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 we're not supposed to share our food with the dogs, but who can resist when they are sitting there acting so cute! 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. Some Fruits and vegetables are just as beneficial for a dog's health, just like it is for us humans.
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 dog's kibble.
Share A Spinach Omelet or Fritatta with your Dog
This is one of my dog's favorites, and healthiest shared meals. Eggs are eggs-cellent for our furry friends.
Eggs are wonderful for keeping your pet coats and skin healthy and shiny. Spinach helps to regulate a dog's weight and filled with a healthy dose of fiber, vitamins A and K, which helps to regulate your dog's metabolism.
Here's my favorite Spinach and Egg Frittata to share with your dogs. Baking in a cast iron pan can provide some extra iron for you and your pup.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups or 6 oz bag of fresh broccoli
- Salt and Pepper
- 8 Eggs
- (Optional): ¼ 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
Yes! 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.
- 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.
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 a significant source of protein for your pet's as an addition to your dog's 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 pet's you'll want 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:
Vegetables Dogs would love:
5. Popcorn as a Snack with your Dog
While your dog can't have microwaved popcorn. Your dog can share some air-popped popcorn.
Popcorn can give your dog a healthy amount of magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. Caution: Don't add butter or salt for your dog's portion and pick out the popcorn kernels.