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.
- 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 the ground lamb, I had to get it for them! Lamb 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.
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/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.
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.
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