Ok, so I have been searching for a simple way to feed my babies while also having a good Ca:Ph ratio. I feed the blended diet
as my staple. http://www.gliderkids.com/BLENDED-GLIDER-DIET.html
I have has some issues with the fruits and veggies. I am new to all of this. I used Candy's diet
calculator also found on the above website. I put in 7 servings of the blended diet
and then picked 7 fruits and 7 veggies and put in one serving of each. This would be their diet
for a whole week. I personally wanted to find fruits and veggies that I can find frozen so I don't have a lot of waste. I was originally going to do the fruit cocktail and veggie relish, but my gliders wouldn't eat it.
So here's the plan now. I will give ONE fruit and ONE veggie serving per glider per night, along with their staple of the blended diet
(version #1). The fruit and veggie will rotate each day for one week. Then I will start the rotation over. So in one week they will get 14 different fruits and veggies and each night will be different. I am hoping that the variety keeps them interested. And the fact that almost all of the fruits and veggies are frozen makes it easy and minimal waste.
Here are the fruits and veggies that I am going to start with. These make a perfect 2:1 ratio when paired with the blended diet
(version #1) over a one week period. Then if my gliders don't like something on the menu, I can use the diet
calculator and just delete one and add another fruit or veggie and it will recalculate the ratio.
1. Apples (without skin)
2. Blackberries (frozen)
3. Cherries (frozen)
4. Mango (frozen)
5. Papaya (I bought one, cut it up, layed on cookie sheet with wax paper on it to freeze, then put into freezer bag)
6. Pineapple (frozen)
7. Strawberries (frozen)
1. Yellow squash (frozen)
2. Spinach, cut leaf (frozen)
3. Okra (Frozen)
4. Green beans (frozen)
5. Carrots (frozen)
6. Broccoli florets (frozen)
7. Asparagus (frozen)
So as you can see, the only thing not frozen is the apples...and those last a long time, plus we eat them regularly so they won't go bad.
Just wanted to post this in case there were other newbies out there that were looking for a diet
plan that will be economical, simple, complete, and full of variety.