I bought the book Deceptively Delicious (Canada Costco has them now for $15!) and also The Sneaky Chef. I really like them both - use them both about the same. So far my son likes vegetables but I'm always about getting new healthy recipes!
It helps me use the recipes if I have the purees already made. I freeze them in an ice cube tray and then put each type of puree into a large ziploc bag (rather than individually freezing 1/4 cup as they suggest). Two "ice-cubes" equals 1/4 cup.
I tweak the recipes here and there (add spices, etc) and use the philosophy in my own recipes now too - eg a shepherd's pie now gets some sweet potato puree with the meat mixture and cauliflower puree is mixed in with the mashed potatoes. My lasagna now uses the tomato sauce with all of those other hidden veg purees in it too.
So far I have been scared to make most of the desserts. We don't do many desserts here anyways and I have quite a few recipes I already use for banana bread, pumpkin carrot muffins, etc. Will see how brave I get before attempting the chocolate avocado cupcakes....
In Deceptively Delicious we make Banana French Toast, Cauliflower Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Pita Pizzas, Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce (with squash), Tacos with Sweet Potato (yum!)
The Sneaky Chef - Breading mixture (whole wheat bread crumbs, ground almonds & wheat germ) to bread anything, Breakfast IceCream (frozen bananas, plain yogurt, avocado, honey all whirred up), Whole Wheat Pancakes, Quesadillas with sweet potato & carrot, Cheesy Animal Crackers (with chickpeas & wheat germ), Chicken Fingers, Magic Meatballs with Spinach, Tomato Pasta Sauce, and Fish Sticks
It is because of this thread I bought the books! I love to cook and I'm happy to have new healthy ideas for snacks and meals for DS.
Thanks for this thread!