Using your own organic pet food recipes allows you to know exactly what your pet is eating, and these recipes help ensure that your pet is getting a healthy meal. Preparing your pet's meals also allows you to add or remove ingredients based on what you know your pet likes or doesn't like.
1. The Loaf
The loaf is a great recipe because it allows you to customize the list of ingredients to your pet's tastes.
- 12 unshelled hard boiled eggs
- 3 raw eggs
- 2 pounds of ground lamb
- ½ pound of ground beef
- 2 cups of cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup of rolled oats
- ¼ cup of fresh chopped parsley
- 4 chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped green beans
- 2 tbsp. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 12 strips raw bacon
- ½ cup of dry plain bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl, except for the hard-boiled eggs, ketchup and bacon. Spray a mini loaf pan with non-stick spray. Take a small amount of the mixed meat and put it in the bottom of the pan. Place a hard-boiled egg on top and cover it with more of the meat. Repeat these steps with each loaf. Spread some ketchup on top and place a piece of bacon on each loaf. Bake for one hour and forty minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool for one hour.
2. Dutch Oven Meal
While the name refers to a Dutch oven, this simple and healthy meal can also be made with a crock pot.
- Unpeeled potatoes
- Ground turkey, beef or boneless chicken
- Vegetables, such as carrots, peas and spinach
- Oatmeal or pasta
The amount of each ingredient used is up to you, but most experts
agree on a ratio of 40 percent protein, 50 percent vegetables and 10
percent starch. Pets don't need seasoning, so don't add salt, pepper or
Fill the Dutch oven or crock pot with water and heat to a slow boil. Wash and chop the potatoes. Add potatoes, including skins, to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Add meat and vegetables to boiling water. Stir in oatmeal or pasta and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool.
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ cup cooked brown rice
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- ½ cup chopped spinach
- 2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp. ground turmeric
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Make 10 meatballs out of mixed together ingredients and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked in the center. Let cool before serving.
Barking Good Hash
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- ½ pound ground beef
- 1 potato, peeled, cooked and chopped
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat. Add beef until browned, stirring to avoid burning. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Cook for 3 minutes. Let cool before serving.
Organic pet food recipes take the difficulty out of preparing your pet's meals and provide peace of mind in letting you know what your pet is eating.