Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Our Kids Are Loving My Homemade Woofles

If you've read this blog over time or know us personally, you're aware that our kid's meals and treats are all homemade. This began back in 2012 when we adopted Coco. He was very sick and required a considerable amount of medical care and medicine. Our biggest obstacle was that he would not eat store-bought food.

After consulting a canine nutritionist, we began making his meals. Homemade. Shortly after, we made all of his treats homemade. As our family of furry kids grew, we acclimated them to the same. Homemade meals. Homemade treats. 

Yes, it's a lot of work, however, our kids are healthy and happy, including Willa who took the longest time to adjust to a non-store-bought food diet.

Over the years, one of the biggest things we've embraced with making homemade meals and treats is variety. To better understand this, imagine if you had to eat the same exact same meals and snacks over and over and over again. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. 

When I was typing that paragraph, the movie 'Cast Away' came to mind. Remember that movie with Tom Hanks? He's stranded on an island and finds solace with a volleyball that he befriends? During the many years that he is stranded before rescue, his survival depends on nourishment from the sea.

Once he is rescued and returns to the life he left behind, his old company (I think) throws a big catered party, and seafood is served. I remember his reaction to the seafood.


Since 2012, we have prepared our kid's meals and treats as we do ours. Lots of variety. Raw and cooked seasonal fruits and vegetables. Lean meats. Healthy dairy. Etc. 


Coco, Sophie, and Willa are not picky eaters. They will eat every meal and all of their snacks with gusto. Lobo, well...

He keeps us on our toes with coming up with creative additions for meals. He gets bored easily with meals. He craves those extra additions of temptation. If they're not on his plate, he will snub it.

Although it's adorable, it can be frustrating at times especially when his siblings are finished eating and he's still snubbing his plate.

Lobo's latest obsession...


A few times a month, I make homemade waffles for Lisa and me to enjoy for breakfast. 

They're pup-friendly. 

We always give our kids nibbles when I make these.

I started making a little extra to sprinkle on his plate when he snubs his meals.

But then, I got smart. 

I've been making special Woofles for our kids to enjoy with their meals. 

I altered the recipe and added ingredients like shredded carrots, cooked ground chicken or beef, shredded apples, mashed sweet potatoes, banana, and/or other healthy pup-friendly ingredients. 

I use our waffle maker to cook them to perfection. 

Once the Woofles are cooled, I bag them up and freeze them. 

They freeze quite well.

Our kids love them. 

Especially Lobo. 

And yes. Lobo will pose for a photo. 


After eating his scrumptious dinner complete with...


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