Grain-free dog food recipes can be a fun reward for you and your dog.
Making food and treats at home lets you control what goes into the recipe so you always know what your dog is eating, and you can choose what to make based on your dog’s preferences.
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Here are some quick and easy recipes for healthy and nutritious dog food that you can make in your very own kitchen.
#1 Pink Banana and Beetroot
Beets are a great food to add to your dogs diet because they are full of nutrients.
These treats are full of flavor and are very vibrant!
- ½ Small Beet
- 1 Small Banana
- 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
- 4 Tablespoons of Almond Flour
Preheat your oven to 300°F. Puree the beet and banana together. In a bowl, mix the beet-banana puree, almond flour, and coconut flour together.
Bake for 45 minutes, flipping halfway. If the treats are still soft, drop the temperature down to 200°F and let bake until crunchy. Enjoy!
#2 Fruity Frozen Dog Treats
When the weather gets warmer, these tropical punch frozen dog treats will cool your furry guy off!
They are super easy to make, very healthy, and will hit the spot on a hot, sunny day.
- 250ml 100% Organic Coconut Milk
- ½ Pineapple
- 1 Mango
- Ice cube trays
Wash the mango under cold water. Slice into cubes, ensuring to remove all the skin and stone. Wash the pineapple under cold water.
Roughly slice into small pieces, ensuring to cut off and discard the skin, core, and ends.
Combine the coconut milk, mango, and pineapple pieces in the blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the ice cube trays and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or until frozen through.
Once frozen, remove them from the tray and store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.
#3 Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin
Dog Ice Cream
Everyone loves ice cream on a hot summer day, so why not let your dog enjoy it as well?
- 1 (29 oz) can 100% pure pumpkin puree
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup plain yogurt
Add yogurt, peanut butter, and pumpkin puree into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container, or an ice cube tray for small portions. Cover and freeze for several hours or up to a day.
Once frozen, scoop a single serving (or a few cubes) into your dog’s favorite bowl and watch him enjoy! Store the leftovers in the freezer.
#4 PB & Ginger Snaps
This grain free treat is great for a holiday, or everyday snack.
It includes not only ginger, but one of most dog’s favorite ingredients of all time, peanut butter.
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour
- ½ to ¾ Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Cup Water
Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and form a ball with the dough.
Roll the dough out until flat and use a cookie cutter (or a jar lid) to cut out the individual treats.
Place your treats onto a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
Turn the oven off after the 25 minutes and leave the treats in the oven for 45 more minutes, or until crisp. Let your pup feast!
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#5 Spinach, Apple and Carrot Dog Treats
This recipe is to give to your dog as a treat and should not replace your little guy’s regular meal.
- 2 ½ Cups Almond Flour
- ½ Cup Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Green Apple (seedless and coreless)
- 2 Handfuls Baby Spinach
- 2 Tablespoons Water
Wash hands thoroughly and hand mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Form the dough into a big ball. If the dough is too wet, add more almond flour.
Sprinkle of flour onto the counter to avoid sticking and roll the ball of dough out flat. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits.
You can also use a knife to cut into bite size bars or squares if you don’t have a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet.
Preheat your oven to 400°F and bake for 25 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheet and bring the oven temperature down to 350°F and bake for an addition 10-15 minutes, or until crisp.
Be sure to let them cool before serving to your dog. Store leftover treats in an airtight container.
#6 Flea Prevention Dog Treats
One of the biggest challenges of being a pet owner is keeping our furry friends flea-free without the use of toxic chemicals.
This treat may help keep your dog 100% free of fleas.
- 1 ⅛ cups of Organic Coconut Oil, melted
- ½ cup of Brewer’s Yeast, slightly rounded
- 2 small paw shaped silicone pans (or silicone cupcake pans)
Combine the melted coconut oil and Brewer’s Yeast together in a blender, blend until smooth.
Use a condiment bottle (or icing bag) to fill the silicone pans. Let them chill in the refrigerator or freezer until they are solid.
Remove them from the pan and store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to six months. Give up to one treat per 10 pounds of body weight once a day.
