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A great recipe for dog food. It's simple to make and the dogs will yum it down. Turkey mince is simmered with brown rice, rosemary and vegetables.

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IngredientsMakes: 2 .5 kg

  • 1.5 litres water
  • 450g minced turkey
  • 375g brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 225g frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:30min

  1. Place the water, minced turkey, rice and rosemary into a large saucepan. Stir until the minced turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.

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If my dog likes it, I like it. I wish there were more doggy recipes on here, now to find a biscuit one! I'll try the American site they seem to be a little more into it than us Brits.-08 Mar 2014

by Lorrie

just wanted to make a comment. I am a "natural" feeder as well and make all my own foods. One VERY important thing to remember here is dogs do not chew their food 100 times before swallowing, therefore, it is extremely important to ensure veggies have been ground fine to ensure nutrients can be absorbed by their bodies. When swallowed in whole form, nutrients are locked in and will not release. Also important to note many nutrients, minerals and vitamins come from different sources, therefore ensuring you alternate between ground and root vegetables, adding ground/powdered egg shells for calcium and different oils for the omega fatty acids is a must. Our dogs may look great now, but it is when they hit their older years we will see the affects of what we fed now. Also, soft foods will not promote healthy gums and teeth. Therefore, feeding RAW (and I stress RAW) meating bones are also mandatory. Cooked bones splinter. Raw bones are what wolves and coyotes have been feeding from for thousands of years. Good luck! It is well worth the research and effort to know your dog is getting only the best.-29 Dec 2007

by Andrea

I think this is a great basic recipe to add to. I ususally double this recipe and make the following changes. First I vary the meat each week, sometimes turkey, chicken, beef and occasionally some liver added. I used 2 1/2 pounds of meat which is just a little more than the recipe calls for, but I also add 6 beaten eggs which I whirl into the boiling mix as it cooks. I think variety is very important so I also change grains with each week. I have used lentils, barley, brown rice or even oatmeal. Make sure your garlic is cooked as raw garlic can make your dog sick, and never use onions as a vegetable as onions make them sick as well. I use a variety of vegetables and mix and match them in each batch. I don't use the gassy veggies like brocoli or cauliflower as my guys have tender tummies and all the gas just wouldn't be good. I do use a mix of fresh and frozen veggies usually carrots, peas, green beans and squash. It is very important to cook your grains well and also to whirl the veggies up in the blender since dogs have short intestinal tracks and can not digest these carbohydrates easily and won't get the nutrition that they need from them if they are left whole. Make sure they get their calcium! I save all my egg shells and rinse them out. I bake them for 10 minutes in a 300 degree oven to get them nice and brittle, then blend them until they are powder. I put a spoon of eggshell powder and a spoon of Omega supplement on each feeding.-04 May 2008

Use this water to boil organ meat and sweet potato together (unless using canned/puree). Boil organ meat until cooked - if boiling whole organ meat, cut into small pieces after boil.

Boil/bake sweet potato whole and mash – or use canned sweet potato puree. Boil lentils according to instructions.

Finely dice/blend veggie greens. Chop carrots/pulse blend.

Cook ground meat in non-stick skillet or large pot on medium heat (no oil), stir frequently. When meat is still slightly pink, add in greens and carrots. Cook until meat is done, carrots are soft, and greens are wilted (breaks down cell walls and allows for nutrient absorption).

Take meat and veggies off of heat and let cool (until warm/no longer cooking temperature). Transfer meat and veggies to large mixing bowl. Add oils and entire supplement pack (without this pack the recipe is nutritionally deficient). Mix.

Add in cooked sweet potato, lentils, cooked liver, and optional additions (fruit, parsley, etc). Mix thoroughly. Separate to individual servings.

Choosing Ingredients for our Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe

When creating our dog food recipes, we research which ingredients are best for dogs to eat and digest. Then, we create the recipes and test them on our own dogs. Once we know our dogs are satisfied, we give the recipes to our friends and families and try them out on their dogs. Finally, we share the recipes with the Skinny Ms. community. That way, your dog can also enjoy wholesome, clean-eating dog food and treats.

After doing our research, we selected lean, ground turkey for this Turkey and Veggie Dog Food recipe. We also added in a few nutrient rich vegetables to boost your pet’s health and wellness. As an extra bonus, we included olive oil in the mix. It not only provides essential fats for your dog’s healthy diet, but it also gives your dog’s coat the shine it deserves.

