The Perfect Christmas Lunch

The Perfect Christmas Lunch

Some of our most treasured Christmas memories involve our dogs,  and not one year goes by where I don’t make a special dinner for my dog(s) to enjoy too. 

However, not all festive foods are dog-friendly and while we all know about the dangers of chocolate and other dangerous foods, there are some very toxic foods which some dog owners may not know about.  

So, we have decided to share with you how you can make a perfect Christmas lunch for your dog that they’re sure to love, avoiding dangerous foods.

Check out our recipes below!

Dog's Christmas Dinner

Perfect Christmas Lunch

Prep Time - 30 Mins

Cook Time - 30 Mins

Ingredients

Boneless Chicken/Turkey Breast

Carrots

Parsnips

Brussel Sprouts

Broccoli

Tumeric / Honey

Perfect Christmas Lunch

Prep Time - 30 Mins

Cook Time - 30 Mins

Ingredients

Boneless Chicken/Turkey Breast

Carrots

Parsnips

Brussel Sprouts

Broccoli

Tumeric / Honey

Directions

Preheat your oven to 190-200˚C

Cut up a selection of fresh vegetables, such as parsnips, carrots, broccoli and sprouts into manageable chunks.

You can blanch in some boiling water, cooking for around five minutes, so there’s still a little crunch to bite into but we recommend you oven bake.

Roll the vegetable cubes around in some olive oil first, add some turmeric (great for joints) or honey for additional flavour.

Roast for around 25-30 minutes. Turn throughout so they bake evenly.

Sprinkle your dog’s chicken or turkey breast with olive oil and oven bake for around 25 minutes, alongside the vegetables, or longer if your cut is larger.

It’s important to cook separately to avoid mixing with any of your own turkey’s seasoning, such as stuffing or onions as these can be very toxic to our dogs.

If you are preparing Yorkshire puddings to have with your Christmas lunch (we do) you can even give a small pudding to your dog. Use only the simple recipe of flour, milk and eggs. Just don’t add too much salt!

As well as onions, gravy and stuffing, make sure your dog avoids chocolate, grapes, raisins, cooked meat bones and alcohol this festive season.

Dog Mince Pies

While dogs should avoid human mince pies, here’s a recipe for meaty mince pies ideal for your dogs.

Perfect Christmas Dessert

Prep Time - 30 Mins

Cook Time - 30 Mins

Ingredients

200g Plain Flour

100ml Neutral Oil

Beef, Turkey or Chicken Mince

Egg

Perfect Christmas Dessert

Prep Time - 30 Mins

Cook Time - 30 Mins

Ingredients

200g Plain Flour

100ml Neutral Oil

Beef, Turkey or Chicken Mince

Egg

Directions

Preheat your oven to around 200˚C

Mix 200g plain flour and 100ml neutral oil together, then add beaten egg, kneading until it resembles dough.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out shapes to match your greased mould, we use a muffin tray. Cut an equal number of lids from the dough to fit on top of each mince pie.

Add a spoonful of beef, turkey or chicken mince into the pastry case. You can use human mince or a dog range of mince.

Next, rub milk around the edge of the pastry case and press the lid on top, making sure to press the lid down all the way around to make sure it’s sealed safely and, if you like, brush some milk over the pastry lids for a nice shine once baked.

Bake for around 30 minutes. This recipe should give you enough for eight mince pies for dogs and you can store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

And that’s it! Two festive recipes, safe for dogs to eat, guaranteed to get 10/10 by your dog.

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