Ingredients: Filet of salmon with skin on, raw chia seeds, sweet potatoes, and any seasonal veggies for a salad.
Budget: You’ll save on sweet potatoes which are inexpensive everywhere, but salmon is a splurge. We find it on sale for about $10/pound, but because we feed the skin to our dogs, their meal doesn’t add anything to the budget!
Nutrition: This meal is all about the skin and coat. Salmon and salmon skin is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are among the most important nutrients for canine skin and coat. Sweet potatoes are a skin superfood, with vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, potassium, copper, and thiamine. And chia seeds? They have everything – vitamins, minerals, protein, Omega-3s and loads of antioxidants.
Waste Not: None of the humans in our family like the skin, so feeding it to the dogs is a perfect way to avoid waste. Sometimes we even ask the butcher for extra trimmings that would otherwise be thrown out.