For small dogs under 10 pounds, give one treat every other day. Watch the fleas stay away!
#7 Puppermint Dog Treats
This DIY treat will keep your dog’s breath smelling minty fresh with each serving!
That is a huge plus for us dog owners.
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- ¾ Cup Water
- 4 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Mint
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix until you form a ball. If the mix is too wet, add more flour. If it is too dry, add more water.
Sprinkle a little flour on the counter to prevent sticking. Roll out dough and cut into small sized treats. Place the treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the treats, bake for another 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the treats set in the oven until crisp.
This recipe makes approximately 20 treats (depending on the size you cut). Let the treats cool before letting your pup enjoy!
#8 Poochie Meat Cakes
This is a healthy recipe that has all the nutrients and fats your pup needs.
The best part is, it can be enjoyed by humans as well!
- 1 ½ Cups Brown Rice
- 3 Cups Water
- 2 Large Potatoes, grated
- 4 Large Carrots, grated
- 2 Large Celery Sticks, chopped
- 6 Pounds Ground Beef
- 8 Eggs
- Dash of Salt
- ¼ Cup Olive Oil
- 1 ½ Cups Regular Rolled Oats
Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease 36 cups of 3 muffin tins. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice with water.
Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove and let cool, then fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs.
Mix them together with your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice. Mix well.
Fill each muffin cup with the meat mixture and pat down to make it firm. Bake for 45 minutes or until the surface feels set. Cook on a rack for 10 minutes or longer.
Remove the meat cakes by turning the tin upside down over a sheet of aluminum foil. Tap the bottom of each cup to release the cake.
Refrigerate or freeze in plastic bags. Do not give these to your dog while they are hot.
#9 Dog Friendly Chocolate Bark
We all know chocolate is not healthy for dogs, but despite the name, this holiday treat contain no chocolate whatsoever.
- 2 ½ Cups Plain Yogurt Drops
- 2 ½ Cups Natural Carob Drops
- ½ Cup Desiccated Coconut
- 75g Fresh Raspberries
Line an 11 x 7 x 2 inch pan with baking paper. Melt the carob drops in a small, heat safe bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly.
Pour melted drops evenly into the pan, fully covering the bottom. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill and become firm.
Melt the yogurt drops in a heat safe bowl over boiling water and constantly stir. Pour half of the melted yogurt drops into pan on top of the carob layer.
Scatter raspberries and coconuts throughout the mixture and pour the remaining yogurt on top, spreading evenly.
Place in the refrigerator to set. Chill for about 45 minutes until firm. Break into pieces and let your dog enjoy this holiday treat!
#10 Chicken Strip Dog Treats
Here’s one good recipe for you to make that your dog will absolutely love.
Also, if you have any leftover chicken, you can even make yourself a snack!
The best part: there’s only one ingredient!
- Free Range Chicken Breast (One is more than enough)
Slice the chicken breast into very thin strips, the thinner the better. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the strips on it.
Place in a cold oven and heat it to 300°F. Cook for one hour. Reduce the temperature to 210°F and crack the oven door open to allow the moisture to escape.
Leave the chicken strips in the oven for an additional 1.5-2 hours then remove. Allow the strips to dry overnight at room temperature.
Store the chicken strips in a Ziploc bag or something similar. Serve your dog this delicious treat whenever you want!
#11 Cranberry Hearts
These grain-free treats are delicious and a great Valentine’s day snack for your pup!
Dogs love being included in the love-filled holiday just as much as any human!
- 2 Free Range Eggs
- 1 ½ Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 3 to 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Beat the 2 eggs and set aside. Combine the almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries together in a bowl then pour the eggs and mix together with your hands.
The dough will be very wet. Begin adding the coconut flour 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each one is added.
The consistency should be easy to roll and not super sticky. Roll the dough mixture into a ball, then roll it out.
Cut the dough into bite sized treats using a heart shaped cookie cutter (or a knife if you’re that talented).
Place the treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until crisp.
Let them cool before serving them to your pooch. This recipe makes approximately 20 treats depending on the size you cut.
