Quick Mix-and-Match Meals

Kitchen DIY
By Deva K. Khalsa, September 2012

Dr. Deva K. Khalsa is a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine and author of the book Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog. An advocate of an integrative approach to natural health and healing for dogs, Dr. Khalsa suggests different ways to make dietary changes, from home-cooked meals to simply adding fresh vegetables to a good kibble. Below, she offers her formula for quick-and-easy, mix-and-match meals. Pick one item from Column A and one from Column B and just mix them together. These meals can be made fresh or prepared ahead of time and stored.

Column A
2 cups whole-grain no-sugar breakfast cereal
2 cups soaked or cooked whole oats
2 cups cooked white potatoes
2 cups cooked sweet potatoes or yams
2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
2 cups rice
2 cups crumbled whole grain bread

Column B
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup kefir
3 large scrambled eggs
3 large hard-boiled eggs, mashed with shells left on
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup farmer’s cheese
1 cup beef
1 cup chicken
1 cup salmon
1 cup whitefish
1 cup canned kidney beans
1 cup frozen fish sticks, baked and cooled

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 71: Sep/Oct 2012

Deva Khalsa, VMD, is the author of Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs.