Five Human Grade Dog Food Recipes

The only way to ensure that your dog is getting human grade dog food is to make his meals yourself. Though many brands claim to use human grade ingredients, these claims are not regulated by anyone. Only Honest Kitchen has demonstrated officially that it has human grade dog food.

Recipe #1. Healthy Powder

Because human food may not include supplements that dogs need, it's important to supplement any meal with some basic vitamins. To create a healthy powder that can be added to any meal, mix:

  • 2 cups brewer's yeast
  • 1 cup lecithin granules
  • 1/4 cup kelp powder
  • 4 tablespoons bone meal powder
  • 1,000 mg vitamin C

Refrigerate this mixture when not in use. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons daily for small dogs, 2 to 3 teaspoons for medium dogs and 1 to 2 tablespoons for larger dogs.

You may also choose to supplement with vitamins A or E, which provide antioxidants.

Recipe #2. Healthy Oat Dinner

Grains are controversial among dog food experts, but oats provide a healthy filler that can help your dog maintain a regular system despite the increase in meat consumption that comes with switching to a home cooked diet.

  1. Boil 5 cups of raw oats and allow to cook for 10 to minutes. Once cooked, mix with other ingredients.
  2. Mix 3 pounds of turkey, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and a cup of vegetables. Meat should be raw and vegetables cooked. If raw meat makes you squeamish, feel free to boil. Healthy vegetables include carrots, squash, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower and spinach.
  3. Add the healthy powder mentioned above or supplement with a good dog multivitamin that includes bone powder.
  4. If you choose, add 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce, a clove of garlic, a raw egg or a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese for additional nutrients and flavor.
  5. Feed 1 to 2 cups daily to toy dogs, 4 cups to small dogs, 6 to 7 cups to medium, 8 cups to large and 9 or 10 cups to your giant breeds.

Recipe #3. Meatloaf


  • 1 cup beef chuck
  • 6 slices wheat bread crumbled
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cooked vegetables (see previous recipe for healthy suggestions)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic

This can be served raw or cooked for a half hour at 350. Add healthy powder or vitamin supplement before serving. Use serving guidelines listed in previous recipe.

Recipe #4. Easy Meat Mix

This recipe is easy to make because all ingredients are equal parts, so you can easily double, triple or half the recipe. Mix equal parts (such as 1 cup of each) of brown rice, ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken) and kidney beans.

Supplement with healthy powder or a good multivitamin. You can also add a little soy sauce or a clove of garlic for flavor.

Recipe #5. Easy Meat-less Mix

Though your dog does require protein, this recipe is easy if you find yourself out of food or would like to add extra fiber to your dog's diet.

Mix two cups cooked oats and four eggs. Supplement with the healthy powder or vitamins.

These recipes are easy to make and can be either cooked or raw, depending on your preference.