This is a delicious, healthy soup that ensures your little ones are getting as much vegetables in as possible along with the added fibre and protein of the lentils. Our Food Flasks will keep it hot until your child's meal time at school.
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Makes: 4 Adult portions
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
75g of red lentils
500ml low salt chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbsp olive oil
1 slice of wholemeal bread
Small sprinkling of chili flakes to garnish, for adults
Tip: When preparing lentils for your baby it is advisable to soak them in water for about 30 minutes before use.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and cook for 6-8 minutes, until the onions start to soften.
- Add the lentils and the stock.
Bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 20-25 minutes, until the vegetables are nice and soft.
Blend the soup until smooth for the entire family, adjusting for your baby if necessary.
To make the croutons, slice the bread into cubes and heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil in a pan.
Toast the croutons for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and brown. Place on top of your soup and enjoy!
6-7 months - Smooth and slightly thicker puree, no lumps
7-8 months - Thicker puree with increased texture
8-9 months - Minced and mashed with soft lumps.
9-12 months – Minced and finely chopped.
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