PUPPY MEAL PREPPING
Yep. As recently seen in my Instastories, I totally meal prep for my chihuahuas, Lupe and Oscar. I got so many texts from friends after they watched it telling me how impressed they were that I go through the trouble to do this and I told everyone the same thing--they're 5lbs and 7lbs and don't eat much (although this case can be argued with Oscar. He'll eat three meals if allowed) so it's really not as difficult as you think!
Here's what I do:
STEP 1: COOK A PROTEIN (choose 1)
Boil chicken (I get antibiotic/hormone free from Whole Foods) and chop it up
Ground beef (also antibiotic/hormone free from Whole Foods)
STEP 2: CHOP VEGGIES AND GREENS (choose 2-3)
Carrots, peas, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, green pepper, red peppers, yellow peppers, Brussels sprouts, cooked beets, green beans, spinach, kale, romaine, parsley, cilantro, cabbage, etc.
STEP 3: ADD A BIT OF STARCH (choose 1-2)
Quinoa, brown rice, garbanzo beans (my pups LOVE garbanzo beans), pinto beans, black beans, etc.
STEP 4: MIX IT ALL TOGETHER IN A GIANT BOWL
I like to keep a couple of days worth in a sealed container in the refrigerator and store the rest in the freezer to maintain freshness.
When I warm up their food in the days to come, I like to use organic, low-sodium chicken or beef broth, but you can always use a bit of water, olive oil or coconut oil. I also love to sprinkle in a little bit of garlic powder or turmeric powder for their healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
That's it! It's pretty simple! You may think I'm crazy but when it comes to feeding my furbabies, I believe it's important to give them fresh food as much as possible. Just like humans, our pets can also get cancer, diabetes, have digestive issues, skin issues, and a slew of other things we animals are riddled with if we don't take good care of ourselves. So much of mainstream food is riddled with pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics (given to animals), food coloring, etc...all of which are toxic to us and our pets. I like to eat and live very clean so why wouldn't my pets live the same way? They deserve great food too! And it takes me less than an hour to cook them food that will last 4 days!
I'll be honest, sometimes Lupe and Oscar eat healthier than I do, LOL!
I hope you all enjoy this post. Do you make your pet's food? Do you think I'm crazy for doing this? LOL! Let me know in the comments below. Or if you have any ideas for puppy meal prepping, send them my way too! I'm always up for learning more and getting new ideas.
I love my dogs so much and want them to live long, happy lives, so it's my pleasure to make them delicious and nutritious meals that I know they love!
Lots of love always,