Have you got a cute furry bundle sitting at your feet when you eat? Here are 5 Easy Meals you can Share with your Dogs!
We all know were not supposed to share our food with the dogs, but who can resist when they are sitting there acting so cute!
Have you ever noticed how cute they look when they are staring at you eating!
My two dogs have that puppy dog smoldering look down pat when I'm eating.
While dog's can't eat everything we can, there are plenty of human grade foods that are healthy to share with your dogs.
You should always check with your vet first, but I've found sharing some of my food is healthy for my dogs.
If I'm not sharing meals with my dogs, I use meat and vegetables recipes as toppers for my dogs kibble.
A Spinach Omelet or Fritatta is a Great Meal you can Share with your Dogs.
This is one of my dogs favorites and most healthiest shared meals.
Eggs are eggs-cellent for our furry friends.
Eggs are wonderful for keeping your pets coasts and skin healthy and shiny.
Spinach helps to regulate a dogs weight and is filled with a healthy dose of fiber, vitamins A and K, which helps to regulate your dogs metabolism.
Here's my favorite Spinach and Egg Frittata to share with your dogs.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups or 6 oz bag of fresh broccoli
- Salt and Pepper
- 8 Eggs
- (Optional): 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 3 tablespoons low-fat milk
- Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil over into skillet with medium heat.
- Add spinach and other optional ingredients ( broccolli, bacon, etc).
- Stir for 3-5 minmutes until soften.
- Drain any excess liquid from the pan.
- Beat 8 eggs in a large bowl. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
- Add milk and spinach mixture to the eggs.
- Add parmesan (optional)
- Heat another tablespoon of olive oil over the skillet with medium-high heat. You want it hot enough to sizzle when dropping your egg mixture into the pan.
- Drop a small on the pan. If it sizzles, pour the remaining egg mixture into the pan.
- Swirl the pan as it's cooking.
- Shake the pan gently to move the egg mixture around.
- Once your eggs have cooked turn downt he heat to low.
- Cover with a lid or even a pizza pan if you don't have a lid.
- Cook on low for approximately 10 minutes.
- Occasionally check the omelete or frittata, using a spatula to loosen the bottom and tilt the pan so it doesn't burn.
- The bottom will be cooked, the top will be a little loose.
- Place the entire pan into the an oven on broil to finish the top for approximately 1-2 minutes.
- Remove and shake the pan to make sure the frittata isn't sticking.
- Carefully slide from the pan onto your plate.
- Share with your dog.
2. Scrambled Eggs Dogs will Love
Dogs love scrambled eggs!
Not only do dogs love scrambled eggs, but it's a wonderful protein boost to their diets.
Eggs are full of vitamins, minerals and even calories.
Feeding scrambled eggs in moderation is key.
For a small dog one or two small eggs a week is sufficient.
For a large dog, two to three times a week is more than enough.
Here's my pups favorite scrambled egg recipe.
- Crack 2 or 3 small eggs into a hot skillet or into a bowl.
2. Stir in hot pan using a spatula to move eggs around.
3. Mix until cooked.
- 2 Small eggs
- 1 -2 drops water
- Crack eggs into a bowl or directly into a hot pan and stir vigorously.
- If in a bowl, pour the egg mixture into a hot pan with a drop or two of water to help prevent sticking.
- Use a spatula to move the egg around until cooked.
- Serve to your dog!
3. Grilled Chicken and Vegetables as a Meal you can Share with your Dogs
Are you throwing some chicken on the barbecue tonight?
Throw a small piece on for your dogs.
CAUTION: No seasonings for barbecue sauce for your furry friend.
Considering how many dog foods contain chicken it can be a safe bet for your dogs.
Chicken is great source of protein for your pets as an addition to your dogs regular food.
While some dogs do great with chicken, most dogs can be allergic.
With it ranking among the top 10 of pet allergies you'll want to make sure your dog is okay to eat chicken.
After grilling a piece of chicken for your pets you'll want to make sure to take the chicken off the bone.
Chicken bones can easily splinter and cause choking.
4. Meat and Veggies as Meals to Share with your Dogs
When making dinner for yourself throw a little something on for your dog.
As long as you leave the spices off your dog will love you!
You can easily mix and match meats with vegetables.
Meats Dogs would love:
|Chicken hearts||White fish|
Vegetables Dogs would love:
5. Popcorn as a Snack with your Dog
While your dog can't have microwaved popcorn. You're dog can share some air-popped popcorn.
Popcorn can give your dog a healthy amount of magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.
Don't add butter or salt for your dogs portion and pick out the popcorn kernels.