Red Lentil Stew

If your baby is following a low to moderate salicylate and aimines diet you’ll be pleased to know that all dried peas, beans and lentils can be eaten, accept broad beans. Studies have shown that people who eat legumes at least 4 times a week have less heart disease and live longer. Lentils of all types are extremely high in iron which is good news for growing bubs, whose iron stores start to deplete from 6 months.

Pulses in general are great to promote bowel regularity, help protect the heart and blood vessels and also build strong bones. My son Cooper has this meal often for his dinner around 5pm before enjoying his favourite pureed pear. It’s a good idea to add vitamin C rich foods with beans and lentils to increase the absorption of iron in the body.

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Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes


6 servings


  • 75 g red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 leek (white part, sliced)
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups cups homemade chicken bone broth (or vegetable broth or filtered water)


  1. Heat up the ghee in a large saucepan and add the root vegetables and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover, then lower heat and simmer gently for about 40 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  3. Puree in a blender or food processor to the desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

Suitable from 6 months

Allergies: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Failsafe.

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