I have posted before how you can rate your dog's pre-packaged dog food. But lately I'm liking pre-packaged dog food less and less. Even the ones that are supposed to be so healthy have a lot of additives and things in there I don't like. So I came up with a way to make my own dog food, something I know is healthy for them and that they will love to eat.
If you're like me, you always have left overs that you end up throwing away. We eat a lot of chicken in our house. Like, at least 5 days a week we eat chicken. Chicken is very affordable, and very healthy!
I usually make my own rotisserie chickens but today at the grocery store I was feeling lazy and decided to buy one. I very rarely eat left overs, so what ever was left of the rotisserie chicken would have gone in the garbage. So here's what I did instead.
I have a little $10 food processor I bought at Walmart a while ago. I got it out, and take off the leftover pieces of chicken meat. I do NOT include bones, skin or any fat pieces. Pretty much just the white meat and a little dark meat. I put the meat in my food processor and grind it up.
I grind it up real good, and then pour it into a sealed container:
Sometimes I add fresh veges to it, like ground up baby carrots, broccoli, anything my dogs like. Then I put the container in the fridge. When it's time for dinner, I give them this fresh, ground up food and also throw a little bit of their doggie kibble in the dish for crunch (it's good for their teeth) and they eat it up like crazy! If I have gravy I'll store that separately and pour just a little in their dish for extra flavor.
Last night we had tacos. My dogs would eat the entire pan of taco meat if I let them. So what I did - was all the meat that was left over, I placed in a strainer and rinsed it off real good, to get as much of the spices off the meat as possible. Then I placed the meat in the grinder with some baby carrots and got this:
Last week I made chicken soup with brown rice, and ground up some left over pieces of chicken and the rice for them.
I feel so much better feeding them something I know is good for them, food they love, and I don't have to worry about all those "mystery" ingredients they are consuming. And the next time there is a dog food scare I won't have to worry if my dogs are in danger.