NOTE: Check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients. Always avoid ingredients which have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our dog food recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chicken liver finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup green beans diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


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NOTE: Freezer-safe bags are great for freezing individual meals. Before tossing them into the freezer, make sure to label each bag with the date of preparation and name of the meal. The serving size for each meal will depend on the breed and weight of your dog. Check with your vet regarding how much to feed your dog on a daily basis. Always allow time to defrost each meal in the refrigerator the night before serving.

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Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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Oatmeal and turkey dog treats are easy to make for your dog–and oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber. It’s also an excellent choice especially for senior dogs—or for any dog with wheat allergies.

Unlike your own oatmeal, though, don’t add any sugars or spices to your dog’s oatmeal goodies.

A couple of weeks ago, we had a big freezer clean-out here and the next day I cooked THREE turkeys! I then deboned the turkeys, then froze the meat and the broth. (Before freezing the broth, I refrigerated it overnight so the fat would congeal on the surface I then tossed that fat.)

So today I decided to put that turkey to use with some oatmeal dog treats ! This was a very easy recipe to make…and very popular!

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup turkey (or chicken) broth
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded turkey (or chicken)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your cookie sheets then it’s time to start mixing ingredients.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set that aside. In your blender, add the broth and turkey then blend until it’s the consistency of baby food.

Add the meat mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. This is a heavy dough so it takes some muscle!

Roll out the dough and cut into shapes I used bone-shaped cutters but you can make things easy and use a pizza cutter, too!

Put the biscuits on the pre-greased cookie sheets with a little room between each (you won’t need too much room…these don’t spread out so just make sure they’re not touching.)

Pop the cookie sheets in the oven for about 25 minutes until they’re golden brown.

Be sure to cool the biscuits completely before serving to your dog or refrigerating. Our dogs loved these!

Dog nutrition 101

Chicken, turkey, pheasant, beef, venison, rabbit, salmon&mdashthe amino acids in protein are essential to your dog&rsquos life. And while it is technically possible for canines to get enough protein from vegetarian diets (supplemented with vitamin D), it is not recommended. TLDR: You can be a vegan your dog should not.

Fats, which usually come alongside animal protein or oils, provide &ldquothe most concentrated source of energy&rdquo for dogs, according to the NRC. Fats also contain vital fatty acids (e.g. omega-3, 6), which, among other things, carry fat-soluble vitamins and help keep your pup&rsquos coat and skin healthy. But most importantly, fat makes food taste better!

Yes, your dog can (and should!) eat carbs. As Dr. Katja Lang, DVM, has told us before, &ldquoGrains are a digestible source of carbohydrates and can offer important nutrients, such as fiber and essential fatty acids.&rdquo A dog with specific allergies or medical conditions might benefit from nixing grains, but this should be at the guidance of your veterinarian, not because you want Winnie to try Whole30.

Dogs need their organic compounds too! A balanced diet should provide all the vitamins&mdashA, D, E, B6, et al.&mdash your pup needs for her metabolic purposes. And excess amounts in the form of supplements can have adverse effects on your dog&rsquos health, so be wary of snake oil ads.

Similar to vitamins, your dog needs inorganic compounds like calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, as well as magnesium, potassium and sodium for nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction and cell signaling. Just like vitamins, there is such a thing as overdosing on a specific mineral. If you&rsquore feeding your dog a well-rounded diet, there shouldn&rsquot be a need to supplement with extra vitamins and minerals. (Talk to your vet, duh.)

Of course, things may vary from dog to dog. For example, a 12-pound adult dog has different needs than a 30-pound puppy. Your vet would know best, in this instance.

A Balanced Canine Diet

Take a glance at any dry kibble product and you'll see a long list of ingredients. It may seem like creating dog food is a complicated process. In reality, it's relatively simple. There are three main nutrients that your dog needs to stay healthy. These include proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates.


Protein is, by far, the single most important nutrient to your dog. Canines need protein to develop their muscles and keep their organs in check. Typically, adult dogs do very well with a diet that's made up of about 18 percent protein.

Puppies, on the other hand, are still growing. They need as much as 25 percent protein in their meals.

It's not an exact science. Your dog's biological needs will change based on their age and activity levels. Furthermore, certain athletic breeds require significantly more protein in their diet.

You'll need to keep track of your dog's health and make adjustments accordingly. It's also a good idea to speak with your vet to get a better idea of how much your pooch needs.


Dietary fiber is essential for overall gastrointestinal health. While dogs don't get energy from fiber it can help in other areas. A healthy dose of fiber can keep your dog regular, prevent constipation, and help avoid any unnecessary weight gain.

