Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit

…the more you eat…well, you know how it goes 🙂

There are a number of safe and healthy beans that you can feed to your gliders that come right from your local grocery.  Here’s a list of several that you will find in both the dry goods section (more on this below) and the frozen foods section:

  • Lima beans
  • Garbanzo beans (otherwise known as chickpeas)
  • Black beans
  • Pinto beans
  • White beans
  • Butter beans
  • Kidney beans (dark & light)
  • Red beans
  • Fava beans
  • Navy beans
  • Mung beans
  • Canellini beans
  • Great Northern beans

If you’re looking for an economical way to feed beans, I suggest buying “dry beans”.  These beans you will find in the dry goods section of your grocery and they are typically found in little plastic bags.  Preparation takes a bit more time, but if you’ve got the time, I highly recommend it.  Simply prepare the beans according to the instructions on the bag, which will likely entail soaking them for several hours, cooking, then cooling.  If you go the frozen food route, you can simply pour out the amount you wish to feed, thaw and feed!

The favorite here?  Hands down, garbanzos.  They tear them up and it looks like a bean factory blew up overnight!  LOLOL

NOTE:  LIMA BEANS ARE SAFE, AS LONG AS THEY ARE COOKED.  IF YOU PURCHASE LIMA BEANS FROM A FARMERS/FLEA MARKET, THEY ARE GENERALLY SOLD RAW, AND YOU WILL NEED TO BOIL THEM PRIOR TO FEEDING OR THEY CAN BE TOXIC TO YOUR GLIDERS.  THE LIMA BEANS FOUND IN THE FROZEN FOODS SECTION OF YOUR GROCERY HAVE ALREADY BEEN COOKED AND ARE THEREFORE SAFE TO FEED IMMEDIATELY, NO ADDITIONAL COOKING IS REQUIRED.

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