Chicken Gumbo

Chicken Gumbo

The majority of Kirby’s meals are homemade so I like to change it up to give him a variety of foods.  This one has a lot of ingredients for their different healthy benefits but it’s so easy to make.  Granted it’s not very pretty but the aroma while it’s cooking is divine.  Even out of the freezer, once thawed it has such a fresh smell. 

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Sardine Parfait

Kirby loves sardines.  Usually I just chop some up and add to his meal.  Kirby also loves cottage cheese. I was in a festive mood so I decided to be a little creative since I'm sure he appreciated the extra effort!

Now before you say gross consider this: Sardines are a popular Italian fish which are rich in vitamins and minerals to support proper nervous system function and convert food into energy, are also a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids, and because they are low in the food chain, they are very low in contaminants.

Sardine Parfait

Sardine Parfait

Sardines are an acquired taste… just ask any dog!.

Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time:
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Nutrition facts:
650 calories, 380 calories from fat
Total fat: 42.2g or 65% (15.9g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)

Ingredients

  • 2 (3.75 oz) cans sardines packed in oil
  • 2 tablespoons cottage cheese
  • 1 pear, peeled and finely minced

Directions

  1. Drain the sardines and puree in blender.
  2. Scoop into center of bowl.
  3. Heap cottage cheese around the mound of sardines.
  4. Top with the chopped pears and serve.

Why not mix it up! Pick a fave cheese.  Pick a fave veggie.  Pick a fave fruit.  The combinations are endless ...and fun ...and healthy ...and tasty!

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Yum to the last lick!

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Scrambled Eggs & Tuna

Have a hungry traveler and you find your out of dog food? Well this has happened to us but I have an easy, quick solution to please the finickiest eater.  It’s quick, easy and most everyone should have these items in their refrigerator.

Hungry Kirby

You can use tuna packed in oil but I prefer olive oil or salmon oil over vegetable oils. You can also reduce the amount of oil used, just remember how good it is for itchy skin and dry coats. This recipe is quite adaptable to changes - use chicken or beef in place of the tuna, use cheddar cheese or feta cheese in place of the cottage cheese. 

Trust me - they'll be begging for seconds! 

Scrambled Eggs & Tuna

Scrambled Eggs & Tuna

This quick recipe comes in handy when away from home since most people have these items in their refrigerator.

Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition facts:
333 calories, 199 calories from fat
Total fat: 22.2g or 34% (4.8g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 oz.) can drained tuna in water
  • 2 beaten large eggs
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground egg shell

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small pan over low heat.
  2. Cook the eggs working them with a spatula.
  3. Add in the tuna, cottage cheese, and egg shell stirring until heated through.
  4. Remove pan from stove top and let cool before serving.

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