New York Times bestselling author Missy Chase Lapine inspired legions of parents to “sneak” good food into their children's meals with The Sneaky Chef. Now she extends her concept of “sneakiness” into “speediness”: giving her fans 75 all-new healthy recipes that they can prepare in a flash. Missy knows that most parents rely on packaged foods to feed their families, and she'll show how to reap the benefits of convenience foods without sacrificing nutrition, including: • Quick fixes for jarred tomato sauce, mac-and-cheese, pancake mixes and cereals. • Clever Shortcuts that will get weeknight cooks out of the kitchen in a hurry. • Info on navigating options in the supermarket, what to look for when choosing packaged foods, shaving minutes—and calories—from every shopping trip. • Recipes that are dense in nutrients, while low in calories, fat, sodium, and sugars. • Fast tips such as “Sneaky Swaps” and “Sneaky Supercharges” that will kick meals up a notch. Best of all, The Speedy Sneaky Chef offers the best thing of all: time! Less time in the kitchen means more family time. Plus there's the peace of mind of knowing that meals are not just convenient, but healthy.
The New York Times bestselling author returns—this time responding directly to her readers' most pressing concerns. Legions of fans have written to her, asking for more recipes that focus on their specific family challenges. She's heard them loud and clear, and has crafted meals that are targeted to these special needs, including: • Sneaky Chef Light: Delicious recipes for kids struggling with their weight: with lower calories, lower fat—and all the taste! • Sneaky Chef for Food Allergies. For the millions of children who suffer from food allergies, here are recipes that are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. • Sneaky Chef for More Variety—More make-ahead purees and crafty, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love. • Sneaky Chef Celebrates! Even special days can be healthy, as the Sneaky Chef unveils recipes for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, and more! Sneaky Chef to the Rescue shows that any family can “sneak” good food into their diets, making everybody (both kids and adults) both happier and healthier.
Raising grandchildren can be challenging for many reasons. Often, the children have experienced complicated family dynamics, heartbreaking loss, abuse, and neglect - all of which may affect their emotions, behavior, and development. In Courageous Love, author Laura MontanE Bailey draws on both professional and personal experience to offer grandparents the hero status they deserve and the encouragement they need, to continue to fight for the lives of the grandchildren they love. This book explores the devastating impact of trauma to brain development and function, and provides instructions for helping grandchildren to experience Post Traumatic Growth rather than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bailey presents the idea of the Healing Circles to provide what traumatized children need most: - Safety, basic needs, and structure - Family gatherings that create identity and foster a sense of belonging - Clear rules, authority agreements and non-toxic relationships These Healing Circles provide a protective structure that becomes the container for joy, empathy, and love, a powerful combination for delivering hope and healing to children of trauma. Bailey discusses the three key responsibilities of raising grandchildren in a high tech, high stress, unpredictable world: take care of yourself, un-break the hearts of your grandchildren, and re-wire their brains for success. Presenting easy-to-understand solutions, Courageous Love gives grandparents the tools and confidence they need to run this parenting marathon.