This Recipe for Homemade Dog Food is a grain free, high protein meal that accounts for dogs with common protein allergies. This recipe is a simple combination which includes salmon, quinoa and broccoli, and will keep your dog satisfied.
Ingredients:3 lbs salmon (raw weight), cooked
1 3/4 lbs quinoa, cooked
2 1/2 lbs broccoli, cooked
1/2 cup Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
This recipe will yield approximately 7 1/2 lbs of food. Equating to 5,019 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.
Place salmon in a pan on top of the stove, add water to just cover fish. Cover and cook until salmon is opaque throughout, about 5 minutes (longer for thicker fillets). Using a wide slotted spatula, remove salmon from liquid.
It is important that all bones are removed from the fish. Bone splinters can pierce your dogs digestive system.
A quinoa seed is flat and has a pointed oval shape. The seeds can be found in several different colors, including yellow, red, brown and black. When cooked, they expand to about three or four times their original size. They also have a unique texture; the seeds themselves are smooth and creamy, but the tail has a crunchy texture. Quinoa has a natural coating, called saponin, that can make the cooked grain taste bitter or soapy, rinsing the quinoa just before cooking will easily remove the coating. Place quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer.
Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes. Rub and swish the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain.
To prepare the seeds, bring one part quinoa and two parts liquid to a boil, then cover and reduce it to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until the grains are translucent. Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered. Remove the lid — You should see tiny spirals (the germ) separating from and curling around the quinoa seeds. Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork, and let cool.
Broccoli cut into very small pieces.
Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. (Note that is you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.) Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, drain and let cool.
When the fish, quinoa and broccoli are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. Combine all ingredients and serve.
Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.
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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.
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 3/4 cup (5 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups (8 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (11oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (14 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/4 cups (19 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 4 cups (23 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 5 cups (27.5 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/2 cups (31 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 6 cups (35.5 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 7 cups (39 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 7 1/2 cups (43 oz) per day
Shopping Check List:Salmon
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers