Healthy Bird Bonbons
Okay so I kept seeing these great parrot “sweet potato balls” or “treat balls” recipes and had to give it a try. I started with that basic idea, and then went from there changing and adding ingredients as I went along. I’m going to call these “Healthy Bird Bonbons”, just because I like the sound of that better. Don’t let the bonbons part fool you though, these are a great nutritious snack.
cilantro or parsley
red chili pepper flakes
shredded leafy greens, veggies
Start with a half cup quinoa; rinsed, soaked in water for five minutes, then rinsed again. Now simmer, covered, in 1 cup of water until liquid is absorbed (about fifteen minutes). Stir in 1 cup of pumpkin puree, I just used plain canned pumpkin. Let the mixture sit and cool a bit. Then mix in some shredded leafy greens, cilantro or parsley. You could put some shredded veggies in too. For some dry ingredients I used sprinklings of millet, chia, sesame, flax and red chili pepper flakes. Then roll spoonfuls up into little balls and bake them at 350 until light golden brown. I only baked them about fifteen minutes, they were still very soft and moist, but it was just enough to set them so they weren’t mushy.
These were a huge hit with everybirdie and they gobbled them up at lightening speed. Hope your guys enjoy them too!