A balanced diet is also important for cats, even when we can’t go out easily: here are simple recipes for cats to make at home.
These quarantine days are certainly heavy for us humans, but also for our beloved pets it is not easy. Not being able to leave the house deprives them of exercise, a little fun, and often we also have to give up some purchases to spoil them. Obviously, the first necessity remains a correct and balanced diet, and since we have some time to spare, why not try to prepare homemade dishes for our cats? These simple recipes for cats will make us feel great chefs, and they are also excellent for the health of our furry little ones.
Recipes for cats
The recipes are balanced and provide all the essential ingredients for cat health. But be sure to alternate meals so that our cats receive all the necessary nutrients during this time. Maybe we can start experimenting with these cat recipes once a week as an alternative to regular cat food.
obviously we know how picky cats are, so they may prefer one dish over another. A bit like it happens also in us humans, after all! If we want, we can also modify them with different ingredients, always keeping an eye on which ones are suitable for our cats.
Breakfast for cats
To start the day there is nothing better than a good breakfast, and what better gluttony than a nice pancake? For us it goes well with chocolate, fruit, maple syrup, but vegetables and cottage cheese will do well for our kitten.
- 1 tablespoon of fat-free powdered milk
- 3 medium eggs
- 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons of grated vegetables (choose the ones you want)
- Mix the powdered milk with a little water.
- Add the eggs and beat them well.
- Put the mix in a small non-stick pan and cook over medium-low heat until it is cooked.
- Stir the mix (like a pancake) and spread the cottage cheese and vegetables on half the surface.
- Fold in half like an omelette, leave to cool and cut into pieces to serve.
A stew dish can be a great way to provide our cat with all the proteins and nutrients it needs. Be careful when we use chicken, because its bones are dangerous, so we have to boning it perfectly to prevent bone splinters from remaining on our cat’s plate.
- 1 whole chicken (preferably biological, in any case without hormones or antibiotics)
- 2 cups of brown rice
- 6 celery stalks
- 8 carrots (unpeeled, just washed well)
- 2 or 3 yellow zucchini (you can replace them with pumpkin)
- 2 or 3 courgettes
- 1 crown of broccoli (small)
- 1 handful of green beans
- Wash the chicken, then put it in a large pot with water.
- Cut the vegetables into pieces and add them to the pot.
- Add the rice.
- Cook the chicken until it almost comes off the bone, and until the vegetables are tender.
- Boneless the chicken completely. This is a very important part, because cooked chicken bones can break and splinters can cause intestinal problems.
- Pour the stew into a blender and blend it, or chop it until all the pieces are of a suitable size for a bite of the cat.
- You can freeze individual portions in plastic food bags.
A low calorie recipe, that it can be suitable for both growing kittens and cats that need to be kept on a diet. If our cat has to stay in shape, this recipe has an excellent balance between calories, proteins and fats. Food supplements can be an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients to add to our cat’s food.
- 100 gr of tuna (canned in water, without added salt)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil (or rapeseed oil)
- 2 tablets of bone meal (a calcium supplement)
- 1 tablet of mineral vitamins
- Cook the egg, hard. Crumble.
- Chop the supplement tablets.
- Mix all the ingredients.
- It can be served immediately, or we can put it in the fridge and heat it slightly before serving.
Lunch for diabetic cats
Cats are prone to many of the diseases that also affect us humans, and diet can greatly affect these conditions. This recipe was created for cats that have diabetes. Obviously, before using it we ask our veterinarian for advice to make sure it is good for our cat, for safety.
- ½ cup organic raw ground chicken
- ½ cup of raw chicken liver
- ½ cup of cooked grains (brown rice, for example)
- ¼ cup finely grated raw zucchini (raw carrots, cooked green beans, squash can also work)
- Vegetable broth (to soften)
- Cook the meats in a saucepan.
- Add the vegetables and grains.
- Add the broth enough until the mix is well mixed.
- Leave to cool and serve.