Customizable Homemade Dog Food

I have two beloved four legged pooches in our household that get your standard store bought kibble, but we also like to boost their regular food with some homemade goodness. This allows us to add needed elements to their diet as well as control what they consume. It’s also an exciting treat for them daily!

Learn what we put in ours and how to make your own homemade dog food.

While dogs stomachs aren’t built the same as our to process and digest all foods the same – there is positives to including ‘fresh food boosters’ in their diets. Specific foods can provide necessary nutrients, antioxidants and more to your dogs diet.

The nice thing about this dog food is that it has a standard base and you can adjust, add, tweak to it to include things or nutrients your dog may be needing, or just what you have on hand. Our food is never the same twice! Out go-to recipe is typically: venison, quinoa, apple, green beans, carrots, sweet potato and stock.

You can use any combination of the dog-safe ingredients below, depending on your dogs likes, allergies and dietary needs. However, it’s best to always include a grain, meat, veggie and stock.

Grain Options

  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Barley
  • Oats

Meat Options

  • Venison
  • Beef
  • Bison
  • Lamb
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

Vegetable + Fruit Options

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato

Additional Additives

  • Eggs
  • Goats Milk
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Coconut Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. After you’ve selected your ingredients, start by browning your meat.
  2. While this is browning, chop your fruits and veggies into bite size chunks.
  3. After the meat is browned, add your fruits, veggies, grains and stock.
  4. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes until grain is cooked and everything is soft.
  5. Portion out into batches and keep one in the fridge and freeze the others. The food will go bad like any other leftovers if you keep it all in the fridge. I make one large batch and freeze in about week sized portions.
  6. When its time to feed your dog spoon 1-2 scoops of the food into their regular dog food and mix.

What is your four legged friends favorite combo?


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