Homemade Beef & Quinoa Dog Treats with Coconut Oil

Homemade Beef & Quinoa Dog Treats with Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw ground beef
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon beet powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Benefits & Nutrition Value Explained:

  1. Raw Ground Beef:
    • Why it's good: Rich in protein and essential amino acids crucial for muscle maintenance and growth.
  2. Raw Egg:
    • Why it's good: A powerhouse of high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E that contribute to skin and coat health.
  3. Cooked Quinoa:
    • Why it's good: A gluten-free grain packed with protein, fiber, and essential minerals like magnesium and phosphorus for overall health.
  4. Hemp Hearts:
    • Why it's good: High in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support skin, coat, and joint health. They also contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) beneficial for inflammation.
  5. Chia Seeds:
    • Why it's good: Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. The gel-like substance they form when soaked can help with hydration, and they offer antioxidants, calcium, and phosphorus.
  6. Plain Yogurt:
    • Why it's good: Provides calcium and protein for strong bones and muscles. The probiotics in yogurt support gut health and can aid digestion.
  7. Beet Powder:
    • Why it's good: A natural colorant packed with antioxidants, fiber, and essential nutrients like folate and manganese. It can also promote healthy digestion.
  8. Coconut Oil:
    • Why it's good: Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that can boost energy, support brain function, and contribute to healthy skin and coat. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties also offer immune system support.

Instructions:

  1. Preparation: Preheat your cake popper machine according to its instructions.
  2. Mixing the Base: Combine the raw ground beef, raw egg, and cooked quinoa in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Adding Nutrients: Stir in hemp hearts and chia seeds.
  4. Coconut Oil: Add melted coconut oil to the mixture.
  5. Beet Powder Boost: Incorporate the beet powder.
  6. Yogurt Binding: Mix in the plain yogurt.
  7. Forming the Treats: Form small balls and place them into the cake popper machine.
  8. Cooking: Cook treats according to the machine's instructions.
  9. Cooling: Allow the treats to cool before serving.

Storage: Store treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for longer storage.

Note: Always consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods to your dog's diet, especially if they have any health issues or dietary restrictions.

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