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FL59 Fri 20-Mar-20 23:56:44

Hello,
I am looking for recipes with lentils that are approved by your toddlers. I love lentils, they're filling, cheap and healthy but we usually have them in curry and my 2 year old isn't a big fan.
Ideas welcome! Thank you!

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awesmum Sat 21-Mar-20 00:13:04

Cottage pie, lasagna, spaghetti bolognese.

BillywilliamV Sat 21-Mar-20 05:54:01

Put them in small pot with lid and give them a shake?

Westfacing Sat 21-Mar-20 06:00:38

Make lentil 'meatballs' - this is a good recipe

Lentils

Westfacing Sat 21-Mar-20 06:04:45

I think this link will work!

tasty.co/recipe/lentil-meatballs

Avacadoandtoast Sat 21-Mar-20 06:07:05

Red lentil soup - with carrots, leeks, onion, celery, garlic, tinned toms and veg stock - very tasty, healthy and filling!

GrumpyHoonMain Sat 21-Mar-20 06:13:49

Dal? Boiled with rice in khichdi? Lasagna?

surlycurly Sat 21-Mar-20 06:20:43

I make a cheats kind of cassoulet with sausages, lentils, lardons, tomatoes, carrots and lots of herbs. Tastes delicious and my kids love it.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 21-Mar-20 07:04:19

Lentil slice www.healthylittlefoodies.com/curried-lentil-bake/

OhioOhioOhio Sat 21-Mar-20 07:29:00

Soup. Dahl?

backfarblackcar Sat 21-Mar-20 09:44:58

I used to squash them before giving my son his curry. As you stir to cool just squash them and mix in. He never noticed and then when he decided he liked chickpeas and wanted his meal to look like ours I didn't have to bother anymore.

Thecatisboss Sat 21-Mar-20 12:37:10

Lovely lentils - recipe by Annabel Karmel a sweet pot and red lentil soup which we still like as dinner

whensmynexthol1day Sat 21-Mar-20 12:58:12

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/one-pot-lentil-chicken

Mine loved this. Definitely doesn't need potatoes to serve with.

It's even better if you can cook it on a low heat for a lot longer

Freezes well for

OstrichRunning Sat 21-Mar-20 14:12:44

lentil soup

I learned the hard way that it's best to ensure that lentils don't make up too much of a meal, iyswim. they contain so much fibre too much can be too strong for a toddler's digestive system. my dd got v bad constipation for a few months, which in hindsight I attribure to too many lentils

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 21-Mar-20 21:15:28

Lentil nuggets all the way here!

Coffeenofilter Sat 21-Mar-20 21:18:07

My toddler is SO gassy atm. Lentils for the last 4 days...(I bulk cooked but don't have freezer space, thanks to tiny freezer...). I'm thinking I might never cook with lentils again if this is the effect it has!

FL59 Tue 24-Mar-20 11:58:16

@AtleastitsnotMonday the nuggets look great! Just put them in the oven and suddenly have a major doubt -it only said to soak the lentils, so i didn't precook them, is this correct? I'm worried about them being raw even after 25 minutes in the oven.
Thanks for the advice , I am not the greatest cook as you can see!

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Grumpbum123 Tue 24-Mar-20 12:01:22

Google cheese and lentil wedges they’re lovely

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