Many of us love to cook up new meals in the kitchen and wow our friends and family. Now, it could be time to learn how to make homemade dog food recipes so that all members of the family get to try our creations – even the ones with four legs.
All you need is two pounds of frozen vegetables such as carrots, peas, and corn, two large chicken breasts, two cups of cubed sweet potato, one cup of brown rice, and two and a half cups of water to get started. Simply add everything to a slow cooker and set it on high for five hours of low for eight hours. The smell should be enough to attract your dogs from all corners of the house in no time.
Sensitive stomach food
Just like us humans, some dogs are more sensitive than others. Thankfully, mixing pumpkin puree with one chopped apple, one shredded squash, one shredded zucchini, one shredded carrot, one tablespoon of olive oil, one cup of quinoa, and three pounds of turkey could be all you need. Make sure you cook the turkey in the oil and the quinoa in another bowl before mixing them both with the other ingredients.
Crockpot dog food
Crockpots can be great for owners on the go. Add in one and a half cups of both peas, chopped carrots, chopped butternut squash, and brown rice as well as one can of drained and rinsed kidney beans, and two and a half pounds of ground beef. It can be left to cook for five to six hours on low heat or two to three hours on high heat.
Some meals smell so good that we might want to try them ourselves. This is one. The recipe is simple. Merely cook four chicken breasts before adding them to four cups of low-salt chicken broth, half a cup each of chopped broccoli, chopped carrots, chopped green beans, and rolled oats. Simmer for 15 minutes and allow the recipe to cool before serving. Any leftover can be frozen for later.
A balanced meal
Many of us want to make sure our dogs are getting all they need. This recipe takes three pounds of ground turkey, one and a half cups of brown rice, two shredded carrots, one shredded zucchini, three cups of baby spinach, and half a cup of frozen peas. The meal makes sure that your dog gets a balance of protein, grains, and vegetables in one bowl. The best bit? You simply cook it all together before dividing the meal into separate portions.
There are so many ways we can show our dogs we love them. Cooking up some homemade dog food recipes are sure to score some bonus points. Not only do they often work out cheaper, but you now know exactly what goes into your dog’s food. As if that wasn’t enough, making your own dog food doesn’t have to take as long as it once seemed.