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Simple Lentil Recipe (introduce at 7-8 months)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins


  • 1/4 cup lentils red, green, or brown
  • 3/4 cup water or low-sodium stock vegetable, beef, or chicken


  • Sort lentils, removing any discolored/damaged ones. Then, rinse lentils.
  • Bring water or stock to a boil. Add lentils.
  • Cook until tender (15 minutes for red lentils, 20 minutes for green lentils, or 30 minutes for brown lentils).


Brown lentils are typically the easiest to find in the grocery store. However, red and green are also good choices. Red in particular are great for babies -- they’re naturally sweet, and they cook fast.