Chickpea Dog Food Recipe
7 oz (raw weight), beef, cooked
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 cup carrots, cooked
1 teaspoons sunflower oil
4 teaspoons Azestfor Vitamins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 3 cups homemade dog food. Equating to 972 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.
Batch Cooking Ingredients
3 lbs (raw weight), beef, cooked
3 lbs chickpeas, cooked
2 1/3 lbs carrots, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Vitamins
Batch Cooking Yield: This recipe will yield approximately 8 1/2 lbs of food. Equating to 6,524 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.
This DIY Dog Food recipe is a quick and nutritious dish for dogs with an active lifestyle. Made with nutrient rich chickpeas, hearty beef and fresh carrots, this dish is perfect for a grain free diet. Promotes a healthy coat and keeps your dog going all day.
Prepare Beef Homemade Dog Food
In a large skillet or pot place cubed or ground beef. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until beef is cooked.
Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.
Cooking Chickpeas for Dog Food
Cover chickpeas with water and discard any chickpeas that float. Rinse chickpeas well and place in a large pot. Cover by 2 to 3 inches with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, until softened, about 1 1/2 hours.
Cooking Carrots for Dogs
Slice or dice the carrots to a bite size appropriate for your dog. Simmer the carrots in a little water until tender, until a fork can easily pierce them. Drain and let cool.
Add Sunflower oil to Homemade Dog Food
Sunflower oil is added as a source of linoleic acid. If you would like a substitute oil you can add Wheat germ, Walnut or Corn oil in the amount of 1.2 teaspoons.
Add Vitamin Mineral Powder to Make Nutritionally Complete and Balanced Grain Free Homemade Dog Food
When the meat, chickpeas and carrots are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. If you are adding the Azestfor just before serving you would add 1 1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of homemade dog food.
Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.
The recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge. Freezing vitamins preserves their potency. I would recommend portioning the food into meal size servings before freezing it.
To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight.
Instructional Video DIY Dog Food
We suggest dividing the daily amount into two servings, one in the morning and one in the evening. Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age & amount of exercise. If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if they are gaining weight reduce accordingly.
WEIGHT OF DOG
5 lbs to maintain weight 2/3 cup (4.4 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cups ( 7.5 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups ( 10.5 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups ( 13 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (17.5 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (20 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 3 2/3 cups (25.5 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups (29.5 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups ( 33 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (36.5 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups ( 40 oz) per day
Shopping Check List
- Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
- Sunflower Oil
- Freezer bags or other storage containers