Making a great homemade dog food recipe is an excellent way to save money when your pets need specialty foods. It is also a great way to feel better about what you feed your dogs. This recipe is a classic option in homemade dog foods that is hearty and budget-friendly.
DIY Homemade Dog Food Recipe
If you want to feed your dog a healthier diet, this homemade dog food recipe is a simple solution. I use basic healthy ingredients that are great for your pets and easy on their stomachs. In fact, many veterinarians will recommend this type of diet for dogs that have tummy issues. Brown rice and ground turkey are the base but adding in some carrots, spinach, peas, zucchini, and peas makes it even better. Plus, these are all flavors your dogs will love eating.
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 pounds ground turkey
3 cups baby spinach, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
1 zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
1/4 cup chicken broth. (optional)
In a large saucepan cook rice according to instructions.
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until brown. About 3-5 minutes. Crumble meat as it is cooking. No need to drain.
Stir in prepared veggies and brown rice. Cook over low heat until spinach is wilted. and the mixture is heated through. About 3 minutes.
After you finish cooking this mixture, remove from heat and allow it to cool completely. Since it makes a large batch, it is perfect for portioning into 2-cup freezer containers. Refrigerate and reheat for your dogs before serving, but be sure to keep at a moderate temperature so you don’t burn their mouths.
I also recommend making this in a super large batch, adding to the containers, adding a label, and then freezing for future use. The homemade dog food recipe makes feeding your dogs easier to manage. Healthy foods are always a must for us, so why not for our pets?