Weaning recipe: Lentil & sweet potato purée

Babies tend to love the taste of sweet potato, here we’ve combined it with lentils which are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre. You can also add a dollop of yogurt for an extra protein boost

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 24
  • fat 0.2g
  • saturates 0.1g
  • carbs 4g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 0.6g
  • salt 0g


  • knob of butter
  • pinch ground coriander (optional)
  • 50g red split lentils, thoroughly rinsed
  • 375g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt (optional)


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the coriander, if using and cook for 1 min. Stir in the lentils and sweet potatoes, then pour in enough water to just cover.

  2. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15 mins or until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender.

  3. Drain, then mash together. Stir through the yogurt, if using.

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