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Lovely Lentils Baby Puree

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Makes

6

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

5

minutes
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30

minutes cooking time
.140 C°, 275 F°, Gas Mark 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 100g carrot, chopped
  • 15g celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 50g split red lentils
  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 400ml vegetable or chicken stock, or water

Method

  1. Saute the onion, carrot and celery in the vegetable oil for about 5 minutes or until softened
  2. Add the lentils and sweet potato and pour over the stock or water
  3. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes
  4. Puree in a blender

From 'New Compete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner' Ebury Press

Adding lentils to a baby puree provides a good source of protein and beta-carotene and also folate, fibre and vitamin C. Orange-fleshed sweet potato is an excellent source of beta-carotene and this lentil recipe makes a sweet, soft, smooth puree that appeals to young babies. This is a simple homemade and healthy lentils recipe for babies.

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