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SpunkyJunky Weekly Recipe - chicken and vegetables

Weekly Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Dog Food

Apr 28, 2023



Hi there, fellow foodies and dog lovers all over the universe!
Welcome to the very first recipe blog post of my new weekly series, "Weekly Recipe," – talk about an exciting moment - only on your favorite, SpunkyJunky!
I’m the host for the brand-new project, and today I'll share one of my secret pet-lover recipes with you all: "Chicken and Vegetable Dog Food."
I know! I know! You're probably thinking, "Homemade Dog food?? Is that even edible?" Well, buddies, not only is it edible, but I guarantee ya, it is full of nutrition and delicious for dogs!
Let's go on this delicious journey together!

Homemade Dog Food: Chicken and Vegetable Dog Food Ingredients

ingredients for spunkyjunky homemade dog food chicken and vegetables
    • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
    • 1 cup brown rice
    • 1 cup chopped carrots
    • 1 cup chopped green beans
    • 1 cup chopped spinach
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups of water




instructions for homemade dog food chicken and vegetables
    1. 1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add the diced chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
    2. 2. Add the brown rice and water to the pot with the chicken. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender.
    3. 3. Add the chopped carrots, green beans, and spinach to the pot. Stir well to combine.
    4. 4. Cover the pot and continue cooking for an additional 10–15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is fully cooked.
    5. 5. Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Note: This recipe makes about 6–8 cups of dog food, depending on the size of your dog. Consult with your veterinarian to ensure this recipe meets your dog's specific nutritional needs.


    Nutrition Facts:

    Nutrient Value (per 1 cup serving)
    Calories 250 kcal
    Protein 26 g
    Total Fat 6 g
    - Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    - Trans Fat 0g
    - Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
    - Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 65 mg
    Sodium 100 mg
    Total Carbohydrates 22 g
    - Dietary Fiber 4 g
    - Sugars 3 g
    Vitamin A 6500 IU
    Vitamin C 10 mg
    Vitamin K 50 mcg
    Vitamin E 2 mg
    Calcium 30 mg
    Iron 3 mg
    Potassium 400 mg


    Note: These nutritional facts are estimations and actual values may vary depending on the exact quantity and source of ingredients used. Please consult with a vet for your pet's specific needs.



    This recipe contains common allergens for dogs, such as chicken, so it may not be suitable for dogs with allergies to this ingredient. 

    Before feeding your dog new food, it's better to ask the vet. This is especially true if your dog has a history of allergies or sensitivity. The vet can help you determine if this recipe is good for your dog and suggest any changes you might need to make to ensure your dog is healthy and happy.

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