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Corn and Lima Bean Omelet with Fruit Salad & Mixed Veggies Recipe

Disclaimer:

Eggs are a high cholesterol food for Parrots. They should only eat eggs once every 21 days. African Grey parrots should never eat eggs. Dairy is not digestible by Parrots. We occasionally sprinkle a little cheese on top and feed to our new rescues that are not used to eating cooked food. You can leave the cheese out on all these recipes. 1 serving = 1 Parrot

Ingredients:

Use one egg per parrot. (In this recipe were using 18 eggs)

  • Add 2 tbsp. of cooked mixed frozen veggies per egg
  • ¼ cup of diced Apples
  • 1 tbsp. of rinsed blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. of quarter rinsed cubed fresh organic pears
  • 1 tbsp. of diced peaches, per parrot
  • 4 slices of ¼ inch sliced organic banana
  • 1 teaspoon of diced fresh green beans per parrot
  • To Fresh seedless grapes per parrot, cut in half for smaller parrot
  • 1 tbsp. of blanched broccoli per parrot
  • 1 tbsp. of cooked and rinsed lima beans
Finished Lima Bean Omelet Meal

Preparing this corn Omelet dish

  • Use one large stainless steel frying pan. Add one teaspoon of virgin olive oil or peanut oil per two eggs in 1/8 of a cup of hot water and bring to a boil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cooked frozen corn to the oil and let it simmer before adding the eggs.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of diced broccoli tops to the corn and peanut oil or olive oil solution to create simmering corn butter.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of rinsed cooked lima beans to the corn and broccoli simmering and the stainless steel pan.
  • Add in your cooked strained mixed veggies into the simmering pan and cover for 1 minute while simmering on medium-high. Then add 1 half tbsp. of hot water per egg. Turn up the heat for 1 minute and let the vegetable simmer on high.
  • Remove the lid and quickly add in your eggs to the mix and cover immediately on medium-high for 1 minute without stirring.( Use a glass lid if possible so you can watch the eggs rise)
  • Remove the lid , and add water as you take your spatula and slip under the the eggs, so it steams the eggs from the bottom up.
  • Turn the heat down to very low and cover and let the water simmer into the eggs and cook slowly four 90 seconds. *If necessary pull the pan off the heat in 60 seconds to check, if cooked. Then flip the eggs over again and turn off the heat and let The Omelet rise, till cooled enough to serve.
  • You can add a little bit of sharp cheese to the top of it warm eggs as you serve them especially for female parrots, some need the extra calcium but not too much cheese!
  • On the second side of the bowl add in 1 tbsp. of mixed frozen veggies topped off with your ¼ to ½ “ diced Fresh green beans
  • On the third and remaining side of your dish add in your fruit salad and garnish with one grape, in the center but no more than a grape and a half so they don’t only eat the grapes. You want your parrot to forage the rest of the meal. If you like you can also add parsley or cilantro about a half a teaspoon for egg size meal into the fruit salad. This way your parrot may be interested in forging through the food more to discover other items in the bowl you can also use pomegranate if you have any leftover that has been rinsed on top as a garnish not shown in this recipe.

Fruit salad preparation

We recommend all organic fruits and veggies if possible

  • Start by cutting two organic apples in half in car out the seeds. Then dice them into 1/4 inch pieces in a bottom of a large bowl.
  • Then dice two organic oranges, slice off the peelings, and dice them and 1/2 inch pieces add them into the bowl with the apples.
  • Then take two organic bananas, peel and slice them into ¼ “pieces.
  • Then use ¼ cup of organic seedless grapes per 2 cups of fruit salad and rinse well. *(If you have small parrots, you may wish to cut the grapes in half).
  • Then add the grapes into the salad bowl.
  • Then take ½ cup organic blueberries rinse well and add to salad bowl. Take one can of peach chunks in strain the juice out of them with strainer. Then add them to the salad mix well and set aside.

Serving suggestions

  • All parrots love it when you garnish their meals with sliced almonds or unshelled walnuts if possible sprinkle shelled peanuts over the dish as an extra garnish and also to add more interest to make the parrot Forge through their bowl of goodies.
  • Serve 1 tbsp. of your veggie mix warm on one side of the bowl.
  • Then 1 tbsp. of this specialty dish on the other side of your Bowl.
  • Then add 2 tbsp. of fruit salad mix making sure that you’re offering at least three pieces of each item.
  • For soft billed parrots and especially cockatoos, they love organic oatmeal. You may wish to make some organic oatmeal and then add in a couple of slices of peaches on top, after the oatmeal has cooled down or any fresh fruit on top of the oatmeal.
  • Serve your specialty dish veggie mix warm on one side of the bowl and on the other side of your bowl as your fruit salad mix making sure that you’re offering at least three pieces of each item
  • Then on the side put 2 tablespoons of warm mixed vegetables and you specialty dish garnished well for foraging.

Serving time suggestions

Parrots are always hungriest in the morning hours. So this is best to serve this to them in the morning but if you do decide to feed them in the evening hours, it’s recommended to poke a dishes out of their cages within one hour after they wake up in the morning so you make sure you’re not serving them any spoiled food