Project Description

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 Non-salted roasted peanuts.
Finished Meal

Preparation of 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 in the pears. The pears will it will disintegrate while mixing with the kale, to add flavor
  • 1 cup of diced kale per serving, per parrot. (Organic if possible)
  • At 1/4 cup of shredded carrots per serving, and 1/4 cup of organic broccoli slaw per serving
  • Core out all the apples (no 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 1/4 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 current fruit salad, adding fresh bananas possible, or introducing 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
  • Dice two organic oranges. Slice off the peel, and dice them and 1/2 inch pieces. Add them into the bowl with the apples
  • Take two organic bananas. Peel and slice them into ¼ inch pieces
  • 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)
  • Add the grapes into the salad bowl
  • Finally, take ½ cup organic blueberries. Rinse well and add to salad bowl.
  • Take one can of peach chunks and strain out the juice using a strainer. Then add them to the salad. Mix well and set aside

Serving suggestions

  • Serve 1 Tbsp. of your veggie mix on one side of the bowl
  • Add 1 Tbsp. of your specialty dish on the other side of your bowl
  • 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. After making some organic oatmeal, add on top a couple of slices of peaches, or any fresh fruit
  • Serve your specialty veggie mix on one side of the bowl, and on the other side, your fruit salad mix, making sure that you’re offering at least three pieces of each item
  • Finally, put 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 is recommended to poke their dishes out of their cages within one hour after they wake up in the morning, sure you’re not serving them any spoiled food