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HOUSTON, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – When it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables one chef has some creative ways to do it … by hiding them.

Madeline Cabezut spent six years working for other chefs before deciding to start her own business as a personal chef.

She told Ivanhoe, “So far it’s been successful so I’ll keep growing, I hope.”

On the menu today … chicken with a creamy cashew mushroom sauce.

But what makes her recipe unique is what you can’t see. A secret ingredient for her toughest food critics: children.

Cabezut said, “They don’t always eat the vegetables so then I have to get creative on how to sneak it in there.”

Pureeing the vegetables is a tactic she uses on many of her dishes.

“So I try to do mac and cheese with carrot puree.  I did it with butternut squash; I’ve done brownies for them with spinach, so it’s a way for them to eat more vegetables without having to actually see the vegetables,” she explained.

What you do see is a cashew-colored creamy chicken and mushroom dish loaded with just as much flavor as nutrients.

Contributors to this news report include: Jessica Sanchez, Field Producer; Brogan Morris, Assistant Producer; Jamie Koczan, Editor; and Rusty Reed, Videographer.