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Spiced Coconut Butternut Lentil Puree {Iron Rich Baby Food}

A nutritious, iron rich first food for babies with an irresistible texture! Coconut milk, butternut squash and lentils combine to make a silky sweet puree which can be eaten plain or given different flavor boosts to suit your family's tastes. This can also be watered down to make a delicious lentil soup for babies!
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  • ½ cup (90 g) of dried red lentils
  • 1 cup (140 g) chopped butternut squash cubes
  • 1 ½ cups (355 ml) water
  • 5-10 cloves
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) canned coconut milk


  • Add the lentils, cloves, butternut squash and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the lentils and squash are cooked (about 15 minutes). Add more water if it looks like it's drying out too soon.
  • Remove the cloves.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix until incorporated.
  • Puree the mixture using a hand blender, food processor or baby food maker.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 59kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 34mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g