The great thing about fiber is that it's found in a wide range of ingredients. The most common source of fiber is fruits and vegetables. Oftentimes, owners create fiber-rich diets while also introducing essential vitamins and minerals.

Overall, fiber should make up less than 10 percent of the entire recipe.


Carbohydrates are going to one of your dog's main sources of energy. They are broken down and absorbed by your dog's gastrointestinal tract to create energy. Figuring out how many carbs your dog should be consuming is tough.

There is no agreed-upon percentage or figure to model recipes after. Some believe that dogs need a lot of carbs while others feel that consumption should be limited.

With that being said, there is one thing that all veterinarians agree on, and that's the types of carbohydrates you provide. There are two types of carbohydrates. These include simple carbs and complex carbs.

Simple carbohydrates should be avoided because they are absorbed by the body quickly. This leads to spikes in energy and an eventual crash.

Complex carbs are absorbed slowly, providing your pooch with a more steady energy supply. You can find complex carbs in ingredients like sweet potatoes, beans, oats, and more.


Makes 10 pounds of raw food. This is roughly a 5 day supply for a 50 pound dog. You may need to adjust the daily amount based on your dog’s breed and activity level.

  • 3 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 3 pounds turkey or chicken necks with skin removed (be sure to weigh your necks but this is about 3 to 6 turkey necks or 33 chicken necks)
  • 1 pound turkey heart
  • 1 pound turkey liver
  • 5 pasture-raised eggs without shells
  • 8 ounces (3 large stalks) kale
  • 8 ounces (2 stalks) broccoli
  • 8 ounces (4 chopped cups) dandelion greens
  • 12 ounces (2 small clamshell packages) blueberries or mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries)
  • 2 ounces raw pumpkin seed powder

Recipe: Simple Quinoa Dog Food

Quinoa is well known as one of the best superfoods for humans. These powerful little seeds are grain-free and high in protein. Quinoa was also one of the very few plant foods that provides sufficient amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. This simple quinoa dog food recipe is as healthy for your pup as it is you!

Because of its high nutritional contents, quinoa is a common ingredient in vegetarian and vegan diets. This superfood is also low in calories, low in fat and cholesterol-free. It's rich in fiber, magnesium, iron and vitamin B12.

Making homemade dog food allows you to cater recipes to your dog's needs. Homemade recipes don't include fillers. Every ingredient has a purpose. This simple quinoa dog food only contains 4 ingredients, and it's an ideal choice for dogs with a sensitive stomach.

Simple Quinoa Dog Food Recipe


  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup carrots (chopped)


Along with being a limited ingredient recipe, this simple quinoa dog food is also very easy to make. This recipe only makes 4-5 cups of dog food, but you can make it in larger quantities and freeze for use at a later time.

First, heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan until fully melted. Add the turkey and cook until browned. Drain all the excess fat.

While the turkey is cooking, you can cook the quinoa in a saucepan. Prepare the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Drain any excess water after the quinoa is finished cooking.

Once the turkey and quinoa are finished, mix all of the ingredients together. My dogs enjoy the added crunch of raw carrots. If your dog doesn't enjoy raw vegetables or has dental issues that make it difficult to chew, you can steam or boil the carrots to soften them.

I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of this simple quinoa dog food for every 20 pounds of body weight per serving. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, if your dog weighs 20 pounds, he would eat 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. As I mentioned, you can also make this recipe in bulk and freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

10 delicious and healthy dog food recipes you can make at home.

As the global outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak exceeds 660,000 infected people at the time of writing, more governments are implementing stricter movement control orders in a bid to curb the spread and to flatten the curve. This impacts how often we can go out to get daily supplies and a 10kg bag of dog food may not be the best use of the limited space available for stocking up.

However, you can make delicious and healthy dog food right at home from ingredients you already have, and your pet would thank you for it. With your spare time from the lockdown, here are 10 popular recipes that you can try out from home for your pets.

1. Vege-rich Turkey Quick and Easy Home Dog Food

Image courtesy: Damndelicious

Keep your dog healthy and fit with this easy peasy homemade recipe &ndash it&rsquos cheaper than store-bought and chockfull of fresh veggies! With a balance of 50% protein, 25% veggies and 25% grains, its the perfect meal for your pet.

  • 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
  1. In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
  3. Stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely.

For the full recipe and instructions check out damndelicious.

