Project Description

Nutty Sweet Pepper Kale & Fruit Salad with 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

  • Organic sweet mini peppers
  • Organic shredded
  • Organic broccoli slaw
  • Organic bananas
  • Frozen vegetables (Organic if possible)
  • Frozen lima beans (Organic if possible)
  • Ripe pears (Organic if possible)
  • Two types of apples (Organic if possible)
  • Garnish with Blueberries and or Pomegranate seeds (Organic if possible)
  • Shaved Almonds, shelled Walnuts, and Unsalted roasted peanuts
Finished Meal Nutty Sweet Pepper Kale & Fruit Salad with Mixed Veggies

Preparing this nutty dish

  • Boil hot water and add lima beans. Using a separate stainless steel pot is preferable. Remember no Teflon-coated products
  • Dice your pears into quarter inch cubes. Core out the seeds. The pears will disintegrate while mixing with the kale, to add flavor
  • Add 1 cup of diced kale per serving, per parrot (Organic if possible)
  • Add 1/4 cup of shredded carrots per serving, and 1/4 cup of organic broccoli slaw per serving
  • Core out all the apples. Remove seeds. (Organic if possible) *Apple seeds are known to have cyanide in them, so make sure all apple seeds or out of the salad.
  • Dice apples into quarter inch pieces
  • Strain your frozen veggies, and serve on one side of the bowl and garnish
  • Note: If you have any leftover fruit salad from the day before, add it in with today’s fruit salad, adding fresh bananas possible or introduce new fresh fruit to today’s meal

Fruit salad preparation

We recommend all organic fruits and veggies if possible

  • Start by cutting two organic apples in half. Core out the seeds, then dice them into 1/4 inch pieces. Place them at the bottom of a large bowl
  • Then dice two organic oranges, and slice off the peel. Dice them into 1/2 inch pieces, and add them into the bowl with the apples
  • Then take two organic bananas, peel and slice them into ¼ inch 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 them well, and add to the salad bowl. Take one can of peach chunks. Strain out the juice with a strainer. Then add them to the salad. Mix well and set aside.

* 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, which adds more interest. This makes the parrot forage through their bowl of goodies.

Serving suggestions

  • 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
  • Soft billed parrots, and especially cockatoos, love organic oatmeal. You may wish to make some organic oatmeal, and then  after the oatmeal has cooled down, add in a couple of slices of peaches, or any fresh fruit on top
  • Serve your warm mixed vegetables and your specialty dish mix on one side of the bowl, and on the other side of your bowl, add the fruit salad mix, making sure that you’re offering at least three pieces of each item
  • Finally, on the side, put 2 Tbsp. of warm mixed vegetables and your 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. 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, to make sure you’re not serving them any spoiled food