11 August 2011

Healthy kids recipe - easy sweet potato and lentil puree

Healthy kids recipe - easy sweet potato and lentil puree

A mum recently contacted me via my facebook page asking for recipes for purees for babies from 6 months old. Below is a great little recipe to start your baby off on. In my experience, babies love sweet potatoes as, like their name, they are sweet, very delicious and also extremely nutritious.


1 medium sweet potato (200g)
50g ready to cook lentils, washed and drained
Chicken/vegetable stock or water

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato and place it in a saucepan with the lentils
  2. Add stock or water so that the potato and lentils are just covered and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. The potato will cook first so you just need to check that the lentils are soft. Should the stock/water all evaporate add a little more liquid although the final mixture should be quite thick
  3. With a hand blender or a folk, mash the potatoes and lentils into a puree and once cooled serve

Kinder Kitchen Suggestions:

If you can't get hold of any sweet potatoes you could use a butternut squash or any other squash

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