Holiday Recipes For Birds

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With the holiday season fast approaching most everyone looks forward to seeing their friends and families, and of course sharing a special holiday dinner with their loved ones. Well we thought it might be a good idea to shares some recipes for all our family members including our feathered family.

Here are few to get you started, but feel free to add your own.

Gingerbread cookies

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole grain cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 eggs with cleaned, crushed shells
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped
1/3 cup dark molasses
1/4 teaspoon ginger

DIRECTIONS

Mix dry ingredients well in a large bowl.
Mix wet ingredients in a bowl.
Add wet mix to dry and blend until smooth.
Roll into balls.
Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in flour.
Use a bird-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes at 325.
Cool on wire racks and serve.
Crumble into small pieces for smaller birds.
Freeze in baggies and thaw as needed.
If a crisper, harder cookie is desired, bake longer.

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Birdie Pumpkin Bread

Here’s the recipe I use for birdie pumpkin bread. I put a small square or two with their fresh food every morning, and it’s one of the first things they eat. Substitute things and be creative. For example, you could sprinkle a Kashi cereal on top or add other fresh foods.

1 can of organic pumpkin or sweet potato puree(15 oz)
4 oz yogurt
1/2 cup applesauce (instead of oil)
Some ground flax seed
1 whole egg (including shell)
1/4 cup of mango or carrot juice
2+ TBL quinoa
Mixed un-sulphured dried fruits and raw sunflower seeds
About 2 cups Arrowhead Mills Organic Cornbread mix-enough to make a stiff batter

EXTRA Nutrition: If you have a juicer, add the pulp from a carrots or other great veggies. Other items can be added, just adjust texture using more mix or liquid. Almond Milk is just as good as mango juice.

Bake about 30 minutes @ 375 degrees
Freeze in sections, keep 2-3 days worth fresh.

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Mega Grains Corn Bread

2  8 1/2 oz. boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
2 c. Mega Grains or Mega Chop
1 c. peanut butter
4 eggs with shells.

Mix ingredients in a large bowl, adding enough water to make a cake- like batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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Stuffed Mega Grain Pumpkins

This an easy one and they’ll love it cause its fun and MESSY!

Take our home made baked grains and defrost

Carve out 2-4 small pumpkins, keep the seeds.

Bake the seeds till golden brown and then combine with the heated Mega Grains and stuff your pumpkins. All the ingredients on the inside is already cooked and ready to eat so serve  up whole and watch!

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