• Suzanne

High Iron Lentil Puree

Updated: Feb 4

This iron-packed, high fibre purée is a great first food. Offer it along with Vitamin C-containing fruits or veggies to increase iron absorption. My go-to Vitamin C add' ins are store bought unsweetened applesauce and tomato in some form like adding some homemade pasta sauce to the purée.


Frozen lentil puree pucks

PREPARATION: 5 MIN |  COOKING: 30 - 45 MIN

MAKES: 2 1/2 CUPS THIN PUREE OR 2 CUPS THICK PUREE 


Ingredients


½ cup dry red lentils

1 ½ cup (for thick purée) or 2 cups (for thin purée) water or no sodium added stock

Optional: ½ chopped onion, 1 diced tomato, 1 diced carrot or sweet potato, unsalted herbs/seasonings


Directions


  • Rinse the lentils very well. The best way to do this is to put them in the pot, add water then rinse. Repeat until the water is clear. 

  • Add the water or stock. Bring up to a low boil.

  • Skim off the foam that rises to the top to avoid the contents from boiling over. 

  • Cook until lentils are soft. 

  • Optional: Cool then purée in a blender or food processor for a smoother consistency.


Lentil purée is not just for babies, add it to boost nutrition for the whole family like mixed into soups, stews and even smoothies. I have used ¼ cup in place of flour in pancakes, muffins and loaves.


Can be stored in the freezer for up to 8 months.


Lentil puree instructional video



My 6 month old enjoying lentil puree mixed with applesauce


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