Recipe: Meatless Homemade Dog Food with Peanut Butter

meatless homemade dog food

There may be several reasons to choose to feed your dog a meatless diet. The most common reasons are ethical (if the owners have turned vegetarian, they wish the same for their dogs) or health related reasons. Either way, it’s important to discuss this dietary change with your veterinarian or a certified canine nutritionist.


  • 3 sweet potatoes (cubed)
  • 3 cups peanut butter
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup flaxseed oil


Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, rice, quinoa and lentils. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove the food from the heat. Add the peanut butter, apple cider vinegar and flaxseed oil. Stirring the mixture will melt the peanut butter and allow all of the ingredients to combine equally.

Once cooled, you can feed the meatless homemade dog food to your pooch.