#12 Mini Berry Almond Cake
This is a great snack for both you and your dog!
This miniature cake is also great for your furry friend’s birthday!
- 1 ¾ Cup Almond Flour
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Honey (Preferably Raw)
- 3 Eggs
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1 Handful Chopped Organic Strawberries (And A Couple Extra For Topping)
- 1 Cup Organic Plain Yogurt (With Low Sugar Content)
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons Almond Butter or Natural Peanut Butter
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Use coconut oil to grease two ramekin dishes. Mix your cake ingredients in a blender until smooth, then add the berries.
Pour the better into the ramekin dishes, about ¾ of the way full and bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool.
While your mini cakes are cooling, mix together the yogurt and the almond butter (or peanut butter, whichever you decided to use) until smooth to make the icing.
Once the cakes have cooled, spread the icing onto the tops of each layer and stack.
Top it off with more berries and the cake is ready to eat!
#13 Banana-Almond Puppy Treats
This soft, yummy, and super healthy treat will have your dog, and probably everyone else’s dog loving you!
These miniature banana bread cookies may even satisfy your taste buds as well!
- 1 Organic Pasture Raised Egg
- ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter
- ⅓ Of An Organic Banana
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a masher to mash the banana in a medium size bowl.
Once mashed, add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together with a fork until it is all well blended. It should be thick and gooey.
Spoon out dime sized dollops onto the baking sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes is up, turn the pan and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool. These should last for about 5 to 7 days!
#14 Brain Boosters Frozen Dog Treats
These brain booster treats support healthy digestion, increases nutrient absorption, helps with weight management, and supports brain health.
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Butter
Melt a few teaspoons of coconut oil and coat the bottom of each mold in a silicone tray.
Add a small amount of almond butter and a blueberry to each mold, then fill the rest of the mold with coconut oil.
Freeze for 15-20 minutes and serve to your dog! For leftover treats, store in the freezer in an airtight container.
#15 Peanut Butter Dog Bone Filling
This is the perfect peanut butter dog bone filling if you don’t want to get store bought bone filling. It is not runny and won’t drip out.
It also doesn’t have any of those mysterious ingredients found in store bought filling.
- 3 Parts Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- 1 Part Coconut Flour
Measurements depend on the size of the bone
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir together until you don’t see the flour.
If you feel it is too runny, add more flour, but be sure not to use too much or it will be too crumbly.
Take a spoon or an icing knife and stuff the mixture into your dog’s bone.
You can put it in the freezer so they can enjoy it longer or serve it at room temperature. Either way, your dog will love it!
#16 Frozen Banana Berry Treats
These are perfect for those hot summer days. They only have 2 ingredients, plus no chemicals or artificial flavors.
Since they are bite sized, that means no mess to clean up afterwards!
- 1 Organic Banana
- 12 Frozen Organic Blueberries OR 2 Frozen Organic Strawberries
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place to the side. Combine both ingredients into a blender and pulse until they are broken down.
It doesn’t need to be completely smooth, but just enough so there are not huge pieces.
Pour the mixture into an icing bag (or plastic bag with the tip cut). Gently squeeze dime sized portions onto the parchment paper then place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
When they are completely frozen, you can either give a couple to your dog or transfer them to an airtight container for storage.
#17 Edible Apple Kong Dog Toy
Treats and toys are a dog’s best friend! Why not enjoy both at the same time?
This kong dog toy is completely edible, delicious, and healthy. Not to mention, it is incredibly easy to make!
- Apple corer
- 1 Small Organic Granny Smith Apple
- Organic Peanut or Almond Butter
Wash, core, and remove any stickers from the apple. It is VERY important to make sure the apple is fully cored for your dog to enjoy it safely.
Stuff the core with the peanut or almond butter. Let your dog enjoy!
#18 Healthy Banana Cookies
These healthy banana cookies will win over everyone in your household, especially your dog!
With very few ingredients, these treats are basically fool proof, and very healthy.
