Made with quinoa, chicken and broth, this is one of the easiest and best Best Dog Food Veggie Casseroles. It will surely become one of your dog's favorite meals.
This recipe is a simple way to make a healthy dinner for your dog that will leave them wagging their tail. The ingredients are simple and you probably already have them in your kitchen.
The recipe makes a large batch so that you can freeze part of it for later.
A topper should only comprise 15-20% of their kibble. I usually mix these recipes really well with my dog's kibble because I want to be sure they eat everything.
The health benefits on a pet's coats, eyes, bones and overall health are worth the time to cook her food. Knowing what's in my pet's food means a dog is getting its optimal health benefits and nutrients.
How to Make Quinoa & Chicken Veggie Casserole
- Canola oil
- Flax oil
- Bone Meal Powder
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Bay leaf
About the Ingredients
Chicken - we recommend you use organically raised chicken as it’s much more hypoallergenic for dogs. Especially those who are allergic to chicken. Chicken is rich in protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and minerals such as Sodium and Iron.
Quinoa - quinoa is one of the most hypoallergenic grains out of all the rice family. Plus, it’s high in protein, fiber, magnesium and iron.
Canola Oil - high in monosaturated fat’s this is one of the healthiest cooking oils available for your dog’s. Canola oil is rich in oleic acid and low in saturated fats, it’s beneficial for heart disease.
Kelp - kelp is iodine that helps the thyroid gland for your dogs. High in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc and phosphorus. Using kelp is a great idea in dog food.
Bone Meal Powder - an excellent source of calcium, bone meal powder is good for your dog’s teeth, nerve function and muscular system.
Apple Cider Vinegar - apple cider vinegar is not only good for us, but for your dogs as well. High in sodium, calcium, pantothenic acid, potassium, silicon, biotin, magnesium, niacin, pectin, phosphorous, sulfur and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C.
Flax Seed Oil - a natural supplement flax seed oil is great for your dog’s essential fatty acids that helps your dog live a healthier life. Rich in Omega-3, it’s good for your dog’s skin and heart.
- Cutting Board
Place chicken into a large stockpot.
Pour boiling water until it covers the chicken, bring to a boil.
Add the carrots, kelp, bay leaf, parsley, and celery into the stockpot and bring to a simmer.
Simmer for approximately 2 ½ hours until the chicken is tender.
Remove the chicken from the liquid and place it into a separate pan until needed. You'll want to keep the liquid (broth) in a separate container.
Take the quinoa and place it into a fine-mesh strainer. Hold the quinoa under cold running water rinsing until the water runs clear, drain well.
Pour 3 cups of the chicken broth into a saucepan and add the rinsed quinoa and canola oil. Bring to a boil.
Add the apple cider vinegar and flax oil, stirring once or twice.
Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
Cut up the chicken to the size you prefer. Larger pieces for large dogs, smaller pieces for small dogs.
Sprinkle the bone powder and calcium powder over the quinoa mixture.
Add the remaining water from the broth into the quinoa mixture and stir.
Let this sit for about 5-10 minutes until room temperature and serve to your dog.
Can I use Something Other than Chicken?
Definitely! You can mix and match proteins or just use one. Here are some good options:
What other Vegetables can I use?
The best thing about these topper recipes is the ability to not only mix and match proteins, but vegetables as well. Here are some good options:
What Vegetables Should I Avoid?
Printable Quinoa & Chicken Veggie Casserole Recipe
Veggie Casserole a Homemade Dog Food
A Homemade Dog Food topper your pets will love. Be sure to consult with your Veterinarian if any concerns about ingredients.
- 2 lbs Chicken, cut up
- 2 cups quinoa
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/16 teaspoon kelp ( about a pinch)
- 1 teaspoon flax oil
- 2 teaspoons bone meal powder
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 4 oz 9 125g) celery, chopped
- 4 oz carrots ( 125g), chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- Place chicken into a large stockpot.
- Pour hot water until the chicken is covered, bring to a boil.
- Add the carrots, kelp, bay leaf, parsley, and celery into the stock pot and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer for approximately 2 ½ hours until the chicken is tender.
- Remove the chicken from the liquid and place it into a separate pan until needed. You'll want to keep the liquid (broth) in a separate container.
- Take the quinoa and place it into a fine mesh strainer. Hold the quinoa under cold running water rinsing until the water runs clear, drain well.
- Pour 3 cups of the chicken broth into a saucepan and add the rinsed quinoa and canola oil. Bring to a boil.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and flax oil, stirring once or twice. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
- Cut up the chicken to the size you prefer. Larger pieces for large dogs, smaller pieces for small dogs.
- Sprinkle the bone powder over the quinoa mixture.
- Add the remaining water from the broth into the quinoa mixture and stir.
- Let this sit for about 5-10 minutes until room temperature and serve to your dog.
Meats: You can mix and match various meats to the recipe.
Nutritional Supplements: You can choose your own supplements. Either a powder that you mix in or a whole form of nutritional supplements.
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Ivana Kinsley says
I have a little mix breed dog. It loves only packing food and sweet potatoes or nothing. Can I make some homemade sweet potatoes recipe and it fulfill for dogs vitamins, protein. How to introduce the other vegetable item and proteins?