Are you finding yourself with more eggs on hand than you need? Quiche is an easy dish to prepare for dogs, adding in your dog’s favorite veggies or just eggs! Not only are eggs an economical source of protein for your dog, but they pack a real punch in terms of nutrients.
Bowser’s Baked Egg Cups
This is an easy, protein-packed dish that’s quick and easy…and economical!
- 1 cup cooked and pureed chicken
- 8 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray (small or large sized) muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.
- Whisk eggs and combine with cottage cheese, pureed chicken, baking powder, and cheese. (You can substitute canned tuna for chicken or use a combination.)
- Fill each cup 2/3rds full of egg mixture and bake.
- Bake 30 minutes for mini muffins, slightly longer for larger muffins. Egg cups should be golden brown.
Mini Liver Quiche
While liver makes an excellent treat, it should never be used for more than five percent of your dog’s diet or about one to one ounce per pound of fresh food.
Chicken livers and eggs make an inexpensive base for this meal.
- 2 ounces cooked green beans, diced
- 3 eggs
- ¼ pound chicken livers, boiled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease muffin tins or use parchment liners.
Use the back of a fork to mash chicken livers, chopping any larger bits. Whisk eggs then fold in chicken livers and green beans.
Fill muffin tins with mixture to ¾ full then bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size of muffins.
Cool completely before serving; refrigerate leftovers.
Basil Quiche for Dogs (and People!)
We’re so excited to have a guest recipe from The Honest Kitchen!
Lucy Postins, the founder of The Honest Kitchen, a family-owned company that makes healthy, dehydrated pet foods, has created a variety of nutritious recipes, some for dogs and humans alike, for her recipe book, Made Out of Love.
Basil Quiche makes a great summer brunch dish to share with family, friends and Fido!
- 1 frozen pie crust
- 3 cups plain kefir *
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup shredded fresh spinach
- 4 free range eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- A few grinds of black pepper
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup ground or diced beef or chicken, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Warm the basil and kefir in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes and set aside.
- Heat the oil gently in a medium skillet.
- Add in the spinach and cook until it until it just begins to stick to the pan, and then turn off the heat.
- Whisk together the warmed kefir, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese.
- Add all these to the spinach, stirring gently so that everything is thoroughly combined.
- Sprinkle the meat onto the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the whisked mixture.
- Bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes.
- Transfer the dish to the middle rack of your oven, turn down the heat and bake for another 30 minutes at 350°F (or until it feels firm on top).
This recipe is quite rich and should be served in moderation. Eggs are a cooling, Yin tonic. They are also one of the best sources of vitamin D and contain the highest amounts of lutein and zeazanthin when compared to 35 fruits and vegetables. These caroteinoids can help to reduce the occurrence of cataracts and other eye disorders. * You may substitute light cream for the kefir for a tastier human version.
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