Easy and Healthy Cat Food Recipes

Like many cat owners, I searched for easy and healthy cat food recipes…here is what I found and was able to test it…and our cats love it!

BEEF AND VEGGIE BROTH

1/2 cup raw trimmed beef
A few tablespoons of beef broth (Preferably not the canned or cubed
variety)
2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal
1 tablespoon dried barley grass powder (Find at a pet food store)
1 cooked minced veggie (Your cat’s favorite – Carrots are often a
favorite)

Cook raw trimmed beef in just enough broth to cover, over medium to
low heat. When beef is cooked thru shred with fork and mix with the
broth in which it was cooked. Add the minced veggie and the barley
grass powder. Stir well. Last add the oatmeal to achieve the
consistency that your cat likes. This is a good cat food recipe for indoor
pets

BETTER THAN GRASS SALAD

1 small carrot peeled and grated
1/4 cup peeled and grated zucchini
1/2 cup chopped alfalfa sprouts
1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
1/8 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp dried or fresh catnip

Combine veggies in a medium bowl. Add chicken stock and toss.
Sprinkle with catnip and serve at room temperature.
Store left overs in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

CAT COOKIES

1 cup flour
1 tsp catnip
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 tbl butter or vegetable oil
1/4 cup Soy flour
1 egg
2 tbl Wheat germ
1 tbl Unsulfured molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out
flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces.
Bake for 20 minutes and let cool. Store the cookies in a sealed
container.

CAT CRACKERS RECIPE

6 ounces of undrained tuna
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure all of the ingredients into a
bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. Roll out to 1/4 inch
thickness and cut into treat sized pieces. Place on a greased cookie
sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool. Give to
your cat and watch them gobble it up.

CAT JELLY

3 cups chicken broth
4-1/2 tbl flour
1/4 cup carrots –diced into small cubes
3/4 cup minced meat (cooked) pieces of fish- optional, but it would be
better to use this (COOKED)

After the chicken broth has been made, allow it too cool for around 2
minutes. Add all the flour and mix. Some flour might not dissolve but
this is absolutely no problem (It will when you heat the mixture later
on). Heat broth and flour mixture on high heat until a thick creamy
mixture is formed. Immediately add all other ingredients and pour all
contents of this meal into the cat’s container. Allow it to set into jelly
like substance with the carrots, minced meat and fish suspended in it.
Serve to the cat.

CHICKENS AND PASTA STEW

2 packages ground chicken (Or turkey)
2-3 small carrots, cooked
2-3 cups macaroni (Cooked)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Boil the macaroni until tender. Cook up the chicken in a frying pan. Mix
everything together in food processor. Add the oil and the garlic. Mix
well.

CHICKEN AND SARDINES

1 can sardines in olive oil
1/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp brewer’s yeast
2 cooked chicken drumsticks, bones removed

Drain the sardines, reserving the olive oil, and mash. Mix in the bread
crumbs, egg and yeast to an even, gooey consistency. Coat the
chicken drumsticks evenly in the mixture. Heat the reserved olive oil in
a frying pan then add the coated drumsticks and fry, turning
frequently, until brown. Remove from the heat, and cool before
serving.

CHICKEN CRUNCHIES (for the kitties)

1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups rye flour
1-1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon dried kelp or alfalfa
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chicken broth or beef broth
1 pound ground chicken
1 to 2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the first six dry ingredients. Slowly add oil,
broth and chicken, and mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the
dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch then place it on a greased cookie
sheet. Bake until golden brown.

Cool then break into bite-size pieces. Place pieces in a bag with the
brewer’s yeast and shake to coat them. Store the leftovers in an
airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen pieces.

DELICIOUS FISHBALLS 

3 baby carrots, cooked until soft
16 oz canned tuna in olive oil, drained
2 oz cooked herring, skin removed
2 tbl whole grain bread crumbs or oatmeal
2-3 tbl grated cheese
2 tsp brewer’s yeast
Several pinches of chopped catnip
1 egg, beaten
2 tbl tomato paste (not ketchup)

Preheat the oven to 350*. Mash the carrots with the fish, bread
crumbs or oatmeal, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnip, egg and tomato
paste to an even paste. Mold into small balls and put on a greased
baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking frequently: the fish
balls should be golden brown and feel firm. Cool thoroughly.

KITTY CATNIP COOKIES

1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/4 cup soy flour
1/3 cup confectioners’ milk
1 tablespoon kelp
1/2 teaspoon bonemeal
1 teaspoon crushed dried catnip leaves
1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil, butter or fat
1/3 cup milk or water

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the molasses, egg, oil, butter or
fat and milk or water. Roll out flat on an oiled cookie sheet and cut into
narrow strips or ribbons. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly
toasted.

Break into pea-size pieces, suitable for cats. Good for treats,
exercising gums and cleaning teeth, but too low in protein to use for
regular fare.

For more homemade cat treat recipes, click here.

Our cats enjoyed these healthy cat food we tried. Quick note, make sure you use human-grade ingredients as well as organic products when possible…and, you can play with some of them by using different types of meat.

Featured image by: PawsLodgeCattery.co.uk

 

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