Quinoa is known as a superfood for people. These nutrient-dense little seeds are grain-free and high in protein. Quinoa is also one of the few plant-based foods that contain adequate amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. This homemade dog food recipe is just as healthy for your pet as it is for you!
Quinoa is a common part of vegetarian and vegan diets due to its high nutritional content. This superfood is also low in calories, low in fat, and free of cholesterol. It’s high in fiber, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B12.
Blueberries are another low-calorie, highly nutritious ingredient that I use in this dog food recipe. These cute little fruits are full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K, zinc, iron, and a lot more! Talk about a superfood!
Quinoa and blueberry homemade dog food
Making homemade dog food allows you to tailor recipes to suit your dog’s needs. Homemade recipes do not contain fillers. Every ingredient has a purpose. This homemade quinoa and blueberry dog food recipe will seduce even the pickiest eater.
Recipe: Quinoa and Blueberry Homemade Dog Food
Quinoa and blueberries are both superfoods for dogs (and humans). They are full of vitamins, minerals, and other necessary nutrients that our dogs need to be healthy. Not only is this recipe healthy for dogs, but it can also be delicious too!
- Preparation time: 10 mins
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Stove top
- Kitchen: 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
Fry the turkey in a pan. Drain the fat. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.
Mix the ground turkey, quinoa, blueberries, apple, green beans, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl. You can serve your dog the food once it has cooled down.
- 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 around half a cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation applies to 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need that many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian to determine the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store or freeze leftover quinoa and blueberry dog foods in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, and they will last up to 3 months. Keep in mind that there are no preservatives in this recipe, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.