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Cup Steal Cut Oats
- 3 Tablespoons Organic Peanut or Almond Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (optional)
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F. Using a fork, mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
Spoon out small to medium sized dollops onto the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. Let them cool before serving to your dog!
#19 Chicken & Veggie Slow Cooker
If you’re tired of buying expensive dog food, you can make this recipe that your dog will definitely love!
It provides your dog with all the necessary protein, carbs, and fat.
- 2 ½ to 3 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs and Breasts
- 1 Sweet Potato, Cubed
- 2 Carrots, Sliced
- 2 Cups Frozen Green Beans
- 2 Cups Frozen Peas
- 1 Large, or 2 Medium Apples, Cored and Cubed with No Seeds
- 1 Can of Kidney Beans, Drained and Rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Place the meat in the crock-pot and add water so it just covers the chicken. Add the potato, carrots, kidney beans, green beans, and apple. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
When it is just about finished, add the frozen peas and cook for an additional 30 minutes. When done, drain off excess liquid, add the olive oil, and stir to mash it.
When cooled, scoop daily servings into individual Ziploc bags and freeze. Each night, remove one bag from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.
#20 Turkey & Veggie Mash
This dog food recipe is made with lean, ground turkey and nutrient rich vegetables that will boost your pup’s health.
It also contains safflower oil to help give shine to his coat.
- 2 Pounds Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 Tablespoons Raw Turkey or Chicken Liver, finely diced or pureed
- 2 Medium Carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 Cup Broccoli Florets
- 1 Cup Cauliflower Florets
- ½ Zucchini, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Add 1 ½ cups of water to a double boiler, place carrots in a steam basket over the pot and cover.
Heat until boiling then reduce the heat to a low boil and steam until the carrots start to get tender, about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, add the turkey and liver to a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat until there is no more pink color. Drain off any fat and discard.
Add the broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini to the carrots and continue steaming until all vegetables are tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Allow them to cool slightly then chop in a food processor or with a knife. Add the chopped vegetables to the turkey and liver then add the olive oil and stir to combine.
Pour your preferred daily servings into Ziploc freezer bags, then allow each serving to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
#21 Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats
These super simple dog treats are not only grain-free, but also have parsley which is a great breath freshener.
- ½ Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 3 Cups Garbanzo Bean Flour (or half whole wheat, half all purpose)
- 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, water, and oil.
In another bowl, combine the parsley and flour. Add the peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredient mixture and mix to combine.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Cut little shapes out of dough and transfer them to the cookie sheet, about ¼ inch apart.
You can score the treats with a fork to prevent puffing, but it is optional. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let them completely cool before giving some to your doggy.
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#22 Raw Food Cakes
I think this is the perfect recipe for the older dogs.
This homemade raw dog food is super healthy and will keep him active and lively for as long as possible!
There is quite a bit of work to it, but it is worth it in the end and makes about 20 cups!
- 2 Cups Rice (brown or white)
- 4 Cups Unsalted, No-Onion Chicken Broth
- 2 Large Yams, steamed or baked
- 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree (in season)
- 1 Large Bunch Parsley
- 8 Large Carrots
- ¼ Head Cabbage (cabbage has a very strong smell when grounded)
- 1 Broccoli Head
- 6 Celery Stalks
- 1 Large Zucchini and/or Yellow Summer Squash (in season)
- 4 Large Apples
- 1 Pound Cranberries (in season)
- 1 Pound Blueberries (in season, they turn food gray so if it bothers you, skip them)
- Other Fruit: Peaches, Plums, and Pears are all okay for dogs
- 1 Pound Green Beans
- 1 Pound Snap Peas, or whatever peas in the pod you have around)
- 12 Eggshells, baked to dry and ground
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- ⅔ Cup Nutritional Yeast or ⅓ Cup Dog Multiple Vitamin Powder
- 1 Cup Flax Meal, finely ground
- 1 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds or Raw Almonds, finely processed
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats (optional, ½ ground and ½ whole)
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Rosehips, dried and ground
Cook rice in the broth until done then let cool. Puree the yams (including the skin) and finely grind the fruits and vegetables then put all of them in a very large bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. It is easier to just mix with your hands since there is a lot.
