Beetroot Polenta Bowl

1 daily serving for a 15kg dog (33 lb)

Rote Beete and Polenta? Yes, these are two great Foods that shouldn't be left out. Everybody surely knows the colourful root, some like it, others avoid it. But what is undeniable are the great nutrients it carries. Beetroot is a classic autumn and winter vegetable and can also be grown regionally. In addition, it contains the natural pigment betanin, which has antioxidant properties, is rich in secondary plant compounds and also provides plenty of iron and folic acid. Polenta scores well with its easy digestibility, high vitamin A content and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron. Together with lentils as a source of protein and the combination of sunflower seeds and rapeseed oil as a source of fat, this recipe is a real nutritional bomb!

Ingredients

  • 400g Cooked Lentils
  • 300g Cooked Polenta
  • 150g Beetroot
  • 10g Sunflower Seeds
  • 15g Canola Oil
  • 1 Rice Cake
  • 6g V-Complete – 2g per 5kg dog
  • some Savory

Preparation

  1. Spread the cooked polenta evenly on a plate and allow to cool.
  2. In the meantime, cut the beetroot into small cubes.
  3. Place the finely chopped beetroot in a pan with the canola oil and fry briefly.
  4. Then mash the cooked lentils in a bowl with a fork.
  5. Finely crumble the rice cake and mix into the minced lentils.
  6. Add the lentil mixture to the beetroot in the pan.
  7. Finely grind the sunflower seeds and add them to the pan as well.
  8. Add some savory to the lentils and stir well.
  9. Cut the polenta spread on the plate into small cubes.
  10. Add the polenta cubes to the pan too and mix well.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Allow to cool to room temperature, mix in V-Complete and serve your dog.

Enjoy the meal.

What's the Rice Cake for?

The rice cake hardly has any flavour of its own, but it absorbs flavour and binds liquid even better. When the rice waffle absorbs the liquid, in this case from the lentils, it also gets a great consistency, slightly muddy, but still in a piece. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Photos by Jana Schwarz

Leni Lecker
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