Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

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Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby lizzypmcc » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:20 am

Hi All!
I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for prepping salad ingredients ahead of time for a beardie? I know greens don't freeze well so those I will continue to buy fresh, but has anyone had any success for freezing other salad ingredients in single serve forms?

I am pregnant and due in about a month and know my time for meal prepping will be limited. I currently have a dog who requires a special homemade diet so I spend a lot of time meal prepping for him and my beardie every week. I won't have someone to help me to prep George's salad daily/weekly like I currently do and am hoping to be able to prep a month or two's worth of salad ingredients to be thawed and added to the fresh greens.

Any suggestions? Will also love suggestions for most loved ingredients by your beardie - I'm still trying to figure out what my beardie prefers. He was a rescue and was not well cared for before coming to live with me.

Thanks in advanced all!!

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Re: Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:34 am

To tell the truth, I haven't found much beyond greens that he'll eat (except thin slices of grape and melon) so his daily salad usually consists of one staple green (chart) topped/mixed with one herb (basil, oregano, mint, sage, cilantro). Sometimes just a couple of the herbs.
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Re: Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby DragonPete » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:40 am

Wish I had some words of wisdom, you have your hands full.
Petey LOVES Turnip greens and summer squashes, yellow and zucchini. He'll eat the other greens, with exception of dandelion and mint but prefers Turnip greens. Anything else, shredded carrot or sweet potato, green beans, bell peppers and fruits, he might take a bite or 2. Recently I put some bits of pineapple on his salad and he refused to eat the salad! Even though it had his faves in it. Petey is grown at 2.5 yrs +/-. I've yet to find any fruit he likes, but he did eat 3 out of 6 pieces of red grape, which would be half a grape cut in 6 pieces.
I did freeze some diced red bell pepper because he only eats a couple bites, let it thaw and add to salad. It's worth a try to freeze some squash and such and see if he'll eat it before the baby comes so you know what to expect. My greens looked bad 1 day so I gave him a plate with little piles of diced squash, green bean and bell pepper. He ate all the squash and didn't touch the other 2. Some things will get eaten 'accidently' when in a salad. 😆
Best of luck and congrats on the new baby coming!🤗
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Re: Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:15 am

DragonPete wrote:Wish I had some words of wisdom, you have your hands full.

I thought she said she had her belly full... :laughhard: Nevermind--I'm a horse's patoot--always have been.

You got turnip greens? :shock: Our market didn't have any, so I had to settle for mustard greens, and I KNOW I'm going to have to chuck 98% of them. :puke: I gotta find a better market...

The pineapple... somehow doesn't surprise me. I mean, it's been known to ruin a perfectly good pizza. :laughhard:

It's a strange day... :?
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Re: Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby DragonPete » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:22 am

MrSpectrum wrote:
DragonPete wrote:Wish I had some words of wisdom, you have your hands full.

I thought she said she had her belly full... :laughhard: Nevermind--I'm a horse's patoot--always have been.

You got turnip greens? :shock: Our market didn't have any, so I had to settle for mustard greens, and I KNOW I'm going to have to chuck 98% of them. :puke: I gotta find a better market...

The pineapple... somehow doesn't surprise me. I mean, it's been known to ruin a perfectly good pizza. :laughhard:

It's a strange day... :?

Shoot! First time in a couple months store had turnip. He's been eating collard or mustard which is ok but he likes turnip best.
Come on now! I actually like ham and pineapple pizza! But I like ANY pizza! 😛
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Re: Freezing Salad Toppers? - About to have a Baby

Postby DorgEndo » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:26 am

I've read some people use stage one baby food pouches to add variety. Squash or other vegetables. As if the puree food was a salad dressing for fresh greens.

Personally I've added some thawed frozen organic fruit as a topper.
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