizza is quicker to make than calling out for delivery from the local pizza place. And I’m sure Tony’s not sneaking carrots, yams, and beans into his sauce! I mix the healthy purees right into the bottle of store-bought tomato sauce (it looks perfectly normal), then I let the kids do the rest, adding any additional toppings they like. They’ve never once suspected anything in the sauce, especially under that blanket of bubbly cheese. You can even prepare this pizza ahead of time without cooking it, and then refrigerate for a day or two. Simply bake when you’re ready to eat.

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Easy, Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes Even Your kids Can Make

byMissy

I understand that all any mother of a picky eater wants is peace at the dinner table. With Sneaky recipes you can be sure your kids will love what they are eating while knowing they are getting the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow big and strong.

Here are some deliciously simple recipes that your husband and kids will be able to "surprise" you with.

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The Sneaky Chef

byMissy

I am so excited that my third book, The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue,
has just hit the (virtual) shelves! Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com
have it available for immediate shipment, and the bricks and mortar
stores will be unpacking their boxes and getting them out on
display day by day!

Plus, the Associated Press just did a great article on the book.
You can read it here: Cookbook Author Up to Her Old Sneaky Tricks
Again!

As every author will attest, it feels great to have the product of
so much hard work finally be out there in the public. People start using the recipes and as the feedback starts to pour in, there’s a feeling that you can finally relax
and let the food processor cool down a little. But then… the
ideas for the next book are already percolating!

Can’t wait to hear from you all!

In the best of health,

Missy : )

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byMissy

The New York Time’s Dining and Wine Section had an interesting article on the Obamas this week. Seems they’re as into healthy food as we are! It’s bound to have a positive affect on the nutritional awareness of  Americans, and even the world.

In a speech at the Department of Agriculture last month, Mrs. Obama described herself as “a big believer” in community gardens that provide “fresh fruits and vegetables for so many communities across this nation and world.”

The White House Chef tried sautéed spinach with olive oil and shallots, whipped into a purée. But Mrs. Obama conceded, the dish was not a hit with Sasha. No matter what you do, she said ruefully, “sometimes kids are like, ‘It’s green!’ ” Gotta’ try sneaking it in, Michelle! A little green purée goes a long way 🙂

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byMissy

Dear Sneaky Chef,

Recently we made a temporary move from San Diego to the Sedona area (also known as ‘the sticks’) to care for my mother-in-law who has stage 4 liver cancer.  I am now cooking for 2 toddlers, one of which is very picky, my husband (who likes all of 2 vegetables), and a chemo patient who would rather eat doughnuts.  And then I found The Sneaky Chef (just now I was trying to find a Sneaky Chef page on FB to become a fan).

A  HUGE thank you.  You’ve just made my life considerably easier.

–A Fan for Many Reasons

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byMissy

Obama was referring to a simple restaurant in Chicago where they still make everything from scratch–delicious wholesome fare, at a fair price.

He is a man after my own heart. Every recipe I’ve developed for The Sneaky Chef has to pass three tests before it goes to print: first, it has to be delicious, second, it has to be packed with nutrition, and last but not least, it has to be made from accessible, real life, practical ingredients you can easily find and easily afford.

All three have to work together successfully if you’re going to feel really good about what you’re eating. A meal like this will give you the kind of deep down, lasting satisfaction that you feel all day long.

So, first, delicious. Either you really like it, or you’ll just be trying to convince yourself with every bite. If it doesn’t pass the taste test, it’s not going to be something that you’ll choose to make again.

Second, real nutrition. Our bodies and our energy levels never lie. It takes just one time to experience the difference between, say, how my Brainy Brownies (with hidden spinach and blueberries) leave you feeling, or your kids behaving, and the effect that regular brownies have.

Finally, real life ingredients you can use daily. If you have to travel to three specialty stores all over town to round up a bunch of exotic ingredients, it’s just not practical and certainly not economical. Compare that to the feeling of satisfaction you get when you can suddenly create all new nutrition-packed meals from the same store you always shop at, only now with a new eye for what you can put together quickly and easily.

At the end of the day, you’ll have made delicious, nutritious meals from readily available ingredients that leave you and your family feeling great for all the right reasons. It’s awesome having a foodie in the White House ☺

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