Ready in a jiffy and perfectly blended, this Veggie Lentil ‘Yummy In Ma Tummy’ Baby Purée is so creamy and so tasty. But most importantly, it is so healthy + cooked with love for baby!Homemade baby foods are always so much cheaper, tastier, more nutritious and best of all cooked with so much individualized LOVE! Incomparable to jars sitting on supermarket shelves.My little Jace turns 7 months in a couple days?! Where did the time go? So here is his adorable self. He couldn’t wait to submerge his cutesy little fingers in the purée. ?
My love for him grows by the minute and I just want to eat this little guy up! I just want to squeeze his chunky thighs and nibble on those cute cheeks. I’m drooling just thinking about him! And I know this behavior might not sound so normal but trust me it is. There’s science backing it up! Apparently, wanting to ‘eat’ my baby makes me a better parent. Go on, look it up.
But not matter how many kisses, hugs and nibbles, I just can’t get enough. The snuggle is real!And here’s my 5 year old kindergartner, Roy, making some final artistic touches! ?He insisted that adding in colorful rainbow balloons will make the pictures extra special.
This recipe is loaded with veggies; onions, celery, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are one of babies’ favorite firsts foods. Combine them with literally any other ingredient and them cute giggly poopers will gobble them right up! And when you add magic lentils?! which, by the way, are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre → this means more cute baby pooping faces. ?You’re welcome!Veggie Lentil ‘Yummy In Ma Tummy’ Baby Purée is a basic, easy, very nutritious homemade baby food keeper recipe. What’s your baby’s favorite homemade baby food?What I’ve used in this recipe:
Here’s a complete list of my kitchen essentialsPrint
Veggie Lentil Baby Puree
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 10
- Category: Baby Food
- Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
- Onion – 1/2 small, chopped.
- Celery Sticks – 2, sliced.
- Carrots – 2 medium, peeled and chopped.
- Green Squash – 1 small, chopped.
- Sweet Potato – 1 small, chopped.
- Lentils – Large Green or Red, 1/4 cup.
- Ground Cumin – 1 dash, optional.
- Ground Cinnamon – 1 dash, optional.
- Water – 2 cups.
- Sautee onion, carrot, celery in coconut oil for 5 minutes.
- Add the sweet potatoes, squash, lentils, spices and water.
- Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes if using red lentils and 30 minutes if using the large green lentils, or until tender.
- Puree in blender.
VEGGIE LENTIL ‘YUMMY IN MA TUMMY’ BABY PUREE
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I’ve made this several times for my baby and she loves it! The cinnamon and cumin really make it delicious. I love that it gets her used to herbs and different flavors. This doesn’t taste like your average baby food. Thank you for this recipe!
This makes me so happy, Lindsay! ?? So glad your baby loves it and I definitely agree on getting them used to different flavors young!
Laura Walters says
Really yummy. I’d eat it if I had not teeth!
That’s too funny! Thanks for the comment Laura ❤️You could actually make this an adult soup without pureeing ☺️
How much celery?
Hi Heather! I used 2, I’ll update the recipe!
I’ve used the same ingredients with other beans as well, and baby loves this combo. Thank you!
I’m so glad your baby loves this recipe! Thanks for the comment ❤️
HI! Thanks for the recipe–I’m planning to make this soon for our 6 month old baby. Would it work to use vegetable broth instead of water? Thanks!
Hi Jen! Yes, of course! Let me know how your baby likes it 🙂
Only if it’s no salt!
Is this okay to freeze?
Hi Trina – Yeeess, it’s more than okay! ☺️ I used to freeze in ice cube trays or small containers!
Just wondering, have you introduced all of the veggies independently before using this recipe. My pediatrician suggested one food at a time. I certainly think your recipe is tastier.
Hi Kathleen – with my first son, I had a spreadsheet making sure I did what your pediatrician suggested. With my second, that spreadsheet was out the window lol and I definitely was more comfortable mixing at least a couple veggies or fruits in the beginning before making this recipe. Definitely yummier!
