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DIY: Healthy Lamb + Superfood Dog Food

healthy homemade dog food with superfoods

A new year, a new recipe! 

Happy 2021! I’ve been trying to create some variety in the pups’ meals, so I came up with this healthy dog food recipe that the pups are enjoying.

If you’re new to making homemade dog food, here’s my original dog food recipe which is a great place to start and a Salmon Quinoa recipe that is definitely the dogs’ favorite.

Let’s start…

You’ll need:

  • 2 lbs ground lamb (or other protein)
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons Canine Complete supplement
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Sardines in fresh water

Because Weston is allergic to poultry + white fish, he eats a lot of beef, salmon and venison, so when I was at the market and saw ground lamb, I had to pick it up for them!

Curious if your dog has food allergies? Try this at-home test.


Lamb meat is very healthy for dogs and is full of protein, essential amino acids and vitamin B12. Not to mention — a great choice of protein if your dog is allergic to most proteins. I’ve noticed many French Bulldogs are allergic to poultry. 

Cook the lamb with a little bit of olive oil then drain + rinse with cold water.

ground lamb recipe for dogs

Cook riced cauliflower with the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Cauliflower is safe for dogs in small amounts and best if lightly cooked. Raw cauliflower can lead to indigestion and/or gas! I just cooked a small amount of cauliflower (1 cup) for some added fiber and a healthier substitution in place of quinoa or grains. 

Pour all cauliflower + coconut oil mixture to ground lamb in a big bowl. Mix in shredded carrots, blueberries, chia seeds + a few tablespoons of Canine Complete

homemade healthy dog food

French bulldog homemade dog food

greek yogurt on top of dog food

Add a dollop of greek yogurt and a fresh sardine on top!

Sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10 and boost your dog’s immune system. Since they are rich in fatty acids, I wouldn’t give them a sardine more than twice a week. You can add one on their food as a topping or just mash it in. Make sure you buy sardines in fresh water + no salt added. Here are the sardines I bought. 

healthy homemade dog food with superfoods

Blueberries: great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

Chia seeds: calcium (more than milk!), omega-3 fatty acids, reduces inflammation

Greek yogurt: natural probiotics

Sardines: promotes skin + coat health, keeps immune system strong

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