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.

Healthy Dog Food served in a Jumbo Crock Dish

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.

Ingredients for easy dog food recipe

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

Cooking Directions:

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.

Squash and sweet potatoes for DIY dog food

Organic Chicken Breasts and Quinoa Dog Food

Cooked Chicken For DIY Dog Food

Organic Dog Food Recipe

Mixing DIY Dog Food Your Dog Will Love

Containers of Homemade Organic Dog Food

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

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.

Did you enjoy our easy dog food recipe? Take a look at our many other food related articles.

What breed of dog do you have and do you make your own dog food? Leave us a comment below, we love to hear from you.

18 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Organic Dog Food Recipe”
  1. Thanks for the article. I do have a question. What about making your own organic dish soap? Have you ever tried that? I’m looking for something that cleans really well but isn’t expensive to make. Thanks in advance for your answer.

    1. Hi Wendi, I haven’t made my own dish soap. I do use an organic bathroom cleaner from the Honest Company that I really like. They also make organic dish soap, and so does Mrs Meyer’s, Seventh Generation and numerous other companies. The problem with home made soaps is often their shelf life. Actually, my daughter knows more about homemade soaps than I do. She makes her own bath bombs, shampoo, etc.

      But I do know buying all the individual organic ingredients can get expensive. Here’s a link to 3 bottles of Mrs. Meyers dish soap for only $10 – I think it’s a good alternative.

      1. Hello Veronica and thank you for visiting! This dog food recipe makes a large batch.

        I served the three dogs (a German Shephard, a Frenchie and a Chihuahua) twice a day and homemade dog food lasted about 2 weeks. So, I’d say about 80 servings. The number of serving depends on how many dogs you own, how much and how often you feed them.

  2. This looks great! Can i ask you about how much of this you feed your German shepherd (per feeding), i have a German shorthaired pointer and lab mix, so a large breed dog also and cant figure out how much of this to give her.. thanks!

    1. Hi Angela, I would introduce one cup at a time with his regular dog food and then increase the amount of home made dog food over time. The amount of food depends on the activity level, age of your dog and how often you feed him (once or twice a day).

  3. Wellness natural protein-rich wet canned dog food is complete healthy and natural protein rich dog food for adult dogs.

    First of all, it provides the best balance of good quality selected turkey and sweet potatoes. So the pure ingredients for daily health, and the best balance of nutritious rich foods. Which to meet your dog’s unique health needs. It is Natural, protein-rich dog food with blend of fruits and vegetables for antioxidant support formulated for right feeding ideal for dogs of all ages and mixed and pure bred breeds

    So providing whole-body nutritional support to maintain good and complete health. Because Wellness Complete Health Canned Dog Food provides your dog’s balanced diet to provide a guaranteed delicious taste that dogs love.

    1. Yes, the doggies we were care taking for loved their home made dog food and would gobble it down in no time as you can see in the video. They are all very healthy, happy dogs.

  4. Hi Terri, yes you can cut the ingredient list in half, no problem. Also, if your Mimi (by the way, what breed is she?) doesn’t like something, like peas for instance, it’s ok to leave it out or substitute it. Let me know how Mimi likes her homemade dog food.

    1. Thank you Silke, and thanks for getting back to me. I haven’t had a chance to make any dog food yet, just been too busy. My Mimi is a little chihuahua like the one in the video. I love that video by the way :)

    2. My chihuahua is gaining weight no matter what i do. Have him on expensive Vet food and its not helping. Pulled back on treats, not working so want to make my own dog food for him. He is however allergic to chicken, beef, corn, hates peas but seems to like fish and maybe lamb. Can i substitute fish or lamb for the chicken and if he wont eat peas what other protein can I give him? Also how much to feed an 8 lb. chihuahua so that he loses about 2 pounds and then maintains that weight? Thanks

      1. Hi Jennifer, thank you for your comment. Feel free to substitute fish or lamb for the chicken, they are both a good source of protein. As for the peas you could substitute lima beans, add a little more broccoli or squash, or just omit the peas altogether.

        I am not a veterinarian so you should probably check with yours. I would think about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup per day should be a sufficient amount of food/calories for your overweight dog. With 30 minutes a day of exercise your pup should be able to loose some excess weight and then maintain it.

  5. Lola and Stewie are great dog names! I will make this dog food for my little doggie Mimi next weekend, it looks really healthy. I can just cut the recipe in half, right? I want to make sure she will eat it before I make a full batch of it.

  6. I also use chicken as the protein and a bunch of random veggies and rice. My wiener dogs, Stewie and Lola, love it. They’re so worth the effort it takes to make it.

  7. Thanks for sharing your Dog food recipe! I’ve been making it for several years, and I’m always looking for more ideas.

    1. Hi Jim, its awesome that you make your own dog food. What do you usually use for your main ingredient? Which breed and how many dogs you do have? I bet they love their homemade food :)

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