I was wondering if you drain the veggies before blending or do you transfer it all including water to blender? Thanks in advance!
Hi Ashleigh, you definitely don’t want to drain them. All the yumminess is in the broth! Let me know how your little one likes it!
Hi, not sure
Where I can get that green squash. Can I substitute it with another type of squash or another veggie?
Green Squash is a Zucchini, I also had to Google this.
Hi Doris! You can use zucchini. The light green squash can be found at your local Asian stores. I think they taste better. I’ve seen them sold at Costco once before or Mediterranean markets.
This turned out wonderful!
My baby loves it!
Was wondering how long does it last in the freezer?
Isn’t it the best when our little ones enjoy the food we make them?? I used to go through these quickly but can stay in freezer for up to 3 months.
Carrie Nilsson says
I just started my 5.5 month old on peas❤️ (also rice cereal- she wasn’t a fan🤣). I am about to introduce butternut squash to her. Would butternut squash work in place of the zucchini? Also would steaming everything together in the baby food maker work or does it need to be sautéed?
Hi Carrie! Butternut squash will work great and yes you can steam everything. Sauteeing just adds a bit more flavor, that’s all. Hope your cutie enjoys this better than rice cereal 😁
Chelsea Bisceglia says
Hi! I was wondering if i could use 1 cup of bone broth and 1 cup water for the recipe for my 8month old
Hi Chelsea – sorry for the late response! Did you ever end up making this? Hope you did and your baby loved it. Bone broth works!
Would using olive oil instead of coconut oil, alter the taste of the meal?
Hi Sanda, olive oil will work just fine! I alternate between the 2 all the time 😉
Is your picture showing a red onion? Which do you suggest to use, red or yellow?
Does your picture show a red onion?
Which do you suggest to use, red or yellow? Does using either affect the taste?
Hi Sanda – yes, I used red as that’s what I had at the time. Any type of onion will do!
I made this yesterday and I cannot express how relieved and happy I was feeding it to my daughter yesterday, she did NOT refuse it as she does any soup/stew that I’ve ever blended for her. AND it was first time that she took blended food warm orally, she only ever accepts cold puree. She is 13 years old and has special needs (feeds through a feeding tube) and sometimes accepts for me to feed her orally about 2 to 3oz a day, but only blended fruit (and even with that she’s super picky). So I froze some of it in mason jars and kept some in the fridge. I do have a couple of questions:
1. How long does it last in the refrigerator? And is it 3 months in the freezer? And how do you recommend to defrost it (immerse the mason jar in cold water in a pot and rotate the water every 15 min OR defrost in fridge-if so, how long does fridge take to defrost?)
2. How much is 1 dash of spice? I think I tapped the spice jar about 2 times for the cumin and 3 times for the cinnamon (which have multiple large holes in the top peice)
3. How do you recommend to reheat the puree before eating? Stove top or microwave (eventhough for my girl it’s just about 2 to 3 oz that I’d be reheating)
Do you feel that the microwave kills the nutrients more being that it’s a puree?
Bless you for putting this recipe out there I feel so lucky to have found it 🙏
And it was SUPER easy and quick which is very important for my schedule. I pureed the soup in my blendtec on the soup setting for just seconds to the perfect creamy consistency which is the only texture that my girl will accept. 😋
Hi Sanda – your comment made my day! I’m so happy to hear your daughter enjoyed this recipe. I know my kids loved this as well. The sweet potato flavor is probably what she’s liking if she usually prefers fruit. You can try adding different types of veggies too if this does the trick!
This lasts in fridge 3-4 days and in freezer up to 3 months. I used to freeze in portion sizes and sometimes in ice cube trays then dump in a freezer ziploc bag after frozen. I would take the portion you want and let defrost in the fridge overnight.
A dash is actually 1/8th a teaspoon but what you did works!
After defrosting overnight, I would reheat on stovetop or microwave. I think stovetop is always the better option but I’m guilty of using the microwave more often for convenience.
I’m so glad you found this recipe and best wishes to you and your daughter!