Cooking keto food for dogs doesn’t have to be difficult. I am a creature of habit, and once I find something that works, I prefer to stick with it. Unfortunately for my dogs, this goes for their food, too.
Crock Pot Ground Beef and Broccoli Keto Recipe
- 2lb package of ground beef (the fattier the better, I use 75/25%)
- 5 cups frozen broccoli
- 8 tbsp coconut oil (give or take)
- 2lb of beef fat trimmings (Thank you, local Publix!)
- heaping spoonful of peanut butter (Peter Pan) for good measure
Literally, throw it all in the crock pot, mash it all up a bit, add water about halfway up the crock pot, and cook on Low for 4-6 hours.
In my experience, the longer you cook frozen broccoli, the more it permeates your house and you’ll smell it for days. For this reason, I tend to put my crock pot outside on the patio to avoid this issue.
I plugged all of the above ingredients into MyFitnessPal on my phone (I actually created a Recipe/Meal through the app) and since I know it yields roughly 7 servings, I input that into the calculator. It is basically the perfect meal for her, which is awesome, because I pretty much made it up as I went. 🙂
According to My Fitness Pal, one serving of the above recipe ends up being roughly 4g carbs, 179g fat, 25g protein and just over 1700 calories. She gets 1 serving a day, split into two meals.
I had initially added 1 or 2 tbsp of flaxseed for added Omegas and fiber, which adds about 5g of carbs per meal, so 10g of carbs total per day BUT as it turns out, she was highly sensitive to it and it caused her some crazy itching, so we eliminated that.
I use sea salted almonds for treats for her, instead of traditional dog biscuits, so that adds to her protein and fat (and minimal carbs), as well.
A personal note: I do not like to count net carbs, I prefer to count total carbs. Whenever I refer to carbs on here, it will be total carbs, and never net carbs, unless otherwise specified.