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Baby food: Beans & lentils with rice

What a hectic but fun weekend we had! We have decided not to have Owen christened and just had a small “name party” instead. Photos will be up tomorrow!

Last night I made a beans & lentils casserole for Owen. I have heard that a baby need to eat as much iron as a full-grown man and that the iron supply, which the baby is born with, starts to run out when it is about 6 months old. So I have consciously tried to cook food packed full of iron for him. Just add a vegetable stock cube if you fancy eating this yourself for dinner!

For the kiddies version, blend it before you stir in  rice if you want a little bit of texture, or blend it all together.


Recipe: Beans, lentils & rice

1 red onion

1 tin of mixed beans (cooked)

1 tin of green lentils (cooked)

400 g chopped tomatoes

100 ml water

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp tomato purée

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp oregano

2 tbsp paprika powder

3 tbsp olive oil

2 carrots

1-2 garlic cloves

handful fresh parsley


Chop the garlic and onion. Peel and chop the carrot into small chunks. Fry the vegetables in the olive oil for a few minutes.

Add the thyme, oregano, paprika powder and balsamic vinegar and fry for half a minute whilst stirring.

Add the water and chopped tomatoes and let everything simmer for 20 minutes.

Drain and rinse the beans and lentils and add them to the pan. Take of the heat and stir in the chopped parsley.

Blend with a little bit of cooked rice.


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