Looking forward to Deceptively Delicious!

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Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food

Sounds amazing! If the raving reviews are on the right track, this book, written by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, Jerry’s wife), is something to look forward to! Here is what some people have to say. I’ll be sure to let you know my opinion after it comes out in October! Don’t miss the sample recipe below…

–Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper 360 and best-selling author of DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE: A memoir of War, Disasters and Survival
Deceptively Delicious is a book anyone wanting easy, healthy meals will find indispensable. Page after page, you’ll find yourself saying, “what a great idea!”

-Sarah Jessica Parker, Mother
“It’s not just a cookbook, it’s a manual. For everyday. And what a clever and inventive way to change mealtime discourse. Oh what joy.”

–Liz Lange, Founder and CEO, Liz Lange Maternity, and Mother
“Jessica Seinfeld’s secrets are not only good for children; they’re a real treat for parents too. I’m definitely hungry for a second helping!”

-Kelly Ripa, actress, co-host, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Mother
“Jessica Seinfeld is genius. She puts practical advice, delicious and easy recipes together in such a creative way! Somehow she makes good nutrition taste delicious.

–Alexandra Wentworth – Actress, Writer, and Mother
She incorporates genius recipes with whimsical quotes from her kids and other moms and the photographs are practically edible. This is my Bible.

–Arthur Agatston, MD, best-selling author of The South Beach Diet and The South Beach Heart Program
Seinfeld makes a terrific contribution to childhood nutrition. Her approach will make meals [easy] for parents to prepare and a joy for kids to eat.

–Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. Founder and Director, NYU Child Study Center
Easy and fun to use with practical steps for parents to provide delicious choices for their kids and create a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits?

As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they’re stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don’t even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month’s worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear–out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that “must have” the latest sugar bomb cereal.

But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long–term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids’ nutrition so parents understand why it’s important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats.

Jessica Seinfeld’s book is practical, easy–to–read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.

Scrambled Eggs (with Cauliflower)
Created by Jessica Seinfeld
From the book Deceptively Delicious
Serves 2

Hidden cauliflower puree provides kids with half the daily value for vitamin C. With more than 19 grams of protein per serving, these scrambled eggs pack a powerful protein punch!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower puree *
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
  • Pinch of salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, sour cream, cauliflower puree, Parmesan and salt.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, then set the pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil. Add the egg mixture, reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently with a silicone spatula, until the eggs are scrambled—firm but nice and moist—2 to 3 minutes.

*Cauliflower Puree:

Cut off florets and discard core.

Steam for 8 to 10 minutes.

In a food processor or blender for about 2 minutes, with a few teaspoons of water if needed for a smooth, creamy texture.



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2 responses to “Looking forward to Deceptively Delicious!

  1. LM

    I am a parent who finds myself always looking for new ideas at mealtime. Speaking of mealtime, finding the time just to prepare meals is a task in itself. I have to say, I’am not a big fan of Jessica but, I like her nutrition and recipe concept. I think every parent should make an effort to ensure their children’s nutrition requirements are a priority. We purchased a simlular cookbook that has been out for a while called “The Sneaky Chef” which has great receipes and found it to be entertaining as well. I look forward to checking out Deceptively Delicious for new mealtime ideas.


  2. Thanks for your comments. I, for one, am not sure how I feel about “sneaking” healthy ingredients into our kid’s food. I would rather celebrate healthy food by being honest about including it as an ingredient. HOWEVER, this can be a big leap for picky eaters and their parents, in particular, so I DO see the value in this book. I am hoping to be able to get a copy of this one and The Sneaky Chef, so that I can review them here.

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