If I told you a celebrity’s wife had yet another cookbook out, you’d roll your eyes, right? I admit I did when I heard that Jessica Seinfeld had just published Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. But, damn her, it’s a great cookbook for parents. Seriously great.
The premise isn’t a new one, but it’s a good one: Puree a few basic fruits and veggies and you can hide them in your kids favorite foods. We’re talking squash in mac n cheese, sweet potatoes in French Toast , even broccoli and carrots in cake. (I swear.) You’re guided through it all with the help of prominent nutritionist Joy Bauer, and together they get down and dirty about what nutrients kids need, how much and how often.
And yet, miraculously, Deceptively Delicious is not judgmental at all. You won’t end up feeling bad about giving your kids mac n cheese every day (ahem), as much as you’ll feel empowered to sneak some cauliflower in there when you do.
In fact, by the end of the book, you pretty much forget that the author is married to whatshisnamethecomedian altogether and simply think of her as a clever, articulate mom of three who spends a lot of time behind the Cuisinart. If only there weren’t that sneaky little thanks to "SJP" in the acknowledgments, I’d almost think she was one of us.