Moroccan Beef and Lentils – how to make it baby friendly!

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You don’t need to make separate food for your baby! Here’s an example of how you can make a hearty moroccan beef and lentil stew for the whole family with very slight adaptations for your baby.

This recipe is almost baby friendly right out of the gates! Just a couple slight modifications and everyone can enjoy it.

Step One:

Get the recipe for Moroccan Beef and Lentils here.

Step Two:

Follow these adaptations to make them baby friendly!

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Baby Friendly Moroccan Beef and Lentils

Not too sweet and not too spicy, this Moroccan Beef Stew with Lentils dish knocks it out of the park! Comfort food with a twist [gluten free].
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • Choose a low or sodium free beef broth.
  • Omit the honey/brown sugar. (note: honey carries the risk of botulism for babies so it's really important to skip the honey!)
  • Instead of adding the raisins and chopped apricots at the last step, cook them with the lentils to ensure they are very soft and won't pose as a choking hazard for baby.
  • Keep a salt shaker at the table for the older members of the family to salt their bowl to their liking.

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6 thoughts on “Moroccan Beef and Lentils – how to make it baby friendly!”

    1. Jessica Penner & Nita Sharda, Registered Dietitians

      Thank you for catching that! Yes, and I will update the post accordingly 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    My baby loved this! I used low/no-sodium broth and tomatoes, and set aside her portion before adding the honey at the end. I didn’t have dried apricots or raisins, so just left them out.

    1. Jessica Penner & Nita Sharda, Registered Dietitians

      Awesome! Good to know it’s still tasty without the dried fruit!

  2. 5 stars
    My baby is WILD for this recipe! I’m about to make it for the third time (we also used ground chicken once and it was just as good!) Thanks for this!

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