Does your dog’s food need a boost? A dog food topper is a term we use to describe a food or supplement that you can add to your dog’s existing food to boost its nutritional value or taste. You can buy pre-made meal toppers at many pet supplies stores, or you can follow a dog food topper recipe to make your own!
Toppers are great for picky eaters, or for dogs who need certain nutrients or extra protein added to their food. Of course, you should always start with high-quality food for your dog. Even then, meal toppers are a fun way to mix up the routine and provide nutritional diversity to your dog.
In this post, I share a nutrient-dense green superfood topper recipe that I freeze into easy to store, and easy to serve frozen treats! You can add this to your dog’s bowl or give on it’s own.
Green Superfood Topper Recipe for Dogs
I recently saw someone on Instagram using a packaged green superfood topper to freeze into little cactus molds for a fun dog treat. I was on my way to the grocery store, so I decided to look up the ingredients and make my own!
The store-bought green superfood topper contained nutrient-dense ingredients like kale, bone broth and chia seeds. One of my dogs (looking at you, Lucy!) is picky about vegetables, but I knew that the bone broth and other savory ingredients would get her to gobble up this recipe!
I used the ingredient list from the packaged topped to come up with my own green superfood dog food topper recipe! All of these ingredients are available at your regular grocery store. You won’t have to make any special trips or hunt down exotic things… I like to keep it simple when I make recipes for the dogs!
I whipped it up in a small food processor (I have this one), so I didn’t measure the ingredients precisely. I used what would fit.
If you have a larger food processor or a really great blender like a Vitamix, you could make a bigger batch of this homemade dog food topper. As long as you freeze it, these will last a while!
Homemade Green Super Food Topper Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dried Shitake Mushrooms
“Juice” from 1 can of Sardines in water
Bone Broth (this one also contains Tumeric, a great anti-inflammatory)
Step 1: Clean your kale and parsley, removing any tough stems, and add about 2 cups total to a food processor with about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and about 1 tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and chia seeds.
Step 2: Pulse until very finely chopped. Add 3 or 4 dried shitake mushrooms and the “juice” from 1 can of sardines in water. Pulse again until you have a thick paste.
Step 3: Finally, add your liquid bone broth. I used a small food processor, so I added as much as I could fit, about 1 cup. Pulse all the ingredients together to combine.
Now you’re ready to freeze your delicious Green Superfood Topper for your dog!
Of course, you can also use a silicone or plastic ice cube tray. I always recommend silicone for frozen dog treats because they pop out so easily.
Once the topper is frozen you can remove them from the tray and store in a container in your freezer.
When Should You Add A Topper to Your Dog’s Food?
I make all kinds of dog food topper recipes. So I might add this green superfood topper once a day until I run out, then whip up something else!
If you’re looking for an easier solution, I also love all of the pre-made meal toppers from Stella & Chewy’s. I use their bone broth in a lot of my recipes and Burt and Lucy get a scoop of their Superfood Meal Mixers on top of their breakfast each morning.
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Alternating our meal toppers and mix-ins keeps my dogs interested and excited about their food. But let’s be honest, they’re labs! They get excited about any and ALL food! At the end of the day, it makes me happy to know that I’m giving them the best ingredients available and putting extra effort into their meals.
You know what they say: when food is prepared with love, those who eat it can feel that.
So show your dog some love with this Green Superfood Dog Food Topper Recipe! Comment below if you try this, I’d love to hear how your dog enjoys it.
Love this post? Check out more healthy dog treat recipes:
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