Monday, February 23, 2009

More healthy diet?

im starting my diet today imma start working out more and eating more healthy and i need some tips what types of food would you recommend for breakfast lunch and dinner?
can you leave some ideas for foods some easy recipes thanxs

Answer on More healthy diet?

Here is a good website that covers workout plans & what foods to eat & when:

I would at least scan it. It would be worth it.

Switching My Dogs To Homemade Food?

What's the best way to switch them from store bought dog food to a home made diet?

Does anyone have any recipes and/or websites they can share?

Also, did you notice an improvement in your dog's health?

Also, my two Labs who love to eat. And we got our older Lab from a family who didn't take care of him, so he weighed 120 pounds at 8 months, so he's prone to packing on the weight now. So does anyone have any suggestions on the serving size my boys should get?

In doing my research I was told to speak to the vet about switching my dogs but when I spoke to the vet (I spoke to several vets actually) they told me not to switch them, to keep using the store bought food. However I feel the store brands are full of fillers and nothing healthy. And the brands that are decent I can't even get where we live, and I don't read Japanese so I don't know what the local dog food is like.

Answer on Switching My Dogs To Homemade Food?

congrats I home cook every meal for my two here is some recipes:

Labrador Loaf
1 cup Amaranth
1 cup Dates --dried
1 cup boiling water -- or beef broth
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder --non aluminum sulfate
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 ounces Egg Beaters ® 99% egg substitute
2 cups beef broth
1/2 pound ground beef, extra lean
Put Amaranth and Dates in a bowl, pour boiling water over and allow to soak 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mix egg beaters and canola oil and beef broth and beef, mix well. Add whole wheat flour and baking soda, and the soaked Amaranth and Dates. Mix well.
Pour into an oiled loaf pan, bake for 1 hour or till done.
*Note: Use Vegetable Broth and 1/2 Pound of Textured Vegetable Protein for a Vegetarian Diet

Doggie Quiche
4 whole egg
1 tablespoon cream
2/3 cup milk, skim
3 ounces meat --*see Note
2 ounces shredded lowfat cheddar cheese -- or other type
1 whole pie crust (9 inch)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder --optional
1 sprig parsley -- chopped fine
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Wisk egg, cream, milk together, then pour into pie crust. Add meat, cheese evenly Bake for 30-45 min. Till done. Let it cool.
Sprinkle fresh parsley.
Note: fine chopped, any type of meat they like. Pre cooked, unless you use liver.
Fresh shredded veggies can be used as well.

Canine Meat and Grain Menu
2 cups cooked brown rice
2/3 cup Lean beef
2 teaspoons lard -- or veggie oil
1/4 cup vegetables --no onion
Mix the above. You can cook the meat if you want to, use your judgment. Serve slightly warm.
*For supplements, add 2 tsp. powder and 1 tsp. oil to feed daily- now this is for a 5-15 lb. dog, and the book instructs to use double supplements for a puppy.

Ellie's Dog Loaf
2 1/8 cups water
2 cups brown rice
2 large potatoes
2 large carrots
1 1/8 pounds pumpkin
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
3/4 bunch silver beet
1 cup whole meal pasta --or Soya pasta
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole meal flour
1 1/8 pounds mince (or liver or fish)
3 eggs
Boil the rice in water for 10 - 15 minutes and chop the veggies (I put them through the food processor) Add the veggies and pasta to the rice and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to cool (not vital if you're like me and in a rush!) Add mince, eggs, herbs, rolled oats and flour and mix together. Add more oats or flour if mixture is sticky (should be like a fruit cake mix)
Spoon into oiled and floured loaf tins and bake in a hot oven 180 degrees CENTIGRADE for 1 hour.
Remove from tins ,turn oven off and return loaves to oven for 5 - 10 minutes to firm bottom crust.
Take out of oven, leave to cool and use immediately or wrap in foil and freeze.
Makes about 3 - 4 loaves.