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Recipe: Chicken, Squash and Greens

A simple home-prepared meal that incorporates healthy ingredients that not only improves our animals’ health but is also easier on our budgets.

  • ½ cup [125 mL] chicken breast, cooked, skin and fat removed, ground or shredded
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] chicken liver, cooked, finely chopped
  • ½ cup [125 mL] squash, acorn, cubed, boiled, drained
  • ½ cup [125 mL] asparagus, boiled, drained, chopped
  • ½ cup [125 mL] collard greens, cooked, drained, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] sesame seeds, dried, whole, no salt
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] cod liver oil
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] coconut oil
  • 500 mg calcium from a supplement or slightly more than ¼ teaspoon finely ground eggshell
  • ½ cup [125 mL] broth, if desired

Combine all ingredients, mix well. Serve. 

Hint: Powdered calcium sticks to wet ingredients, sprinkle evenly over wet food.

Protein: 36 grams Fat: 28 grams Calories: 436

Daily serving for a 30 lb dog, can be divided into 2 feedings.

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Excerpted from Dinner Pawsible, published by Skyhorse Publishing, © 2015 Cathy Alinovi, DVM, and Susan Thixton. Used with permission.