There are so many ways you can pimp up the dumplings. The only limit is your imagination! Here are some ideas to get you going.
Make a Dumpling Ramen
1. Make the Ramen
For the ramen, all you need is zucchini to make zucchini noodles (zoodles). You can use spiralizer to get more curly ‘spaghetti’ zoodles. Or you can use a julienne peeler to make ‘angel hair’ zoodles. You can also use a mandoline or a regular vegetable peeler to slice the zucchini thinly and evenly. Then use a knife to cut the ribbons lengthwise to make ‘fettucine’ or ‘pappardelle’ zoodles.
Once you’ve made the zoodles, lightly boil them for a few minutes, to make them more bio-available for our dogs.
2. Add Bone Broth
I love adding bone broth into Bowie’s meal. It is very hydrating, soothing and nourishing especially when your pup has a stomach upset. Bone broth can help reduce your dog’s gut inflammation, aid digestion, protect and support joints, and improve skin and coat health. It is also very easy to make at home. See Bowie’s bone broth recipe as an infographic for you to save.
3. Add Healthy Toppers
Complete your Dumpling Ramen by adding quail eggs or chicken egg, green tripe pieces and sesame seeds.
Eggs are one of those complete protein sources that are packed with so many nutrients such as vitamin A, B12, folate, iron, selenium, fatty acids and riboflavin. Adding egg/s to your dog’s bowl will instantly improve their meal. Plus they’re inexpensive too!
Green tripe is considered a superfood for dogs and a nice little booster to add into your dog’s meal. It is a great source of manganese and contains perfect calcium to phosphorus ratio, optimal Omega-3 and 6 ratio, and beneficial enzymes and bacteria for our dogs. Green tripe is also very palatable for dogs. If you can’t find raw green tripe, try unbleached dehydrated or freeze-dried green tripe.
Sesame seeds are a good source of protein, fibre and healthy fats. Sesame seeds also provide calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, copper, zinc, selenium and antioxidants (especially the unhulled ones). Feed sesame seeds in moderation. If you are unsure with any ingredients above, consult with your vet or pet nutritionist.
Have fun with the dumpling shapes and ingredients