Lentils, Tomato and Carrot Puree

Today, I thought that I would share with you one of my son’s favourite purees.

This puree is easy to make and perfect for freezing. I freeze portions in the freezer so I can quickly pull out a portion and give it individually, mix it with couscous or spread it on toast as an easy lunch/dinner for my little one.

Ingredients

Olive oil
Small onion
1 large carrot
1/2 cup red lentils
1 tsp tomato

Method:
Heat up oil in frying pan. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the carrot and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the lentils, tomato paste and 2 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the lentils soften (about 50 minutes).

You might want to drain some liquid depending on how much is left then puree in a blender until smooth.

I hope your baby likes this recipe as much as mine does.

lentil, carrot, tomato puree

Feeding Baby

I am a firm believer of the saying,  “food is for fun until they are one.” It was my mantra when my eldest refused to eat anything and helped me not to stress so much over his eating habits. At 3 years old he has days when he barely touches anything and then others when i wonder if he’ll eat everything in the house. lol.  

A picture of him enjoying his food when he was about 1 year old. Baby enjoying his food