Christmas is almost here! You must be looking for ways to make this Christmas a safe and happy time for yourself and your dog. WelcomeDogLovers has talked in volume about Christmas for dogs. There are innumerable Christmas gift ideas that you can find in the Internet. Starting from indestructible Christmas dog toy to special Christmas cookies for you dog there are millions of gift ideas that tend to confuse a dog lover like you.
How better can you wow your dog than by making this Christmas a specially healthy time for him/her!
Home Made Christmas Nutriment…
A special meal… call it by any name you want. The nutrition that this Christmas Nutriment can give is unparalleled.
Ingredients to make this Christmas nutriment for your dog
- Lean beef – 400 gm (good source of sodium, potassium, protein, vitamin A, D, B-6, B-12, calcium, iron, magnesium)
- Beef liver – 50 gm (Good source of protein, vitamins A, B12, riboflavin, zinc, selenium, antioxidants called selenoproteins)
- Chicken neck – 5-6 full size (Good source of vitamins A, B-12, B-6, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc)
- Chicken giblets (including heart and gizzard) – 100 gm (Good source of sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, protein, vitamins A, C, D, B-12, B-6, calcium, iron, magnesium)
- Spinach leaves – 4-5 leaves (Good source of dietary fiber, natural sugar, protein, Vitamins A, C, D, B-6, B-12, calcium, iron, magnesium)
- Carrots (properly pilled) – 2-3 medium pieces (Good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamins A, D, B-6, B-12, C, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium)
- Red potato (properly pilled) – 2-3 medium pieces (Good source of vitamins E, A, B-6 and C, iron, folate, calcium, potassium and copper)
- Green beans – 5-6 pieces (Good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, K, calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin,thiamin, beta carotene)
- Pumpkin (properly pilled) – 80 gm (Good source of vitamin A, fiber and anti-oxidants)
- Green brussels sprouts – 50 gms chopped or shredded (Good source of vitamins A, B-1, B-6, K, C, manganese, folate, fiber, potassium)
- Cabbage leaves – 4-5 leaves chopped or shredded (Good source of natural anti-oxidants, sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamin A, B-6, C, iron, manganese, calcium)
- Turmeric – 1 or 2 pinches (Very potent anti-inflammatory, reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in dogs, natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent)
Note: The above quantity has been determined for several servings. In case you want just one or two servings for your dog you should control the quantity as per need.
How to make this Christmas dog nutriment
Step 1: Wash the meat products (beef, liver, chicken necks and giblets) properly in hot water
Step 2. Wash the vegetable ingredients (leaves of spinach, cabbage, green beans, brussels sprouts, pumpkin, carrots and red potato) properly in hot water
Step 3: Chop the beef and liver into approximately 1 sq inch size
Step 4: Chop the chicken necks into approximately 3 inch long pieces
Step 5: Keep the chicken giblets as their natural sizes
Step 3: Chop the carrots pumpkins, beans and red potato into small pieces – to more or less uniform size
Step 4: Shred brussels sprouts, spinach and cabbage leaves into small fine strips
Step 5: Pour all ingredients in a cooking pan – preferably a pressure cooker
Note: The size of the cooker is important. The overall ingredients should not fill more than 2/3 of the cooker. Make sure there is enough water to create adequate steam. Do not fill it more than half full with water.
Step 6: Put the turmeric
Step 7: Pour water to make a broth
Step 8: Start cooking with over high heat. Once the cooker comes up to full pressure, lower the heat to a low burner mode in order to maintain pressure without exceeding it. If the pressure comes down raise the heat up
Step 9: Cooking for 9-10 minutes in low burner setting should be okay
How to serve
Serve only when the broth comes down to room temperature
The broth can, along with its ingredients, can be mixed with rice to make it a complete day meal. Store this Christmas nutriment in the refrigerator and server as needed.