Butter beans are also known as Lima beans. They are particularly high in minerals which our bones need a constant supply of. These minerals are essential for the growth of a baby and young child.
Butter beans are an excellent source of plant-based protein. I recommend butter beans from about 9 months+. After your baby is proving to be having strong and effective bowel movements every day. I would use bone broth or stock into the dish to help digestion break down the minerals effectively to support gut health.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 6-8 meals.
1/4 chopped red onion
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1tsp melted unsalted butter
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of ground coriander
x1 380g packs of butterbeans (I use Sainsbury’s organic packs)
1/4 cup of no salt stock or bone broth
1 200g can of coconut milk (I use Biona from ocado)
Handful of spinach
1/4 cup of mashed potatoes
Add a splash of oil into a large pan (I recommend - extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil)
Add the onion and spices and butter and stir for 3 minutes then add in the stock and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add in crushed garlic after 5 minutes and then stir for a further minute
Add butter beans and coconut milk, stir and simmer for 5 minutes
Add in your spinach and stir.
Allow to cool down
Add mash potato and butter bean stew together in a blender and blitz until smooth
***Serve with a tad of squeezed lime, a bit of coriander & greek yoghurt on the side
*** suitable for the whole family as a side dish. Just add salt, lime & yoghurt at the table.