More and more people are realizing the importance of feeding their families a healthy diet of organic foods. Fortunately, there are a few of us who also consider our pets to be part of that family and are seeking the knowledge of how to make our own organic pet food. A lot of people think that making your own dog and cat food is a difficult thing, but in all honesty, it isn’t hard at all. It’s probably more difficult to make breakfast for the family on weekends and holidays than it is to make organic food for your pets. Considering the cost of buying commercially prepared “so called” organic pet food, you can make your own better and cheaper. It will also be significantly more palatable to your pet as well.

Another cool thing about making your own organic pet food is that the kids can help. Parents should use this as a learning experience to teach their kids that our dogs and cats need to eat organic foods too. It’s a great way for the family to band together and do something for the health and well-being of your pets.

Organic Chicken and Rice Entrée

You’ll need to get:

• Four oz. organic skinless and boneless chicken breast

• One cup cooked organic brown rice

• One cup diced organic carrots

• One half cup organic green beans, ends snapped off

• One cup organic chicken broth

• One egg

• One half cup of natural, organic granola

The process:

• Rinse the chicken breast and pat it dry.

• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

• Place the chicken breast into a roaster.

• Add the carrots and green beans.

• Add half of the chicken broth and cover.

• Bake for 45 minutes.

• Whisk the egg with the remaining chicken broth, and add it to the cooked rice. Mix it thoroughly. If it is really sticky, you know you’ve done it right!

• Cut the chicken into small pieces and add them to the rice mixture. Be sure to stir the chicken in thoroughly.

• Pour the remaining juices from the roaster, along with the cooked vegetables into the rice mixture and stir gently. Do your best not to mash the vegetables.

• Put the mixture into a nonstick bread pan or cake pan.

• Pour the granola on top and pat it down into the mixture.

• Bake the meal for another 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

• Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for between eight and ten minutes on a wire rack.

• Flip the pan over onto a dish. Using a fork and knife, break the food apart. This will help it to cool more quickly than if it was left whole.

Once the food has cooled, put a portion of it into your pet’s food bowl and step back. Your pup or kitty will go absolutely nuts for this meal. As soon as your dog has finished his meal, bring him outside to relieve himself. Naturally, you should keep your on a leash while outside, unless the property has a yard fence or alternative means of containment. Alternative containment systems are becoming more popular as the cost of invisible fence systems has dropped over the past few years. Regardless, just make sure that your pet stays safe after enjoying his home cooked, organic dinner.

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