Chef Missy Chase Lapine

Celebrity Chef

Sensible Cooking for Kids (and Moms!)

Finicky eaters, take notice: Chef Missy Chase Lapine is changing the way parents approach family meals--and getting kids to eat their veggies. In her New York Times best selling cookbook, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals (Running Press, 2007), Chef Lapine dishes out creative ways to give recipes a nutritional boost, without sacrificing taste or fun. The Sneaky Chef was a quick sensation, becoming a New York Times bestseller in less than a month. Chef Lapine regularly appears on popular programs like The Today Show.

More Sneaky Recipes of Macho Proportion

While moms everywhere applaud her sensible recipe solutions for kids, Chef Lapine knows that children aren't the only ones making poor food decisions. The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on your Husband in the Kitchen (Running Press, 2008) is Chef Lapine's answer to women desperate to trade in their husbands' bacon cheeseburgers for healthier fare. Featuring recipes like "Love Me Tenderloin," "Barbell Burgers," and "Macho Meatballs," this second sneaky cookbook proves that "rabbit food" can be hearty and delicious.

Culinary Arts

A Healthy Culinary Career in the Making

Though perhaps best known for her cookbooks, Chef Lapine is also the former publisher of Eating Well magazine; founder of a line of natural baby products called Baby Spa; and a faculty member at The New School in New York City. She also offers The Sneaky Chef workshops, teaching families how to eat well. Finally, Chef Lapine collaborates with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a program dedicated to helping schools serve healthier lunches, which was launched by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Featured Cookbook: The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue

The days of coaxing and prodding your kids to eat their greens are over, thanks to The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue (Running Press, 2009). This newest addition to Chef Lapine's popular Sneaky Chef cookbook series was designed to help moms cook up healthy, delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. Chef Lapine takes this opportunity to address special situations like feeding kids with allergies, cooking low-fat meals, and preparing holiday meals to remember.