Examples of homemade dog food recipes include turkey and vegetable dinner, chicken casserole and doggy chili. These foods are more nutritious than commercial dog food with ample amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids and minerals. They are often cheaper than commercial dog food as well.
Turkey vegetable dinner requires 4 cups of water, 1 pound of ground turkey, 2 cups of brown rice, 1 cup of chopped carrots, 1 cup of chopped green beans and 1 tablespoon of fish oil. Cook the ground turkey on medium heat in a non-stick skillet until it is thoroughly done. Then add the turkey to a large pot with water and brown rice. Cook on medium-low heat until the rice is tender, and then add the vegetables. Continue cooking until the vegetables soften. When stored and refrigerated, this meal can last around five days.
To make chicken casserole, remove the excess skin and fat from four chicken breasts before chopping them into small chunks. Cook on medium heat until the chicken is no longer pink. Add 4 cups of chicken broth into a large pot in addition to the chicken, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of chopped green beans, 1/2 cup of chopped carrots and 1/2 cup of chopped broccoli. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Doggy chili is made using the same steps but instead uses 1 cup of kidney beans, 1 cup of black beans, 1 cup of diced carrots and 1/2 cup of tomato paste in place of the oats and vegetables.
When making homemade dog food recipes, consider adding supplements to the dog's diet, as even the healthiest recipes sometimes lack important vitamins and minerals. In addition, always avoid including ingredients that are toxic to dogs such as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, avocados and macadamia nuts.