2. Delicious Brown rice and Turkey with Rosemary home food for your dog

Image courtesy: Allrecipe

This delicious concotion has the added fragrance of rosemary to bring your pet running from the opposite end of your house. It can easily be made with frozen ingredients and left over turkey from dinner. With a total cooking time of just 30 minutes its quick too!

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination
  1. Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven.
  2. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and cool.
  6. Refrigerate until using.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Allrecipes

3. Easy Crockpot Recipe DIY dog food

Image courtesy: A Fork's Tale

If your dog is picky about the food it eats or suffers from food allergies, here&rsquos a homemade dog food crockpot recipe that would help your dog. This is an easy homemade dog food crockpot recipe. Just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and cook for a couple of hours. Out comes healthy homemade dog food that your furry family member will love! You can add in ground egg shells for extra calcium or chicken livers for extra iron too.

  • 3 lbs lean ground chicken
  • 1 cup butternut squash I use frozen, precut
  • 15 oz can kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 cup carrots sliced or diced
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 4 cups of water
  1. Throw everything in crockpot.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.

For the full recipe and instructions check out A Fork's Tale

4. Low Carb High Protein home made dog food

Image courtesy: Tasty Low Carb

Your pet is family, and thus deserves only the best ingredients with no fillers or added sugars or spices. Your dog needs protein from animal meat, seafood, dairy, and eggs. They need fat from meat or oil and carbohydrates from grains or vegetables. In addition, essential fatty acids from plant oils, egg yolks, oatmeal, and other foods. The question is in what amounts? After much research, the author has created a recipe that their dogs love. A must try!

  • 2 pounds Ground beef
  • 2 pounds Ground turkey
  • 14 ounces Tuna (2 cans, in water)
  • 1/2 pound Chicken gizzards
  • 1/2 cup Cottage cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup White rice (cooked)
  • 6 ounces Sweet potato
  • 6 ounces Green peas (cooked)
  • 6 ounces Cauliflower
  • 6 ounces Broccoli
  • 1/2 Apple (medium size)
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut oil
  1. Cook rice per label instructions. In a second pot boil the chicken gizzards until cooked thoroughly - about 10 minutes. Add eggs to this pot for the last 5 minutes to hard boil.
  2. In a third very large pot cook the ground beef and ground turkey until browned. Drain off most of the fat and remove from the heat.
  3. Use a food processor to grind the raw peas, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, 1/2 apple (cored and seeded), cooled gizzards, and peeled eggs. This may take two batches.
  4. Microwave sweet potato for 3-4 minutes until soft.
  5. Add all ingredients, including the canned salmon or tuina, to the large pot with the beef and turkey. Add cottage cheese and coconut oil at the end. Mix well with a wooden spoon to incorporate.
  6. This will make two weeks food for two nine pounds dogs. Place in freezer bags, label, and date.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Tasty Low Carb

5. Fiber Filled Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Image courtesy: With a splash of color

If your pet has constipation problems, give this recipe a try. You can also separate it and freeze it for future use. Put 2 meals worth of homemade dog food into Ziploc bags and thaw them overnight. You can get around 2 weeks of food from this recipe, but be sure to check with your vet to find out how much homemade dog food you should be feeding your pet. When it&rsquos time to feed your pet, the author recommends to use a double boiler to heat the food up.

  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb. Shredded Chicken
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 medium Sweet Potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup Lentils
  • 2 tbsp. Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup Chopped Spinach
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil
  1. Boil turkey and chicken in 3 cups of water over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the meat from the water and set aside.
  3. Add rice, lentils, and sweet potato to the water and return to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and cook until the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Mix in the cooked meat and serve warm.
  6. Freeze unused portions and feed as directed by your vet.

For the full recipe and instructions check out With a splash of color

6. Homemade Raw Dog Food

Image courtesy: Running to the kitchen

If you have a very active pet, feeding your pet raw dog food from the freezer section of the pet store will give their energy levels a boost, and their coats would be shinier than ever and their teeth in great shape. However foods such as these can get very expensive very fast. Here is a low cost alternative you can make right at home!

  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 ounces chicken livers
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 small apple, cored
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 whole eggs (including shell)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Add the carrot, apple and spinach to a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the ground beef and process again until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl. Add the ground beef and mix together with a spatula or your hands.
  4. Form into patties about the size of your palm and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Freeze patties until solid, transfer to a storage container or plastic bag and keep frozen.
  6. Remove one day's worth of patties from the freezer the night before and place in the refrigerator to thaw before serving.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Running to the kitchen

7. Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Senior Dogs

Image courtesy: Restless Chipotle

Homemade dog food recipes for senior dogs and those with medical issues aren&rsquot as difficult to make as it may seem. If you use the author's tips it doesn&rsquot even take that much time! This recipe was given to the author by her vet to feed her dog that has kidney failure. It is meant to be low protein. Talk to your vet before feeding to your pet.

