Weaning Recipe – Lentils with Butternut Squash

Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months ūü•Ą #weaning

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INGREDIENTS

Spilt little orange lentils 60g/2oz, Cubed Butternut Squash 90g/3oz, Butter or Sunflower Oil 30g/1oz and a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional).

METHOD

  1. Heat butter (or oil) in the saucepan.
  2. Add well rinsed and drained lentils to the pan and coat for a couple of minutes until they look shiny.
  3. Add cinnamon allowing it to coat the lentils.
  4. Incorporate butternut squash cubes and mix well.
  5. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20-25 minutes  until the butternut squash is tender and the lentils well cooked.
  6. Drain any excess water and mash up with a fork for younger babies. Leave to stand in a bowl to cool before serving.

Try to only introduce a couple of new tastes a week to start with to give your baby the opportunity to discover each flavour.

More ideas – We’ve got a great choice of early weaning foods for you. See First Stage Weaning Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals & Pulses, Meal Planners and more Recipe Cards for a more little weaning inspiration.

Bon Appétit!

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Weaning Recipe – Pasta with Peas & Cheese

Watch Sarah cook her cheesy, peasy pasta.

Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months ūü•Ą #weaning

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INGREDIENTS

Pasta 90g/3oz, Peas 60g/2oz, 1 tsp of grated cheese or cream cheese and 1/2 tsp butter.

METHOD

  1. Cook pasta according to timings on the packet.
  2. Cook the peas for 3-4 minutes and mash with a fork for young babies but leave whole for older babies.
  3. Mix peas and pasta together with butter.
  4. Stir in cheese and allow to cool before serving.

Try to only introduce a couple of new tastes a week to start with to give your baby the opportunity to discover each flavour.

More ideas – We’ve got a great choice of early weaning foods for you. See First Stage Weaning Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals & Pulses, Meal Planners and more Recipe Cards for a more little weaning inspiration.

Bon Appétit!

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First Stage Weaning Suggestions – Vegetables

First Stage Weaning Recipes for Vegetables

See Sarah’s advice on recognising the signs your baby is ready to wean.

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How to Make A Pureé

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First Stage Weaning РButternut Squash Pureé

Has your baby tried butternut squash yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a pur√©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. ūü•Ą #weaning

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How to Make Butternut Squash Pureé For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up butternut squash into small pieces.
2. Gently cook butternut squash in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when puréed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the softly cooked butternut squash through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

Bon Appétit!

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First Stage Weaning РParsnip Pureé

Has your little one tried parsnips yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a pur√©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. ūü•Ą #weaning

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How to Make Parsnip Pureé For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up parsnip into small pieces.
2. Gently cook parsnip in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when puréed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the stewed parsnip through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

Bon Appétit!

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First Stage Weaning – Baby Rice & Cereal

Has your little one tried baby rice or cereal yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely on its own or with a couple of teaspoons of fruit or vegetable pure√© added in. ūü•Ą #weaning

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How to Make Baby Rice Or Cereal

If you make up a small bowl of baby rice or any first stage baby cereal with some breast milk or formula and your baby yums it up, it looks like they may be ready to wean (check the weaning in my book ‘Happy Baby, Happy Family’). If they aren’t really interested but are showing other weaning signs, leave it a week or two before you try again.

1. Sterilise the bowl and weaning spoon (if they’re under six months).
2. Put 2 tsps of plain baby rice into a bowl.
3. Mix in 2 tsps of expressed breast milk or warmed formula milk and stir with a weaning spoon until it is a smooth paste.

You can also give your baby a little fruit or vegetable puree mixed in with the prepared baby rice or on its own.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

 

Bon Appétit!

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First Stage Weaning РPlum Pureé

Has your little one tried plums yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a pur√©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. ūü•Ą #weaning

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How to Make Plum Pureé For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up plums into small pieces.
2. Gently stew plums in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when puréed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the stewed plums through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

Bon Appétit!

sarah name

 

 

 

Find out more in Sarah’s books.

Meet Author & Baby Expert Sarah Beeson MBE at The Baby Show

Get free advice from author of london nursing memoirs and baby advice books for help with pregnancy, parenting, sleep, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning and teething.

Sarah will be at The Baby Show at ExCel, London on Friday 19 February in the Private Consultation Area from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm to answer your questions with FREE confidential advice!

Formerly a Health Visitor, Sarah is the successful author of Happy Baby, Happy Family and The New Arrival who draws on her years of experience as a nurse and health visitor to give professional advice to mums and mums-to-be.

Book Signing

Copies of Sarah’s books will be available in the Private Consultation Area (see her co-author and daughter Amy to buy one and Sarah will be happy to sign it). Sarah’s books also available online and at book shops or you can order a special signed copy from us.

Drop-Ins Welcome

Drop-ins are welcome but feel free to book an appointment with Sarah by letting us know in advance to reserve a slot.

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