meals for G & S!

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As we all know, I’m trying to change my lifestyle (of eating poorly and not exercising enough) to a much better one! As I know it’s important for Collin and I to eat well, we want the newest member of our family {Gus} to eat healthily, as well. So, I did some research today and found some recipes I’m going to try out for him to try. I wanted to share them with you, as I know I have many friends that have pets and would might want these! ; )

Meatloaf for Dogs with Veggies

This meatloaf for dogs recipe steps out of the dog treat arena and more into the entree area.

It’s definately to share with others! (or save for a few meals…)

More and more dog guardians are cooking for their dogs.


Cooking for your dogs means you know exactly what they’re eating.

Protein, vegetables and dairy makes a dinner full of vitamins and nutrients. Even if you normally feed a high quality kibble, you gotta admit, fresh, minimally processed food has to be better for your pooch. 😉

Meatloaf with Vegetables (makes a great b’day “cake”)
1/2 cup barley
4 cups lowfat, low-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup finely chopped vegetables such as carrot, spinach, and zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil

Add barley and broth to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 50 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add meat, cottage cheese, eggs, oats, veggies.
Mix thoroughly. Add cooled barley broth and the olive oil. Mix well.

Add mixture to loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until done. Freezes well.

As I really liked that one, I also came across another one that sounded tasty!
Putting your loving dog on a healthy diet is really easy – all it really takes is heart and some simple cooking skills. With all the home made recipes for German Shepherds using natural ingredients, you will never run out of new meals that your dog can truly drool over. All you have to do now is come up with a diet plan for your dog, as consulted with your veterinarian.

One of the most typical recipes for homemade dog food combines meat, vegetables, and grains into one appetizing meal. One such meal specifically from home made recipes for German Shepherds calls for such natural ingredients:
2 lbs hamburger
10 oz shrimp or lobster
1 cup raw liver
1 boiled potato
2 cups of rolled oats
¼ cup blueberries
½ cup brown rice
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ cup brewer’s yeast and a tad of cinnamon.

Combine beef, boiled potato and shrimp or lobster and put all in a food processor.
Crush the blueberries into a mushy fruit paste.
Blend together all the ingredients and roll into a ball.
This is meant to be fed fresh and raw.

Another one of those healthy, yet delectable recipes for home made dog food is an all-natural dog food which has the following ingredients:
8 cups oats
2 cups brown rice
6 cups barley
2 lbs carrots (grated)
3-4 bunches of broccoli (stems grated and florets chopped)
6 zucchini (grated)
½ bunch parsley (chopped).

This treat is easy to make.
Using two 8 quart stock pots cook the oats, while in another pot brown rice and barley.
Then let cool, preferably over night.
Chop the vegetables and puree using a food processor.
Combine all the ingredients and shape into balls.
Freeze for future consumption.
This treat will have your dog begging for more and forgetting about dry tasteless dog food in an instant.

When you make your own dog food from recipes like these, keep in mind that when you’re using natural ingredients, the food spoils easily so you must just make enough food that could last for a span of a few days – depending on the shelf-life of the ingredients.

Natural ingredients in dog foods are very beneficial in providing your dogs with the proper minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that he needs. When you make your own dog food you are in control of your dog’s diet, so you are certain that your dog is getting all that he needs. So what are you waiting for? Get in that kitchen and whip your dog up the food he deserves.

Hope you all have fun trying out these awesome {NATURAL} recipes for our furry loved ones! ; )

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