Some of my most popular purees are Lentil purees. Lentils are a good source of protein, iron and fibre . One of the reasons it is important to introduce solids at 6 months is because the iron a baby inherits from his mother starts to run out at the age and the commonest nutritional deficiency in young children is iron deficiency. Try this delicious recipe .. Suitable from 6 months
Suitable for freezing
2 tsp olive oil
50g red onion, diced
50g red pepper, diced
50g courgette, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp red lentils
1/4 tsp ground coriander
200g chopped tomatoes
200ml chicken stock
1 tsp sundried tomato paste
2 tsp fresh basil
15g Parmesan or Italian hard cheese
1 Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion, pepper, courgette and carrot and saute for 5 minutes.
2 Add the garlic and saute for one minute .
3 Add the lents and coriander , then blend in the tomatoes, stock, tomato paste. Bring up to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
4 Blend to the desired consistency.
MAKES 3 PORTIONS
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