Here is an organic dog food recipe that is super healthy for any dog breed and easy to make at home.
Nick and I have been care taking in Hawaii for the past six months. The best part are the property owners three dogs… Zack is a large, playful German Shephard, Choochie is a fun French Bulldog and little Beanie is a lovable Chihuahua.
During our time here I have made a large batch of this homemade organic dog food about once every month. It is easy to make, tastes great (I eat some every time I make it) and all three dogs love it equally! Scroll down to watch a video of Choochie and Beanie eating, you can hear how much they enjoy their food, lol.
All of the ingredients I use in this healthy dog food recipe are fresh, organic and chopped by hand. You can of course use an electronic food chopper to speed up the process.
Dog Food Ingredients:
6 lbs Frozen Chicken Breasts
2 Kobocha Squash
3 Purple Sweet Potatoes
2 lbs (1/2 bag) Cooked Quinoa
4 Tbs Coconut Oil
3 lbs Carrots
3 lbs Green Beans
3 lbs Brussels Sprouts
1 Bag of Frozen Peas
1 Apple (variety of your choice)
1 Large Bundle of Fresh Parsley
Line two baking sheets with foil and bake squash and sweet potatoes for 40 minutes on 375 degrees F. or until they’re soft. At the same time fill a large stock pot with water and cook the chicken breast. Add Quinoa and coconut oil to a medium sized pot and fill half way with water, simmer until the grains are fully cooked then add the peeled and diced apple. Cover and let sit.
Add water to a steamer pot and steam the cleaned and diced vegetables (carrots, green beans, brussels sprouts) until tender, add the frozen peas at the end.
Once everything is cooked thoroughly, cut up the chicken and coarsely chop the parsley. Use two large pans, add the cooled squash and sweet potatoes then mix everything together, I usually just use my hand (see below). Store dog food in plastic containers or freezer bags.
Big Batch Dog Food – Stored & Frozen in Plastic Containers
This well balanced DIY dog food will help maintain your dog’s overall health and well-being.
Take a look at how much Choochie and Beanie love eating their food, there are never any leftovers. They are not starving or anything, they get fed twice a day, in the morning and in the late afternoon.
You can feed this Easy Homemade Organic Dog Food by itself or add a small amount of dry dog food to give your dogs a little extra crunch. We recommend and feed Blue Buffalo Basics.
All three dogs we care take are adults, seven years and older, so we also give them a supplement
Spunky Level II is a powder that I sprinkle over their food, it’s being sold in 1 lb bags. It was developed for the canine with symptoms of arthritis beyond the reach of just glucosamine alone and designed specifically for the modern companion animal eating modern, highly sanitized and processed food, as well as the more active or older canine that may have joint aches or pains. It really seems to work wonders, our dogs are all very happy, healthy and active.
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