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Simple Two Bean Veggie & Fruit Salad 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 dark red kidney beans
  • Fresh organic broccoli tops
  • Frozen vegetable mix
  • Lima beans
  • Diced red delicious apples
  • Bananas, sliced (Organic, if possible)
  • Oranges, peeled and diced
  • Green grapes (Organic, if possible)
  • Blueberries (Organic, if possible)
  • Can of peach chunks
Two Bean Veggie & Fruit Salad

Preparation of Dish:  (Portion size is for two medium sized parrots)

*Recommended to prepare for 3 servings. Keep refrigerated in Tupperware or Ziploc bag)

  • Dice one cup of the organic broccoli tops (Add ¼ slices of stock of broccoli for filler if you desire). Then set aside
  • Prepare to boil water, with no salt, 1 ½ cups of water per cup of broccoli
  • Boil ½ cup of frozen Lima beans, per 2 cups of frozen veggies
  • Boil the Lima beans in a separate stainless steel pot. Turn of after the beans have boiled, let sit for 1 min. Then rinse
  • Boil water in a stainless steel pan
  • First blanch the broccoli, and turn off
  • Add the frozen lima beans
  • After broccoli has been blanched in the boiling water for 2 mins, turn off water, and add 2 cups of frozen veggies
  • In the large stainless steel pot with boiled water, add in your frozen veggies and turn off
  • After the Lima beans and broccoli have thawed, rinse them and add them to the pot with the frozen veggies
  • Strain the can of organic dark red kidney beans with strainer.
  • Rinse well and add to the vegetables, the broccoli and Lima beans

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 warm two bean and 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 warm two bean and 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 beans

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