Slow Cooker Dog Food

I started cooking for Rocco and Teddy because each time I fed them, they always seemed like they were choking the food down, and when they weren’t all that hungry, they preferred to just skip their meals together. I brushed it off and  I did the human-like thing and blamed it on taste.  More and more they begged and begged for their treats.

So, to cut costs, and provide them with completely healthy, all-natural food, I decided to make my own. {Please consult your veterinarian to discuss what specific dietary and nutritional needs your dog has before changing his diet}.

Ingredients:

* This can be made using many many variations, this is what I chose for this specific recipe but I’ve also make it with pork and beef. I’ve added broccoli and spinach in different batches as well. You can check out one of my alternate recipes here. It makes 1 week of food for my 50lb and 14lb dogs, who get fed twice a day, and together with their multivitamin and treats, they get all their necessary protein, carbs, and fats.

– 2 1/2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs and breasts
– 1 sweet potato, cubed
– 2 carrots, sliced
– 2 c. frozen green beans
– 2 c. frozen peas
– 1 large or 2 med apples, cored and cubed (no seeds!!)
– 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
– 2 tbsp coconut oil

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Directions:

1. Place meat in the crockpot and add water so that it just covers the chicken. Then, add potato, carrots, kidney beans, green beans, and apple.

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2. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, when it is about finished, add the frozen peas and cook for another 30 minutes.

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3. When finished, drain off excess liquid, add coconut oil, and stir to mash.

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4. When cooled, scoop daily servings into individual ziploc bags and freeze. Each night, remove one bag from the freezer and place in the fridge to defrost overnight.

This batch makes 1 week of food for my dogs. I mix in a multivitamin as well, for some added calcium.

If your dog loves this recipe, check out an alternate version here!

Not only is it all-natural, healthy, and fresh, they LOVE it! They race to the bowl when I set it down and licks it CLEAN!

xo-Ivy Johnson

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