It's not time consuming to make a healthy fresh meal for your birds. The picture below is Lucy and Jessie's dinner (meals for tomorrow too). I chopped up fresh carrots, green beans, green peppers, red peppers and zuchinni and threw it all into the food processor. After a few minutes you have a healthy feast for your birds. I find there is less waste because the pieces are smaller and bite size.
Then for dessert, I made homemade nutriberries. The recipe is courtesy of Cory at My Avian Lifestyle Blog - http://www.myavianlifestyle.com/ . She suggests using organic pitted dates and figs, but I couldn't find organic figs, so I went with organic pitted apricots instead. For the nuts I used raw almonds, raw cashews and ran hulled sunflower seeds. Mixed them all up in the food processor and rolled them into balls. Next time, I will roll them into smaller balls, because when I fed to Lucy and Jessie I had to cut them in quarters to make them more manageable for them to handle.