Recently, bookshelves have become inundated with cookbooks that are designed to hide healthy food in your child’s meals.

From Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious to Missy Chase Lapine’s The Sneaky Chef, the books advocate pureeing fruits and vegetables and mixing them into recipes to ensure that children get all of their nutrients.

As the author of 15 books on getting children to eat healthy, fresh food, we were sure to ask Annabel Karmel about this trend. To see what she said, read more.

While she says it's OK to hide healthy food on occasion, she believes that disguising food makes children think there is something wrong with it. So she opts for recipes that present the healthy ingredients in recipes children already like.