This is the first time I’ve used quinoa in a dog food recipe. I’m a big fan of this super seed that’s high in protein. To cook it, I used my rice cooker and it worked just as well as it did on the rice. As well, I added some Calcium Carbonate tablets that I crushed before adding to the mixture, but you can replace with your own preferred supplements. You’ll also see that I added a clove of garlic to this recipe, which you can take out if you want without affecting the outcome of the dish.
3 cups organic quinoa
1 lbs ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup frozen carrots and peas
1 cup spinach
2 crushed Calcium Carbonate tablets (or your own dog supplements)
1 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dry)
1 tablespoon olive oil
- Cook quinoa in rice cooker. I used 1.5 cups of water for every cup of dry quinoa.
- Heat oil in large pot. Cook turkey and garlic until brown on medium high heat. Added cooked quinoa to the pot and stir completely into the mixture.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add peas, carrots, spinach, crushed tablets and parsley to the mixture. Stir well for three minutes on reduced heat.
- Store in air-tight containers. You can refrigerate or freeze into larger portions until needed.
I usually freeze smaller portions sizes into bags and remove one at a time until needed. Oscar gets a tablespoon at a time mixed in with his dry kibble.
And I’d like to thank ModaPet, who were kind enough to give us one of their Green With Envy bowls at Global Pet Expo to photograph and eat this delectable recipe out of!
Amy Tokic, Editor of Our Site , is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).