Double Delicious! Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives by Jessica Seinfeld

by |October 27, 2010

Jessica Seinfeld has put together a second book of stealthy, healthy, wholesome meals to serve up to the most difficult of critics, your family.

Double Delicious! Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives, the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Deceptively Delicious, goes beyond purées and kids’ foods to make family mealtime more delicious, more wholesome and simpler than ever.

In Jessica’s new book, Double Delicious! Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives, Jessica delivers new recipes with hidden boosts of essential nutrients, purées made from more wholesome ingredients, alternatives to processed sugars and flours, and more tips for coping — inside the kitchen and out. Double Delicious! also provides nutritional information from nutrition expert Joy Bauer including what nutrients are needed to grow healthy and strong.

Tools for smart shopping, tips on how to choose the right ingredients and guidance on helpful kitchen equipment are also included. And, best of all, the recipes are quick and easy to make, too.

About Deceptively Delicious

Jessica Seinfeld wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, offering appetising alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them.

In Deceptively Delicious, she shares her solutions: easy, mouthwatering recipes that even the most overwhelmed families can make-stealthily packed with unseen veggies, pureed so kids will never suspect. Deceptively Delicious has all of Jessica’s winning combinations, including cauliflower in mac and cheese and spinach in brownies. She also shares tips on making healthy snacks and improving store-bought foods, as well as advice on creating a positive environment around the kitchen table. Deceptively Delicious is a godsend for all parents who want healthy kids, peaceful family meals, and to never again have to say, “Eat your vegetables”!

It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits?

As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they’re stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don’t even know!

With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month’s worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear-out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that “must have” the latest sugar bomb cereal.

But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long-term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids’ nutrition so parents understand why it’s important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld’s book is practical, easy-to-read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.

Jessica SeinfeldAbout the author: Jessica Seinfeld is a prominent philanthropist and activist. She is the bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious and the President and Founder of Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clothing and equipment to New York’s families in need. She is the wife of Jerry Seinfeld, with whom she has three children.

Click here for a sneak peek of Double Delicious!

Watch Jessica on Oprah – here
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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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