#139 - Cheesy Autumn Oatmeal Bowl for Dogs

It's been awhile since we have posted, but we look forward to diving back into the blog and bringing you all new posts about our adventures! All You Need is Pug was recently featured in InTouch Magazine, which was a lovely surprise and introduced us to many new furry friends. It also brought us many hat orders for the holiday season, so we are busy knitting and crocheting each day to send our handmade hats to dogs and pet lovers all over the world!

It is an exciting time, and as busy as we are, we never pass up the chance to take a break and make a good homemade meal in the kitchen. I don't know about your dogs, but both JD and Ringo have food allergies and JD was born with a crooked jaw, so traditional kibble and canned dog foods are not healthy options for my boys. I make all of my pugs' meals right here in my own kitchen. Today's breakfast is a savory, comforting treat for a cold fall morning. Our Cheesy Autumn Oatmeal Bowl is packed with protein and healthy carbs to start your dog's day. Here's what JD and Ringo are eating this morning:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 heaping TBSP diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 heaping TBSP goat cheese
  • 1 TSP ground flax meal
  • olive oil 
  • raw honey (optional)
  •  First, chop the potato, as it will take the longest. Dice the potato into small bite-sized cubes. Spritz a small pan with olive oil and allow to heat up. Add the potatoes and cook them for 8-10 minutes, or until they become soft and easy to eat.
  •  Next, add the distilled water to a small pot a bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the flame to a simmer and add your oats. Stir occasionally. Allow the oats to cook until the water is gone, which takes approximately 4-5 minutes. Place the oats in your dog's bowl and allow them to cool.

  • Add 1 TBSP of cubed potatoes and the TSP of flax to your dog's bowl.
  • Next, spritz a small frying pan with olive oil and cook your fresh spinach until it is wilted.
  • Place your goat cheese in a small bowl and soften in the microwave. This should take only 20-25 seconds.
  • Once the spinach is cooked, stir it into the goat cheese and add this cheesy topping to your dog's dish.
  • Finish with a thin drizzle of honey for natural sweetness.

Your dog will have a happy tummy and enjoy the long-lasting energy provided by these foods. As always, it is important to be aware of your dog's allergies and appetite. It is also important to consult a vet about your dog's diet before making any permanent changes. This is a great dish to add as an occasional treat, or to adopt as a morning staple if you plan to switch your dog to a home-cooked diet under a vet's supervision.

We are ready for a lovely weekend and we hope that you are, too!


emily said...

Wow. Your dogs eat better than I do! Cudos on feeding them real food. I wish I had the time. (I do try to give my pug veggies from time to time).

Anonymous said...

Except for the spinach these are all our pug's favorites - especially oatmeal, sweet potato and goat cheese! Can't wait to make this for Sophie! Thanks for the recipe!