Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Recipes

I have added a link at the side for "Friend's recipes." If you send me some of your sneaky and yummy recipes I will post them here to share with everyone. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

Glazed Walnuts Snack Mix

This is a great snack! Especially before exercise or when you are on the run (which is everyday, right?).

Walnuts are low in saturated fat and high in both polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fat. They are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, particularly when bought in their shells and eaten while fresh.
Walnuts are a good source of protein, vitamin B1, B6, folate andvitamin E. Green and unripe walnuts are rich in vitamin C. Research has found that eating regular amounts of walnuts or almonds reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood.

****If you want this recipe just click on the title of this blog entry and it will take you to the recipe. Or, you can click on it at the side!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pancakes and Granola Bars

I have not added recipes that require purees yet, because I thought that it might be easier to get started with a few recipes that don't require them. Then, once you are hooked and ready to take the next step I will add some recipes that need purees in them.

Finding sneaky ingredients: Wheat germ, whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour can be found at Schnuck's and Elbert's. At Schnuck's it is usually all together with the whole wheat/grain and Bob's Red Mill products. I found crispy brown rice at Elbert's. Slivered almonds are usually in the baking section of the store with other nuts.

Pancakes: These are great made ahead of time and frozen. I usually freeze two small pancakes (made with 2 T scoop) in a snack bag and then freeze all the smaller bags together in a freezer bag. At breakfast time, Seth has a yummy, nutritious breakfast in about 30 seconds.

Granola Bars: These are soooo good that I don't make them as often because I could eat the entire batch at once. It took me a little while to get them to stick together, but even if they don't when you make them, use it as granola on yogurt or eat with a spoon!!!

Cake/Cupcakes: These are the yummiest, most moist cupcakes EVER! Yes, they are still cupcakes, but offer less empty calories with a boost of potassium and beta carotene from the pumpkin. The pumpkin puree is usually in the baking section. Make sure you don't buy pumpkin pie filling which has spices in it. You want plain pumpkin puree. You can freeze the remaining puree in labeled, freezer bags until you make your next batch of cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I was able to create a website to put my recipes on and now you should be able to click on the recipe at the side and upload the recipe and print it out! What a feeling of accomplishment! Now I just have to find the time to add more recipes!!!!

More about Breakfast Cookies . . .

If you make a double batch of cookies then you will use then entire 15 oz container of ricotta cheese. That way you don't use half the container and then have it left in your refrigerator and more yummy cookies to eat!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Getting Sneaky in the Kitchen-Easier than it sounds!

I started this blog because I am so passionate about making healthier choices for my family in the kitchen. I wanted to let people know that I am not a crazy, crunchy granola mommy/wife, but that we eat greasy, take-out pepperoni pizza and other fun things occasionally. I have been experimenting with "sneaky" recipes for almost a year and a half and still have lots to try and learn, but with practice I have gotten pretty good at incorporating healthy and sneaky ingredients in yummy food that we all enjoy. Not only are some of these recipes healthier than some of the convenience foods that we all love, but with some planning they can be easier and quicker to prepare. Happy cooking!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Breakfast Cookies

Here we go! My first blog entry . . . I would like to experiment with the best way to post recipes and ideas, so if anyone has suggestions, please let me know. The first recipe that I want to share is my absolute FAVORITE! It is for breakfast cookies! Yes, I said cookies for breakfast. This recipe is taken directly from The Sneaky Chef cookbook by Missy Chase Lapine with a few comments and suggestions by yours truly.

You could bake and then freeze, but I prefer the crisp top that forms when you bake them freshly with the cinnamon sugar.

NUTRITION: Great source of whole grains, calcium, protein; Rich in vitamins B and E, iron, potassium, folic acid, calcium and fiber. I calculated one tablespoon sized cookie to have about 45 calories.

FLOUR BLEND: See side bar.

Ready to Eat!
Ready to Freeze!