DIY Eat: Turkey & Sweet Potato Pie for Pups

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DIY Eat: Turkey & Sweet Potato Pie for Pups
Make your dog a home-cooked dinner. This fast meal can be served cooked or raw and is packed with health-enhancing ingredients!

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Cranberries, which contain vitamin C, manganese, and fiber, to help fight urinary tract infections.

 

Sweet potato for dietary fiber, plus vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese. 

 

Turmeric for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is also known to reduce the chances of colon cancer.

 

Lean turkey for protein power.

 

 

Parsley, a source of flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins, as well as lycopene and carotenes. Often added to dog treats as a breath freshener or used to soothe the stomach, parsley has a long history of use with dogs. (Note: “Spring parsley,” a member of the carrot family that resembles parsley is toxic to dogs and cats.)

Ingredients

*Choose organic ingredients whenever possible.

  • 1 pound ground turkey (Or simply use turkey leftovers!)
  • 2 cups grated sweet potatoes or yams, or a combo
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated (optional) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup chicken stock, homemade or store bought (no salt added)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a glass or oven-to-table pie plate or cake pan with first-pressed olive oil, another oil of your choice, or butter. 
  2. Line pie plate with shredded sweet potatoes/yams. Press down with fingers.
  3. Lightly sprinkle minced garlic (optional) and
  4. turmeric on top.  
  5. Combine 1/2 cup stock and 1 lightly beaten egg, and pour on top.  
  6. Sprinkle 1/8 cup parsley and 1/4 cup cranberries on top.  
  7. Distribute ground turkey evenly over mixture.  
  8. Add the remaining 1/2 cup stock and the second lightly beaten egg
  9. Sprinkle sea salt over top (optional). Then, add the remaining parsley and cranberries. Gently press down mixture with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  10. Place pie in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  11. Cool completely before slicing and serving. Add a dollop of plain whole milk or goat yogurt for an extra special treat. (Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics and is especially good for dogs with digestive problems.)

Pro Tips: This recipe can also be served raw. Simply mix all ingredients together (rather than layering for baking) and serve. It passed the human taste-test too! For your human family members, fill a ready-made pie crust with the ingredients above, add a teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt, and then bake, serve, and enjoy. This recipe can easily be doubled and frozen for future use.

 

Does your pup love to savour sweet potatoes? Check out more sweet potato DIY recipes!

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