Slow Cooker turkey, kale, carrots, broccoli and brown rice
This recipe was really easy and the dogs absolutely loved it! It takes 4 hours in a 6-8 quart crock pot on high. Make sure you cut the carrots in to small pieces so they will be done after 4 hours. You may need to give a little more time for larger pieces. This recipe was perfectly done and the vegetables did not get overcooked. I usually add 4 ounces of blueberries to this recipe if I have them, but not today! If I do add them I wait until the recipe is done and mix them in well so the skins burst and soften to release all the nutrients inside.
- 3 pounds ground turkey (I used organic 93% from Costco)
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 12 ounces carrots diced in to bite sized pieces
- 12 ounces of a 50:50 mixture of kale and broccoli diced in to small pieces
- 1 ¾ cup uncooked brown rice
- 3 cups bone broth or water (avoid onions and garlic)
- 30 grams (3 level tablespoons of premix)
- 2 teaspoons Holistic Vet Blend Icelandic Omega-3 fish oil
This recipe was prepared in a 6 quart crock pot.
- Add the coconut oil to the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add the brown rice and 2 cups broth or water (reserve 1 cup to be added with the greens later) and the diced carrots.
- Layer the ground turkey over the brown rice and flatten.
- Cook on high for 2 ½ hours. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula and mix the ingredients.
- Add the kale and broccoli over top and pour in another cup of bone broth or water and cook on high for another 1 ½ hours (a little longer if the carrots are not soft).
- After 4 hours mix the recipe and allow it to cool. Add the premix and Omega 3 fish oil. Refrigerate enough to feed for 4 days and freeze the rest.
This recipe yielded 15 cuts of food
Weight: 6 pounds 11 ounces
Weight and amount in cups to feed per day (lean turkey diets may need 1.5-2X the amount depending on leanness but most pets are not that active)
5-10 pounds: 1 cup 51-75 pounds: 5-7 cups
11-25 pounds: 1-3 cups 75-100 pounds: 7-10 cups
26-50 pounds: 3-5 cups >100 pounds: consult your veterinarian
My border collie Ellen enjoying her day being a boss. She eats 3 cups per day.