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Lentils / Beans

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KayTee87 Thu 16-Feb-17 09:37:46

My ds is 6.5 months (started weaning a month ago). He's tried a wide variety of veg & fruit now and also has porridge. He seems hungry for more substantial meals now. I don't want to give him meat just yet so looking for weaning recipes with veg/fruit and beans/lentils if anyone has any?

Highlove Thu 16-Feb-17 19:08:49

Beans on toast? Lentil bake? If it's protein you're after, how about boiled eggs? And omelette makes great finger food and you can chuck other stuff in it to give him more flavours etc.

Out if interest, why no meat yet? And what about fish? Mine is the same age and loves tuna mayo! Or fish pie?

shivermytimbers Thu 16-Feb-17 19:27:07

Yellow lentils (small handful), half a shallot (chopped very finely), cover with water and add a tiny pinch of turmeric and an even smaller pinch of cumin, simmer until soft and then mash or puree or leave it as it is depending on how lumpy your baby likes their food. I find this a good recipe as you can add any extra cooked veg you like or, when you're ready, a bit of chicken or fish.

Hatemylifenow Thu 16-Feb-17 19:28:07

Why no meat yet? It's really best for them to get as wide a variety of textures and tastes right from the start.

SnugglySnerd Thu 16-Feb-17 19:33:03

DD loved lentil dhal at that age. Lots of recipes online.

KayTee87 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:09:00

Thanks for the ideas! We don't eat much meat so I'd rather introduce beans / lentils / eggs / cheese first then in a months time introduce meat.

Hatemylifenow Thu 16-Feb-17 21:31:57

You can just introduce everything all at once, there's really not much point in waiting - it's needless.

KayTee87 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:40:03

I didn't ask for opinions on how I'm choosing to wean tbh... lots of people wean at 17 weeks on rusks which I don't agree with but don't give them my opinion smile

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