#73: How to serve lentils to babies and toddlers

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In this quick tip episode from my “How to serve…” series, I’m teaching you all about lentils! These are an amazing option for babies and toddlers – they’re versatile, so can be added to many, many recipes, they’re nutritious, and they’re an easy texture for babies just beginning solids. I know they may not be something that many people think of adding to their regular meal rotation, but I’m here to convince you to give them a try!

So, I’ll be giving you everything you need to know about serving lentils to your baby and toddler. Including why they’re so nutritious, how to prepare them, what phase of my signature Texture Timeline™ they’re part of, and ideas on tasty ways to offer them to your baby. 

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Additional Resources:

If you love my “How to serve series…” you’re going to LOVE my Baby Led Feeding online course – I show you, with video, how to serve ALL types of foods safely to your baby, so you can start solids with absolute confidence, and enjoy this milestone moment with them!

BABY LED FEEDING COURSE: https://mylittleeater.com/baby-led-feeding/

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Why you should include lentils in your baby’s diet (1:31)

Why lentils are Phase 2 of my Texture Timeline™ (7:13)

Ideas for how to serve lentils to 6 month olds, and up (9:40)


meet edwena

Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two picky-turned-adventurous eater, and the creator of the Texture Timeline™ – an exclusive tool to help move your baby through easy to more advanced purees and finger foods to prevent picky eating.

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