DIY EAT: Springtime Meal Topper

We’re starting a new feature of our DIY section in our blog:: DIY EAT.

Occasionally, a little something extra can be a good thing….especially when it is loaded with probiotics and fantastic ingredients.

Today’s recipe is a quick, healthy recipe your dog will LOVE. This tasty yet light combination of flavours provides a nourishing, healthy addition to your companion’s usual meal.


1/4 c fresh fennel, finely diced, raw or steamed
1/4 c fava beans, lightly cooked
1 Tbsp cherries, pitted and diced
1/2 c live culture plain yogurt
1 c cooked ground meat, such as turkey (optional)

1. Combine all the ingredients gently with a spoon in a large bowl.
2. Add a couple tablespoons of the mix to each of your pet’s usual meals.
3. Refrigerate any leftovers for two or three days in a covered container.

This recipe is from Cookies: Healthy Allergen-free Treat Recipes for Your Dog by Martina Schops.

A bit more about the ingredients:

  • Fennel is bursting with powerful antioxidants such as quercitin and some studies are underway to investigate its possible cancerfighting properties. It’s also a warming herb that is very useful for gas and indigestion.
  • Cherries are loaded with antioxidants, and nourish the liver and kidneys.
  • Fava beans are thermal-neutral. They tonify the spleen, liver, kidneys, and pancreas.

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