Once again, I literally just made what I had at home! Although I do give Braxton meat (only organic, free-range from trusted sources), I like him to get a lot of his protein from plant-based sources and lentils are great for this. They are also cheap and go a long way. Broccoli is just full of bioavailable calcium, better than any sort of calcium you can get from dairy, so he has quite a lot of broccoli in his diet.
Cumin is great for digestion so it’s a really good spice to add when first weaning to help their tummies adjust. It is also an antiviral so great to give if baby has a cold.
1 organic broccoli
Half a cup of lentils – I used red lentils here
Half tsp cumin
1 cup of vegetable stock (homemade or low salt version if store-bought)
Put the lentils in a pan with the stock and simmer until cooked – they can take a while. Add more water as needed until they are fully soft.
While the lentils are cooking, steam the broccoli for about 7 minutes. You don’t want to over-steam it.
When both are cooked, put in the blender with the cumin and blend to desired consistency.
Love & health,
Lauren & Braxton