10 of the best vegetarian baby recipes

Whether you're raising your little one as a veggie, or just fancy a change from meat, here's our pick of the best meat-free meals for tots

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Cheesy broccoli and cauliflower puree

Perfect for newly weaned babies, this simple but tasty puree will boost your little one’s calcium intake and help him towards his five-a-day. Or cook it for the whole family – without pureeing – to serve alongside a roast dinner. 

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Butternut squash and tomato cheesy rice

A delicious dish for the whole family, this easy one-pot risotto is ideal for getting your baby accustomed to more textured meals. 

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Baby dhal with pitta

Lentils are a great staple food for your baby, being rich in both protein (needed for growth) and carbs (for energy). This curried lentil dish is mild and smooth enough for newly weaned babies; serve with strips of toasted pitta to encourage self-feeding.

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Rigatoni with five-veg sauce

As fast and healthy foods go, pasta is hard to beat. This tasty sauce, crammed with five different varieties of veg, will help a fussy eater to fill up on greens (and reds, and yellows…).

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Wholesome bean casserole

Packed with protein, this dish will keep your little one full of energy and help him grow. A yummy winter warmer, it can be pureed for weaning babies, or add a little chilli for a spicy twist for grown-ups.

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