Not to be outdone by a kid, my dog developed gastrointestinal problems a few years ago. I didn’t know what to think – except that maybe we were cursed. He had a limp, messy bathroom episodes, etc. So, now, our 8 year old Australian Shepherd is a dog foodie. Here is one of his favorite recipes.
I start with ground turkey, add squash or sweet potato puree, and some
leftover brown rice (if there is some), mix it together, and bake.
These can be frozen, or stored in the refrigerator. If
your dog eats raw food, this is good raw too. Our dog doesn’t like raw
food, but he’ll eat it mostly-cooked. Sometimes I add an egg to the
mixture as well.
As for the food pics, the photo shoot started out with four meatballs…
Oh, she won’t notice one, or two…
He’s actually a very good doggie – I made him do that for the photo.
Note You could pull this off as human food by adding some salt and herbal seasonings. They’re kind of tasty.
Dog Foodie: Sweet Turkey Meatballs
- 1 pound of ground turkey
- 1/2 cup of squash or sweet potato puree
- 1/2 cup of brown rice (optional)
- 1 egg (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
- On a cookie sheet covered with foil (for easy cleanup) use a soup spoon to create heaping round meatballs spaced about 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until they start to brown slightly on the top.
- Cool and serve. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 4 days or so.