Top 5 Dog Food Recipes
by Surya Gopal
I scream, you scream and all our doggies scream for slashing down those hunger bells. The doggy company very essentially need a balanced food habit. Their health and immunity is a big-shot. Being a pooch parent, our prime concern rests on providing the best and yummilicious nibbles for our furballs. But our ‘pawsome’ love can zing up with some amazing home-made food for our doggies. The precise ratios of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and minerals ensure the well-being of our lovelies. Pamper them with these top 4 easy-peasy lip-smacking delish, rooted in the Indian cuisine. Because ghar ka khana is our cloud nine.
Wanna kick in some real veggies and chicken for a healthy stomach of your doggy? Then pounce on this chicken-veggie meal for your dog bowl. Though a bland diet, this recipe can help resist the growls of an unhealthy doggy stomach. With lesser seasoning, this delicacy ensures an appetite check on their tummies. Just grab a few zucchini, carrots, peas and meat for this health dab. Also, the use of olive oil for cooking also enhance the health of your pooch.
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 zucchini, shredded
- 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
To begin with, cook the brown rice in a saucepan with 3 cups of water and set it aside.
Now, for the veggie magic, heat a large stockpot or a Dutch oven over medium heat and brush it with few drops of olive oil. Add in ground turkey and cook until browned (for 3-5 minutes). Remember to crumble the turkey well while cooking.
Finally, stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas and boiled brown rice until the spinach wilts. The yummy chicken-veggie bowl is ready now.
Let cool completely and serve it. For more yum, toss it in tamari sauce and a few toasted sesame seeds.
A delectable salmon meal is the best foodstuff that makes out your doggy day. But, what if we adhere to a pint of health into it? Omega-squash is the perfect meal with the very nutritious salmon skin and squash. Moreover, this recipe is a saviour to all those dog parents who struggle to probe onto the ideal health scales of their doggies. It utilizes salmon skin, an organic source of omega acids for their shiny fur. So, four paws up for this omega-squash meal!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 salmon portions SKIN ON (1 oz per 10 pounds of dog)
- 1 squash
- 1 head of broccoli (with stem)
- 3 potatoes (any kind)
- 2 carrots
Initially, peel the carrots and squash. Gather these peels in a bowl. Add the diced broccoli stems into the veggie bowl. Mix this bowl well enough to blend in and steam it in a rice cooker or bake in the oven.
Time for some crisp and crunch. Make few shavings from the potatoes and make those crispy fries in your air fryer in a splash of olive oil. Further, toss in the salmon skin into an olive oil brushed pan at medium temperature, flipping both sides eventually.
The mixing time:
Chop down the veggie peels, potato fries and fried salmon skin to bite-size for the doggy bowl. Let the bowl cool for 15-20 minutes and it’s all yours, dear doggie!
All the way boring with just the veggie and meat bowls? Then, this doggy meal presents a twist and the freshness of fruits awaits your pooch. It’s a chicken-veggie slow cooker bowl, but with the apples (woof-woof)! This can appetize your fluffies that you hardly find any food strips left over at their bowls further. Apples are rich in vitamins A and C and have major dietary fibre content. Also, a dash of appy fizz is sure lip-licious!
- 2.5-3 lbs of boneless and skinless chicken thighs and breasts
- 2 sets of frozen peas
- 1 sweet potato, cubed
- 1 large or 2 medium apples, cored and cubed (no seeds!!)
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 sets of frozen green beans
Start off by cooking the chicken. Add the meat into a crockpot and add water just enough to cover the chicken. Toss in those diced potatoes, carrots, kidney beans, green beans and apples into the crockpot.
Cook on low flame for 8-9 hours. And finally, add frozen peas and then cook for another 30 minutes.
When finished, drain off excess liquid. Stride into the final treat with a dash of olive oil and mash the cooked food thoroughly (or preferably place it in a food processor).
When cooled, scoop daily servings into Ziploc bags. It can help you on a lazy morning or on a packed schedule to serve your doggies. Secure the bags in the freezer.
Whenever hunger strike down your pooch, remove one bag from the freezer to the fridge to defrost overnight.
Did you have a healthy shot today? Yes! Then, it’s your doggies’ time to gulp down some fascinating ice-cubes for the day. This frozen treat can surely launch the waggy tails to the seventh heaven of yum. They’re made from human-grade ingredients, including fruit juice and carrots, and can befall into an added vitamin boost for your furry beauties. Yogurt is a rich source of calcium and protein. It’s a real-time help for your doggy to a healthy digestive tract, shutting off all illness and worries of a bad tummy. This recipe calls for non-fat yogurt, a much better alternative to other types of yogurt. It really churns out things especially if your dog is overweight.
- 6 oz. container of plain, non-fat frozen yogurt
- 1 cup of no-sugar-added fruit juice
- 1/2 cup of carrots, minced
Splash the yogurt, fruit juice, and carrots into a medium-sized bowl. Now, mode on for stirring and stirring all the way… until all the ingredients are smooth and well-blended.
Drop the mixture into the ice cube trays by the spoonful. Remember to forbid soft rubber trays for this and opt-in for hard plastic ones. And, that’s a pro-tip. Freeze until the ingredients are solid. The popsicles are now ready for those ‘pawsome’ teeth.
All these recipes are really easy to prepare and bring in an additional privilege of storing them in freezers for further use. So, try on these quick and healthy delicacies for your doggy company. It’s absolutely scrumptious and your furballs are gonna binge over!
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