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    Default Chick peas and lentils?

    I assume its ok for my 7 month old to have chick peas and lentils. I'm looking for fillers that aren't cereal.

    If I use tinned chick peas would I cook them at all or just mash and freeze to add to things? I don't like tinned lentils so would I soak, cook, then mash and freeze these?

    I tend to freeze things separately then mix up meals from cubes of this and that.

    Has anyone done this with chick peas or lentils?

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    Chickpeas will give you wind so I wouldn't give them. Not sure about lentils!

    ETA: just googled and lentils will too.

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    Yep froze both. Tinned chick peas do not need to be cooked
    It's ok for babies to eat these. I believe the new recommendations of things to avoid for babies without histories of allergies is just honey before one and obviously foods they can choke on- popcorn, whole nuts, raw apple and carrot.
    I made a big batch of lentils and hommus but she hated them lol. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauzy View Post
    Chickpeas will give you wind so I wouldn't give them. Not sure about lentils!

    ETA: just googled and lentils will too.
    Red lentils apparently don't, more the other types. Never heard about chick peas, hommus is apparently great for babies.
    Gas wasn't really an issue for dd after 6 months though.

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    Chickpeas - we'd buy the tinned variety with 'no added salt' and add them to meals. I mushed them at first for bub because they have a skin on them that used to make him gag. Didn't notice them making us more 'windy' but we all fluff heaps anyway.

    Lentils - I use both tinned (with no added salt) and dried and chuck them into meals fairly regularly. I think they're both great good food choices for bub.

    Haven't frozen them so can't comment on that side of things.

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    All pulses give you wind until you are used to them. I wouldn't let it put me off giving them to your LO.

    I used to make a red lentil purée for my kids which they loved. I made it just recently as a sauce for pasta as well to try and get my 2 yo to have some veg.

    My friend used to make hummus all the time for her kids.

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    I didn't mean totally avoid them. I should've worded it better.

    OP your LO will let you know wether they agree with them or not. I watched DD scream in pain with wind and it's awful so that's why I would avoid them at 7 months.

    DD started having hummus at 12 months with no issues.

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    Aaah...salt in tinned chick peas...never thought of that! Maybe I'll soak my own. Think I'll risk windy babies as the foods are so good for them I'd like to get them used to it.

    Anyone know about the freezing?

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    DS was having homemade hummus from 6 months and lentils with absolutely no wind/has problems at all

    I used to make chickpea cakes which are great finger food at that age ( add tin chickpeas , coriander, garlic , 1 cup fresh or frozen peas , 1 teaspoon wholemeal flour - blitz all in food processor and shape into patties or nuggets, roll in rice crumbs and fry in little bit of oil or bake)

    Also lentil pasta ( still do!) that we all eat and freezes very well - literally like a veggie soup ( onion/garlic/carrot/celery/potato/parsley/veggie stock) but also add soaked lentils and as a baby I used wholemeal pasta or risoni and made it quite thick in the beginning or a lentil wedges also freezes well

    http://www.babyledweaning.com/recipe...eese-wedges-2/

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    Yum! Thanks elijahsmum.

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