Can’t imagine your toddler eating lentils? She will if you add them to soups, stews and pasta sauces, or use them to make mini vegie burgers. They contain a special form of fibre (soluble) that helps reduce blood cholesterol levels. You might not think cholesterol needs to register on the radar until middle age, but several studies have found high levels among young children. Introducing lentils to your child’s diet now can make a huge difference in her future.