Mix until you get a squishy, moist glop. Line 2 large baking sheets with waxed or parchment paper then measure out little balls or cakes.
The measurements depend on your dog’s size. Place them on the baking sheet, close together.
Freeze until hard then put the preferred serving size into Ziploc freezer bags and thaw as needed.
#23 The Only Chili Recipe For Dogs
This is a great meal to give to your dog after those short autumn walks.
This may even become his favorite dinner, and he can even share with you!
- 4 Carrots
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1 Can Tomato Paste
- Beef Broth (No Salt)
- Can of Corn (optional)
- 250 Grams Cream Cheese
- For you: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Tex Mex.
- Onions (for YOU, not for dogs)
Boil the macaroni. In frying pan, cook the beef (use a separate one for you if you use onion). Add butter, carrots, corn, cream cheese, and tomato paste to your beef and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add your beef mixture to a casserole dish, add the beef broth and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook at 350°F for half an hour. You can add as much cheese as you’d like!
The recipe is the exact same for yours and your dogs meal, the only difference is the use of onions, which are completely optional.
#24 Apple Pumpkin Pie Chew Sticks
These chew sticks are the perfect treat for your dog to enjoy, and they are super healthy!
Plus, your house will smell fantastic!
- 1 Cup Pure Organic Applesauce
- 1 Cup Pure Organic Pumpkin Puree (NOT Pumpkin Pie Puree)
- ½ Tablespoon Organic Cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 175°F. In a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients and mix well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a spoon to smear batter into long lines.
The thicker you make them, the longer they will take to dehydrate. About the size of 3 stacked quarters should be the perfect width.
Place in the oven to dehydrate for about 6-7 hours. Since ovens vary, check on them about every hour or so.
You want them to be firm and not sticky, but not so hard that they break apart easily.
Once out of the oven and slightly cooled (but still warm) check to make sure they are flexible but not sticky.
Cut the strips down to your desired length with scissors and simply twist them into spirals.
The result will be perfect little chewing snacks for your dog to enjoy!
#25 Posh Chicken Dinner Layer Cake
This quick, easy recipe will make your dog’s mouth water and maybe even yours too!
But remember, this layered cake is for dogs.
- 2 Pounds Chicken Breast
- ½ Cup Carrots
- ½ Cup Peas
- ½ Cup Sweet Corn
- 1 Medium Apple
- 1 Egg Shell and All
- 1 Cup Brown Rice
Preheat oven to 325°F. Put the carrots, peas, and sweet corn in a pot to cook and soften. Peel and chop the apple into small pieces.
Mince the chicken in a food processor (or buy it pre-minced). Cook brown rice according to package. Mush the vegetable mix.
Pulverize a whole egg so that the shell is totally crushed. Blend chopped apple, egg, and chicken together in a mixing bowl.
Combine the vegetable mix and rice together in a bowl. Grease a cake pan or line with parchment paper.
Take half of the chicken mixture and place in the bottom of the cake pan. Next, take about ⅔ of the vegetable and rice mixture and place on top of the chicken base.
Place the rest of the chicken mixture on top of the veggies and rice, then cover that with the rest of the vegetable mush.
Cook in the oven for 35 minutes or until juices run clear. Let cool then remove from the pan and slice a piece for your dog. Let him enjoy!
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#26 Homemade Crunchy Dog Food
Keeping harmful additives and preservatives out of your dog’s food benefits his health, and making your own dry dog food with this recipe can be less expensive and also healthier than buying from the store.
- 6 Cups Flour (white, whole wheat, or oat)
- 1 Cup Powdered Milk
- 3 Large Eggs or 4 Medium Eggs
- ⅓ Cup Baking Oil
- 2 ½ Cups Milk, Broth, or Water
- Shredded Cheese (optional)
- Pureed Fruits or Vegetables (optional)
- Peanut Butter (optional)
- Cooked and Shredded Meat (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a cookie sheet with a light coating of baking spray and set aside.
Pour the flour and powdered milk into a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients and set aside.
