introducing new foods: lentil

a girlfriend and fellow mom of a toddler starting solids mentioned they introduced her to lentil so i was excited to have C try it too! i tried SHILOH brad lentil and picked brown lentils because it has the more iron than the other colors (red or green).

preparation is relatively easy – wash and boil for 30 minutes until soft. sometimes it took a little longer to cook because they weren’t soft enough but it required little attention. i always make an adult  serving and save the remainder a storage container.

i started k on lentil, sometimes with savory fruits and vegetables and other times with sweet. either way k took to it pretty well! i’m glad k has a healthy tastebud!

cooking tools


  • ¼ cup lentil
  • 1 cup water


  1. wash lentils per package directions, using a strainer if necessary.
  2. boil water in the small saucepan.
  3. add washed lentils to boiled water and bring back to boil.
  4. when the liquid has boiled, lower the flame.
  5. cover the pot and continue to simmer until beans have softened.


1. resource – The World’s Healthiest Foods: Lentils

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