Book Review: Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

October 7, 2016

Sneaky Blends

Disclosure: I received this book complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sneaky Blends is a genius cookbook that will have you adding nutrients to your meals without knowing it. Based on pureed vegetables, the author, Missy shares 10 main purees and over 100 recipes to use them with that will not only add nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, but taste and vibrant color, too. First created in her previous book series: The Sneaky Chef for a way to get nutrients into her kids meals, Missy realized that us adults like to eat healthy, too.

Supercharge Your Health with More Than 100 Recipes Using the Power of Purees

Missy shares with you everything you need to start blending! Whether or not you use these amazing blends as a delicious side or in the recipe's she provides in her book. I think it is a genius way for us all to get the nutrients our body craves! This book is full of fabulous tips, like when to choose organic, why frozen vegetables are ok! Also, a 3-day reboot plan, and many great pointers.

Sneaky Blends is packed with delicious, simple recipes whipped up with nutrient-dense purees to create leaner, cleaner tasty meals. It is the only cookbook we will need to detox and transform our overall health while still enjoying delicious meals. Enter below to win a copy of Sneaky Blends!


Missy offers quick and easy ways to slip blends into everyday meals, some of these tips include:

Adding them to your morning omelet,
Stirring them into soups to create creaminess without the dairy,
Using them to replace more than 50% of the fat and sugar in baked goods,
Take tuna and chicken salads to a whole new level by cutting the mayo and replacing it with blends,

Spend time on a Saturday or Sunday making batches of these fantastic blends to use throughout the week!




4 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
3 cups frozen sweet green peas
4 cups baby spinach
Filtered water


Place a steamer basket into a large pot, pour in a few inches of tap water (make sure the water is below the bottom of the basket), and set it over high heat. Add the broccoli and steam, covered, for about 10 minutes if fresh, or about 2 minutes if frozen, until just tender. Add the frozen peas to the basket for the last 2 minutes of steaming. Pulse the spinach in a high-powered blender a few times to reduce its volume. Add the steamed veggies along with 2 to 3 tablespoons of filtered water, and puree until smooth, adding more water as necessary.

Sneaky Blends

BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR MINI FRITTATA (Makes 6 servings • Serving size: 1 frittata)


Nonstick cooking spray
6 6-inch corn tortillas
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup Broccoli-Pea-Spinach Base Blend (see recipe above)
3/4 cup finely chopped raw broccoli florets


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mist a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to make them pliable. Gently press 1 into each of 6 muffin cups. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, chia seeds, ¼ cup of the cheese, salt, the blend, and the broccoli. Pour ¼ cup of the egg mixture into each muffin cup and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 22 minutes, until the eggs are just set. Serve warm. Leftover frittatas freeze well for up to 3 months.

Photo and recipes shared with permission: SNEAKY BLENDS by Missy Chase Lapine. Copyright © 2016 by Missy Chase Lapine. Reprinted by permission of North Star Way, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

About the Author:

Missy Chase Lapine is best known for her game changing “Sneaky Chef” series of books including her New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. The Sneaky Chef has transformed the way America feeds its families following her unique method of using “blends” to make every meal more nutritious. In addition to her 7 books, Missy is also the founder of Sneaky Chef Foods LLC, a company committed to developing products that improve children’s health including Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter (a wildly successful peanut butter alternative) and pasta sauces made with 8 hidden veggies. Sneaky Chef Foods are sold nationwide.

Missy has appeared on Today and has made hundreds of national TV, radio and print appearances. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Daily Meal and is also a member of the Children’s Advisory Council for NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Sneaky Chef meals are served to patients. Missy's fresh, irreverent approach to nutrition can be found on her website,, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. She lives with her husband Rick and their children in Westchester County, New York.

Facebook: TheSneakyChef
Twitter: @sneakychef
Pinterest: sneakychef


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