Mix the eggs, baking oil, and your choice of milk, broth, or water in a separate mixing bowl and stir until it is all combined.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix into a thick, moist dough. If you choose to add any of the optional ingredients, now would be the time to do so.
If the dough is too dry, add a bit more of your liquid choice. If it is too wet, add a bit more flour.
Use the wooden spoon to spread the dough onto the cookie sheet until it is about ½ inch thick and place it in the oven.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until it is brown and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
Once it has cooled, remove it from the cookie sheet and break it into bite sized pieces. Store the dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
#27 Spinach and Salmon Scramble
This is a very nutritious meal you and your four-legged friend and enjoy together.
It is basically scrambled eggs with a twist! Not to mention, it is super simple.
- 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and drained
- ½ Can Skinless, Boneless Salmon (3 oz), drained
- 2 Eggs
In a small, non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat then add the spinach and salmon. Cook until heated thoroughly.
Add the eggs and stir until fully cooked, about 2 minutes. Let it cool slightly before serving to your dog, or yourself for that matter. Enjoy!
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#28 Sweet Potato Puppy Muffins
These puppy muffins are easy to chew with their soft texture.
They are loaded with nutrients that are very beneficial to your dog.
It’s simple to make and only takes a few minutes to prep.
- ½ Cup Sweet Potato, peeled, cooked, and mashed
- ½ Cup Carrots, peeled and finely grated
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Teaspoon Ginger
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Coconut Oil
Preheat your oven to 350°F then grease a mini muffin tin with coconut oil and set aside. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and use a spoon to thoroughly combine them.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan until they are filled to the top. Bake for 30 minutes.
Let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
#29 Kale & Quinoa Creation
This dog food can be made and frozen in batches to ensure your dog never runs out of a fresh meal.
It is also super quick and very easy to make.
- 500 Grams Organic Free Range Chicken
- 1 Cup Quinoa
- 3 Cups Chopped Kale
- 3 Handfuls Green Beans
- 2 Zucchinis
- 2 Cups Water
Boil the quinoa in 2 cups of water, cool and set aside. Slice the chicken in small strips and brown them in a large, deep pan.
Add the vegetables and stir fry through. Stir in the quinoa to the chicken and vegetables then remove from the heat.
Stir, let cool, and then serve. Place the remaining food in the freezer for the next ready made meal.
#30 Chicken Rice Balls
This homemade meal is much healthier than the mysterious ingredients in processed dog food.
It contains chicken, veggies, and rice that are unseasoned so they are very healthy for your little guy. One batch should make about 36- ¼ Cup sized balls.
- 4 to 5 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
- 2 Plain Whole Chickens, about 4 pounds each
- 2 Medium Orange Sweet Potatoes (Yams), chopped
- 16 oz Frozen Peas
- 2 Small Bunches Fresh Parsley Leaves
- 2 Small to Medium Bunches Kale, stems removed
- 8 Eggs
- 4 ½ Cups Water
- 1 Apple, peeled and quartered
Preheat oven to 350°F and roast the chicken for 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until the juices run clear.
As the chickens are roasting, cook 2 ounces of rice in 4 cups of water then let cool. Peel and chop the yams and carrots and add to a large stock pot with ½ cup of water.
Add in the peas, kale, and apple. Let it boil for about 30 minutes, or until the carrots and yams are tender.
Transfer to a food processor using a slotted spoon to remove any liquid. Add the parsley and pulse until pureed. Cook scrambled eggs, plain.
Cool the chicken and peel it apart. Add meat to a large stand mixer and mix on medium speed until it is shredded.
Add in the cooled rice, veggie puree, and eggs. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out portions onto a lined baking sheet.
Flash freeze and place portions in freezer safe Ziploc bags. Keep a day or two worth in your fridge to thaw, then let your buddy enjoy!
#31 Food Pucks
For this one, having an Instant Pot helps a lot, but it is not required.
You can do this recipe 100% raw, or 50/50 raw to cooked. Either way, your dog will love it.
