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Toast For Companion Birds? Why Not!
A fresh slice of warm toast covered with healthy food for your parrot is a nice way to break up the monotony of the “food in the bowl’ routine and provides great nutrition at the same time.
There are many ways you can provide this needed nutrition on their morning toast and you’ll find this to be a very entertaining breakfast for both you can your birds! Watching my birds eat small slices of toast in the morning is hilarious! They delicately hold their toast and crunch away. These toasts are so... healthy, you might enjoy them right along with your flock. This is the occasional breakfast treat they will love.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Start With A Healthy Bread
Finding a healthy bread isn’t that much of a challenge anymore. Healthy whole grain breads are easily sourced and obtained in bakeries as well as on grocery store shelves. You can also make your own. Here is a recipe from my blog, “Parrot Nation” that is a birdie biscotti. It’s delicious with toppings. Here is the Recipe for Birdie Biscotti.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Sliced Banana, Almond Butter and Chia Or Hemp Seeds
Banana isn't every bird’s favorite, but its mashable texture makes it a no-brainer for a toast spread. Put the almond butter or other nut butter on the toasted bread, add mashed banana, some berries and sprinkle with chia or hemp seeds and you have a delicious breakfast that will perk up your bird’ interest in his breakfast meal.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Kale And A One-Egg Omelet
Slightly sauté some kale in a bird-healthy oil such as flax seed or coconut oil and add to a whipped egg omelette. You can also add it raw. Spread the toast with a healthy nut butter like almond or walnut butter and add the omelette. Think of toppings that might entice them. Almond slivers might work well here.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Hummus, Chopped Walnuts and Pomegranate Seed
Hummus is made from chickpeas. Make your own using flax seed oil instead of olive oil and spread it on the toast. Sprinkle on chopped walnuts and pomegranate seed and watch your flock crunch away!Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Ribboned Cantaloupe, Chopped Walnuts and Walnut Butter
Toast bread. While it’s toasting and cooling, simply peel a cantaloupe and slice around it with a knife making a long ribbon. Slice ribbons into sections that fit the toast slice. Spread walnut butter onto the toast, sprinkle with walnut pieces and apply the ribbons onto the toast. They are going to go for this one!Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Sliced Pineapple, Almond Butter, Chopped Hazelnuts and Coconut Shreds
The trick here is to get the pineapple to stick to the toast. That’s where the almond butter comes in. Spread with the almond butter or simply mix the pineapple slivers into the butter. Chop hazelnuts and add to the toast along with dried, sugar-free coconut shreds. Delicious!Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Sliced Mango, Hummus and Lime Juice
The lime juice perks up the flavor of the mango and adds a tanginess to the taste. The hummus is bland enough so that it allows the mango to adhere to the toast but doesn’t interfere with the taste of the fruit.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Unsweetened Applesauce, Chopped Apple With Kale Leaves
Once again, putting the applesauce onto the toast, adding the chopped apple and applying the leaves on top gives it a layered effect that is somewhat of a foraging opportunity. If you want to hide some millet or other grain, even some cooked beans underneath the leaves, have at it.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Almond Butter, Chopped Carrots And Greens
Choose a green. Any green! Spread the toast with almond butter, sprinkle on the chopped carrots and chopped greens. They are going to go for this due to the almond butter. And if they get some greens and carrots in the exercise, so much the better!Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Mashed Chickpeas, Chopped Swiss Chard And Scrambled Egg Topped with Chia Seed
The protein in the mashed chickpeas is a wonderful wakeup for your flock. An egg offering every once in a while is also a good protein source. And the chard? Well, it’s a great green that goes well with many foods and I’m all for sticking anything green into any recipe if it means those beaks will hit it.