Feed Your Man!
If you are in a constant struggle with your husband or mate about his unhealthy eating habits, Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine has the perfect resolution for you! Lapine's newest cookbook The Sneaky Chef's How to Cheat on Your Man (in the kitchen)gives you tips and tricks to hide healthy foods in hearty meals you nad your man will love.
"A man often says he wants something he can 'sink his teeth into' and there is a distinctly masculine quality to chewing or gnawing on foods like meat," says Lapine. "Alfalfa sprouts and yogurt just won't do!" So, the best way to get your mate to eat healthier is to give him foods that fit the "manly" bill while sneaking in some healthy ingredients that don't make him think he is actually eating healthier.
Lapine adds, "Chances are, after he's eaten tasty – healthier – foods, he won't care that they include ingredients that are good for him." The Sneaky Chef's How to Cheat on Your Man (in the kitchen) is an invaluable cookbook to have in your kitchen because you will be feeding your whole family healthy and delicious meals.
To round out this healthy, hearty meal, partner these burgers up with Brainy Brownies by the The Snkeay Chef.
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Sneaky Chef Barbell Burgers
Makes 4 servings
"Taking fat, juicy burgers away from our men isn't an option," says Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine. "But we can help minimize the damage from the saturated fat in the beef with a healthy hidden dose of oat bran fiber, spinach, blueberries and tomato paste." Make these burger patties ahead of time and chill them for an hour before grilling so they're firmer and easier to handle.
2. Using damp hands, shape mixture into four 1/4-pound patties. At this point, the burgers may be prepared a day ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator or frozen. To proceed with cooking, spray both sides of the burgers with oil and place the on the prepared grill or grill pan. Cook for 4 to 7 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. Serve on whole grain buns slathered with Perfect Pesto or One and Only Guacamole.
Makes 1 cup of puree
This is one of the Sneaky Chef's healthy make-ahead recipes that can be added to burgers, meatloaf, smoothies, brownies and other sweet and savory dishes.
Sneaky Chef's Perfect Pesto
Makes 2 cups of pesto
"Pesto is a pretty healthy sauce to begin with but a few sneaky substitutions bump it into the all-star category. Vegetable broth knocks out half the fat and the extra green veggies will slip right under your man's veggie-detecting radar screen," says Lapine. This perfect pesto can be tossed with pasta, swirled into soups, and used as a cold sauce for simple grilled chicken, fish, steak or burgers.
One and Only Guacamole
Makes about 2 cups of guacamole
"Guacamole is one of the few green health foods that most guys will gladly dip into," says the Sneaky Chef. "In this recipe, the addition of broccoli, spinach and peas in the Green Puree increases volume while simultaneously turning this snack into a superfood."
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Makes 2 cups of puree
This is a make-ahead puree that Lapine uses in recipes for pesto, guacamole, mashed potatoes and even meatballs. This puree is high in antioxidants and folate. Use in the above pesto and guacamole recipes.
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