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Lentil Bake is ideal as a part of a most important meal but in addition as a part of a packed lunch. Nice for youths of all ages and improbable for baby-led weaning

Lentils and candy potato not often featured in my diet earlier than having children. Now they appear to be a weekly staple and I’m at all times experimenting with new methods to serve them. Each Finn and Rory love them, I do know that if I make one thing with both of those substances that it’ll typically be successful with them. This Curried Lentil Bake is not any exception.

stack of 3 lentil bake squares

A few of my most considered recipes contain candy potato and/or lentils so I’m guessing they’re a preferred meals alternative for different mother and father too. My candy potato, lentil and carrot croquettes and lentil lasagne are significantly standard.

This dish is made up of lentils, greens, candy potato and eggs, making it very nutritious, very tasty and simple for infants to eat.

how to make lentil bake step by step picture illustrationsThe way to Retailer Lentil Bake

Lentil bake is straightforward to make however does take slightly little bit of time to organize. I typically make it on the weekend for lunch after which freeze the leftovers in particular person parts. Freeze on a baking tray till frozen after which switch to a ziplock bag or freezer container.  Alternatively, you possibly can refrigerate the leftovers for Three to Four days.

Though I favor it straight out of the oven it nonetheless tastes good chilly and the boys are very happy to eat it. If you’re searching for non-sandwich concepts for lunch-boxes then this dish is ideal.

Child holding a slice of lentil bakeCan I exploit a distinct number of lentil to make a lentil bake?

Lentils are available a variety of sizes and hues. On this recipe, I selected to make use of pink cut up lentils. When they’re cooked they go mushy and the feel is ideal for a bake. The sleek texture can be child and child pleasant. As different lentil varieties maintain their form extra when cooked, I don’t suggest utilizing a distinct lentil sort on this recipe.

Are lentils good for infants?

Lentils could also be small however they’re an ideal supply of fibre, protein and minerals all of which infants want for correct growth. Lentils do have a popularity for inflicting fuel and it’s typically advisable to not introduce lentils till eight months of age. Pink lentils are decrease in fibre and are due to this fact believed to not trigger fuel as simply.

Begin by giving your child a small quantity of lentils, if there isn’t any signs of digestion upset then attempt providing slightly extra.

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Child holding a slice of lentil bake

Curried Lentil Bake

Lentils cooked with greens, egg and candy potato to make an ideal child and child pleasant bake. Reduce into chunk measurement items and pack any left overs right into a lunch field.

Complete Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Substances

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • half of tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp delicate curry powder*
  • 1 cup 175g pink cut up lentils
  • 2 1/Three cups 580ml vegetable inventory*
  • 1 medium 1 half of cups / 235g candy potato (minimize into approx. 1 cm cubes)
  • half of cup 70g frozen peas
  • 3 eggs (evenly overwhelmed)

Directions

  1. Warmth oil in pan over a medium warmth. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots then scale back the warmth to low and cook dinner for approx. 10 minutes (till softened.)

  2. Add the curry powder and cook dinner for an extra minute

  3. Add the lentils & inventory, carry to the boil, then scale back the warmth to low and permit to simmer till cooked, smooth and inventory absorbed (approx. 20 minutes)

  4. In the meantime, warmth slightly oil in a pan and fry the candy potato cubes, on a low warmth, for approx. 10min. (add slightly water if wanted)

  5. Pre warmth oven to 180C/350F/Gas4

  6. As soon as lentils are cooked, permit to chill barely after which add the potato, egg and peas. Stir till mixed.

  7. Place the combination in a greased, ovenproof dish (mine was 10″ x 7.5″)

  8. Bake within the oven for 30-40 minutes or till set and golden (mine took 35 minutes) however timings will differ with ovens.

  9. Slice into squares. I minimize into 20 items.

Recipe Notes

* In case your kids don’t like curry flavour then miss this out. You could possibly at all times add some freshly minimize herbs earlier than baking within the oven.
**If serving to a child or younger kids use selfmade inventory or very low salt inventory.

Dietary info is an ESTIMATE solely and is calculated utilizing a web-based calculator. The info are based mostly on 1 of 20 squares. Info will differ relying on the manufacturers of substances used and measurement of greens. 

Diet Info

Curried Lentil Bake

Quantity Per Serving (1 piece of 20)

Energy 68 Energy from Fats 15

% Every day Worth*

Complete Fats 1.7g 3%

Ldl cholesterol 27.9mg 9%

Sodium 90.9mg 4%

Complete Carbohydrates 10.1g 3%

Sugars 1.5g

Protein 3.6g 7%

* P.c Every day Values are based mostly on a 2000 calorie diet.

NOTE: This recipe was first printed on Jan 25th, 2016. It has been up to date with new images and now supplies extra info, answering some generally requested questions.