- 3 Cups Grass-Fed Beef
- 6 Whole Eggs (even the shell)
- ½ Teaspoon Grey Sea Salt
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil
- Dog Multivitamin Powder
- 1 Cup Bone Broth
- 1 300g Sweet Potato
- 2 Apples, No Seeds
- ¾ Cup Ground Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, or Hemp Meal
- 6 Chicken Livers or 2 Calf Livers
Add all raw based ingredients, including the egg shells, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl, cover, and set in the refrigerator.
Meanwhile, add cook base ingredients into your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can increase the broth to 3 cups and add into a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer for 25 minutes.
Allow the cooked based ingredients to chill until room temperature then transfer to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.
Transfer mixture to the bowl with the raw based ingredients and mix until combined. Transfer to small silicone molds, or large if you have a large dog.
Once the molds have been filled, put them in the freezer for 12 hours, either in the molds or in Ziploc bags.
Keep the pucks in the freezer until you are ready to feed. When ready, place on the counter for 1 hour to defrost, or in the fridge overnight.
Remember to wash your hands afterwards since there is raw meat. If you don’t want to make it raw, all all ingredients to your Instant Pot and cook it up, then blend. Enjoy!
#32 Healthy & Homemade Woof Loaf
Treat your dog to a healthy homemade dinner that’s filled with great taste.
Mix together lean ground turkey with carrots and peas for a veggie filled dish!
Addition of eggs and oats make it even tastier.
- 1 Pound Lean Turkey
- ½ Cup Chopped Carrots
- ½ Cup Peas
- ½ Cup Oats
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix together the lean ground turkey, chopped carrots, and peas.
Add the oats and eggs then mix until combined. Lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil and pour half of the mixture into the pan.
Place the 3 hard boiled eggs along the center of the loaf and pour the other half of the turkey mixture on top. Place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
Cut a half inch slice from the loaf after it has cooled and offer it to your dog, let him enjoy this tasty, healthy dinner.
#33 Mini Omelettes for Dogs
This 3 ingredient recipe is a wonderful source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids for both you and your pup. Also, it only takes 10 minutes to prep!
- 2 Organic Eggs
- Smoked Salmon, thinly sliced
- Green Pepper, diced
Lightly grease a ramekin with a small drizzle of olive oil and crack the eggs directly into it. Add the green pepper and the salmon and stir thoroughly with a for until combined.
Place in the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F or until browned on top and cooked completely. Allow to cool, then serve.
#34 Homemade Grain Free Dog Food
This homemade grain-free dog food recipe is great for dogs with common protein allergies, on a grain free diet, or just looking to maintain a healthy coat.
It combines venison, potatoes, and kale for a satisfying, low fat alternative to commercial dog food. This recipe makes about 1 pound of food.
- 7 Ounce (raw weight) Venison, cooked
- 1 Cup Potato, cooked
- 1 Cup Kale, cooked
- 2 Teaspoons Sunflower Oil
- 4 Teaspoons Azestfor
In a large skillet or pot, place cubed or ground venison and just enough water to cover it.
Bring it to a boil, cover, then simmer for about 30 minutes or until the venison is cooked. Remove from the heat and drain excess liquid.
Add fresh, finely chopped kale to the cooked venison and lightly heat to cook the kale. Cook the potatoes by boiling them in water.
They can be mashed or cubed into bite sized pieces. Begin checking the potatoes after about 5 minutes of boiling.
Most potatoes are done by 10 to 20 minutes, or when they are tender all the way through.
When potatoes have been cooked and cool to the touch, add the Azestfor and sunflower oil.
Make sure the potatoes have cooled as heat destroys the potency of vitamins. This recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen.
Freezing preserves the vitamin potency, but it is recommended to portion the food into meal sized servings before freezing.
#35 Momma’s Meatloaf
This homemade meatloaf will definitely be a hit and is much healthier and satisfying than store bought dog food.
This recipe makes about 6 pounds of meatloaf!
