Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As you prepare your traditional feast, your kitchen fills up with the wonderful aroma of your turkey roasting in the oven, sweet potatoes sizzling in their sweet juices, savory sausage stuffing, and the other deliciously aromatic goodies that entice the senses and leave everyone who gets a whiff tantalized, including your dog. Why not make this holiday special for your dogs and any doggy friends who happen to be visiting with this delicious dog friendly feasts that is sure to please the most discerning canine palate?
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu For Dogs
- 3 pounds of skinless turkey, use both light and dark meat
- 1 pound of sweet potatoes
- 1 cup of cooked oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce
- 4 tablespoons of turkey dripping, juices, or gravy.
Directions: Roast a turkey breast or turkey roast for your dog (or use your turkey if you have enough). Reserve some broth or turkey drippings from the roasted bird. Dice turkey into pieces the appropriate size for your dog and remove any bones. Roast fresh sweet potatoes in the oven for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. When done cool and dice into small pieces. While sweet potatoes are cooking prepare oatmeal according to package instructions. Mix turkey, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and cranberry sauce. Add some turkey broth or drippings and mix it into the rest of the ingredients and add 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce.
Servings: Yield 9 one cup servings Portion size: Feed a small dogs ¾ cup; feed a medium dog 1 ½ cups; feed a large or active dog 3 cups. Nutritional Information based on a one cup serving: Allow for variations depending on ingredients substituted. Approximate Calories per serving 321 Carbohydrates 16 g Dietary fiber 1.9 g Protein 44 g Fat 7.7 g if you used gravy – less if you used broth or olive oil
Substitutions and Additions: If you have left over peas, carrots, green beans or other dog safe veggies add ¼ cup to each serving. Substitute brown rice for oatmeal and cook it in clear turkey broth or cook oatmeal in clear turkey broth. Omit the gravy or olive oil if you’ve prepared oatmeal or brown rice in broth.