Lentil Bolognaise for Baby

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Lentil Bolognaise for Baby
A truly delicious and satisfying bolognaise, for baby, toddler, big brother or sister and mum and dad.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion onion, finely chopped
  • 1 courgette, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin green lentils
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 cup baby vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby shell pasta
  • more water, if required
1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft.
2. Add the carrots and courgette and cook gently until these too have started to soften.
3. Add the drained lentils, the tomatoes and tomato puree and stir well.
4. Add the vegetable stock and herbs. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 15 minutes.
5. Add the pasta and cook for another 10 minutes, adding more water if you think it needs it.
Makes 10 potions for a hungry 10-12 month old baby. (One for dinner, one for the fridge and 8 for the freezer, once cooled and labelled. A great time saver.)
Suitable from 9 months to adult.

Total time:
Yield: 10 portions for 10-12 month old

If your baby or toddler doesn't like a such a chunky sauce, puree the sauce before adding the pasta. Serve with some grated cheddar cheese or a vegan alternative.

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