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Freezing Veggies

This is partially for Parrots and partially for my new Beardie that is coming next week.

What is a good way to freeze fresh leafy greens and veggies?

I was told to blanch them and then freeze them.

But does anyone have specific instructions?

I want to be able to buy a bunch of greens at once, chop them all up and mix them up, then freeze then in individual one serving baggies. This way I won't have lots of veggies going bad before they are eaten.

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I don't think you can freeze fresh leafy greens and thaw them without having them wilt (like cooked spinach versus fresh spinach). I freeze veggies (corn, peas, white hominy, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, beets, broccoli, etc) but they are all cooked and diced because they are mixed with the cooked whole grains that make their breakfast. But they also get raw leafy greens, veggies and fruits along with it.
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i make chop and freeze it for my birds i simple mix it up put in freezer bags and freeze i only cook what needs to be cooked like sweet potatoes or rice. however my beardie that i had would not eat frozen had to be fresh for him to eat it but they are all different just be sure it is good a warm before you give it to them

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I cook up whatever needs to be cooked and drain it, chop everything else in my food processor, mix it all up etc. freeze it in portion sized bags (if you've got one bird and a fairly small one, ice cube trays will be your new best friend) and then put all of those into larger bags so I know what batches they are. As for beardie fresh foods, I recommend just using fresh. It's not convenient at times, but I think they do a lot better with just big chunks. Either way, for now you're going to be feeding mostly bugs so I wouldn't worry too much about it just yet Oh and you can get beardie greens, they're dried but it's still nutrition nonetheless
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Thanks Daisy! I have given in to that I'm just going to have to feed my little guy fresh, lol. He is apparently eating greens really well already even though he's only a few months old.
I only ever fed Hermes whole raw veggies so when I get my next Parrot I'm going to have to expand my Birdie Recipe Repertoire, ha.



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I should really post all of the recipes I have. Because I've not been making them I've not been sharing them
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Yes you should! Put them in the Talk Parrots Recipe Book!



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Post some recipes for sure!!
I really wish I had a food processor.




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Post some recipes for sure!!
I really wish I had a food processor.
You can get small ones for around $20 at Walmart or target... Little hand powered ones even cheaper.
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Really? I'll check it out!




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