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{RECIPE} Red lentil, Pumpkin, Pea & Broccoli Dhal

lentil baby food

by One Handed Cooks

Baby food needn’t be boring, and the addition of herbs and spices is the perfect way to add new flavours to your baby’s developing palate. This dish also has the benefits of red lentils, a legume which is high in fibre, protein and carbohydrates and low in salt.

1 cup water
200g pumpkin, chopped
1/4 cup red lentils
A pinch of turmeric (optional)
1/2 cup broccoli, florets chopped
2 tbsp frozen peas


Step 1: Combine the pumpkin and red lentils into a small saucepan, add the water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, add the broccoli and peas and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the pumpkin and broccoli are soft.

Step 2: Fork mash (or puree) and serve.

Allie from OneHandedCooks is a full time mum and knows what it is like to never have two hands free at any one time. Her website is full of easy to make, delicious recipes which still allow you enough time to wipe a nose, give a cuddle or feed a hungry child. She welcomes comments and your recipes so please feel free to email her, or find her on facebook and twitter. To see all of the OneHandedCooks recipes, click here.


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