Quinoa is known as a superfood for humans. These nutrient-dense little seeds are grain-free and high in protein. Quinoa is also one of the very few plant foods that provides sufficient amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. This homemade dog food recipe is as healthy for your pet as it would be for you!
Because of its high nutritional contents, quinoa is a common ingredient in vegetarian and vegan diets. This superfood is also low in calories, low in fat and cholesterol-free. It’s rich in fiber, magnesium, iron and vitamin B12.
Blueberries are another low calorie, highly nutritious ingredient that I use in this dog food recipe. These sweet little fruits are packed with antioxidants, Vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K, Zinc, Iron and much more! Talk about a superfood!
Quinoa and Blueberry Homemade Dog Food
Making homemade dog food allows you to cater recipes to your dog’s needs. Homemade recipes don’t include fillers. Every ingredient has a purpose.This quinoa and blueberry homemade dog food recipe tempt even the pickiest eater.
Recipe: Quinoa and Blueberry Homemade Dog Food
Quinoa and blueberries are both superfoods for dogs (and humans). They are packed with vitamins, minerals and other necessary nutrients that our dogs need to be healthy. Not only is this recipe healthy for dogs, you may find it to be quite tasty too!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 2 cups ground turkey
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 apple (chopped)
- 1/2 cup green beans
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Brown the turkey in a frying pan. Drain the grease. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packaging.
Combine the ground turkey, quinoa, blueberries, apple, green beans and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl. You can serve the meal to your dog as soon as it has cooled.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 216
- Sugar: 2.4 g
- Sodium: 65 mg
- Fat: 3.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 31.8 g
- Cholesterol: 68 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover quinoa and blueberry dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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