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Made some chop!

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I say some.... I made quite a lot...! But I'm freezing it and taking it out when it's needed so it should last a while. I went shopping and bought an assortment of fruit/veg to throw into it. I basically grabbed anything that was available from the shelves.

I got:

sweet red pepper
peas (I shelled these)
sweetcorn (removed from the cob)
sugar snap peas (left whole)
kale
butternut squash (only half used)
apples
mango
beetroot
carrots
brocoli
sweet potato
blueberries

The nuts are to sprinkle on top of his food or to use as a treat. These weren't mixed into the chop.

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It took roughly 2 hours... or thereabouts... but that was with various distractions. It's the hottest day of the year so far today and the kitchen is the hottest room in the house, so I did have to keep stepping away to have a drink and cool down from time to time.

I got 19 bags (plus whatever I chucked in his bowl already) out of it!

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Alfie hasn't tried it yet so I'm not sure if I have the beak of approval yet.

I've dabbled with chop on and off before but this is the first time I've made a biiig batch of it like this. Most of it normally ends up on the walls and floors. I'm hoping that Alfie takes to it I can sneak more veggies into his diet. (he's very picky!)

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Alfie is currently picking through his bowl trying to pick out the nuts from the chop. 😂

I think he is accidentally eating some chop in the process though.

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Hopefully he will take to it. I used to make large batches of chop, mash, breads, etc...and found out that most of it was wasted.

Now when trying something new, I make a very small amount to see if my CAG will eat it. Most of the time, he doesn't. 

I could have fed a small third world country with the food waste I have had.

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Ha, yes. I've often thought I could feed 10 other birds at least with what Timber leaves in his breakfast bowl.

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He is still trying to pick out all his favourite bits from the bowl. I haven't tried him on chop only yet as I suspect he will reject it if he can't see any tasty looking morsels in there.

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