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Diet Doggie Veggie Lunch

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Capone was a rescue. When we got him, he weighed 40 lbs, had next to no fur with flea bites and fight scars all over. Nonetheless he’s the sweetest dog and a favorite both at the humane society and the vet. We wanted to give him the best life ever… but the treats and handouts added up and well, a few months ago he was over 100lbs.


After much scolding from Carrie the vet receptionist we initiated a plan. We lowered his meal portions, and put him on a veggies-only lunch. With long walks added in, he’s lost close to 10 lbs already and a much more perky pup!

You can make this lunch in the slow cooker if you prefer, and leave out whatever you don’t have on hand. Just make yourself familiar with foods that can harm or kill your dog like onions, garlic, potato skin, grapes, macadamia nuts, chocolate, and foods with xylitol (like some peanut butters) before you add them in.

To freeze, make an ice bath in the sink, put food in a metal bowl and place in sink to help cool fast. Then portion 2 cups per quart freezer bag. Lasts 3-4 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer.

Diet Doggie Veggie Lunch

Help your pooch lose weight by subbing out his/her lunch with this vegetable-only lunch. Cutting back on protein and carbs – most dogs will find it irresistible and get super excited when it's lunch time!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 10 oz box of frozen squash
  • 1 cup unsalted veggie or chicken broth
  • 5 large carrots peeled and chopped into bite size chunks
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed and halved
  • 1 medium parsnip peeled and chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato (optional) peeled and chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 small fennel bulb chopped
  • 1 zucchini or yellow squash peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and then chopped.

Instructions
 

  • Place large sauce pan on the stove at medium heat and add in frozen squash.
  • Add in broth.
  • Add in peeled and chopped vegetables. Stir.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and lower heat.
  • Simmer 30-45 minutes to desired texture (just make sure sweet potato is cooked). For mushier food, simmer 55 minutes. Let cool completely before serving to your pet.
  • Slow cooker takes longer, about 2 hours. Use less broth (1/2 cup).

Music to cook by: Talking Heads “More Songs About Buildings and Food”.

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