- 4 Pounds Ground Beef
- 2 Chicken Gizzards
- 4.62 Oz Liver
- 4.62 Oz Kidney
- 12 Oz Sardines (in water)
- 1 Cup Oatmeal, cooked (optional)
- 8 Oz Frozen Mixed Veggies
- 8 Oz Frozen Mixed Berries
- ½ Cup Parsley, fresh
- 2 Organic Eggs
Mix all the ingredients together except for the sardines and mixed berries. Add meat to a loaf pan and cook at 350°F for 1 hour. When finished, add the sardines and berries.
Measure separate feedings in a Ziploc bag and store. Refrigerate about 3 days worth, and freeze the remaining. Enjoy!
#36 Banana Bread Soft Chew Dog Treat
These treats are perfect for young puppies, senior dogs, or all ages in between. Since they are soft, they don’t require any real jaw power to bite through.
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax-seeds
- ½ Cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Mashed Banana
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a small baking sheet (9×13”) with parchment paper and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together coconut flour and flax seeds.
In a separate mixing bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, mashed banana , and coconut oil.
Next, combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until completely combined and reaches a thick batter.
Spoon the batter into the lined baking sheet with an even layer approximately ¼” thick, then let sit for 5 minutes.
Once it is done setting, use a knife to score both horizontal and vertical lines, creating little squares. Bake for 35 minutes then remove and transfer to a wire rack to let cool.
Once it is cooled completely, break or cut treats along the scored lines to create little square treats. Enjoy!
#37 Bacon Cheddar Dog Treats
The main ingredients in this recipe are, obviously, bacon and cheddar cheese, which most dogs absolutely love!
It is super easy to make, and doesn’t take up too much time. Plus, your dog will love it!
- 4 Strips Bacon, cooked crispy
- ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 ½ Cup Milled Oatmeal
- 2 Large Eggs
- Additional Milled Oatmeal
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine the bacon, cheese, and oatmeal in a mixing bowl and allow the mixer to break bacon and cheese into little bits.
Add eggs to the dry mixture to form a thick, sticky dough. Dust the counter with additional oatmeal to prevent sticking.
Roll dough out to approximately ¼” thick and use a cookie cutter or a knife to cut the dough into shapes.
Bake treats on a baking tray lined with parchment paper for about 20 minutes, a little longer if the treats are large. They will be a pale brown color when finished.
Allow them to cool completely before serving them to your dog.
#38 Grain-Free, No Bake PB & Pumpkin
This recipe is so easy, even your kids can do it!
It does not require the use of an oven so it is completely safe for tiny humans. And very healthy for doggies.
- ½ Cups Coconut Flour
- 4 Tablespoons Natural, Sugar Free Peanut Butter
- 8 Tablespoons Canned Pumpkin Puree
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Ginger
- Finely Shredded Coconut Or Powdered Carob for Rolling
Combine coconut flour, peanut butter, pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon.
If the dough is crumbly, add small amounts of peanut butter, working the dough in your hands to help bring the oil bring the dough together.
Break small amounts of dough off and roll it into balls.
Roll each ball in finely shredded coconut or powdered carob. That’s all there is to it! Feed to your dog and let him enjoy this tasty treat!
#39 Grain Free Fish Paws
Sardines pack a ton of flavor that most dogs seem to enjoy.
Plus, they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making them very beneficial to your dog’s health.
- 1 Can Plain Boneless, Skinless, Wild-Caught Sardines in Water
- 1 Large Egg
- ¼ Teaspoon Turmeric
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- ¼ Cup Almond Flour
Preheat your oven to 350°F and drained the canned sardines.
Add the sardines, egg, turmeric, and pepper into a food processor and mix until you have a pasty thick consistency.
Spoon the mixture into a bowl and add the flour then continue to mix with the spoon.
Either form the dough into little balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or stuff into a silicone mold.
Bake for 15 minutes and let cool before serving to your pup. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Which Recipe’s Do You Like Most?
All of these recipes are grain free and very healthy.
My personal favorite is the bacon and cheddar treats because they don’t take very long and my dog is obsessed with them.
Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite recipe on this list, or if you have a recipe you would like to add, go ahead and share it with us!
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