Like most moms of a toddler eating solids, I have a hard time coming up with fun new ideas of things to feed my daughter. I not only want to give her healthy and nutritious options that are also tasty. When she started eating solid food, I was that the sooner you introduce your little one to new textures and flavours, the more likely they’ll be willing to try new things later on. So far this holds true for her. With that in mind, I tried something new for dinner recently: lentil and sweet potato soup. Lentils are a great source of fiber and protein while sweet potatoes are full of potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Both are touted as great “first food” options for little ones. Here’s my recipe:
1 cup of red lentils
Half of 1 large sweet potato
Tbsp of paprika
Tbsp of basil
The directions on the bag of lentils I used said to rinse the lentils in cold water before for boiling. Once complete, boil the lentils in 3 cups of water for 10-15 mins (until soft). Boil the sweet potato in 4 cups of water for 30 mins (I usually leave the skin on while boiling).
When the lentils are boiled, strain them and add them to a blender. I added in a little bit of the boiled water to help with blending. Add in paprika and basil and blend until everything is combined. Once the sweet potatoes are boiled, peel and cut them into chunks. Add to the blender and puree. My baby bullet came with 6 single serve containers, this recipe made enough to fill all of them. Once the soup cooled, I placed them in the freezer. They can last for 2-3 weeks in the freezer. Miss O loves bread so I call this combo “toddler comfort food”.
I hope you enjoy!