Everyone enjoys a good home cooked meal…
Who can say no to a freshly prepared home cook meal?
Whether you walk upright or have four paws, the warmth and taste of a home cooked meal is something you can’t just turn down. And the way we feel about eating tasty food goes double for our doggy companions. Considering that smell plays a large role in taste and taking into the consideration the fact dogs’ olfactory sense is more developed than our own, a home cooked meal isn’t just tasty, it’s irresistible!
While in a perfect world you would be able to cook fresh meals from scratch for both you and your dog, we know it isn’t always possible. And that can be so for numerous reasons, whether scheduling, time constraints, or simply cost, which we definitely understand.
So how do you turn your doggo’s regular dinner time into a delicious home cooked meal while not breaking the bank or having to spend too much time in the kitchen?
It’s simple, spice up your kibble! Not literally of course though…
By adding a few extra ingredients you have lying around, you can turn your pup’s kibble into a doggy delicacy in no time.
And the best part is you already have everything you need in your kitchen right now!
So let’s dive right into this recipe to spice up your dog’s dinner time options!
Healthy and Vegetarian Friendly Doggy Dinner…
Ingredients you’ll need:
- ¼ cup Whole grain brown rice
- 1 Carrot
- 4 brussel sprouts
- ½ cup dry kibble
- 4 Green beans
- Begin by preparing the brown rice much as you normally would. Bring water to a boil in a small pot and add in the brown rice. Lower the heat, cover the pot, and let cook for 45 minutes.
- While the rice is cooking, prepare the veggies! Before grabbing the cutting board and knife, be sure to rinse the veggies though.
- Start by peeling the carrot and cutting it into 1 cm pieces. After you finish cutting the carrots, cut the green beans into similar portion sizes and then set aside the two.
- To prepare the brussel sprouts, first begin by cutting off the stem. Then remove any leaves that look brown or yellowish. Once you’ve removed both the stem and any unsightly leaves, cut the brussel sprout in half lengthwise.
- Set aside all of your veggies for now and bring a new pot of water to a boil.
- Once the pot has begin to boil, add in all the veggies,cover, and let boil for 15-20 minutes.
- After 15-20 minutes, strain the water from the veggies and set aside to cool.
- By now the rice should be just about done, so remove from the stove and fluff the grains with a fork before also setting aside.
Now that all of your ingredients are ready, it’s time to mix!
- Add all of your ingredients into your dog’s bowl and stir to mix. If you want, you can add a small amount of water to soften the kibble, though that is optional.
And there you have it! You’ve just went from a regular dinner to doggy fine dining!
If you want, you can even prep larger portions of the meal and freeze what you don’t use for meals later on in the week!
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