Spicy Bean and Barley Sweet Potato Mash Mix

I usually just stick to a small selection of legumes that are highly recommended for parrots (garbanzo, adzuki, mung and lentils) as they are easier to digest. I still do a variety bean mix like this one, but just as an occasional meal. I used a 17 bean and barley mix from Trader Joe’s for this batch. Follow the cooking instructions on the package; soak the beans in water overnight, then rinse well and simmer the next morning until fully cooked and tender. I then added cooked sweet potato, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to spice it up.

*Note raw beans are toxic to people as well as parrots, so be sure to do the overnight soaking, as well as fully cooking them.

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