Nothing makes me happier than cooking meals for the whole family with ingredients that come from our own farm and garden. I thought I’d share some of those recipes, especially those that you could potentially share with your dog! For this post, we are sharing “Baked Eggs with Kale & Cherry Tomatoes”. This recipe is not just tasty, it’s healthy, and its simple! We originally found it on The Roasted Root, but I made some small changes to the original to simplify it and suit myself. It was listed as a breakfast recipe, but we cook it for dinner.
While I wouldn’t cook a whole serving for Luke, he always gets to lick our plates after we eat our meals, and we usually leave him a nibble or two as well. It’s important to me to know that whatever he is getting is safe for him, maybe even healthy, even if it’s only a small amount. I try to cook healthy meals for the Dadz and I as well, as much as possible. We aren’t perfect eaters, but I think we do pretty well. Having our own organic eggs and veggies (for part of the year) is such a bonus!
This recipe has become a favorite. It was one of the first I made when we started to get our own fresh eggs. I’ve made it every year since and this year we liked it so much, we did it again, with the last of our cherry tomatoes.
Kale is one of those superfoods I love to talk about, so it’s great for both humans and dogs. While I would not feed Luke a lot of tomatoes, he has occasionally eaten one, and ripe tomatoes are fine for dogs. The fiber, antioxidants and vitamins in them are even good for them. You’d just want to be careful not to overdo because of the acid content, especially if your dog has tummy issues. You also never want to let your dog eat green tomatoes, any of the stems or any part of a tomato plant; that can be toxic for them (the same goes for our chickens, which I find interesting!).
The herbs included are also fine for dogs, thyme can even help a dog with stomach issues, and parsley promotes fresh breath and good digestion. Both herbs contain anti-oxidants and vitamins that are great for everyone’s health. Parsley should be avoided for pregnant dogs or those with kidney issues, however.
We hope you give this recipe a try, and your dog at least gets to lick the plate! Let us know if you do, and how you like it!
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