Nutritious and Healthy Dog Food Recipes

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A growing number of pet owners have become very conscious of the food they provide to their pets. In the pet food industry, a majority of the brands continue to add artificial coloring, flavoring, and preservatives to the food. If you are leaning towards making your dog’s food more nutritious – read on. These few dog food recipes are healthy, free of additives, and will definitely have your dog wagging their tails in approval.

1. Turkey veggie mash

This recipe has incorporated nutritious, human-grade ingredients with essential fats help give your dog’s coat a healthy shine.

In one and a half cups of water, cook two medium-sized carrots for 10 minutes. After the carrots become tender, add half a zucchini, one cup of broccoli florets and one cup of cauliflower florets and cook for another 6 minutes. In the meantime, add 2 pounds of lean ground turkey and two tablespoons of raw turkey or chicken liver to a pan and cook until the pink color is no longer seen. Cool the vegetables and grate them finely. Add the chopped vegetables and cooked turkey and liver to a pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and stir nicely. Let cool and serve.

Recipe available at skinnyms.com

2. Spinach and salmon scramble

Fish oils are extremely nutritious and beneficial for both dogs and humans alike. This recipe incorporates quality protein and fats for a healthy and tasty meal.

On a non-stick pan, heat one teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Add 3 ounces of drained, skinless and boneless salmon. Add half a cup of frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and drained). Cook until it is heated through. Crack open two eggs into the mixture and cook well for two more minutes. Cool slightly and serve.

Recipe by Andrew Kaplan (Director of Special Projects at Rachel Ray)

3. Chicken casserole

This yummy and easy recipe cooks the food slowly, over a low flame. By incorporating smaller quantities of ingredients and cooking the food gradually, the nutrients in the meat and vegetables remain intact. This delicious bowl of hearty chicken and veggies is sure to be a winner in your pet’s book.

Finely dice carrot, green beans, potatoes, and broccoli to make one cup of chopped veggies. Cut up two chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and sauté the meat in two tablespoons of olive oil. Add two cups of chicken broth and the cup of chopped vegetables to the pan. Add a quarter cup of rolled oats and simmer the entire mixture for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe by Anna Smith (Santa Monica, CA) These healthy and easy dog recipes are free of adulterants and preservatives to provide your pup with a nutritious, balanced meal.