Project Description

Simple Blueberry Banana & Yam Salad

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 blueberries
  • Organic bananas
  • Organic yams organic pears
  • Three grapes per serving
  • Organic applesauce
Simple blueberry Banana Yam Salad

Preparation of Dish:

  • Peel yams and slice them into half in pieces
  • Boil the yams in fresh water for 10 minutes. 3 1/2-in slices per serving for each portion
  • Boil your yams hot water
  • After letting the yams boil on rapid heat, strain them in a colander and rinse well
  • Slice your organic bananas into 1/2-in pieces (1/2 cup per serving)
  • Wash blueberries well. (Two tablespoons per serving)
  • Dice two Tbsp. of organic fresh pears for serving, and add into the bowl
  • Add two Tbsp. of organic applesauce into the heated bowl
  • You can also add 1/8 cup organic apple juice, per serving, to thin out the yams
  • Dice two Tbsp. fresh apples, and add to the mashed yams
  • You can also add a small pinch of cinnamon for flavor
  • As a side dish, pre-boil broccoli and diced cabbage, then when the water boils, add on frozen mixed veggies on top, and let cool. Strain, and set aside to cool
  • Serve two Tbsp. banana mix, per serving.
  • Take leftover sliced apples, pears and a couple of slices bananas for serving, and place on the side
  • On the side of your dish add your vegetable mix

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.