  • 1/4 pound ground beef, (do not use lean)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, (no salt)
  • 1 hard cooked egg, , peeled and chopped
  • 3 slices white bread, , crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon calcium carbonate, (blend a bottle of calcium carbonate in the blender until it's a powder then keep in a resealable plastic bag)
  1. Cook the beef until it is cooked through.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix it well.
  3. Feed twice a day.
  4. Be sure to give your dog a vitamin supplement.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Restless Chipotle

8. Healthy and Homemade Woof Loaf

Image courtesy: Pop Sugar

Treat your dog or cat to a healthy and homemade dinner that's filled with tasty goodness. Mix together lean ground turkey with carrots and peas for a veggie-filled dish. And the addition of eggs and oats make this woof loaf even tastier. Your little fluffer will gobble it up.

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, mix together the lean ground turkey, chopped carrots, and peas. Both are healthy for cats and dogs, giving them the nutrition they need for strong eyes and good digestion.
  2. Add the oats and eggs. Mix until the loaf mixture comes together. Oats help your pet's coat shine, and eggs offer extra protein. Lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil and then add half the mixture to the pan.
  3. Place the three hard-boiled eggs along the center of the loaf and then cover with the other half of the ground turkey mixture. Pop in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Cut a half-inch slice from the cooled loaf and offer it to your pet. He'll be woofing for seconds! If feeding a slice to your feline, it's a good idea to chop it up before adding it to her feeding dish.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Pop Sugar

9. Diabetic Home Made Dog Food

Image courtesy: Myuntangledlife

If your dog has a diabetes problem, this recipe may be a lifesaver. The author has made this diabetic dog food recipe for seven years now and has run through her vet for approval. With the main ingredient consisting of a beautiful yellow bean from India called chana dal that ranks incredibly low on the GI chart, its a good complement to your pet's diet.

  • 28 cups water
  • 1 bag (4 pounds) chana dal rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) brown lentils rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) black-eyed peas rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) green split peas rinsed
  • 1 pound pearl barley rinsed
  • 5 pounds boneless chicken breasts cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (29 ounces) Libby&rsquos 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen green beans
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
  1. Pour water into a 20-quart pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add chana dal, brown lentils, black-eyed peas, green split peas and barley. Reduce heat to medium, stir occasionally.
  3. Cut and add chicken breast.
  4. Add ground turkey.
  5. Stir in pumpkin.
  6. Add in the frozen vegetables. (My pot will not accommodate all of the vegetables so I add in as much as I can and thaw the rest to be added in before storage).
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally until most of the water is absorbed. Let stand and cool before storing.

For the full recipe and instructions check out Myuntangledlife

10. Scrambled Eggy Spinach and Salmon Gourmet Dog Food

Image courtesy: Lifehack

For a more gourmet selection and if your pet is a big fan of salmon and eggs, this recipe is going to be the highlight of its day. Eggs are actually good for your dog as they have good digestible protein and a range of vitamins while salmon has a great dose of healthy oils!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 can of skinless salmon
  • 1/2 cup of thawed spinach
  1. Heat skillet over high heat
  2. Add spinach and salmon to skillet and cook through
  3. Add eggs and stir for 2 minutes scrambling it
  4. Serve when cool

For the full recipe and instructions check out Lifehack

If you have tried out any of these recipes, do comment which was your favorite or how you would improve some of these recipes further. Feel free to add more recipes in the comments if its one that you would like to share with the community!

Additional tips:

  • Do not vary from this recipe. There are certain foods that will make dogs sick and even kill them.
  • Do not add seasonings, such as spices and herbs. Some can be deadly to your pet.
  • Prepare a large batch ahead of time and store in the freezer. Consider using plastic freezer bags and measuring it out into single servings.
  • If frozen, place in refrigerator overnight to unthaw. Once unthawed, microwave for about 30 seconds.

Disclaimer: Although, it is proven that preparing your dog&aposs food can be healthier, not all dogs are the same. Please consult your veterinarian before changing your dog&aposs diet. He or she will know the health history of your dog and can tell you what diet ingredients will be best for your dog.

© 2015 Linda Sarhan