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Wicables: Red Split Lentil Baby Puree

What is a "Wicable"?  It's an easy and fun recipe....using ingredients that are part of the WIC Nutrition Program.

Red Split Lentil Baby Puree:  

Here are your ingredients!

Makes 9 servings.

1 cup red split lentils
2-3 cups of water

Pour lentils and water into pot. Bring to boil, then let simmer 15 minutes or until lentils are mush. Pour lentils into blender or food processor & puree. Add water until mix is smooth. Pour puree into freezer-friendly containers to save for later! 

Do you qualify for the WIC Nutrition Program?

Did you know if you qualify for Medicaid or Food Assistance you will automatically qualify for WIC? You can apply for Medicaid and food assistance online at or the WIC office at 7 Yorkshire Street, Asheville NC.

For more information, visit

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.