Turkey Stew Dog Food Recipe — Only £2.44
- 250 grams – fresh turkey mince = £1.25
- 85 grams brown rice = £0.89
- 1/4 large potato = £0.15
- 4 baby carrots = £0.15
- 350 mL water = free
If you want your dog to grow up strong and healthy, it’s important that you feed it healthy food. The best part is that healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive. Although this recipe is designed for a small dog, you can make larger portions to feed a larger dog as well. Either way, your dog (and wallet) will appreciate it.
Start by cooking the turkey mince in a dry pan on medium heat until it’s halfway cooked. While the turkey is cooking, slice the potato and cut the carrots. When the turkey turns a white colour, mix in the potato and carrots along with 120 mL of the water.
Boil the mixture on high heat. In the meantime, start cooking the rice. To save time, we placed our brown rice in the microwave for just 90 seconds!
While the stew is boiling, add a little of the remaining water every so often. You’ll know the stew is ready when the potatoes and carrots are fork-tender. This helps prevent them from sticking to your fork. Add the rice to the pan and stir for two minutes, then take away from the heat.
Strain the leftover juice into a separate bowl and let the food cool at room temperature. You don’t want to feed your dog right away as it might burn his/her throat. You also don’t want to put hot food in the refrigerator, as it will force it to work harder, costing you money in the end.
Once the food is cool enough to serve, add some of that leftover juice to the bowl and serve. You should have enough food for four to six meals, depending on your dog’s size and appetite.
Believe it or not, making food like this at home can be healthier for your dog than the dog food sold in stores. Plus, it’s cheap! Of course, make sure you’re not serving anything that could make your dog sick. Before serving homemade dog food to your dog, make sure to check with your vet.