If you’re going to bake, you might as well feed the entire family, right? I am loving the cookbook Made Out of Love by Lucy Postins, owner of Honest Kitchen. There are recipes specific to dogs and cats, but quite a few that can feed pets and people too. Good ones, actually, like even a beef stew and chicken salad. This recipe for Antioxidant-rich Blueberry Mini Muffins reminds me of the healthy snacks I used to make for La Jolla Girl after she started eating solid food. There’s no sweetener added, but you could add a small dollop of jam or honey on top for the kids. Scooby goes crazy for these muffins.
If you don’t have some of the nutritional supplements on hand in the recipe, don’t worry. We didn’t have the nutritional yeast, kelp, or vitamin C powder the first time we made these and it didn’t matter. I just added in extra wheat germ and flax meal.
I started off feeding Scooby high-end kibble that was too expensive for abandonment. I’d pour it in his bowl and he’d just look at me like he needed something else. After learning more about Honest Kitchen on a visit to their downtown San Diego headquarters, I’ve never fed him anything else. I like that they use human-grade ingredients, incorporate traditional Chinese medicine into products, donate to local pet rescues, and don’t allow their products to be sold at pet stores that also sell puppies. Sure, it costs more than other dog food, but I’m ok with that.
*I received a copy of the cookbook as a gift from Honest Kitchen.