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Lentil & sweet potato purée

Weaning recipe: Lentil & sweet potato purée

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • makes about 475g

Babies tend to love the taste of sweet potato, here we’ve combined it with lentils which are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre. You can also add a dollop of yogurt for an extra protein boost

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per tbsp
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal24
fat0.2g
saturates0.1g
carbs4g
sugars2g
fibre1g
protein0.6g
low insalt0g
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Ingredients

  • knob of butter
  • pinch ground coriander (optional)
  • 50g red split lentils , thoroughly rinsed
  • 375g sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the coriander, if using and cook for 1 min. Stir in the lentils and sweet potatoes, then pour in enough water to just cover.

  • STEP 2

    Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15 mins or until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender.

  • STEP 3

    Drain, then mash together. Stir through the yogurt, if using.

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