Nobody wants to eat the same thing every day, especially when it’s a bowl of desiccated kibble. These days, most commercial pet foods are filled with processed ingredients and fillers that aren’t doing your dog any favours. These premium bags are hardly any better, with most still containing several harmful additives, preservatives, and sugars.
It’s no surprise that more and more owners are taking their canine companion’s diets into their own hands. Making wholesome, home-cooked meals for your pup is a great way to control what they eat and ensure that they’re only getting what’s good for them. Give them an extra-special treat with these five luxurious gourmet recipes.
Scrambled Egg Spinach and Salmon
This protein powerhouse is easy to make and contains a range of vitamins, as well as healthy fats. All you need is two eggs, a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, a half can of skinless salmon and a half cup of thawed spinach. Serve raw or heat the salmon and spinach on a skillet before adding the egg to scramble for two minutes.
Plenty of proteins and vitamins here. You’ll need a cup of beef stew meat, one small sweet potato and a half-half cup of carrots and green beans. Add a half cup of flour and a half cup of water with one tablespoon olive oil. Then, take the following steps:
• Microwave the sweet potato for 5-8 minutes
• Cook the beef in a pot with olive oil for 10-15 minutes
• Remove the beef pieces and keep the liquids
• Mix water and flour with the liquid to create a gravy
• Throw in the vegetables and cook for another 10 minutes
Brown Rice and Chicken Crockpot
A few healthy carbs, coupled with the goodness of chicken, makes this crockpot a canine favourite. The ingredients include a cup of brown rice, some green beans, one medium sweet potato and three medium carrots. Throw in two boneless chicken breasts or four chicken thighs and cook everything in a crockpot on high for 4-5 hours.
Custom Raw Meals
For days when you don’t have time, raw meals that are premade and delivered by services like Bella and Duke can come in handy. Their raw feeding guide has all the info you need to learn more. As their raw dog food guide will show you, it’s all about using natural ingredients that aren’t processed in any way, based on what your dog would eat in the wild.
One of the cleanest and healthiest human meats, turkey is also suitable for dogs. You’ll need a pound of it along with two cups of brown rice for this recipe. Add in these vegetables along with six cups of water:
• ½ cup broccoli
• ½ cup carrots
• ½ cup cauliflower
• 1 tsp dried rosemary
Here’s what to do:
• Place all ingredients except for the vegetables into a pot
• Bring to a boil before leaving to simmer for 20 minutes
• Throw in vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes
These recipes will make dinner time with your dog more fun and healthy occasion. Whatever it costs will pale in comparison to what you save on vet bills.