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It’s the time of the week when I’m planning my furbabies’ dinner menu. Yep, you read that right. Instead of meal planning for the family, I meal plan for the dogs. They’re such picky eaters, and they while they do eat dry dog food, they really just “snack” on it.
Bianca has a sensitivity to almost everything, and ever since she was a pup, we’ve cooked for her, and it basically just stuck. So this week, I’m making their favorite – Beef Stew with Purina Pro Plan Puree.
For this recipe I use the following ingredients:
1 cup of peas
1 cup of tomato sauce,
1lbs of ground beef – 70-30 is just fine, the dogs need the “good” fat.
1 cup of carrots
2 pouches of Purina Pro-Plan Puree
When I looked in the cupboard, I realized that I was out of the pouches, so it was time to take a trip out to PetSmart. Even though it’s a good drive from us, we prefer PetSmart over other pet stores for a variety of reasons. The main one being, that we know they have the best prices for the things we use most for our girls.
I never get lost in PetSmart, all I have to do is look up, and the product I’m looking for is right on the Aisle signs! *Love*
I love being able to go right into the aisle I need and pick out my girl’s favorite foods. I had Sandy helping me, but she wouldn’t sit still enough, she made friends with a Boxer pup and had my husband dragging her all over PetSmart. It was hilarious!
The girls love lamb, and this one they go bonkers over! Before I can even place it in their bowls, they’re trying to knock the bag over themselves!
So you’re probably wondering, why Purina Pro Plan right? Well besides taste and an amazing new formula – real chicken, beef, lamb, or salmon is the #1 ingredient found in all Purina® Pro Plan® dry formulas. Yes real pieces of meat is in every bag!
Direct from the brand:
“Our goal is to give your dog the nutrition to be his absolute best, helping him[or her] to be energetic and resilient, and maintaining an ideal body condition, healthy skin, and a stunning coat.”
I can’t wait to see what it does to my girl’s coats! One thing I can attest to is that since we made the switch to Purina Pro Plan the girls absolutely love the taste so much better than their previous dog food.
If you notice in the picture below, the shelves are almost bare! Yes folks, every person I encountered in Petsmart was picking up Purina Pro Plan! How cool is that! My girls are in the cool club!
Once I got everything I was looking for, I went home and got ready to make the girls their stew. What’s really cool about this recipe, is that the extra fat from the ground beef almost acts like a preservative, so after it’s cooled off, you can store it in zip bags for the week, stick them in the refrigerator or even in the freezer! I love making big batches, that way I don’t have to cook for them EVERY SINGLE DAY!
As I mentioned earlier the ingredients are simple:
Not pictured above is the second pouch of the puree and the carrots
- 1 cup cooked peas
- 1 cup cooked carrots
- 2lbs 70/30 ground beef
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups water
- 2 Pouches of Purina Pro Plan Beef and Carrot Puree
- a pinch of salt
- 1 clove garlic
- In a large pot add in your ground beef.
- Stir it until it is all browned, but don't drain the fat
- Add in the tomato sauce, peas, carrots, and water
- Leave the heat on high and allow the broth to reduce - It'll become thick and gravy like.
- Once the stew has thickened stir in the puree.
- Allow it to cool and serve it to your pups!
- You can freeze or refrigerate the rest.
Sandy couldn’t wait to try it! and even knocked the spoon and napkin out of my hand! No I was using the spoon and napkin for something completely different!
If you want to give Purina Pro Plan a try go right ahead! In fact you can even do it for FREE by redeeming this rebate.