Treat your dog to some yummy mutt meatballs this week!
Riley goes to an integrative vet who noticed that his fur seemed dry and so was his nose.
“In Chinese medicine, those are symptoms of a blood deficiency that can be treated with diet,” she told us. She said that blood tonifying foods include parsley, carrots, beef, heart, liver, and some other things. So, I figured, why not make him some mutt meatballs that include some of that good stuff: in this case, carrots, beef and parsley. He LOVES them.
So many different recipes are floating around but here’s my own mutt meatballs recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
1 lb. of ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
half cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup uncooked oats
handful of chopped parsley
chopped or grated carrots (if I chop i cook them a bit in the micro to soften)
Sometimes I”ll add a teaspoon or two of low-sodium tomato paste, 1/3 C shredded cheese or something else that isn’t dangerous for dogs to eat. Make sure it’s low sodium.
Roll into small meatballs. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Cooking time depends on the size of the meatballs. Voila! Delicious, healthy mutt meatballs that will tempt any picky eater.
Cool and refrigerate in a lidded container. I make a whole bunch and freeze them, since Riley is small and can’t eat a whole lot of them at once. Well, he COULD, and WANTS to, but that’s not good for him. He should really eat only one per meal as a supplement to his regular foods.
So, treat your dog this week and make him some mutt meatballs!