Stage 1 + 2

Lentils, a member of the legume family, are full of necessary nutrients. Try this recipe with different kinds of lentils, Red, yellow, French or green. For older babies try serving this dish with chicken, carrots or small diced avocado.

  • 1 cup water or stock
  • 1/4 cup lentils (red, yellow, French or green)

Bring 1 cup water or stock to boil add lentils, cover and cook for 30 minutes add more water or stock if needed. Check tenderness of lentils, if tender remove from heat and cool. Once lentils are cool enough to handle, add them to blender or food processor, pulse to begin pureeing add additional liquid to thin out if desired thickness. Serve along with rice or rice cereal to thicken.

Recipe Yields: 4 Servings

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

Lentils are high in fiber and are an excellent source of minerals. They are full of B-vitamins and protein.