The “Sweet and Sneaky” Summary

sweet and sneaky ways to eat your veggies

I was amazed by your responses to my mini series on sweet and sneaky ways to eat your veggies. I expected people to think my recipes were insane, or maybe imaginative at best, but you surprised me with many thoughtful compliments instead!


I smiled while reading each of your comments, and a few of them really touched my heart.  


carrot cake oatmeal


Norah wrote about the carrot cake oatmeal, “I love this idea! As a chef who prepares food for children on a daily basis I thing I could use this idea for other food items on our menu. That’s such a great idea!”


caramelized onion breakfast muffins


In response to the caramelized onion breakfast muffins, Brittany said, “I loveeee onions. The onion wrapped around that muffin and baked into the sides looks amazing!” while Mrs. Webb added, “Brain exploding! This is so different and weird but it sounds amazing!”


pumpkin custards


Liz replied to the pumpkin custards, “I see I’m in good company having stockpiles of (fresh :)) pumpkin puree in my freezer. Now I know exactly what to do with them.”


fudgy beet brownies


And on the fudgy beet brownies, Benjamin commented, “This has got me veryveryvery excited! What an interesting recipe! 🙂 I adore beetroot, looks like they lended their beautiful colour to these brownies too.”


With such encouraging responses, I’ve already started to plan a sequel series! I want to tailor this one to your tastes, so tell me…


What veggies would you like to see in the next sweet and sneaky series?

Leave your answers in the comments below!




February 2, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Baked Bliss, Delicious Desserts, Midweek Meals.


  1. TJ replied:

    A vegetable I have never been able to tolerate: Cauliflower.

    • foods for the soul replied:

      It’s now on the list! Hopefully I’ll be able to come up with a sweet treat that you’ll enjoy. :]

  2. mrswebbinthekitchen replied:

    Mmm… I’d love to see a green! Spinach or kale! My friend and I visited a vegan/raw cafe last week, and they were selling muffins the most wild shade of green. Didn’t get a chance to try, but I bet greens were in there!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I’ll put them both on the list! What’d you try at the vegan café? I haven’t been to one for close to 6 years, mainly because there aren’t very many in our area, but I’d love to try a new dish!

      • Andrea replied:

        I had what they called the “goddess burger;” a veggie patty loaded with veggies, served open-faced on a gluten-free bun, and topped with beets, a yummy sauce, and their “goddess salad.” Then my friend and I split a coconut macaroon! Everything was great.

      • foods for the soul replied:

        Yum, that sounds amazing!! I generally think that two fluffy burger buns is slightly excessive, so I really like the idea of an open-faced veggie burger. And the coconut macaroon sounds delightful!

  3. Brittany replied:

    Brussels Sprouts!! Simply because I LOVE them and have found no other way to eat them than roasted of sauteed in their own goodness!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I’ve never actually made Brussels sprouts, so turning them into a sweet treat would be a double challenge for me… But I accept!!

  4. BekAtCrave replied:

    Mushrooms! MY fav vege 🙂

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Unfortunately, I can’t include those on the list… I’m really allergic. :[ I’m so sorry!!

  5. everythingfoody replied:

    Planning more recipes? WICKED! I see someone said cauliflower, which works well with berries, raspberry being my favourite 🙂 Just a little tip if you are stuck for ideas. Which im sure you won’t be. Will be checking up everyday for these new recipes!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thanks for the tip!! I could really use more of those, especially with trying to sneak veggies into sweet treats… I’ll definitely keep that pairing in mind!

  6. Melisa R replied:

    I love this! I might just have to trick myself with those beet brownies…

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thanks! They’re definitely worth trying. You can’t even taste the beets, so the brownies feel like a really decadent dessert (even though they’re secretly healthy)!

  7. Lisa replied:

    Just reading all your “sweet and sneaky” recipes now. Such a good idea! I look forward to seeing more. 🙂

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thank you! I really enjoyed coming up with the ideas and making the recipes. If you have any requests for the upcoming sequel series, I’d love to hear them!

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