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SCORE! For Deceptive Mama

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, is one deceptive mama. In her cookbook Deceptively Delicious, Jessica shares many a fantastic recipe for how to work those all important veggies into breakfast,lunch, dinner and even dessert without the kiddos ever knowing it.
I had heard about this book some time ago, but thought it sounded bogus. Since I had tried similar stealth veggie war tactics in my home before with no avail, I assumed her recipes would not work either. But man, she whipped me! He recipes rock and work and REALLY are delicious. I even eat them. They are healthy and most are pretty easy.
The last post I did about the french toast and the pancakes are ideas that came from her cookbook. I HIGHLY recommend checking this cookbook out if you have a picky eater (or two or three) in the house.

PS. This works on husbands too!

Stealth Fruit/Veggie Recipes

This morning I made the MOST delicious french toast and it was healthy!! I quietly stirred pumpkin puree into the egg batter before dipping in the toast. I added a hint of cinnamon, dipped in the toast, cooked it and VOILA! It had a wonderful warm wintery flavor and the kids munched it right down. Never even knew that pumpkin was there.
I followed this up at lunch with pancake mix blended with a winter squash/apple/banana puree. I happened to have pieces of each handy, so blended them together after steaming the squash just a bit. I then blended them and beat them into the pancake batter and added a touch of honey. I made silver dollar size for little hands and mouths. I served them with a bit of honey for dipping too. These were so good. Coko, who doesn’t eat anything but peas and noodles and grilled cheese ate 5! I even ate some. The squash gives them a really smooth texture and the banana a touch of sweetness. LOVED IT! Give it a try!