Cooking for Emma
Dog food is expensive – especially the good kind! Besides the whopping price, I want my dog to have REAL ingredients. I want to know exactly what she’s eating. The only way to do that is create her own recipe from healthy, store bought ingredients I know how to pronounce.
Now, my old girl Emma has no dietary restrictions and at 13 years old, I want her to enjoy her daily meals as much as possible. And, I want her to stay as healthy as possible. I found a recipe for a crock pot concoction that looked like it would be a perfect mix for her.
Here are the ingredients:
- 2.5 – 3 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken thighs and breasts
- 1 Sweet Potato
- 2 Carrots, sliced
- 2 cups Frozen Green Beans
- 2 cups Frozen Peas
- 1 large or 2 medium Apples, cored & cubed (no seeds)
- 1 can Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 Tlbsp Olive Oil
Other substitutions or additions: Broccoli, Baby Spinach, Coconut Oil, Parsley Flakes
- I cut up the chicken so that I can trim as much fast as I could. The meat was placed on the bottom with enough water so that it just covers the meat. Add your potatoes, carrots, kidney beans, green beans, baby spinach, broccoli.
- Cook on low 8 – 9 hours in your crock pot. 30 minutes before it’s done, add the peas.
- When it’s done, drain your excess liquid. Add olive oil and coconut oil. Stir up the mix to mash it all together (or use the food processor). The chicken will shred easily after cooking that long.
- When your mix is cooled, scoop daily servings into individual ziploc bags & freeze. Your daily serving will need to be determined depending on the size of your pup. Take out as many freezer bags that you’ll need for a couple of days and thaw in the refrigerator.
- I add a daily canine multivitamin for added nutrients.
- Please check with your veterinarian before starting a new feeding regiment.
I feel so much better knowing what is going in to her little body and the best part is, she thinks I’m a superhero for providing such a yummy supper.