This past week I wrote about my current boredom with mealtime and how I’ve been taking any kind of help I can get to actually put something nutritious in my children’s mouths. A few weeks ago I heard about the brand The Sneaky Chef. Sneaky Chef  creator, Missy Chase Lapine, “‘swaps out’ the ‘bad’ for the ‘good’ with the mission to get kids to ‘eat veggies tonight without a fight.'” That is definitely something I can get on board with. Now I’ve had my fair share of sampling foods that claim to taste as good as the normal stuff but still have some hidden foods in the mix. Rarely do they live up to their claims. When I had a chance to review The Sneaky Chef pasta, sauce and her No-Nut Butter I jumped at the chance.  What started out as a series of books has now expanded into an entire line of food. By disguising fruits and veggies into kids’ favorite meals, Lapine has been able to help so many families feed their children a healthy and nutritious meal without the battle of, “Eat your broccoli! Why? Because I said so!”

For my review I was given the chance to try the No-Nut Butter, Whole Grain Veggie Pastas and Pasta Sauces. I have to say, that I loved all of them. My son, Brennan, has a sensitivity to peanut butter and he just doesn’t like the taste because we’ve taught him to stay away from it. He tried the No-Nut Butter and while he didn’t really like it (because of his peanut aversion) he had no reaction so the claims are true; there really aren’t any nuts in this butter! My daughter, Kendall, is a peanut and peanut butter fiend, as I am too, and we both really like the taste of the N0-Nut Butter. She doesn’t seem to notice the difference. I do but it’s not terrible and I think that if need be we would get used to the taste and could get rid of the peanut butter in our house completely.
The pastas and sauces are also really great. The pasta is supposed to come out white when cooked and while I didn’t have that experience, my kids still ate it up without complaining. I personally love the Cheesy Red Pasta Sauce paired with the elbow macaroni (pictured below).
The entire line of Sneaky Chef products can be found at your local Lund’s & Byerly’s! And to celebrate their arrival they’re giving away one of the following to a First Time Mom reader (winner’s choice):


  • The Sneaky Chef Gift Basket


I was sent The Sneaky Chef products in exchange for this review; there was no monetary compensation for my opinions. All opinions are my own. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to claim the prize within 48 hours will result in another winner being drawn. Open to US only.
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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.

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