This delicious plant-based vegetable medley is a source of fibre and a great way to gently introduce vegetables into your baby’s diet with the added nutrition of protein-rich lentils.
Only the very best butternut squash and red lentils are blended with real organic vegetable stock, sweet tomatoes and a splash of coconut cream to create an irresistible flavour and texture they’ll love.
This recipe is perfect to introduce your baby to more complex flavours, helping them progress to eating family meals sooner.
“Red lentils are a great source of plant-based protein, iron and fibre. Paired with butternut squash and tomato, this dish is rich in Vitamins A, C, B and E. Butternut squash is also a great vegetable for children that may be already fussy with bitter foods because it has a slight sweetness to it.
Try pairing this savoury dish with some of those bitter vegetables like broccoli and spinach. Evidence shows the more exposure babies have to them, the more likely they are to like them in the future. I also love green vegetables in warm dishes as there is such a contrast in colour. The more colours on the plate – the more nutrients there are to eat!” – Rhiannon.