Lentils and Sweet Potatoes

Lentils come in many varieties—red, green, and brown, to name a few. All have a mild flavor and are good sources of protein and fiber. Combining this puree with rice provides baby with all the essential amino acids.


3 1/2 cups or 7(1/2-cup) servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup dried lentils


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add lentils; cook 35 minutes or until lentils are very tender. Drain; let cool completely.

2. Place lentils in a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in Sweet Potato Puree.

Lentil Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes variation: Stir 3/4 cup cooked brown or long-grain rice into lentils before processing. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Cooking Light First Foods,

Oxmoor House

August 2010
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