Our initial project to stop cruelty by consciously switching canines diets, from cruel meat based commercial dog food brands, to that of healthy vegan home cooked meals, resumed in February. When we investigated the subject, we were horrified to find out what actually goes into meat based commercial foods, and the harm that they cause to domesticated canines. Most of the content is scraped off the floors of those dreaded slaughter houses. Commercial ‘meat’ dog foods are also full of the same preservatives and chemicals that we all have been trying to avoid. They are not healthy for canines, not healthy for other animals, and not healthy for our environment. Time to make the concious switch for them in order for them to benefit for optimum health!
Many may be sceptical still but there is nothing to terrified of. Just as we value our own health, we want to do better for our very best friends. There are a few simple steps to follow. I.E.: Which food we ought not feed them, and which foods are totally nutritious for them. Our main aim is to show you how easy it actually is, to switch them from an unhealthy diet to one that is completely healthy and most enjoyable, and compatible for them, without compromising your pups health in any way what so ever! Many are currently moving into the mainstream of this switch, and the living proof that their canines are happier, healthier and absolutely love their meals is proof in itself!
So without further ado, we offer our second very easy home crafted simple healthy recipe for your canine to enjoy!
In our very first inspiration, we mentioned to fill half of his bowl with a high protein base, the balance you can fill with carbs or grain, and a good variety of veg (both from the green side for iron, as well as something from the yellow/orange rainbow for vitamin A. Here we varied it a little though offering a slightly different ‘zing’ to his well deserved, balanced meal.
Our base was brown rice and sweet potato (roasted in their jackets together with roast butternut with skins, in a little olive oil). You can chop these up prior to roasting. If you prefer to boil, by all means do, (we simply wanted to do something with a little difference and flavour). We added chopped, boiled kale for an added green mix (iron), and pinto beans boiled then (mashed) for that extra boost of protein, a little flax for omega, and a little kelp for superfood vitamins. There was no need to add further oil to this recipe, since we already roasted his sweet potatoes and butternut in it.
You may want to add an additional supplement such as L-Carnitine or Taurine to your pups meal for additional amino acids which are the ‘building blocks’ for good health. And mix all together with your above recipe. Serve up their meal warm!
You could bulk up and make for the week and then simply refrigerate, and warm up with hot boiled water on the next meal. Remember no salt and no sugar, it’s bad for them, they cannot digest this, and they don’t need it in their diets!
Note: When you cook items such as legumes you may want to bulk up on, for your own convenience on saving time, then portion, and freeze as they do take longer to cook. I do recommend this as opposed to using the tinned variety. It’s always nice to have these on hand, then simply defrost and make use of when ever you need. I like the convenience of this.
Do try this! My guys once again loved their meal and cleaned their bowls completely! Smiles all round !
Big Luv From Me Vegan Chef On The Run
and off course the team at ~ Active Vegan ~